Honda Automobiles India has begun manufacturing of the all-new Civic on the model’s Noida plant. Set to launch on March 7, bookings for the Civic are presently open at dealerships throughout the nation.
Commenting on manufacturing of the model's upcoming sedan, Rajesh Goel, Senior VP & Director, Honda Automobiles India Ltd stated, “We’re delighted to start the manufacturing of All New Civic which will probably be launched on March 7. Since this has been a extremely anticipated launch in India, we’re receiving an excellent response through the pre-launch section.”
Goel additionally added that the Civic sedan's reserving numbers in its first week had exceeded the figures the corporate anticipated to obtain in three weeks. Nonetheless, he didn’t reveal any concrete figures.
That includes Honda’s newest design language, the brand new Civic will probably be provided with a selection of two engines – one petrol and one diesel – with two very particular variants. The petrol unit in query is a revised iteration of the model’s 1.Eight-litre, four-cylinder i-VTEC motor creating 141hp and being provided solely with a CVT gearbox. The diesel motor is similar 1.6-litre unit that debuted within the CR-V final yr and develops 120hp and 300Nm of torque. Not like the SUV, although, on the Civic, the diesel motor is obtainable solely with a 6-speed handbook gearbox.
Honda can also be providing a good bit of package in its govt sedan, similar to dual-zone local weather management, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a 7.Zero-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, a sunroof, LED headlamps, six airbags, ABS with EBD, digital parking brake, stability management, a segment-first lane-keeping help and a lane watch system to watch the left lane when the indicator is activated.
The brand new Civic will rival the likes of the Hyundai Elantra and the Skoda Octavia within the Indian market.