Honda Civic 2019 Promises To Take The Premium Sedan Segment By Storm

by Vivaan Khatri | 20/03/2019
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One week after launch, Honda Civic has reached the 1,600 bookings mark, which is a reflection of its irresistible charm.

The booking for the Honda Civic was opened one month ago. And later on, on March 7, it finally kicked off in the India market. Skipping the ninth generation upgrade, Honda Civic has jumped right into the tenth generation. Based on the warm welcome it receives at the Auto Expo 2018 and the great number of bookings, we could foresee that 2019 Honda Civic is going to be a huge success in the market.

2019 Honda Civic front look red color

Gathering around 1,600 bookings over a month, Honda Civic is expected to be a hit in the executive segment

Revealed by Rajesh Goel, Senior VP and Director of Sales and Marketing at Honda Cars India, new Honda Civic has attracted interest from a wide audience “including existing owners, many of whom are celebrities and have held on to the older generation Civic and wanted to upgrade.” It could be said that Honda Civic has built such a great trust among its existing customers that many of them showed no hesitate in upgrading their current Hondas and purchasing the newest Civic. With the 2019 Honda Civic, Honda, expected to attract customers of the City owners to move up to the higher segment with the new Civic.

Honda Civic: Epic is Back

On the new generation of Honda Civic, a new diesel engine will join the line. Previously, Honda Civic was available exclusively with one petrol engine. The new 1.6-litre diesel could provide the maximum power of 120PS and peak torque of 300Nm. This motor comes with an impressively high ARAI mileage of 26.82kmpl. On the other hand, the 1.8-litre petrol motor that churns out 141PS and 174Nm is brought forward from the previous generation. While the diesel engine is exclusively mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, the petrol mill comes solely with CVT automatic transmission with paddle shift.

Unlike other popular car brands in India, Honda’s major source of income derives from the sedan segment. While the SUV segment is at the centre of almost every car maker’s strategy, Honda is the only one who stands it ground and focuses on the sedan space. Apart from the HR-V, at the moment, Honda is not going to roll off more SUVs any time soon.

Honda Civic Petrol starts at Rs 17.7 lakh for the entry-level V variant. The VX and ZX petrol are priced at 19.2 Lakh and 21.0 lakh, respectively. And the diesel is priced at Rs 20.5 lakh and Rs 22.3 lakh for VX and ZX grade.

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