Yes! I too have the same question in my mind. What is this new generation Civic doing at the Honda’s factory in Tapukara, Rajasthan. Now according to the reports on India today there is a possibility of Honda launching the new generation Civic in India within this year. The Civic introduced in 2006 and later discontinued in 2013 due to weak sales numbers. One of the leading causes of such poor sales figures was the lack of a diesel engine option.
Now that the new Civic was spotted recently at the Tapukara facility in Rajasthan could it mean that Honda is planning to relaunch the sedan in the Indian market once again?
The Civic which was spotted is the new tenth generation car which is already available on sale in some other parts of the Globe. Now this will be positioned above the City sedan but below the Innova Crysta and will compete with some other D-segment sedans.
The new Civic looks out of the box with its stylish raked C-Pillar and those unique looking taillamps. The car spotted at the factory was fitted with diamond cut alloy wheels. The front profile of the new generation Civic gets an imposing thick black grille with horn-shaped LED daytime running lamps integrated into the headlamps. As far as the drivetrains are concerned the Civic gets 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter petrol engines under the hood while there is also a 1.5 Litre Turbo petrol unit on offer as well. However, if Honda decides to launch the Civic sometimes towards next year, it will be available with both petrol and diesel drivetrains under the hood.
The car was only spotted for the first time here, and Honda has not yet shared any details why it is here yet. However, you can expect it to be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. The new Civic will compete with the likes of Skoda Octavia, Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla and will be priced in the range of 14-18 Lakhs.