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Honda Civic 2016

 

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OVERVIEW

One of the biggest Japanese automaker Honda has established its presence in india , known mostly for luxury cars. In year 1999 , Honda civic was launched , which got a overwhelming response as a luxury sedan in Indian market though there were fewer cars to compete in that segment. Present day Indian automotive luxury segment has many vehicles to compete , in this era of tough competition Honda is once again ready to launch new version of Honda civic which will get Diesel variant too.

EXTERIOR

Honda civic exterior

Honda Civic 2016 is completely evolved version of earlier luxury sedan.  The newer version gets chrome slab in front , honeycomb front radiator grill and day running led lights. It also gets power adjusted ORVMs with body colored shade and integrated indicators into it. Power moon-roof , 16 inch alloy wheels , clear lens rear lights , a new stylish rear bumper with chrome slab. Fair ground clearance of 170mm and turning radius of 5.4 metres with a world class ride makes it true luxury sedan.

INTERIOR

2015 Honda Civic Si Coupe

Interior of Honda Civic is up to level where it can be called a true luxury sedan in terms of aesthetics , comfort and space. It has leather trimmed interiors, adjustable seats with heated front seats, height adjustable driver’s seat, reclining front and fold-down rear seatbacks, adjustable head restraints and adjustable front seat-belt anchors, i-MID with 5-inch LCD screen showing average fuel economy and speed indicator, clock, Bluetooth Hands Free Link, customizable feature settings, Digital odometers, trip-meters and fuel-mileage indicators, elapsed time and exterior temperature indicator, Miles-To-Empty indicator, Maintenance Minder System, Rear-view camera with guidelines, Pandora compatibility, SMS Text Message Function, Turn-By-Turn indicators and welcome screen, a powerful AC with Automatic Climate Control System and Air-Filtration System, Honda Satellite-linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition, FM Traffic and Multi-angle Rear-view camera with guidelines.

POWERTRAIN

Honda Civic 2015 has a powerful 1798cc, 1.8L, In-line 4-cylinder, 16-valve SOHC i-VTEC, Aluminium-alloy cylinder head, Drive-by-Wire throttle system, Eco Assist System, MPFI, Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer based petrol engine. It generates a maximum power of 140 bhp at 6500 rpm and a maximum torque of 174 Nm at 4300 rpm and has both five speed manual as well automatic gearbox transmission. It has a compression ratio of 10.6:1 and bore and stroke of 81mm and 87.3mm respectively. It also has an ECON button which upon pushing makes the engine operate in more environmental friendly way. It has a good average mileage of 13.2kmpl. Honda will also add a diesel engine to this model after few months of its launching.

