The 2019 Honda Civic has been finally launched In India at a starting price of ₹ 17.70 lakh going up to ₹ 22.30 lakh, all prices ex-showroom, India. The new Honda Civic has been launched in both petrol and diesel iterations. The diesel is the new 1.6-litre unit sourced from the 2018 CR-V and the petrol is the same tried and tested 1.8-litre engine. However, the Civic has its own limitations. For starters, the petrol engine is only available with a CVT gearbox as standard and the diesel is mated to a six-speed manual transmission as standard.
|2019 Honda Civic Variants||Petrol (Only CVT)||Diesel (Only M/T)|
|V||₹ 17.70 lakh|
|VX||₹ 19.20 lakh||₹ 20.50 lakh|
|ZX||₹ 21.00 lakh||₹ 22.30 lakh|
|Ambition Manual||₹ 15.99 lakh||₹ 17.99 lakh|
|Style Manual||₹ 18.99 lakh||₹ 20.99 lakh|
|Style Automatic||₹ 20.59 lakh||₹ 22.99 lakh|
|L & K||₹ 23.59 lakh||₹ 25.99 lakh|
The Skoda Octavia, in fact, is the one with the widest range. It's offered in four variants and three engine options at a starting price of ₹ 15.99 lakh for the base 1.4-litre Ambition variant going all the way up to 25.99 lakh for the top-end L&K diesel variant. The 1.4-litre petrol variant is priced reasonably compared to other models but the engine too is comparatively smaller than the competitors and is mated only to a manual transmission. The Octavia also gets the 1.8-litre petrol engine which starts at 20.59 lakh and is mated to a dual-clutch gearbox as standard. The 2019 Honda Civic 1.8 petrol which stands as a true competitor to the Skoda Octavia undercuts it by a whopping ₹ 2.89 lakh for the base variant and ₹ 2.59 lakh for the top-end variant. The diesel Octavia, on the other hand, is offered with a 1.8-litre unit which is available with both manual and automatic transmissions. The base diesel variant of the Civic is ₹ 2.51 lakh more expensive than the base diesel of the Octavia while the top-end is ₹ 3.69 lakh cheaper than the Octavia L&K. However, the Civic diesel is ₹ 1.31 lakh more expensive than the 1.8-litre Style variant which is the top-end diesel manual variant.
|Toyota Corolla Altis||Petrol||Diesel|
|G||₹ 16.45 lakh||₹ 17.71 lakh|
|G CVT||₹ 18.06 lakh (A/T)||-|
|GL||₹ 18.82 lakh||₹ 19.36 lakh|
|VL||₹ 20.19 lakh (A/T)||-|
The prices for Toyota Corolla Altis petrol start at ₹ 16.45 lakh but the automatic variant is priced at ₹ 18.06 lakh being ₹ 36,000 more expensive than the base 2019 Honda Civic petrol which is only automatic. The price difference between the top-end automatic variants increases to ₹ 81,000. Both the cars get the diesel variants only with a manual gearbox and the diesel Civic is ₹ 2.79 lakh more expensive than the base Toyota Corolla Diesel and the top-end variant is ₹ 2.94 lakh more expensive than the Corolla diesel which is only available in the GL variant.
|S||₹ 13.81 lakh||₹ 15.12 lakh|
|SX||₹ 15. 81 lakh||₹ 17.25 lakh|
|SX Auto||₹ 16. 98 lakh|
|SX (O) Auto||₹ 18. 91 lakh||₹ 20.04 lakh|
The Hyundai Elantra is the most affordable executive sedan of the lot with prices starting at ₹ 13.81 lakh for the base petrol variant and going up to ₹ 20.04 lakh for the top-end diesel automatic variant. The base petrol variant of the 2019 Honda Civic is ₹ 3.89 lakh more expensive than the base petrol variant of the Hyundai Elantra and ₹ 72,000 more expensive than the petrol automatic variant of the Elantra. The base diesel variant of the new Civic costs ₹ 5.38 lakh more than the base diesel variant of the Elantra. Albeit, the Civic diesel range starts from the mid-spec VX trim while the Elantra diesel range starts from the base S trim. The top-end Civic ZX trim has been priced ₹ 2.26 lakh higher than the top-end diesel Elantra, even though the Civic diesel is only available with a manual transmission while the top-end Elantra SX(O) gets an automatic transmission as standard.