Saar: The tenth-gen Civic is available in three trims, covering two engine-transmission combinations.

 

Yesterday, Honda Cars India launched the all-new Civic at a starting price of Rs 17.70 lakh (ex-showroom). In its tenth generation, the D-segment sedan is available in three trim levels covering two engine-transmission combinations. Before we get the trim-wise list of features, let’s get the vitals out of the way first. Starting, with the prices:

 

TrimPetrolDiesel
VRs 17,69,900-
VXRs 19,19,900Rs 20,49,900
ZXRs 20.99,900Rs 22,29,900

 

How does that price list compare with that of direct rivals?

 

ModelPetrolDiesel
Hyundai ElantraRs 13.81 - 18.91 LakhRs 15.12 - 20.04 Lakh
Skoda OctaviaRs 15.99 - 23.59 LakhRs 17.99 - 25.99 Lakh
Toyota Corolla AltisRs 16.45 - 20.19 LakhRs 17.71 - 19.36 Lakh

 

For the first time ever, the Civic has a diesel engine option in India. It is the same 1.6-litre turbocharged motor that does duty the CR-V and produces 120PS/300Nm. The only transmission available with the diesel is the 6-speed manual unit. The other engine option is a 1.8-litre petrol mill. It produces 141PS/174Nm and is available only with a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). The claimed mileage figures for petrol and diesel engines are 16.5kmpl and 26.8kmpl, respectively. The latter makes the Civic diesel the most frugal in its segment.

As standard, the Civic comes with a 3 years/unlimited km warranty. Honda is offering a choice of five colours for the newly launched sedan – Radiant Red, Platinum White, Modern Steel, Golden Brown and Lunar Silver.

 

It’s time to see what all the Civic gets in each of its trim levels. We’ll follow our simple logic here, which is listing only those features which can potentially make or break a deal. Let’s get on with it.

 

Trim – V

 

Here’s the list of features that sedan gets in its entry-level trim:

 

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Halogen projector headlights
  • LED DRLs
  • Fog lamps
  • LED turn indicators on ORVMs
  • 5.0-inch display mated to a 4-speaker sound system
  • Push button start/stop
  • Remote engine starter (petrol only)
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Power windows
  • Rear defogger
  • Tilt and telescopic steering adjust
  • Four airbags
  • Vehicle Stability Assist
  • Hill Start Assist
  • ABS with EBD and BA
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Rear parking sensors
  • High-speed alert
  • Seatbelt reminder for front seats

 

This trim, as mentioned in the price list, is available only with the petrol engine. On paper, it has got everything. In this trim, the Civic will appeal to those who are Honda loyalists and want to upgrade from the City.

Trim – VX

 

Compared to the V trim, the VX petrol is Rs 1.5 lakh dearer. And for those want the Civic with a diesel engine, this is the entry point. Listed below are the features that the VX trim brings over and above the V trim:

 

  • Reverse camera with multi-view
  • Leather upholstery
  • 8-way powered driver’s seat
  • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice recognition
  • HDMI port
  • 4 tweeters
  • Colour TFT MID
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Auto dimmer IRVM
  • Auto up and down with anti-pinch with all power windows
  • Auto folding ORVMs
  • Ambient lighting
  • Pop up hood (Diesel only)

 

Is the price difference justified? We think so. The VX trim will be popular amongst those who don’t want the flashy stuff like a sunroof or larger alloy wheels. And, of course, this is likely to be the more popular trim for those who want a diesel Civic.

Trim – ZX

 

This is where the pricing, as per us, goes berserk. Compared to the VX trim, the asking price for the ZX trim goes up by Rs 1.8 lakh. Why? Let’s find out what for:

 

  • 6 airbags
  • Lane-watch camera
  • Full LED headlamps with auto on/off
  • LED fog lamps
  • Electric sunroof with remote opening and closing
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Rain sensing wipers

 

We feel the price difference for the amount of kit the ZX trim adds over the VX trim is a bit too steep. Only those who really want the Civic and can’t do without a sunroof to flaunt will be drawn towards this trim.

 

That’s the Honda Civic covered for you. Do let us know if you agree or disagree with anything we had added over and above the facts and figures. If you have any feedback for us, we welcome those as well.