New Honda Civic Sedan To Make A Comeback In India
New Honda Civic Sedan To Make A Comeback In India

New Honda Civic Sedan To Make A Comeback In India

The New Honda Civic 2017 is to readying to make a comeback in India with an official launch expected either by the end of current year or in the beginning of 2018. With the executive sedan segment reviving, the old nameplates are returning to contest the race to the top. Honda Civic was one of the most revered brands from Honda in India that earned popularity due to its elegant looks and power-packed performance. Another reason to resurrect the brand in India is focus on premium vehicles. Honda had shifted focus to volume segment post the sudden switch to diesel powered vehicles in the early years of current decade. It seems though Honda is contemplating a host of premium vehicles to enjoy same success in India as it did before.

Civic is a potential brand that can help Honda regain lost ground in India. The 8th generation Civic was phased out in 2013 due to sluggish demand. It is expected that India will receive the global model which is currently in its 10th generation. Built on the new chassis composed of high-strength steel makes it rigid and at the same time improves driving dynamics. One of the major additions on the sedan would be the new oil burner, lacking in the previous model. The engines will come with 6-speed manual and CVT transmission options. Honda is aiming thorough localisation to achieve aggressive pricing for the base variant.

New Honda Civic 2017 India Launch Date

Honda is expected to launch new Civic in India either by the end of 2017 or by early 2018. Therefore we could also expect to see the car at the 2018 Auto Expo. However, there is no hint around the launch date from the carmaker, but the sedan was spotted near Honda’s manufacturing unit in Tapukara, Rajasthan. The sedan is already on retail in neighbouring markets including Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia.

New Honda Civic 2017 Price in India

Variant Expected Price
Base Model Rs 15 lakh
Top Model Rs 20 lakh

Honda is evaluating options to assemble the sedan locally at its manufacturing units in India. This will curb pricing to a huge extent, allowing pricing it aggressively against strong rivals in the segment. To give it an edge over rivals , Honda is planning to price Civic between Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh.

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