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It’s here! Honda Cars India has finally launched the Civic. Prices start at Rs 17.70 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 22.30 lakh (ex-showroom). The tenth-generation model that we’ve received also features all the styling updates the car received during its mid-life update. Honda didn’t bother launching the ninth-gen Civic in India but with this one, it has followed the same mantra that it did with the new CR-V launch last year. What is it? We’ll get to that in just a moment. First, let’s look at the complete price list:

 

  • Petrol
    • V – Rs 17,69,900
    • VX – Rs 19,19,900
    • ZX – Rs 20,99,900
  • Diesel
    • VX – Rs 20,49,900
    • ZX – Rs 22,29,900

 

 

That price list gives away the answer to the question we left unanswered. Yes, for the very first time the Honda Civic is available with the option of a diesel engine. The said engine is the same one that debuted in India with the CR-V. It is a 1.6-litre turbocharged mill that puts out 120PS/300Nm. The only transmission option available with it is a 6-speed manual. If that’s not what you want, the Civic is also available in another engine-transmission combination – petrol-CVT. The petrol motor displaces 1.8 litres of fuel and puts out 141PS/174Nm. Mileage figures for petrol and diesel power-plants are 16.5kmpl and 26.8kmpl, respectively.

 

As you’d expect, the Honda Civic comes loaded with features. On the outside, it gets 17-inch alloy wheels, LED-powered headlamps, taillamps and DRLs, a lane watch camera mounted underneath the left-side ORVM, rain sensing wipers and an electric sunroof. Inside, the features list includes 8-way powered driver’s seat, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, push button start/stop and an 8-speaker sound system.

Obviously, there are a bunch of safety features too. The list includes six airbags, hill start assist, electric parking brake, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability assist and a reverse camera with multi-view. The standard warranty for the Honda Civic is 3 years/unlimited km. In India, the Honda Civic will compete against the likes of the Skoda Octavia (Rs 15.99 – 25.99 lakh), Hyundai Elantra (Rs 13.81 – 20.04 lakh) and the Toyota Corolla Altis (Rs 16.45 – 20.19 lakh). All prices are ex-showroom Delhi.