Honda’s bringing its Civic sedan again to India about six years after the eighth-gen mannequin was discontinued. The 10th-gen Civic will face-off in opposition to acquainted rivals when it launches in India on March 7, 2019, together with the Toyota Corolla Altis, Hyundai Elantra and the Skoda Octavia. We’ve introduced the 4 government sedans collectively, on paper, to search out out if the brand new Honda Civic will probably be a viable different to its competitors.
First, check out the Civic's technical specs:
|2019 Honda Civic technical specs|
|Honda Civic petrol||Honda Civic diesel|
|Gas tank||47 litres||47 litres|
|Boot area||430 litres||430 litres|
|Suspension (entrance)||Macpherson Strut||Macpherson Strut|
|Suspension (rear)||Impartial Multilink||Impartial Multilink|
|Tyre measurement||215/50 R17||215/50 R17|
|Engine kind||Four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol||Four-cylinder, turbo-diesel|
|Variety of valves||Four valves per cylinder, SOHC||Four valves per cylinder, DOHC|
|Energy||141hp at 6500rpm||120hp at 4000rpm|
|Torque||174Nm at 4300rpm||300Nm at 2000rpm|
|Transmission||7-step CVT||6-speed handbook|
Honda’s new Civic could also be bigger than the earlier eighth-gen mannequin on sale in India, however it's about the identical measurement as its rivals. Actually, the Civic is the shortest mannequin right here; but additionally has the smallest boot area and gas tank. The Civic will not be as manoeuvrable within the metropolis as its competitors on account of its considerably increased turning circle. Nevertheless, the Honda does have the biggest wheels and thickest tyres of the lot. By way of total dimensions, the Octavia is the biggest automobile, suggesting essentially the most inside room, too. The Elantra, in the meantime, walks the road in-between – a mean automobile amongst its opponents.
|2019 Civic vs rivals: Dimensions|
|Gas tank||47 litres||50 litres||50 litres||43-55 litres|
|Boot area||430 litres||458 litres||590 litres||470 litres|
|Tyre measurement||215/50 R17||205/60 R16||205/55 R16||205/55 R16|
Even within the powertrain division, the Honda Civic doesn’t actually stand out; the one mannequin with decrease output figures is the Toyota Corolla Altis. The Octavia guidelines this part, possessing essentially the most highly effective engines by a big margin and having the choice of two petrol motors. Nevertheless, the Civic diesel is essentially the most fuel-efficient mannequin, whereas its petrol counterpart falls simply in need of the Toyota’s 16.7kpl determine. The Honda and Toyota additionally miss out on a diesel-automatic choice. Like its dimensions, the Hyundai government sedan's powertrain maintains the middle-ground in opposition to its rivals.
|2019 Honda Civic vs rivals: Petrol powertrain|
|Sort||Four-cylinder, naturally aspirated||Four-cylinder, naturally aspirated||Four-cylinder, turbo-petrol||Four-cylinder, naturally aspirated|
|Valvetrain||Four valves per cylinder, SOHC||Four valves per cylinder, DOHC||Four valves per cylinder, DOHC||Four valves per cylinder, DOHC|
|Transmission||7-step CVT||6-speed MT/AT||6-speed MT/7-speed dual-clutch||6-speed MT/7-step CVT|
|ARAI gas effieincy||16.5kpl||14.59kpl/14.62kpl||16.7kpl/15.1kpl||16.7kpl|
|2019 Civic vs rivals: Diesel powertrain|
|Sort||Four-cylinder, turbo-diesel||Four-cylinder, turbo-diesel||Four-cylinder, turbo-diesel||Four-cylinder, turbo-diesel|
|Valvetrain||Four valves per cylinder, DOHC||Four valves per cylinder, DOHC||Four valves per cylinder, DOHC||Four valves per cylinder, DOHC|
|Transmission||6-speed MT||6-speed MT/AT||6-speed MT/dual-clutch AT||6-speed MT|
|ARAI gas effectivity||26.8kpl||22.54kpl/18.23kpl||21kpl/19.5kpl||21.3kpl|
It looks as if the Skoda Octavia is the winner when it comes to options and the protection package on provide. Whereas the Civic does get a segment-first lane-assist digital camera, the Octavia has extra airbags and traction management. The Skoda was additionally just lately upgraded with VW’s Digital Cockpit – not less than in its top-spec L&Ok trim. The Corolla Altis misses out on package that’s anticipated to be provided in a automobile at this worth level similar to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and a sunroof. Maintaining with its development, the Hyundai Elantra's options aren't precisely segment-leading, however it’s fairly well-kitted, total.
|2019 Civic vs rivals: Options|
|AC||Computerized dual-zone||Computerized dual-zone||Computerized dual-zone||Computerized|
|Energy adjustable driver’s seat||Eight-way||10-way||12-way||10-way|
|Instrument cluster||7.Zero-inch digital MID||Black and white MID||Digital MID||Color MID|
|Apple CarPlay/Android Auto||Sure/Sure||Sure/Sure||Sure/Sure||No/No|
|Lane-watch digital camera||Sure||No||No||No|
Contemplating the Honda will probably be provided in a single fully-loaded variant, the Civic petrol’s estimated worth appears to undercut the Octavia and Corolla by a small margin, whereas the Civic diesel is predicted to be pricier than the Elantra and Corolla.
|2019 Civic vs rivals: Value (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Petrol||18 lakh (est)||13.81-18.91 lakh||15.99-23.59 lakh||16.45-20.19 lakh|
|Diesel||22 lakh (est)||15.12-20.04 lakh||17.99-25.99 lakh||17.71-19.36 lakh|
On paper, the Hyundai Elantra appears to supply essentially the most worth for cash on this listing, as it’s the lowest-priced mannequin and comes throughout as decently outfitted, total. High-spec variations of the Octavia could also be expensive however they’re additionally the best-equipped and include essentially the most highly effective petrol and diesel engines. A correct comparability and a full highway check will probably be required earlier than proclaiming a winner within the government sedan phase, however with regard to specs and options, the Civic doesn’t actually stand out amongst its rivals.