Honda Civic BS6 Diesel Expected India Launch Next Week: Pre-Bookings Started

Honda Cars India is gearing up to launch another vehicle in the India n market. The company is currently selling their flagship sedan, the Civic only in petrol variants. However, automaker recently announced that they will be introducing a diesel variant soon in the Indian market.

Honda Civic BS6 Diesel Expected India Launch Next Week: Details

According to the recent reports from carandbike, Honda is expected to launch the Civic BS6 diesel sometime next week in the country. Pre-bookings for the diesel sedan is already underway ahead of its launch.

Honda Civic BS6 Diesel Expected India Launch Next Week: Details

The Honda Civic diesel is expected to be powered by an updated version of the same engine as seen on the BS4 models. The 1.6-litre i-DTEC four-cylinder diesel engine in its BSIV format produced a maximum power of 118bhp at 4,000rpm and a peak torque of 300 Nm at 2,000rpm.

Honda Civic BS6 Diesel Expected India Launch Next Week: Details

It came mated to a six-speed manual transmission as standard with no optional automatic. The BS6 power train is expected to produce similar power and torque figures as the BS4 models along with the segment-best fuel efficiency mated to a diesel powertrain.

Honda Civic BS6 Diesel Expected India Launch Next Week: Details

Apart from the engine updated, the rest of the features and equipment will be carried forward from its petrol-powered variants. The tenth-gen Civic features a new-age design. It comes equipped with LED headlamps with LED DRLs, a C-shaped LED tail-lamp, fog lamps with chrome surrounds, 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, and a small raised boot lip spoiler.

Honda Civic BS6 Diesel Expected India Launch Next Week: Details

On the inside, it features a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and voice-assisted commands, a multifunction steering wheel, a push-button for start/stop function, dual-zone climate control, digital instrument cluster, and electric sunroof; among others.

Honda Civic BS6 Diesel Expected India Launch Next Week: Details

Alongside the diesel powertrain, the Civic is also offered with a petrol powertrain. It is powered by a 1.8-litre unit producing 140bhp of power and 174Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a standard CVT automatic gearbox.

Honda Civic BS6 Diesel Expected India Launch Next Week: Details

The Honda Civic rivals the Skoda Octavia and the Hyundai Elantra in the Indian market. The Civic petrol model is offered in three variants: V, VX and ZX. The executive sedan retails between Rs 17.94 lakh and Rs 21.25 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi).

Honda Civic BS6 Diesel Expected India Launch Next Week: Details

In related news, Honda has recently launched the 2020 WR-V in the Indian market. The latest iteration of the compact-SUV features subtle changes made inside and out. The new model retails at a starting price of Rs 8.5 lakh, ex-showroom (India) — here are all details.

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Article Published On: Friday, July 3, 2020, 9:46 [IST]
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