Honda Civic launches with 1.5L VTEC TURBO-6MT

15/04/2016 - 20:19 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Available in four grades, priced from 1,29,900 yuan (INR 13,33,783).

Honda and its Chinese JV partner Dongfeng have launched the tenth generation 2016 Honda Civic sedan in China. The new generation model will be available in four grades with prices ranging from 1,29,900 yuan (INR 13,33,783) to 1,69,900 yuan (INR 17,44,494).

2016 Honda Civic China-spec front three quarters
Only the 130 kW (174 hp) 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO engine is available in the Chinese spec Honda Civic.

The China-spec tenth generation Civic measures 4,649 mm in length, 1,800 mm in width and 1,416 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,700 mm.

Honda isn't offering a 1.8- or 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine in China. Standard across the range, is the 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 130 kW (174 hp) and 220 Nm of torque. While globally only the continuously variable transmission is offered with this engine, China is the first market where Honda is offering a choice of even a 6-speed manual transmission. So far, the 6-speed manual transmission has been offered only with the naturally aspirated engines in 2016 Civic sedan.

2016 Honda Civic China-spec rear three quarters
China is the first market where the 2016 Honda Civic 1.5L VTEC TURBO is offered with a 6-speed manual transmission.

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LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights, LED tail lamps, 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel, sport seats, Honda Connect infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration compatibility, ABS, EBD, VSA, ESS, Lane Keeping Assist System (LSS), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) round up the China-spec 2016 Honda Civic sedan's noteworthy features.

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