The Honda Civic 2019 was first showcased at the last Auto Expo in New Delhi. The car has been launched at a price of Rs 17.69 lakhs (Ex-showroom, India) today. This will be the first time the new Civic and this Honda platform comes to India. The car will get a 1.8-litre petrol engine and a 1.6-litre diesel engine. Honda is planning to increase its footprint in premium vehicles and hence the Civic is arriving in its new generation. Before we go further, here are five things you need to know about the Honda Civic 2019 –
- It will be a D segment sedan with Honda placing it above the CIty in its line-up. The price is thus expected to be close to 2o lakhs for the top-end.
- It will receive both diesel and petrol models which will be available at the time of launch. The petrol variant will be available with a manual gearbox only.
- Honda will be getting the latest, 10th generation of the Civic to India.
- The car will receive ABS, EBD, Traction Control as standard among many of its safety features.
- The car will also get a host of new features that will set a benchmark and could make their way into other Honda cars.
Do you want to check out more pics of the upcoming Civic? Do scroll down to check out the car on the streets of Mumbai.
What will the Honda Civic 2019 be like? Would you buy one? Read further for more details.
Honda Civic 2019 Price in India
|Honda Civic variants||Prices (Ex-showroom, India)|
|V CVT||Rs 17,69,900|
|VX CVT||Rs 19,19,900|
|ZX CVT||Rs 20,99,900|
|VX MT||Rs 20,49,900|
|ZX MT||Rs 22,29,900|
Honda will try to price the Civic very competitively. This segment has shrunk owing to new SUVs coming in and the price is a very important factor here now. The localization of the Honda Civic 2019 will be higher than earlier. Localization will be up to 80%. We can expect the price to start at about ₹15 lakhs (on-road), with the higher variants being more expensive. There will be a choice of a petrol engine and one diesel engine. There will only be a CVT (automatic) option available in petrol. The car will be a good alternative to SUVs like the Hyundai Creta.
2019 Honda Civic India Variants
|Honda Civic variants|
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Honda Civic 2019 Video Preview
Honda Civic 2019 Specifications
|2019 Honda Civic||Petrol||Diesel|
|Engine Type||4 Cylinder SOHC i-VTEC||4 Cylinder, DOHC i-DTEC|
|Power (bhp @ rpm)||140 @ 6500||118 @ 4000|
|Torque (Nm @ rpm)||174 @ 4300||300 @ 2000|
|Fuel Efficiency (kmpl)*||16.5Km/L||26.8Km/L|
|Transmission||CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)||6MT|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)||47 liters|
|Kerb Weight (kg) 1300||1300kgs|
|Cargo Space (Litres) 430L|
|Steering System||Type Power Assisted-Electric|
|Turning Radius (m) 5.85m||5.85m|
|Tyres & Wheel Wheel Type||17 x 7 J Alloy|
|Spare Wheel Type||17 x 7 J Alloy Tyre Type & Size Tubeless Radial Ply, 215/50 R17 91V|
The petrol engine in the Honda Civic 2019 will be a 1.8-litre i-VTEC. It will churn out a power of 140bhp and 174Nm of torque. It will be a high revving unit and also very smooth at the same time. This engine will have strong performance without any compromise on the fuel efficiency either. Honda at the moment is testing the 1.8-litre petrol engine for India. In other markets, there is even a 1.5-litre turbo petrol, which won’t be launched in India.
The diesel mill, on the other hand, will be the CRV’s 1.6-litre unit. The 1.6-litre is going to be made here. The Civic’s diesel engine will make 118bhp and 300Nm of power. The only downside with the diesel engine is that it will not get an automatic gearbox. A six-speed manual will be the only variant on offer. There is a possibility of the car coming with an automatic gearbox in the diesel variant in the future. This engine will not produce a lot more power, as even the CR-V gets 120 horses.
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Honda Civic 2019 Mileage
Honda engines are known for their fuel efficiency. The petrol engine is claimed to return 16.5mk/l in the city while on the highway it will be about 18km/l. The CVT version will be the only variant on offer with the petrol engine. The diesel will be fuel-efficient too with a claimed 26.8km/l.
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New Honda Civic 2019 Dimensions
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50-litres|
|Turning Radius||5.4 meters|
2019 Honda Civic India Spy Shots
Honda Civic 2019 India Exterior
The Honda Civic 2019 will a very sporty look. Some tweaks will be made for the Indian market, for the car to look more premium, as Indian car buyers in this segment are different. There will be a lot of chrome treatment in the sedan. This car is aggressively styled and has bold lines running across. The streamlined design makes it look attractive and stylish. It gets 17-inch alloy wheels which have a machine-finished look.
The Civic 2019 has a shallow glass area makes the car look contemporary. The rear too looks suave. The tail lamp does remind you of the BR-V, to an extent. Honda’s new design philosophy looks good for sure. Sports cars from Honda, like the NS-X also looks similar. The new Civic looks well-proportioned as well. This is the type of car that will wear it’s modification very well. The car will be a great platform for people to tune and add parts.
Honda Civic 2019 Colors
These five colors are:
1. Platinum White Pearl (New Color Introduced)
2. Radiant Red Metallic.
3. Modern Steel Metallic.
4. Lunar Silver Metallic.
5. Golden Brown Metallic.
The Civic’s interior palette is sophisticated and coordinated and is offered in premium
Honda Civic 2019 Interior
The Honda Civic 2019 gets premium looking interiors. They are not as funky as the previous generation one, do look more sophisticated. The car on display has all black interiors, but we think that it will come with a two-tone theme. The steering wheel is large and chunky with palm supports. It gets controls on it for music, calling and there is cruise control also. There is a large touchscreen that will come with the car. It will have advanced touch sensitivity. In terms of features, there will be a keyless entry, navigation, reverse parking camera, push start and stop and dual airbags as standard.
This is a spacious car as well. There is good space in the front and at the rear too. There is decent thigh support too. So it will provide a good mix of self-driving and chauffeur driven comfort. The boot too is large enough on the Honda Civic 2019.
Honda Civic 2019 Safety
– Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body
– Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Distribution
– Brake Assist
– Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
– Automatic Brake Hold
– Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control and AHA.
– Lane-watch Camera
– Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)
– Hill Start Assist (HSA)
– i-SRS Airbag System
– Side Curtain Airbag System
– Front 3-Point Load Limiters with Pretensioner ELR Seat Belt
– Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
Honda Civic 2019 Competition
The Civic 2019 will take on the likes of Toyota Corolla Altis and also the Hyundai Elantra. The Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla Altis are the two strong players in this segment and have enjoyed a free run in this segment for a very long time. Honda is looking at adding a lot more products to its line-up. So the Civics comeback is going to be highly anticipated. The upcoming Civic 2019 is one of the hottest sedans in this segment. The Civic has a true and ready fan base in India to accept the car too.