After introducing new-age Amaze and CR-V models, Honda Cars India is now gearing up to launch the much awaited 2019 Honda Civic sedan by next year. The Japanese car maker showcased Civic sedan in a new avatar at the 2018 Auto Expo. Slated to be launched in India by April next year, the company has started testing the vehicle in India as the 10th generation sedan as the fact that the sedan has been caught on camera while doing rounds near Noida. Honda CR-V’s ‘Talking Car’ User Interface Coming To All Honda Cars; Will Change Customer Test Drive Experience at Dealerships.
The company will be launching the facelifted version of the iconic D1-segment sedan that was unveiled recently. The new Honda Civic is very much similar to the one unveiled at the Indian Motor show. However, the sedan will get minor design changes such as new smoked headlamps.
Aesthetically, the new Honda Civic will feature gloss black finish grille upfront with new chrome highlights on the bumper, LED fog lamps, new alloy wheels, chrome design at the rear and much more. The updated sedan is expected to be offered in 2 new shades - Platinum White Pearl and Molten Lava Pearl.
The interior of the new 2019 Honda Civic sedan will remain majorly the same. However, the only difference expected here is the inclusion of the restyled 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, which will be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Honda Recalls 7290 Units of 2018 Honda Amaze Recalled Over Power Steering Issue.
The Japanese car maker is likely to bring the new 2019 Honda Civic sedan with two engine options. The former is expected to be a 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol mill while the latter could be a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel unit. The petrol engine will be an updated version of the units seen on the previous Civic and it will be churning out 141PS of maximum power and 174Nm of peak torque. The oil burner is the same that is offered on the recently launched Honda CR-V. The unit is tuned to make 120PS and 300Nm.
The European-spec model of Honda Civic also gets a twin-turbo version of the diesel engine that produces 160 PS and 350 Nm. However, we won’t be seeing the powerful iteration of Civic as the company will be looking to keep a tab on the prices. Transmission duties will be carried out by a CVT unit (for petrol) and 6-speed manual gearbox along with optional 9-speed AT unit for diesel.
The new Honda Civic 2019 sedan will be brought into the domestic market via CKD route. Also, the company will be importing the completely knocked down kits from Thailand via Ayutthaya plant.