It is quite enthralling that the last month launched 2019 Honda Civic petrol option with the ZX variant has already captured 85% of the booking. The 10th Gen Honda Civic was launched earlier this month on 7th March 2019 in India after a gap of 7 years. By the end of March, the company had already received over 2,400 bookings in just 40 days for the Civic, it signifies the love of the customers for the badge and it seems that the badge will soon reclaim its lost grandeur.
Although 2400 is a small figure, it's quite nice as far as overall sales of last 5 months in the segment are concerned as it is 4 times greater than the total sales registered by the segment, despite the fact that Civic is the most pricey car in the segment. Apart from Civic, the segment have Toyota Corolla, Skoda Octavia, Hyundai Elantra. Together, these cars encounter the total monthly sale of 500 units.
The production process of Honda Civic takes place at the company’s common production plant in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh where the Civic, CR-V, and City also get manufactured. The Honda Amaze is manufactured at the Honda plant in Tapukara, Rajasthan.
The report states 85% of the bookings for the new Honda Civic petrol version and more than 80% of the booking for the top-spec models. Many buyers are not new, they are already attested with the past experience of the earlier generation Civic.
The eighth-gen Honda Civic was discontinued in India after 2013 because of the low demand. The company again entered the market by launching the ninth-gen Civic in India but it lacked in an appropriate diesel engine for the Indian version. And finally to restore the lost glory the facelifted version of the tenth-gen Civic was launched in the country earlier this year with both petrol and diesel engine options. And amazingly the same was accosted by the large number of customers beyond the shadow of a doubt.
The new mesmerizing Honda Civic is 4,656 mm long, 1,799 mm wide and 1,433 mm high, having a wheelbase of 2,700 mm and boot space of 430 litres.
2019 Honda Civic exhibits all new and refined designs and specifications. It comes with a chrome grille, alluring LED headlamps, 17” dual tone alloy wheels, and a fastback roofline. Interiors are comfortable with 8-way adjustable driver seat, dual zone climate control & an electric sunroof and entertaining with touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and a digital instrument cluster. Safety is given priority with 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, agile handling assist, stability control, electric parking brake and hill start assist.
The new Civic is available for sale with two engine options – 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel in India. The petrol engine produces 141 PS and 174 Nm and is paired with CVT. The diesel engine arrives from the CR-V and delivers a maximum power of 120 PS and a peak torque of 300 Nm, coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission. The fuel mileage offered by petrol engine & diesel version offers 16.5 km/l and 26.8 km/l respectively.
The 10th gen Honda Civic is purchasable at Rs.17.7 lakhs to Rs.22.3 lakhs(ex-Delhi). It considers in with five trims which include three petrol variants- V, VX and ZX and two diesel variants -VX & MT. Price of different variants are as follows: