- Spied on emission test ahead of its official debut
- 10th generation model features notchback-like styling element
- Likely to get two petrol – 1.5-litre/1.8-litre and a 1.5-litre diesel engine
Ahead of its anticipated launch sometime soon, the much awaited 10th generation Honda Civic has been spied undergoing emission testing in India. The new Civic will re-enter the Indian market after a hiatus of five years in the country and was last showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo event in the country. The international market has already received a mid-life update in the international market and will take the CKD route to India.
Based on a new platform, the new-gen 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 and a sloping roofline gives it a notchback-like styling element. The rear section has a sporty appeal with highly-placed LED boomerang shaped taillight. As for the interior, the new-gen Civic is expected to get similar highlights as seen in the popular seller like the City and the CR-V. The centre console is highlighted by a seven-inch capacitive touchscreen infotainment system along with a black and beige interior.
Under the hood, the new-gen Honda Civic will be offered in petrol and diesel engine options. The 1.5-litre VTEC turbo petrol generates 180bhp of power and 240Nm of torque and the 1.8-litre naturally aspirated engine produces 139bhp of power and 174Nm of torque. The 1.6-litre i-DTEC turbo diesel engine generates 198bhp of power and 300Nm of torque. The engines will come mated to a six-speed manual, a nine-speed auto and a CVT option.