We were quite excited when Honda Car India announced that the new generation Civic will indeed make its way to the Indian market. While we saw the ninth generation Civic at the Auto Expo 2018, Honda has revealed the 10th generation of the Honda Civic in its coupe and sport versions, and we will definitely get it by early 2019. The new generation Civic is part of Honda's 3 new car launch strategy, which included the new generation Amaze, the new CR-V and the new Civic. In its 10th generation, the Civic gets refreshed design changes and a new Sport trim for both body styles and standard Honda Sensing technology on all trims.
The updated Civic Sedan and Coupe are the latest salvos in the 10th-generation Civic's aggressive launch cadence that has averaged a new variant every four months over the past three years since the Civic Sedan launched in the fall of 2015. With the Civic, Honda is targeting its third consecutive year as America's retail-selling car and its 8th straight year as America's retail-selling compact car, as well as being the most popular car in America with under-35-year-olds for eight of the past nine years.
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In terms of design, the 10th-gen Civic's sporty design is one of the most liked attributes among Civic buyers and the Civic Coupe was the top ranked vehicle of its body type in the J.D. Power's 2017 APEAL study among compact cars. Moreover, with the 2019 Sedan and Coupe, Honda wants to up its ante with new styling updates, front and rear. The changes include, an updated front further that accentuate the Civic's low athletic stance and sporty looks with a new piano black upper fascia wing, restyled lower fascia, bumper and lower grille, a full-width front splitter, chrome side pod accents, and updated halogen or LED headlights. Moreover, the Civic also gets a chrome accent on the lower rear bumper of the sedan and new wheel designs for both models, including larger 18-inch rims on the Touring trim.
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The Honda Civic Sport trim on the other hand features a high-revving 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC engine mated to either a CVT with G-Shift Control or a 6-Speed manual gearbox. The new trim also receives the updated 7-inch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and volume button. Apart from this, Honda has also included the Sensing feature as standard on all its vehicles by 2022 model year. All the trims of the 2019 Civic Sedan and Coupe feature the Honda Sensing technology, which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). However, the Honda Sensing feature comes as standard for the 2019 Civic model.
As mentioned earlier, the launch of the new Honda Civic will take place early next year and will be priced in the range of ₹ 15 lakh- ₹ 20 lakh. It will take on the likes of the Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corolla Altis and Hyundai Elantra.