2019 Honda Civic Facelift Review: Exterior, Interior, Specifications, Price and Specifications

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The 2019 Honda Civic Sedan is expected to be launched in India in the first quarter of 2019. The Indian-bound Civic will be similar to the global-spec model, but necessary changes will be done to make it suit the Indian auto market.

The 8th-gen Honda Civic used to be the best-selling sporty sedan in the Indian auto market with 2500 units sold each month; however, Honda decided to cancel the production of this model in August 2012 due to the lack of diesel option and the overwhelming success of the 9th-gen global-spec Civic model. Therefore, it is necessary that Honda has to launch a facelifted Civic with new advanced features to satisfy the Indian auto buyers’ increasingly high demands, especially when they have a tendency to shift to diesel models.

Now, the tenth-gen Civic has been already been launched internationally, the Japanese carmaker is confident and ready to introduce the 2019 Civic to the Indian auto market. The 2019 Civic sedan is now supported by a brand-new strong and lighter modular platform, which, for the first time, will come to India. This means that the new car will experience major changes against the outgoing model and offer better performance as well as driving dynamics. According to the latest confirmation of Honda, the car will be powered by both petrol and diesel engine options.

2019 Indian Honda Civic one blue car and one silver car

The 2019 Indian Honda Civic will be launched in India in the first quarter of 2019 with some Indian-adjusted changes

1. 2019 Honda Civic Exterior

The 2019 Civic sedan is expected to feature a sporty and masculine appearance. The car body will get plenty of chrome treatment, an aggressive style with bold lines across. Overall, the car will look more premium and better-proportioned.

In the front, the new car will get new front grille finished in Piano black between the two redesigned LED headlamps, an updated sharper front bumper with integrated air-intakes, fog lamps with chrome treatment around. Moreover, brand-new splitter which extends across its width makes the 2019 Civic look larger than previously.

2019 Honda Civic front

The 2019 Honda Civic front will come with a new grille, a sharper bumper, etc.

In the side profile, the most outstanding features would be a power-operated outside rear-view mirror, an electric sunroof with a sloping roofline and new 18-inch large alloy wheels which make the ground clearance higher.

2019 Honda Civic side profile

The 2019 Honda Civic side profile will get larger alloy wheels and a sloping roofline

Coming to the rear, the redesigned bumper will come with a novel chrome applique, boomerang-shaped LED tail lamps which bear some resemblance to the BR-V, bold curves and creases as well as dual exhaust pipes.

2019 Honda Civic rear

The rear of the 2019 Honda Civic rear will also receive some upgrades in terms of features to add to its appeal 

In terms of the dimension, thanks to the new platform, the new Honda Civic is going to be 4,556mm long, 1,742 wide and 1,435 high. It will have a ground clearance of about 170mm and an unchanged wheelbase of 2,700mm. It has a 519-litre boot space and a 50-litre fuel tank capacity.

2. 2019 Honda Civic Interior

The 2019 Civic sedan interior is going to get a more premium and top-notch cabin with a wide range of new comfort, connectivity and safety features. Interestingly, it will get a two-tone paint scheme (Beige and Black) instead of an all-black cabin in the global-spec model.

Interior features

  • New 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and satellite navigation connectivity

  • Automatic temperature control

  • Multi-functional large driving wheel with palm supports

  • Electrically adjusted driving seat

  • Heated seats

  • Leather seat coverings

  • Start/stop push button

  • AC vents in the rear

 2019 Honda Civic dashboard

A wide range of advanced features will be equipped on the 2019 Honda Civic interior

Safety features

The 2019 Civic will leave the passengers with no doubt or worry about safety since it will be equipped with a wide range of advanced safety features including

  • Collision alert

  • Lane departure alert

  • Adaptive autocruise

  • Automatic braking

Standard safety features will consist of

  • Twin front airbags

  • Anti-lock Braking System with electronic brakeforce limitation

  • Reverse parking camera

The top-spec variant will be equipped with

  • 6 airbags

  • Smart keyless entry

  • Vehicle stability program

  • Hill hold control

  • Tyre deflation alert system

Space and seating

The 2019 Honda Civic can accommodate up to 5 passengers. The seats have leather coverings and can be folded in a 60:40 split. Whereas the wheelbase of the vehicle is identical to the outgoing model, the car will be longer and wider to provide a more amber shoulder room and leg room for the passengers.

