When the updated Honda Civic surfaced in the international market, Honda did not plan to introduce it in India. But now, speculations suggest that the Honda Civic will be soon introduced in India. The speculation came out after Honda Cars India President & CEO Yoichiro Ueno hinted about it.
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Internally, the Honda Civic is referred to by the codename ‘Honda 2SV’, which will transmit the power on all-new front-wheel drive modular platform. The same platform is also equipped in the all-new Honda CR-V. The previous generation model was based on a slightly different platforms in Europe and the US.
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For the Indian launch, the Honda Civic will be the ASEAN-spec model which measures 4,630 mm X 1,799 mm X 1,416 mm (L X W X H) and the wheelbase measures 2,700 mm. Considering the powertrain, the 10th gen Honda Civic will be powered by a 1.8-litre i-VTEC naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine which delivers 141 PS and 174 Nm peak torque. Another option will be the 1.5-litre i-VTEC turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that offers 173 PS maximum power and 200 Nm peak torque.
We are not sure whether the 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine will be introduced or not. All the engines will be coupled to a CVT. Considering some of the key highlights of the car, headlights, fog lights and daytime running lights, all are equipped with LEDs. In the cabin, one will find full-color LCD instrument panel, 8-way power adjustable driver seat, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and 8-speaker sound system.
The safety features include six airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). If launched, the Honda Civic will be imported in CKD units from Thailand. The sedan will be assembled in either Tapukara, Rajasthan or Greater Noida, UP. Let’s see when we get to see the C-segment sedan from the Japanese automaker.