SAFETY FEATURES

New Honda Civic is loaded with safety features like ABS , EBD , BA ,Dual-stage multiple-threshold front SRS Airbags, 3-point seat belts at all seating positions with Automatic Tensioning System at front seats, SmartVent front side Airbags, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children(LATCH) rear seat mounting system, side curtain Airbags with Rollover sensor, Tire Pressure Monitoring System(TPMS), Vehicle Stability Assist(VSA) with Traction Control, driver’s and front passenger’s seat belt reminder and child-proof rear door locks.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine Displacement 1798 cc
Maximum Power 118 Bhp @ 4000 rpm
Maximum Torque 300 Nm @ 3000 rpm
Fuel Type Diesel
Transmission/Gearbox 6-Speed Manual Gearbox
Emission Standard ULEV-2/PZEV
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System  
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Mileage (City) 12.6 kmpl (approx.)
Mileage (Highway) 16.51 kmpl (approx.)
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 4556 mm
Overall Width 1752 mm
Overall Height 1435 mm
Wheelbase 2700 mm
Minimum Ground Clearance 170 mm
Turning Radius 5.40 metres
Front Headroom 962.6 mm
Rear Headroom 919.4 mm
Front Legroom 1066.8 mm
Rear Legroom 919.48 mm
Front HipRoom 1282.7 mm
Rear HipRoom 1305.5 mm
Front Track 1498 mm
Rear Track 1521 mm
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 5 (2 + 3)
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 4 Doors
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 litres
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brakes Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Front Suspension Multi-Link Rear Suspension, Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension Multi-Link Rear Suspension, Stabilizer Bar
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 195/65 R15
Rear Tyre 195/65 R15
Alloy Wheels  Yes
Wheels 17″ Alloys
Spare Wheel Compact Spare Tyre T135/80 D15 99M
Tubeless Tyres
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
One Touch Triple Turn Signal  Yes
Steering Mounted Controls Yes (Cruise / Audio / Phone / i-MID / Navigation)
Trunk Room Light  Yes
Power Outlet Yes (Front 12V Power Outlet)
Rear AC Vents Yes (Rear-Seat Heater Ducts)
Remote Fuel Filler  Yes
Centre Console With Cup Holder Yes (Center Console with Sliding Armrest and Storage Compartment)
Hands-free Bluetooth  Yes
Vanity mirror Yes (Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Mirrors)
Variable Intermittent Wipers  Yes
Air Conditioner Yes (Automatic Climate Control)
Rear Seat (Split) Yes (60/40 Split)
Keyless Entry  Yes
Power Steering Yes (Motion-Adaptive Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS), (Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column)
Rear Defogger Yes (Rear Window Defroster with Timer)
Engine Start/Stop Button Yes (ECON Button, ECON Mode Indicator)
Audible Headlight-on Reminder  Yes
Clutch Foot Rest Driver’s Footrest
Power Windows Yes (Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver’s Window)
Remote Boot Release  Yes
MID (Multi Information Display) Yes (i-MID with 5-Inch LCD Screen and Customizable Feature Settings) (Welcome Screen)
EXPECTED PRICE
16,00,000 INR

Honda Mobilio

Expected Launch: July 2014
Expected Price: 6.50 – 9 lakhs

The Brio platform is one of Honda’s major developments for the Asian markets. The platform currently underpins the Brio hatchback and the Amaze sedan, while a third model is expected to be launched in India this July. This all-new car is called the Honda Mobilio and is a seven-seater MVP that will take on the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.
The Honda Mobilio MPV (codenamed 2NH) is 4.4-metres long (wheelbase of 2.6-metres) and has a ground clearance of 185mm. It may appear like a stretched out version of the Brio but much like Amaze, it looks like it has been designed from the ground up to be an MPV. The Mobilio is a budget MUV, and so it shares a lot of components with the other Honda cars that would help it achieve a very competitive pricing. Despite this budget tag, the Mobilio looks and feels premium car with a trendy design and the Honda badge at the front.
The interiors of the new car are similar to that of the other Honda cars with beige being the predominant colour. The front two rows will certainly be spacious with a foldable third-row that can either accommodate children or make way for extra luggage.
The music system will be similar to that of the City sedan and it will have to be seen whether the touch screen AC panel will be fitted on the higher trims. The safety features will be up to the mark – ABS-EBD will be standard on all except the base variant and, at least the top two variants will get front airbags.
The Mobilio will be powered by the new 1.5-litre turbocharged Earth Dreams diesel engine churning out 100bhp and 205Nm – the same unit that powers the Amaze and City. The petrol variants will get the 1.5-litre i-VTEC unit putting out 117bhp and 145Nm of torque.
The Honda Mobilio has reached production stage and the MVP is expected to reach the showrooms by July end. Honda will target the Ertiga with the new car, so expect a starting price of around Rs 6.25 lakh for the petrol base variant, the top-end diesel on the other hand should carry a price tag of around Rs 9 lakh. We have seen the Mobilio at the 2014 Auto Expo and are pretty impressed with the overall product. Once launched, the Mobilio will also compete with the Chevrolet Enjoy and Mahindra Quanto.

Expected Launch: July 2014
Expected Price: 6.50 – 9 lakhs

THE HONDA CIVIC

   HONDA CIVIC

                                                   The Honda Civic is a perfect masterpiece from Japanese manufacturer.The Honda Civic is quite a looker. It appears futuristic inside and out and there’s no doubting it. Place it in the Star Wars series and it would look completely at home. The cab-forward design has been carried on to the Civic too which partly helps it achieve an aerodynamic shape. The Honda Civic is a low-slung car which endows it with a sporty stance that is enhanced by the perfect harmony between the front end, side and the rear of the car. The V-shaped hood and fenders merge perfectly while at the rear you get a good dose of style. The double-barreled tail pipe looks stunning and adds to the style quotient.