2019 Indian Honda Civic space and seating

The 2019 Indian Honda Civic with a larger shoulder room and leg room can comfortably accommodate 5 people

3. 2019 Honda Civic Performance

Engine

This will be the first time that the Honda Civic is powered by a diesel engine. To be more specific, it will receive power from a brand-new 1.6L i-DTEC diesel motor which is also used on the new Honda CR-V SUV. Equipped with an Idle Stop-Start system, the new engine is able to deliver 118.3bhp of power at 4,000rpm and 300Nm of torque at 2,000rpm. The diesel motor has already been produced by Honda India at Tapukara, Rajasthan plant. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and a new 9-speed automatic unit. The 9-speed transmission is believed to have better shifting refinement and provide a better efficiency. This motor helps the vehicle speed up from a standstill to 100kmph in just 11 seconds and reach a top speed of 200kmph.

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Honda Civic 2019 will have new diesel engines with automatic gearbox in Indian market

The car will also be powered by a 1.8L i-VTEC petrol motor which can generate 139bhp at 6,500rpm and 174Nm at 4,300rpm. This engine is claimed to be very powerful and smooth. It comes paired to a 6-speed manual transmission and a continuously variable transmission unit with paddle shifters.

2019 Honda Civic diesel engine

For the first time, a Honda Civic car will receive power from a diesel motor

Mileage

Honda motors are well-known for their fuel efficiency. The mileage will be enhanced, thanks to more powerful and efficient engines. In India, the diesel version is believed to deliver a mileage of at least 20kmpl while the petrol version is expected to churn out a mileage of around 15-17kmpl. The figure might vary, depending on the vehicle’s kerb weight, road conditions, etc.

Handling and riding quality

When the car corners, the engine, brakes and suspension work well with each other and with the driver to offer a comfortable travelling experience.

2019 Indian Honda Civic white colour angular look

The 2019 Indian Honda Civic is expected to have a great fuel efficiency

4. 2019 Honda Civic Price List and Competitors

The 2019 Civic sedan will be imported to India as a completely knocked down (CKD) unit and then assembled at the Greater Noida plant in UP, which helps Honda aggressively price the new sedan. It is anticipated that the 2019 Honda Civic will be priced between Rs 15 lakh and Rs 23 lakh, depending on the specific variant. With this price range, it can effectively compete against the Skoda Octavia, the Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla.

2019 Honda Civic blue colour angular look

2019 Honda Civic will effectively compete with Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla

5. 2019 Honda Civic Specifications

2019 Indian Honda Civic Specifications
  Engine and Transmission 
 Engine

 1.6L i-DTEC Diesel 

 1.8L i-VTEC Petrol 
 Power  118.3bhp@4,000rpm  139bhp@6,500rpm 
 Torque  300Nm@2,000rpm  174Nm@4,300rpm
Transmission  6-speed manual & 9-speed automatic   6-speed manual
 Mileage   > 20kmpl   15-17kmpl
  Dimensions and Capacity
 Overall Dimension (L x W x H)  4,556mm x 1,742mm x 1,435mm
 Wheelbase  2700mm
 Ground Clearance  170mm
 Fuel Tank Capacity   50L
 Boot Space  519L
 Alloy Wheel Size 18 inch
 Interior
  • Automatic temperature control

  • Multi-functional large driving wheel with palm supports

  • Electrically adjusted driving seat

  • Heated seats

  • Leather seat coverings

  • Start/stop push button

  • AC vents in the rear

 Exterior
  • Front: New grille, redesigned LED headlamps, sharper bumper, chrome-treated fog lamps, new spliiter

  • Side profile: Power-operated outside rear-view mirror, electric sunroof with a sloping roofline. 18-inch alloy wheels

  • Rear: Novel chrome applique, boomerang-shaped LED tail lamps, bold curves and creases, dual exhaust pipes

 Safety Features
  • Collision alert

  • Lane departure alert

  • Adaptive autocruise

  • Automatic braking

 Standard safety features will consist of

  • Twin front airbags

  • Anti-lock Braking System with electronic brakeforce limitation

  • Reverse parking camera

 The top-spec variant will be equipped with

  • 6 airbags

  • Smart keyless entry

  • Vehicle stability program

  • Hill hold control

  • Tyre deflation alert system

 Entertainment
  • New 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and satellite navigation connectivity

6. 2019 Honda Civic Verdict

The 2019 Honda Civic is expected to help Honda restore the Civic nameplate after the five-year absence in India. With an upgraded exterior and interior, a brand-new diesel engine as well as a competitive price range, the new Civic sedan will be one of the six models to be launched by the Japanese automaker in the Indian auto market next year and mark further penetration into the Indian sedan segment.

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