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devarshi84 6th July 2005 07:48

I fear the civic will not yet be here. The latest civic that is sold here in North America strongly resembles the OHC. ANd noways can I digest that 12-14 lacs price or those heavy engine specifications.

The civic here is very cheap and also has a hybrid variant but those specs are undigestible.

The new civic may come around this November or latest by early next year.

I believe the car will be around 9-11 lacs and specs may sound something like 1.8 litre 130bhp vtec.

readonly 6th July 2005 13:12

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Originally Posted by X-Machine
They are planning a September launch and are looking to price it in the 12lacs-14lacs bracket.

X

busts a dream! there should be a variant that starts at least from 10L!
Btw there are not enough pics of the new Civic on the net. The Si variant for europe is seen on net. So may be honda is planning to launch the old civic! not a very exciting news!

hondaman81 6th July 2005 20:18

yes, I was speaking with the poona team at the highest level in march and they did tell me of a september launch.

devarshi84 6th July 2005 21:01

AS i reported in the earlier post the civic wont be here before next year.Here is the article.THe reason is just that the civic here is very similar to the old HOnda city.


New Delhi , May 23

HONDA may be rolling out its international bestseller the Honda Civic, a premium mid-size sedan, as its next offering for the Indian market.

Industry sources say that the Indian subsidiary, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd, has started preliminary work on the new car, which is likely to be launched in 2006.

Sources add that Honda Sielis in the process of tying up with local vendors for manufacturing the car.

The new car will compete with the Toyota Corolla and the Hyundai Elantra, and is likely to be priced in the Rs 9-10 lakh range.

here is the link to read more.

http://www.blonnet.com/2005/05/24/st...2401720200.htm

devarshi84 6th July 2005 21:14

I just saw a new civic hybrid hatch near my house. I will try to snap some pics and post them here.

LandCruiser 6th July 2005 23:34

Worse than waiting for the monsoon. It dries or floods! Though there is market potential car makers are making slow and steady (lazy???) steps into india.

LandCruiser 8th July 2005 16:23

Considering the fact that there are not even enough spy pics or real pics of the next gen civic it can be expected only 2006 end or later i think. too far away

turbo_lover 8th July 2005 18:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by devarshi84
I just saw a new civic hybrid hatch near my house. I will try to snap some pics and post them here.

any pics yet dude ?
i have never seen a Hybrid hatch in my life ..the new civic hatch hasnt even been launched ..where did you see it ?

devarshi84 8th July 2005 20:54

I am in Toronto Canada. Here I saw a hybrid hatch coupe(2 door)near my house. Looks futuristic but I wont term it as a beauty. Its a NHC kinda stuff. I will try to get the pics today if possible.

turbo_lover 8th July 2005 21:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by devarshi84
I am in Toronto Canada. Here I saw a hybrid hatch coupe(2 door)near my house. Looks futuristic but I wont term it as a beauty. Its a NHC kinda stuff. I will try to get the pics today if possible.

what you saw was the Honda Insight ... its a 2 dr with the rear whole rear archs partially covering the wheels ...
certainly a ghetto looking car...competes with the Toyota Prius ...

amit 8th July 2005 23:11

Going by the step-motherly treatment that both honda and toyota give to India, my guess is that honda will probably launch the current civic at around 11-13 lacs to compete with the corolla. Frankly, I feel the current civic is a long outdated model and it really has nothing going for it. I have driven the car and forget about everything else, the damn thing is so uncomfortable! Sad part is, Indians blindly trust anything thrown at them with the honda or toyota logo and actually buy the stuff at premium prices!
Long and short of the story is that the current corolla is a zillion times better then the current civic. Hopefully, honda will prove me wrong and launch the new civic and hopefully the new civic will look nothing like the NHC.

devarshi84 9th July 2005 11:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by turbo_lover
what you saw was the Honda Insight ... its a 2 dr with the rear whole rear archs partially covering the wheels ...
certainly a ghetto looking car...competes with the Toyota Prius ...

No it is the civic. I will post the pics soon. I just am not able to get the car in daylight at that place. Hopefully I will try on sunday. I have seen the insight.WOnder why they covered the wheels though. Toyota also has the prius up and is a better looker than honda.

Steeroid 9th July 2005 16:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by amit
Long and short of the story is that the current corolla is a zillion times better then the current civic.

In what way? The current Civic is as good a car, if not better than the current Corolla. It looks better, has more space, has better interiors, has a bigger boot, is as powerful (depending on the engine chosen), is as frugal and as reliable. There's very little to separate the two, but the Civic is a better car overall. Both feel fragile but last a lifetime...

devarshi84 9th July 2005 23:58

couldnt get the picture so decided to get one from the net.

here is the link to that hatch Iwas talking about.

http://us1.webpublications.com.au/st.../53017_3mg.jpg


http://irishcar.com/ICOimages/hondacivic5dr.jpg

the current civic sedan

http://automobiles.honda.com/images/...DX_34FRONT.jpg

I dont think it can be priced that expensive. It looks so similar to the city that nobody will buy it. WHy buy a ohc kinda car when the nhc is around already for cheap??

turbo_lover 10th July 2005 01:04

okhay!!!!
thats a 5door Civic SIr ...you say yu spotted a hybrid!!1
good stuff...


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