Here’s India’s First Lowered 10th-gen Honda Civic

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 28/06/2020
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In the 10th-gen avatar, Honda Civic gets softer suspension and increased ground clearance, which affects its dynamics adversely. Therefore, this one rides on lowered and stiffened suspension and is one of its kind.

Honda reintroduced the Civic nameplate in India, early last year. It is the second-gen model for the Indian market but is actually the tenth-gen model of the car. The Civic was introduced in India for the first time in 2006 in its 8th-gen avatar. It was powered by a 1.8L i-VTEC petrol motor with a stick shift gearbox and carved a niche for itself around the enthusiasts. The outgoing 10th-gen model also gets a similar engine but with a CVT only. Also, the Civic now sits 171 mm above the ground and is softer sprung in comparison to the last-gen model. Therefore, it misses out on the dynamics that 8th-gen Civic offered.

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Here’s India’s First Lowered 10th-gen Honda Civic

Nevertheless, this is an easy fix with the use of aftermarket suspension components. Here’s a Civic that has been fitted with one. The Civic in pictures gets its suspension components from AM Racing, Delhi. The setup comes from Cobra Suspension, which is a Netherland-based performance-spec suspension manufacturer. With aftermarket coil-overs in place, the ride height has been dropped by 30 mm at the front axle and by 35 mm at the rear axle. These are stiffened springs but do offer a great balance between dynamics and comfort.

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Apart from the aftermarket suspension, this Civic also gets a set of 17-inch aftermarket alloy wheels. These 14-spoke units are finished in a black paint scheme. Also, they do give the car a sporty appeal as it wears a white shade. Furthermore, they are draped in 215-section stickier rubber with an aspect ratio of 50 to ensure enough grip at times.

Here’s India’s First Lowered 10th-gen Honda Civic

Talking of the mechanicals, we are unsure of any modifications that are performed under its hood. However, in the stock form, 1.8L 4-cylinder naturally aspirated i-VTEC petrol motor of the Civic is capable of putting out 139 HP and 174 Nm. Although, everyone wishes that it came with the option of a stick shift as well. Nonetheless, the 1.6L oil burner on the Civic comes with one. It is a 6-speed unit. Talking of the power and torque outputs, the i-DTEC motor pushes out 120 HP and 300 Nm, respectively.

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