1,600 bookings, when compared with the market standard, don’t seem to be so impressive. However, if put it into the context of the sluggish market of sedans, this booking number could stand out as a desirable number. As the demand for sedans is falling, even the segment-leading Toyota Corolla Altis could only sell 212 units on average since September 2018. So 1,600 bookings for the new-gen Honda Civic could be a positive signal from the market.
Honda Civic gains over 1,600 bookings for less than one month and a half
85 per cent of 1,600 bookings is for petrol trims while orders for top-spec variant accounts for 80 per cent of the total bookings. Many of the bookings are ordered by Honda’s customers who have owned a Civic before.
The previous Civic in India was derived from global eight-gen Civic. However, in 2019, Honda has skipped the ninth generation and launched the tenth generation for the India market. Unlike the last generation updates, this time around, Honda will give the India-spec models various comprehensive updates that will make it diverse from its global counterpart and suit the specific demands and taste of Indian customers.
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Also, the tenth-gen Civic will be offered with diesel engine option which was previously missed out on the Civic. The new diesel engine is the 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel that could develop 120PS and 300Nm. Apart from that, the Civic will also available with 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol. This engine makes 120PS and 300Nm. While the diesel motor is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, the petrol unit will get a CVT gearbox. In terms of fuel efficiency, the petrol and diesel models could deliver the mileage of 16.5kmpl and 26.8kmpl, respectively.
Honda Civic has been launched at the starting price of Rs 17.7 lakh. The price could go up to Rs. 22.29 lakh for the top spec ZX diesel. It is available in three trims - V, VX and ZX.