Now this is by far the best indicator of the launch date of the new civic.
And the only reason they're telling is so that honda can enjoy the slump in sales of other cars of the same segment till Civic actually comes out;)
Experienced New Honda Car Buyers please reply-
Is it wise in to buy first badge of cars in India?
Honda builds good cars - but things can go wrong in india with quality issues, as we are still developing etc.
Usually Honda always updates their models after few years. For example - City ZX. They do that by collecting all the feedback from the customers and fix all the problems - thus City ZX. They do this with all models.
This will happen with Civic also...maybe in 2009.
But again , what i am worried about is problems with the first badge of Civic.
First badge cars are likely to have most problems!
How was your experience with the first badge of City or even Corolla etc
Good idea to wait for some time right? prices may even come down...with all issues resolved...
Share your experience...
to add.....civic sold in US (which is assembled in Canada) have lot of issues - like rattling, wind noise through window frame seal at high speeds, hard dash plastic creaking sound and clutch vibrations etc
The other school of thought
There is a school of thought that rush to get the first batch before there is too much of localization done ;-).. Laura/Camry/CRV, first versions of the original maruti 800 were bought as they were imported or the first lot is CKD..
I might have been true some years back but these days indian manufacturing has come of age.
4th of July - the Civic is being launched in 2 variants only - basic and loaded.
Thats from the Honda Seil Cars guys.
I purchased a new City VTech in 2000. This was one of the first cars delivered in Bangalore. Runs like a dream, no early production batch issues!
Civic will be in 2 varients Manual and Auto. Expect the On road price to be Around 13 lakhs and 14 lakhs respectively in Bangalore.
Launch date confirmed for 4th July.
Power will be between 130-140BHP, still no confirmed info.
Unlike other Honda cars which are value for money, if true, this seems little pricey for the Honda brand.
And 13/14 L OTR b'lore is bang on the same spot as the Corolla, its main competitor. I expect it to be around 11 L / 12 L ex-showroom Delhi, then.
11 to 12 laks they say was at honda yday for my cvt service. they said july anytime. i was like losers did not tell me earlier on would have bought that. anyways dont care dont like honda anyways, this car should have my likings if it had the sexy speedo on it
A letter from Honda.
Now the following aspects which i asked : -
Pricing - 11 - 13 Lakhs.
Engine 1.8L, I Vtec 132 BHP ( Thats a detune of 8 horses)
Features - ABS, Dual SRS Airbags, Brake Assist System, Digital Speedo, 195/65/15 Tyres on Alloys, Mp3 Music system, Seats are Fabric.
Features which wont be coming - Leather Seats, Sun Roof, 16 Inchers, HID Lights, Lumbar Support, Electronic folding mirrors, audio Controls on steering wheel.
I am already dissapointed with Honda. They have stripped her bad and Corolla will still be faster then her as she is way lighter and Optra will be more VFM. When a person is spending 14Lacs on a Civic its better get yourself a Embera.
4th of July seems confirmed.
And here's an official image from the Honda site.
I think I clearly saw the Civics in the trailer about to be unloaded on the yard of Honda on Whitefiled (some day in last week and half).
FOr 14 lacs I would anyday ditch a Honda civic for skoda RS or even a ford mondeo.
it's more powerful and has more kit. Why would I go for civic at that price? unless the price is 11 or below Honda civic loses its charm.
anyways 10-11 looks more like it because Accord is 14.0 and NHC is 7. hence civic has to be 10-11.
i agree with devarishi expect the civic to be some place around 11 - 13 lacs.
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