Equating the dashboard with a cockpit will not be an exaggeration; such is its look. The moment you look at it, you go “ooh la la”. The digital display, the luminescent blue lighting of the instrument panel, that asymmetrical centre console, the funky steering wheel and the unconventional placing of the handbrake lever all make it look and feel extremely sporty. The quality of plastics is quite good and the interior has a built-to-last feel to it. The seats offer sufficient comfort and are good for long journeys but the low rear bench can be a bit bothersome when an occupant would like to stretch the legs. The soft rear armrest and ample legroom ensure that despite of being driver-focused, the Civic will not do too bad as a chauffeur-driven alternative.

It’s a Honda motor that lurks under that bonnet, so refinement and reliability are taken for granted. The 1.8-litre, 130bhp engine is rev-happy and comes equipped with the famed VTEC badge. The sprint to hundred clicks is negotiated in a shade less than 10 seconds, and that is pretty rapid by any measure. It is not as frugal as we would have expected but still manages to deliver about 11kpl overall. The body-roll is evident but it is not something that you cannot control. The long wheelbase and wide track help the Civic remain calm and stable at all speeds. The tyres offer copious amount of grip but what gives the plot away is the ride quality. Though cushy and pliant on regular Indian roads, it tends to take on a choppy note when shown a pothole. The rear tends to crash which is surely not a good thing. Also, the light steering, though a jolly nice thing to have in the city, does not induce a sense of confidence when doing highway speeds.

Spectacular design and gorgeous looks makes the Civic one of the most alluring cars in the country. The interiors are extraordinary and futuristic and the quality is extremely good. This is the car to have when on the track owing to its dynamic ability and eager-to-rev engine. Ride quality over even modestly broken roads is not good (considering that this is a premium car) but it gets better as you pick up speed. Boot space too is not as spacious as the rivals.

SPECIFICATIONS

DX LX EX/EX-L
Engine Type In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder
Engine Block/Cylinder Head Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy
Displacement (cc) 1798 1798 1798
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 140 @ 6500 140 @ 6500 140 @ 6500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 128 @ 4300 128 @ 4300 128 @ 4300
Redline (rpm) 6700 6700 6700
Bore and Stroke (mm) 81 x 87.3 81 x 87.3 81 x 87.3
Compression Ratio 10.6:1 10.6:1 10.6:1
Valve Train 16-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® 16-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® 16-Valve SOHC i-VTEC®
Multi-Point Fuel Injection Standard Standard Standard
Drive-by-Wire™ Throttle System Standard Standard Standard
Front-Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
Eco Assist™ System[1]  Standard Standard Standard
CARB Emissions Rating ULEV-2/PZEV[2]  ULEV-2/PZEV[2]  ULEV-2/PZEV[2] 
Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer Standard Standard Standard
100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups[3]  Standard Standard Standard

 
MILEAGE

DX LX EX/EX-L
5-Speed Manual (City/Highway/Combined) 28 / 36 / 31 28 / 36 / 31  
5-Speed Automatic (City/Highway/Combined) 28 / 39 / 32 28 / 39 / 32 28 / 39 / 32
Fuel (gal) 13.2 13.2 13.2
Required Fuel Regular Unleaded Regular Unleaded Regular Unleaded

HONDA CITY i-VTEC

      HONDA CITY i-VTEC

The new Honda City comes with a 1500 cc i-VTEC engine, with both automatic and manual transmissions and comes at a price of rs Rs 7.7 lakh and Rs 8.9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Honda hopes that the new City would help the company arrest the ongoing sales decline in the Indian car market and improve sales. Diwali and the festive season is approaching, and this is the right time to launch cars in India as purchases go up – and Honda wants to cash in on whatever is possible at this time.

