The Honda Civic diesel is all set to make a comeback in July 2020, in BS6 specification.
Honda has opened the order books for the diesel Civic that will make a comeback in BS6 guise, soon. The 10th generation Honda Civic was launched in India on the 7th of March, 2019 in BS4 spec. And while the petrol BS6 Civic went on sale earlier, we’re assuming demand for the diesel Civic continued to be strong for Honda Car India, for them to decide to bring back the Civic diesel. In other news, of the total demand received for the new Creta, Hyundai has announced that 55 per cent customers have opted for the diesel versions of the Creta. So, demand continues to be strong for diesel cars in India.
Coming back to the Civic diesel, it will continue to be powered by Honda’s 1.6-litre i-DTEC, four cylinder, turbo diesel engine that’s good for 118bhp of max power @ 4,000rpm and 300Nm of peak torque @ 2,000rpm. The Civic diesel in India was offered with a six-speed manual transmission as standard and this will continue to be the case when the car is re-launched next month, in July 2020.
Exactly a year ago, in June 2019, the top-spec Honda Civic ZX diesel was priced at Rs. 22.31 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. There was a lower-spec variant on offer as well for about Rs. 20.50 lakh, ex-showroom. Expect prices for the BS6 model to be higher, factoring in the usual cyclical price updates and the added BS6 compliant components, the BS6 Honda Civic diesel’s prices are expected to go up anywhere between Rs. 50,000 to a lakh, with context to the previous year’s prices. Customers can book the Civic diesel online as well from the Honda Car India website.
The BS6 Honda Civic petrol is currently on sale with prices ranging between Rs. 17.94 lakh to Rs. 21.25 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
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