Tenth-gen Honda Civic could be launched in India – Report

Posted on: Feb 20, 2017 - 2:07pm IST

The Civic was discontinued in India in 2012.

Speaking to Economic Times recently, Honda Cars India President & CEO Yoichiro Ueno hinted that the tenth generation Honda Civic could be launched in the country.

2016 Honda Civic RS (ASEAN-spec) front quarter at 2016 BIMS
The latest Honda Civic sits on an all-new front-wheel drive modular platform that serves as the basis for even the all-new Honda CR-V.

The latest Honda Civic, internally referred to by the codename ‘Honda 2SV’, sits on an all-new front-wheel drive modular platform that serves as the basis for the all-new Honda CR-V. The previous-gen model was based on different platforms in Europe and the U.S., but the new, but the tenth-gen model sits on the same platform globally.

The ASEAN-spec 2017 Honda Civic, which should be the one close the Indian-spec version, measures 4,630 mm in length, 1,799 mm in width and 1,416 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,700 mm. In Malaysia, it’s offered with the 1.8-litre i-VTEC naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 141 PS and 174 Nm of torque and the 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 173 PS and 220 Nm of torque. It remains to be seen if the 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine is brought to India with the Civic. A continuously variable transmission could be standard.

LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED front fog lights, remote engine start, full-colour LCD instrument panel, 8-way power adjustable driver seat, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, 8-speaker sound system, six airbags, LaneWatch blind-spot camera and multiangle rearview camera are the equipment highlights of the 2017 Honda Civic sedan.

2016 Honda Civic RS (ASEAN-spec) rear quarter at 2016 BIMS
The ASEAN-spec Honda Civic is offered with 141 PS 1.8-litre i-VTEC and 173 PS 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo petrol engines.

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If launched, the Honda Civic will probably be imported in CKD form from Thailand and be assembled in Tapukara, Rajasthan or Greater Noida, U.P.

Honda Civic – Image Gallery

[Source: Economic Times]

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