Honda Civic is one of the most famous nameplates on Honda's production line-up across the globe. The sedan was discontinued in our market a while ago. However, it still remains an important product for Honda in the international market. Keep getting updates on the Honda Civic 2021 in other markets with IndianAutosBlog.
Honda Civic is one of the most successful running models on Civic’s product line-up. The Civic made its debut in the Indian market back in 2006. At the time of its launch, the executive sedans became an instant hit. It was considered a very revolutionary model compared to other contemporary sedans back then. Honda Civic found its audience who were looking for an upgrade from the Honda City and but were put off by the bland Corolla. However, in 2012, Honda has pulled the plug off the Honda Civic, which has saddened many fans in India. It took the Japanese car brand 7 years to bring the Honda Civic back to the Indian market. Honda Civic went back on sale in 2019. The new Honda Civic remained the spirit of its predecessor with an attractive design and refined engines. However, it has been discontinued again in 2020.
On its return to the market, Honda Civic did not receive such overwhelming responses as it did on its debut. However, Honda still managed to put together an offer that would attract Indian customers. It features an attractive and premium design, excellent riding and handling ability. On top of that, it’s Honda Civic’s built-to-last quality that makes the car desirable for Indian customers.
Honda Civic is available in three trims, V, VX and top-spec ZX. As expected from an executive model, Honda Civic comes with a pretty impressive feature list. From the base variant, Honda Civic offers LED tail lamps, DRLs, 16-inch diamond-cut alloys, keyless entry, electric mirrors, paddle shifter, and rear air vents.
On the mid-range models, Honda Civic gets some top-notch features like an eight-way powered driver seat, touchscreen infotainment system, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, auto-dimming mirrors, and ambient lighting.
For the top-spec model, the executive sedan is equipped with full-LED auto headlights, bigger 17-inch alloys, rain-sensing wipers, and a sunroof.
From the standard variants, Honda Civic is provided with an impressive feature kit including ABS with EBD, four airbags, hill-start assist, ESP, reverse camera, and parking sensors. There are a few additions in terms of safety for the top-spec models including a land-watch camera, automatic door locking and curtain airbags.
Honda Civic gets both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine is a 1.8-litre petrol unit that is mated exclusively to a CVT. Honda Civic’s petrol engine is capable of delivering a top power of 141 BHP and a top torque of 174 Nm. It is worth pointing out that the Civic carries forwards the same petrol engine that powered the old model. Even though the petrol engine of Honda Civic was updated to meet the modern standard, it is still underpowered when compared to other units in the respective segment.
Honda Civic’s diesel engine is a 1.6-litre unit that gets a 6-speed manual gearbox. It is the same engine employed on the CR-V. However, it missed out on the automatic option. On the bright side, the Civic diesel offers an outstanding ARAI mileage of 26.82 kmpl.
While it was still available in India, Honda Civic was priced from Rs 22.54 lakh to Rs 28.26 lakh. The petrol variants’ price range started from Rs 22.54 lakh to Rs 26.88 lakh. The diesel version, on the other hand, cost from Rs 25.99 lakh to Rs 28.26 lakh.
Honda Civic is available in five colours, Radiant Red Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic, and Platinum White Pearl.
Honda Civic is rivalling against the Hyundai Elantra, Honda City, and Skoda Octavia.
Honda is only offering an automatic gearbox for the petrol variant of the Honda Civic.
No. Honda Civic is not available with an all-wheel-drive system. Honda Civic comes with a front-wheel-drive system only.