Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) has commenced the production of 2019 Honda Civic at its Greater Noida facility. The tenth-gen model will launch in India on March 7 and is likely to cost between INR 18-24 lakh (ex-showroom). Bookings of the new model have been underway for a token amount of INR 31,000.
The 2019 Honda Civic is the facelifted version of the tenth-gen model that was unveiled in August 2018. The notable exterior features that the refreshed model carries include LED headlights, C-shaped LED tail lights, chrome accents on the bumper and front grille, chrome-plated door handles, flush-fitting side turn indicators, and indicators on the ORVMs.
The 2019 Honda Civic will be sold in three trim levels - V, VX, and ZX. The top-spec trim will be kitted out with a handful of premium features, including an electric sunroof, dual-zone climate control, 7-inch driver information display, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and an 8-way electrically adjustable driver's seat. The safety suite on the top-end trim comprises Honda Lanewatch blindspot monitoring system, 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, Hill Start Assist, Agile Handling Assist, Stability Control, and electric parking brake.
The 2019 Honda Civic will be available with two engine options - 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel. The former is a BSVI-compliant unit that outputs 141 PS at 6,500 rpm and 174 Nm 4,300 rpm. It comes mated to a CVT. The oil-burner on offer comes from the CR-V and offers 120 PS at 4,000 rpm and 300 Nm at 2,000 rpm. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The petrol motor boasts an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency of 16.5 km/l, while the diesel mill returns 26.8 km/l under the regulatory test cycle.
Commenting on the start of production of the 2019 Honda Civic, Mr Rajesh Goel, Sr. Vice President & Director, Honda Cars India Ltd said:
We are delighted to begin the production of All New Civic which will be launched on Mar 7. Since this has been a highly anticipated launch in India, we are receiving an outstanding response during pre-launch phase. In just 7 days, we have exceeded our expected 3-week pre-booking numbers which is a testament to the excitement the iconic Honda Civic has generated amongst customers.