The earlier Hodna City was not to everyone’s liking – some called it space-age, but any thought it was just odd. With the new Honda City, you would not have any such complaints. This truly is a space-age dsign from the front, and evokes images of the Honda FCX Clarity fuel cell car as well as the new Accord or Acura, while from the side, it is quite like a Honda Civic.

                  The headlights are sharp and angular, there is a lot of steel on the grill, rear combination lights look sharp and snazzy. Flanks are neat and clean. Honda calls the design of the new City an ‘arrow shot form’.

              The new Honda City is longer, wider and sturdier, says Honda. It is 4420 mm long – 5 mm longer than the old City, it is wider  by 5 mm (1695 mm) and 15mm shorter while still giving you the same ground clearance and headspace. Wheelbase is now longer by 100 mm.

Interiors are much improved and smarter with a steering wheel that is borrowed from the Civic (but with added steeign wheel controls – aargh! – I don’t have that even in my Civic!), 5 Speed Automatic Transmission with a Paddle Shift option like in the Civic (as I said earlier, a first in its class), dual tone interiors, integrated audio system, great looking meters and dials. The interior design matches or even beats the Honda Civic.

New Honda City – i-VTEC engine

The 1500 cc i-VTEC engine in the new Honda City produces 118 PS – I think that is somewhat close to 115 or so bhp. Everyone, stand up and bow to the new mid-size emperor.

  • Arrowshot Form Design
  • Appealing Front Grille
  • Sharp Front Headlights
  • Aerodynamic Look
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  • 1.5 l i-VTEC Engine,118ps
  • Paddle Shift
  • E10
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  • Spacious Interiors
  • Advanced Integrated Audio
  • Multiple Storage
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  • SRS Airbags
  • ABS with Brake Assist
  • G-CON

SPECIFICATIONS
Details
E MT / S MT / V MT
V AT
Dimensions
Overall Length (Mm)
4420
Overall Width (Mm)
1695
Overall Height (Mm)
1480
Wheelbase (Mm)
2550
Ground Clearance (Mm)
160
Kerb Weight (Kg)
1100
1155
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
42
Engine
Engine
1.5L (SOHC) 4 Cylinder, 16 Valve I-VTEC
Displacement (Cc)
1497
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection
Fuel Efficiency*
16.7 Kmpl
15.5 Kmpl
Performance
Max. Power (PS/Rpm)
118 / 6600
Max. Torque (Nm/Rpm)
146 / 4800
Transmission
Type
Synchronized, 5-Speed Forward & 1 Reverse
5AT With Paddle Shift & 1 Reverse
Suspension
Front Suspension
McPherson Strut With Stabilizer, Coil Spring
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam Axle With Stabilizer, Coil Spring
Steering
Steering System
Rack & Pinion
Power Assist
Power Steering (EPS)
Minimum Turing Radius(M)
5.3
Brakes
Front Brake
Disc
Rear Brake
Drum
Tyres & Wheels
Wheel Type
Steel (1.55) Alloy (1.5V)
Alloy (1.5V)
Wheel Size
15×5.5J
Tyres
175/65 R15 (Tubeless)

HONDA CIVIC

Honda Siel Cars India (HSCI) has launched the newer version of its popular premium sedan segment model Honda Civic with some new exterior features and some interior cosmetic changes. The newer version of Honda Civic is more stylish than its older version and its front look has been enhanced with its stylish grille, fog lamps and sporty headlamps. The all new Honda Civic is available with three variants – Honda Civic S MT with manual transmission gearbox and Honda Civic V MT and V AT which is available with manual and automatic transmission option respectively.
The current Honda Civic, which was first introduced as the 2006 model year, is available now as Honda Civic S MT, Honda Civic V MT and Honda Civic V AT. All the three variants of Honda Civic are powered by a i-VTEC 1.8-litre, 4 cylinder, 16 valve, PGM-Fi petrol engine, which pumps out maximum power of 132 Ps at 3200 rpm and produces a peak torque of 17.5 kgm at 4300 rpm. Honda Civic S MT and V MT variants are mated with a five speed manual gearbox while the top end V AT variant comes coupled with 5 speed automatic transmission with paddle shift. The new Honda Civic has got front ventilated disc and rear disc brakes along with front McPherson Strut and rear double-wishbone type suspension. The car has power steering and tubeless 15 inch alloy wheels as well.

