Honda Cars India has commenced production of its new 10th generation Civic sedan at its Greater Noida plant.
Commenting on the start of production, Rajesh Goel, senior vice-president and director, Honda Cars India said, “We are delighted to begin the production of all New Civic which will be launched on March 7. We are receiving an outstanding response during the pre-launch phase. In just seven days, we have exceeded our expected three-week pre-booking numbers which is a testament to the excitement the iconic Honda Civic has generated amongst customers.”
The Civic is Honda’s longest running automotive nameplate and currently the largest selling model from Honda globally. The creation of the 10th generation Civic represents one of the most comprehensive and ambitious new-model development ever undertaken by Honda, requiring an unprecedented commitment of R&D resources and Honda engineering prowess.
The Civic will be launched in both petrol and diesel powertrains. According to Honda, the 1.8L i-VTEC petrol engine mated to an advanced CVT offers impressive performance with fuel economy.
The Civic Diesel is being introduced for the first time in India with the 1.6L i-DTEC turbo unit from Honda Earth Dreams Technology series mated to a 6-speed Manual Transmission offering best-in-segment fuel efficiency of 26.8 kilometres per litre and excellent driving performance.