2017 Honda Civic To Set The Adrenaline High With Manual Gearbox

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Honda Motor Co., is all set to launch the 10-generation Civic lineup and to set the adrenaline high, the company will offer six-speed manual gearbox as standard fitment.

Continuing its pedigree of fun-to-drive aspect of the Civic, the Japanese company will add the manual transmission as a standard for the sedan and in the coupe in the EX-T variant.

India is bracing itself with automatic gearbox and every manufacturer are providing it as an option. So how does the manual gearbox in a Civic pump the adrenaline? Most of the auto enthusiasts love the manual gearbox as it provides the fun-to-drive aspect.

The tenth-generation Honda Civic sedan and coupe will feature the sporty and engaging six-speed manual gearbox which will be paired with the 1.5-litre direct injection and turbocharged DOHC engine.

The 1.5-litre petrol mill will churn out 172bhp and 227Nm of peak torque, that's 7Nm increase against the CVT models. The CVT will remain optional on turbocharged EX-T variant while it is standard on EX-L and Touring.

The new 2017 Honda Civic boasts of driver assistance and safety features which include Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, and Road Departure Mitigation.

As of now, Honda has confirmed the 1.5-litre and the 2.0-litre engine for the global customers.

In India, the Honda Civic is expected to be launched by end of 2017 or by 2018. India-bound Honda Civic will mostly be powered by the same specs as the global trims.

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Story first published: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 11:05 [IST]
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