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  • The new Honda Civic is in town

Last seen earlier this decade, the Honda Civic is all set to make a comeback. The new Honda Civic in its tenth-generation is expected to go on sale in early-March priced between Rs 16-22 lakh. In the meantime, here is what we know about it.

The latest generation of the Civic has been styled along the lines of Honda’s latest design philosophy and certainly looks sharp and sleek. The same can be said of the interior as well. Honda claim that the new cockpit design will offer an engaging experience for the driver. The dashboard has also been spiced up with a one-touch instrument panel and an updated centre console.

The new Honda Civic is 4,656 mm long, 1,799 mm wide, and 1,433 mm tall. Wheelbase is 2,700 mm and ground clearance has been increased to suit Indian conditions. The diesel car weighs 1,353 kg and the petrol model weighs 1,300 kg. There is ample room in terms of cabin space and boot capacity as well. The suspension is managed by a MacPherson strut setup at the front and multi-link one at the rear. The Civic will be offered with radial-wrapped 17-inch wheels as standard. The new Honda Civic also comes armed to the teeth in terms of safety. It boasts features such as ABS with EBD, lane-watch camera, hill-start assist, side curtain airbags in addition to the i-SRS airbags, and ISOFIX child-seat anchors. The car has also earned a five-star rating from ASEAN NCAP.

For the first time in India, the new Honda Civic will receive a diesel engine as well: a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder, DOHC i-DTEC unit that makes 120 PS at 4,000 rpm and a peak torque of 300 Nm at 2,000 rpm. Customers can also opt for a 1.8-litre, SOHC four-cylinder i-VTEC that produces 141 PS at 6,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 174 Nm at 4,300 rpm. The diesel engine will come mated to a six-speed manual for now, while the petrol variant will only be available with a CVT. There are no plans for a petrol manual or a diesel automatic as yet. Honda are claiming 16.5 km/litre and 26.8 km/litre for the petrol and diesel engines respectively.

When launched, the new Honda Civic is expected to go up against the Hyundai Elantra, the Škoda Octavia and the Toyota Corolla Altis. A first drive review is headed your way soon.

Story: Joshua Varghese

 

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