2019 Honda Civic Review: Beast returns to India with refreshed looks
New Delhi : Honda's most successful car worldwide - Civic - has returned to India with all new refreshed looks at an expected competitive price tag. However, it is the tenth generation of the car but in India, it is the second gen model. The car had attracted fame for its space, comfort, reliability, driving pleasure and premium feel.
Talking about firsts, the car will be equipped with a diesel engine option, one of the major factors people chose different options of cars than civic. In an all-new design, the car has grown in dimensions; the interiors have been upgraded to meet the modern day demands.
From the exterior, the car follows Honda's contemporary design, but with exaggerated lines and curves, the new civic stands out. The biggest makeover has been on the rear of the car where boot is not like regular sedans instead, it flows down almost like a fastback. The angular, C-shaped tail-lamps are particularly aggressive, disguising the rear bulk a bit, and although it looks like it has a lift-back boot (like the Octavia), it is a conventional sedan boot opening.
Though it feels like the boot lid has been compromised, but it is more than enough to put your bags inside the decently sized 430-litre boot space.
Unlike its earlier version in India, which had revolutionary interiors, the new version comes with an interior that is trendy and sporty but it is not revolutionary as compared to the competition already available in the market.
Honda has scored full marks in terms of cushioning and comfort of the seating. It has improved from the earlier version as the seats have become softer at the center but are still supportive at the edges. The makers have given dedicated vents for the rear passengers; but what is lacking is charging socket and wide windows.
Engine and Performance:
The car has been fitted with a revised version of the venerable 1.8-litre i-VTEC Petrol motor, now with 141hp. Interestingly, this will be available only in an automatic option as Honda has stopped making the engine with manual gearbox. New Honda Civic will also be available in diesel option.
Both engines are claimed to deliver class-leading ARAI-certified fuel economy – with the petrol rated at 16.5kpl and the diesel at an astonishing 26.8kpl.
It looks like Honda is all set to fetch their lost customers for Civic back with the latest version.
The price will be released on March 7; but we expect it to be around Rs 17 lakh while the all equipped variants may cross Rs 20 lakh.