The 2019 Honda Civic, which was listed online in India recently, will launch on 7 March. Dealer-level pre-bookings are reportedly underway for a token amount of INR 1 lakh.
While the tenth generation Honda Civic made its local debut at the 2018 Auto Expo in February last year, the model that's headed to the market is the refreshed version that was revealed in August 2018. Compared to the global iteration, the India-spec model features a chrome-finished front 'wing'. The piano black finish on the international version has been replaced with the shiny ornamentation to suit the tastes of the Indian audience. New soft parts that the latest avatar of the Civic carries over its immediate predecessor include an updated set of bumpers with chrome trim, revised headlamps and a new design for the alloy wheels.
The interior of the 2019 Honda Civic brims with premium features, including dual-zone climate control, electric sunroof, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, eight-way electric adjustment for the driver’s seat and a smart key with remotely controlled ignition. The safety kit comprises a lane-watch camera system, six airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control and Agile Handling Assist, hill-start assist, electric parking brake with an auto-hold function, a reverse camera, a walk-away auto-lock feature and ISOFIX child seat restraints.
The 2019 Honda Civic will be available with two engine options - 1.8-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel. The former churns out a maximum power of 141 PS and a peak torque of 174 Nm, while the latter outputs 120 PS and 300 Nm. The petrol motor will be mated to a CVT, while the diesel engine will be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. The ARAI-certified fuel economy rating is 16.5 km/l (petrol)/26.8 km/l (diesel).
The India-spec 2019 Honda Civic will be sold with five paint options - Platinum White Pearl, Radiant Red, Modern Steel, Lunar Silver and Golden Brown. Available in only a fully-loaded ZX grade, it may cost somewhere between INR 18-22 lakh (ex-showroom).