Honda recently took the wraps off the all-new, tenth generation Civic Sedan which has some chances of reaching our country towards the end of next year. Even though the old one was axed a few years ago because the lack of a diesel engine caused slow sales, the all-new model might hit the Indian market but only in sedan form as it’s highly unlikely the coupe featured here will ever reach the country.
Seen in the attached digital illustrations is the upcoming coupe developed primarily for the North American market. This is actually the more appealing Si version which brings some sporty cosmetic tweaks both inside and out. Taking into account the sedan will go on sale this fall in United States, chances are the coupe will be out sometime next year and will likely remain a model only for North America as Honda currently doesn’t have plans to sell this car in Europe where the five-door hatchback is planned to go on sale early 2017.
Getting back to the sedan, sources close to Honda India have unofficially announced the factory is being prepared for the new model which is expected to be offered with a four-cylinder, 1.5-liter i-DTEC borrowed from the Amaze and City, but probably tuned a little bit to squeeze more power taking into account the Civic will be bigger and a more upscale product. Chances are the diesel will be sold alongside the familiar 1.8-liter i-VTEC gasoline engine while the gearbox choices will include both manual and automatic for the gasoline while the diesel is expected to be a manual-only affair.
If the report regarding the launch of the new Civic in India turns out to be true, expect the compact sedan to arrive in our country by the end of 2016 or at the beginning of 2017.