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Old 15th September 2017, 23:15   #166
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New Honda Civic coming to India soon, launch likely at Auto Expo 2018

Honda Cars India President & CEO Yoichiro Ueno confirms that The New Civic will be Honda's next launch.

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Q. Could you elaborate on the new Honda products that will be coming to India?
A. I have mentioned the new Civic as a potential vehicle.
Likely to get the Now Locally Manufactured 1.6 Diesel, Petrol option will be a 2.0 NA or a 1.5 Turbo Petrol.

Existing products will be concentrated for Festive Season.

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INDIA-BOUND 2018 HONDA CIVIC FIRST LOOK

Spotted at a Dealership.

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It is our best guess that the 2018 Honda Civic will make its first appearance at the Auto Expo scheduled to happen early next year.
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The premium sedan will go through certain changes in terms of features for the Indian market.
Engine options include, 1L 3 cylinder Turbo Petrol (129 bhp & 200 Nm torque) and a 1.5L Turbo Petrol capable of producing 182 bhp & 240 Nm of Torque. Both mated to a option of a 6 Speed Manual or a CVT gearbox.

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After almost a decade I still love my Civic, and look forward to the new avatar. I am sure Honda will update the equipment.
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Looking forward for the new Civic, but in my opinion, at least the interiors lack the character and charisma of the the 8th gen Civic. I have similar initial feelings for the exteriors too, but shall wait to see it in flesh before commenting. Interiors definitely have disappointed me.

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According to the latest Aug 2017 monthly sales chart:

Hyundai Elantra = 251 units
Skoda Octavia = 354 units
Toyota Corolla = 584 units

Just how many sales is Honda thinking of pulling out from a fast diminishing, shrinking segment, even with the Civic's brand pull?

Also, going by the way they have positioned the City, there's a good chance that the Civic might be the most expensive offering in it's segment. Just for the sake of adding a touch of premium-ness to their portfolio and be content with 200-odd units sold per month, why aren't they training their guns on where the action is in this price segment?

Mahindra XUV500 = 2,969 units
Jeep Compass = 2,020 units
Tata Hexa = 1,715 units

Didn't they learn anything from the Compass's launch, and the subsequent response the D-segment Jeep has received from the Indian car-buying public?

Where is the HR-V, Honda?! 5 mules extensively testing inside your factory premises and you are still mum on it's launch.

Looks like the Jap major itself is not too confident about the HR-V's chances, but, if they noticed, disruptive pricing and a premium offering can ensure a blockbuster in a segment which is on a serious booming rise in recent years.
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The new Civic looks like a notch back rather than a proper sedan. I don't think I will be getting one in the future. The 8th gen Civic had a better dashboard and the new one looks like any other premium sedan offering. One would not know that it's a Civic by just looking the dash. 1.5 turbocharged petrol. You mean one would have to worry about idling the turbo every time one switched off the engine. I am not sure if they would bring this one to India. They might as well continue with the 1.8 engine itself.
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New Honda Civic Walk around video



Looks like Base variant, Top Variant has nice interiors though. Will say that with confidence as my cousin has one in US.

We should get more details in November/December and probable launch at Auto Expo 2018.
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