- Tenth generation Honda Civic to launch in India on 7 March
- Gets 1.8-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engine options
- Petrol variant offers CVT transmission as standard and diesel gets a manual transmission
- Scored five-stars in ASEAN NCAP crash test
Here’s some good news for the Honda Civic lovers! The new-gen Honda Civic will be launched in India on 7 March. The production version appears to be more-or-less similar to the one that was last showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo event in India. The new-gen Civic is based on a new platform and will be offered with segment first features like the lane-watch camera system along with other safety features like ABS with EBD, six airbags, stability control and more. Interestingly, the vehicle has also earned a five-star rating in the ASEAN NCAP crash test.
The 10th generation Honda Civic will be available with a diesel engine for the first time in India. The 1.6-litre diesel turbo engine comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission for now, to produce 119bhp at 4,000rpm and 300Nm of torque at 2,000rpm. A CVT transmission option is likely to be introduced at a later date. The petrol version gets a 1.8-litre engine that generates 140bhp at 6500rpm and 174Nm of torque at 4300rpm. The petrol engine gets CVT transmission with paddle shifters as standard.
In terms of design, the new Honda Civic will get a signature thick chrome slat at the front with modern LED headlamps and LED DRLs to give it a futuristic look. The high boot lid with the sloping roofline gives it a notchback-like styling element. The rear section too has a sporty appeal with highly-placed boomerang-shaped LED taillights.