Expected to be launched in India in 2018-19.
ET Auto reports that the Honda Civic will be re-introduced in the Indian market in its latest 10th generation guise in 2018-19. Internally codenamed 2SV, Honda Cars India hopes to localize the production of the 2016 Honda Civic, and sell 30,000 units per year.
Honda is looking to fill up the C and D segments that they vacated in the last decade. Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, the new president and CEO of Honda Cars India hopes to improve the premium brand image of Honda in the country with new products. Also, the Honda Civic could be a viable option for existing Honda customers who wish to upgrade to a premium model and continue being loyal to the brand.
Honda Cars India will launch the ninth generation Honda Accord in India in its facelifted avatar in the second half of 2016. This will be followed up by the next generation Honda CR-V in 2017, which will be based on the new Honda Civic and offer a diesel option. It is expected to make its world debut later this year.
The Japanese manufacturer will also revamp its entry-level lineup in the next two years. Reports suggest that the next generation Honda Brio and Honda Amaze (codename 2UA and 2UB) will enter production in late-2017 and 2018, respectively. It is currently under development, and will be a global model when unveiled.
[Source: ET Auto]