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Honda showcased the new Civic at Auto Expo 2018 which sees the sedan return to India for the first time. The 10th generation Honda Civic is expected to be launched in the 2018-19 financial year and rival the likes of Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corolla and the Hyundai Elantra in India. Honda has revealed the specifications of the 2018 Honda Civic for the European market and the India-spec Civic diesel is also expected to feature similar specs. The new Honda Civic diesel mileage was announced, and the sedan boasts a fuel efficiency of 29.41kpl.
The 2018 Honda Civic diesel employs a comprehensively revised 1.6-litre i-DTEC turbocharged four-cylinder engine which produces 118bhp @ 4,000rpm and 300Nm of torque @ 2,000rpm. The unit comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard.The engine helps the 2018 Civic to sprint from 0-100kmh in 10.5 seconds.
While the Euro-spec Honda Civic features the idle/ stop function aiding in higher fuel efficiency, the Indian-spec is expected to offer close to 28kpl. Despite boasting of an excellent power output, the mileage figures are quite impressive when compared to the Honda City's 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel unit. The current diesel engine of the new Honda City delivers 25.6kpl.
Honda is also offering a 9-speed automatic gearbox as optional from mid-2018 for European markets. The 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel engine is already being built in Honda's Tapukara factory in India which will help the carmaker to price the sedan aggressively.
Along with the 1.6-litre diesel engine, Honda will also offer a 1.8-litre petrol engine which churns out 141bhp and 174Nm of torque in the Thailand-spec version. The 1.6-litre diesel unit will be powering the new Honda CR-V as well but will get a twin-turbo to boost the power to 158bhp and 350Nm of torque which will be paired with a 9-speed automatic gearbox.
DriveSpark's Thoughts About The New Honda Civic Diesel Mileage
With a class-leading 29.41kpl, the new Honda Civic diesel version will undoubtedly make you want to drive more in the comfort of the extensive features of the 2018 Honda Civic. The sedan will be positioned in the D-segment in India and is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 15 lakh onwards.