Honda Civic 2019 In Pics: Design, Interior, Features, And More
Here’s a detailed look at the tenth-generation Civic which is set to be launched in March 2019
Update: The Honda Civic prices start at Rs 17.7 lakh to Rs 22.3 lakh across India. The petrol CVT is available in V, VX and ZX variants and the diesel manual is available only in the VX and ZX variants. Full details are here.
The eighth generation Civic left a cult following when it was discontinued in India. While it had a lot to do with its driving dynamics and features on offer, the main attraction for its admirers was the way it looked at the time. Does the new Honda Civic carry forward that baton with an equally appealing package? We’ll let these pictures do the talking.
Up front, the new Honda Civic follows the same philosophy as Honda’s other sedans. A thick chrome grille taking the pride of the place and it is flanked by LED headlamps with LED daytime running lamps. The fog lamps are placed at extreme ends of the bumper and get chrome surrounds.
The new Honda Civic gets a coupe-like side profile instead of a conventional three-box design. The subtle shoulder line, thin A-pillar and flared wheel arches blend well with each other and are easy on the eye as well. Chrome elements find place on the door handles as well as the top of the windowline.
No, we haven’t forgotten the new dual-tone, machine-cut 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped with 215/50-section tyres. The new Honda Civic also gets a safety lamp on the front fender. The turn indicator is positioned on the outside rearview mirror (ORVM).
The ORVM on the left features a camera for the Honda LaneWatch system. When activated, it displays a video feed on the infotainment screen to help eliminate blind spots.
The new Civic’s rear end gets C-shaped LED tail lamps as well as a boot lip spoiler. The Honda badge finds its place bang in the centre while the bottom half of the bumper gets a chrome strip that looks quite classy.
As you’d expect, the insides of the Civic offer the feel-good factor generously. It features ivory leather seats and a sleek dashboard.
The driver gets an 8-way electrically-adjustable seat with memory function. So finding a comfortable driving position is a breeze.
It gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The screen also doubles up as a display for the rear parking camera as well as Honda Lane Watch.
The Civic gets an electric parking brake, hill start assist, eco mode and a brake hold function. The latter retains brake pressure when the car comes to a stop at a traffic light or on an incline.
The 12V power outlet, HDMI and Aux-in ports are located in a little nook under the portion that holds the gear lever. This space isn’t as easy to access as you’d think.
Three point seatbelts are standard for all passengers. The rear bench gets ISOFIX mounts as well.
Rear passengers get a flush folding armrest with cupholders too.
Dedicated AC vent with blower control for rear passengers.
Boot space is rated at 430 litres, making the new Civic’s boot one of the smallest in the segment. However, it is more than adequate to gobble up your family’s luggage on a weekend trip.
The Honda Civic also receives an electric sunroof with bounce back function.
The Civic comes with a 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that produces 141PS of power and 174Nm of torque. This motor boasts of a claimed fuel economy of 16.5kmpl.
For the first time ever, the Civic also gets a diesel engine. It is the same 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine that’s offered with the CR-V. It produces 120PS and 300Nm and offers a fuel economy of 26.8kmpl (claimed).
A 7-step CVT is standard with the 1.8-litre petrol. There’s no manual transmission on offer for now.
The diesel motor, on the other hand, only comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. So if you like shifting cogs yourself, this is the variant to go for.
Safety features on the new Honda Civic include six airbags, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability control, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors. The new Honda Civic received a 5-star safety rating in ASEAN NCAP crash tests.
Wondering how the new Honda Civic is to drive? Read our first drive review here.