The All New Honda Civic 2017 back to India
The 10th generation of the Honda Civic is ready to launch in India by the end of the year 2017. The Civic sedan that was dropped in the 2012 will make its comeback in a new avatar. The model will fill the gap between the newly launched Honda City and the new version of Honda Accord Hybrid. With the Civic sedan, Honda plans to refocus on the first-class segments following the launch of a slew of updated and new volume- segment models. The ASEAN – spec Honda Civic is expected to be the one close to the Indian – spec and measures 4,630 mm in total length, 1,416 mm in height and 1,799 mm in width with a wheelbase of 2,700 mm. In terms of features, Honda Civic 2017 will sport LED headlights with LED daytime running lamps, LED front fog lights, full-color LCD instrument panel, 7 inch touchscreen system with navigation, 8 speaker sound system, remote engine start, 8 way power changeable driver seat, Lane Watch blind-spot camera, six airbags and multi angle rearview camera.
In the international market, the Civic is offered in a range of engine-spec starting from a 1.0-litre turbo petrol to a naturally aspirated 2 litre petrol engine. Aforementioned that the Indian spec is expected to be the one close to ASEAN spec, which is a 1.8 litre I – VTEC naturally aspirated 4 cylinder petrol engine and the 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine. We can expect the turbocharged unit to make its entrance in the Indian market. On the other hand, the diesel could be Honda’s 1.6 litre diesel engine with 120 B.H.P, which is sold in the international marketplace. It is predictable that new Civic will be more fuel efficient than the Old model. In city conditions, the diesel Civic is probable to return 12.6kmpl as opposed to the 16.51kmpl on highway.
New Honda Civic 2017 Features
Starting with exterior equipment, it will sport chrome grille on the nose along with LED headlights and LED fog lamps on the below bumper. It will sit on the sportier 17 inch alloy wheels and will come with power operated ORVMs with LED blinders. There will be an electric automatic sunroof on the top, delivering a panoramic view to the occupants. Inside the plush cabin, Civic will sport an adjustable centre console and will benefit from 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation. In addition, it will also pack a multi-functional steering wheel, automatic climate control, heated seats, push start and stop button, smart keyless entry, multi-angle rear view camera, split – fold seats and front & ducktail spoilers. For loading luggage, the new Civic will offer 519 litres of boot space, which is quite a bit.
Honda Civic 2017 Interior and Exterior
Behind Accord’s platform, the new Civic will get a new face sporting Flying H grille with optional LED headlights, a lengthier bonnet and incorporated air intakes completing the plush look. Newly designed tail-lamps will adorn the back side. Taking cues from the model version, the new Civic is likely to sport shorter overhangs, rear deck and sharp styling. Going by the sizes, the 10th generation model will be wider and lengthier than the phased out model implicating spacious cabin.
The new Civic is expected to get price tag between Rs.16 lakh to 20 lakh and will competing with its age-old rival, the Toyota Corolla, along with others like Skoda Octavia, the Chevrolet Cruze, Volkswagen Jetta and the new Hyundai Elantra. Meanwhile, Honda is gearing up to launch its Jazz based crossover, WR-V which is scheduled to launch next month.
New Honda Civic 2017 India Launch Date
The 10th generation Honda Civic 2017 is probable to return to India within a few months. The new model is already available in global markets including some Asian countries like Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia. In India, the car was spotted near Honda’s manufacturing facility in Rajasthan lately and is expected to re-launch by end of 2017 or 2018.