Honda has also introduced two accessories packages Elegance and Inspire with Honda Civic. The Elegance package offers rear door sunshade, Illuminated Side Step Garnish and Door Visor while the Inspire package offers Front Under Spoiler, Trunk Spoiler, Rear Under Spoiler and Side Under Spoiler. The fog lamps are optional in S grade in the Elegance and Inspire package. The all new Honda Civic is a luxurious sedan model which has lot of advanced features to offer to its potential buyers – new i-VTEC engine, new aerodynamic design, more grandeur, increased interior space, and of course, top-notch performance.

For the Elegance package (without Fog Lamps) you need to pay Rs 24,000 extra and Elegance package (with Fog Lamps) you have to pay Rs 40,000 extra. For Inspire package (without Fog Lamps) you need to pay Rs 65,500 extra and Inspire package (with Fog Lamps) you need to pay Rs 81,500 extra.

The new Honda Civic additionally sports features such as leather seats, front fog lamps and turn indicators integrated into outside rear-view mirrors. The front fascia of the Honda Civic is aggressive and sporty; it has smoky headlights, metallic front grille, aerodynamic front bumper in body colour and front fog lamps. The electronically retractable ORVMs are also in body colour and now integrated with turn indicators. The door handles and door protectors are also wrapped in body colour; however V MT/AT variants come with chrome door handles and body colour door protectors with chrome insert. The green tinted front windshield features 3 speed intermittent wiper that is opposed flat-blade type. The rear side of the Honda Civic has eye-catching attributes. The compact rear end has Octo combi tail lights and dual exhaust pipes that look funky. The rear side look can be enhanced with Inspire package that offers three types of spoilers.

Those accustomed to the Honda Civic conservative tradition will be surprised to find a dramatic-looking interior that features a new two-tier dashboard layout. The latest Honda Civic are dressed with steering mounted controls, CD/MP3 player with AM/Fm player and 6 speakers. The other interior features include fabric and leather upholstery, beige and black interior colour combination, map and cabin lights, digital multiplex meter with illumination control and information display with trip metre.

Safety is another important aspect for Honda Civic, which it had decided for its customers. Available with SRS dual front air bags, ABS (Antilock Brake System) with EBD and brake assist system, the car ensures responsive handling. Other safety features include front fog lamps, engine immobilizer, auto door lock, child proof rear door lock, security alarm system and keyless entry with answerback, etc.

 

Honda Civic Models

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Honda Civic Models

Honda Civic 1.8 S MT It is the base variant of Honda Civic that comes with some basic features but it lacks some standard luxury features and some advanced safety features that are available in the top end variant of these cars.
Honda Civic 1.8 V AT It offers some additional features that are Leather Upholstery, Cruise Control, Out Door Mirrors with Turn Indicator, Front Fog Lamps, Chrome Finished Outside Door Handles, Chrome Door Trims, etc.
Honda Civic 1.8 V MT This variant offers same features that Honda Civic 1.8 V MT carries with the only difference being its automatic transmission gearbox.
Honda Civic 1.8 V MT Sunroof The Inspire package offers Front Under Spoiler, Trunk Spoiler, Rear Under Spoiler and Side Under Spoiler. It does not feature front fog lamps.
Honda Civic 1.8 V AT Sunroof This S Inspire package is just same as V Inspire and comes added with front fog lamps.

Compare Honda Civic Models

Honda Civic Mileage, Average And Fuel Economy

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Honda Civic TachoMeter The Honda Civic is available with petrol engine with both manual and automatic transmission options. The all new Honda Civic is powered by the new 1.8L, 1799cc, i-VTEC, 4 cylinder, petrol engine with five speed manual transmission gearbox. The 1.8 litre petrol engine develops a top power of 132 Ps at 6,300 rpm and churns out a peak torque of 17.5 kgm at 4,300 rpm. With PGM-FI (Programmable Electronic Fuel Injection) technology powering its fuel supply system, it offers higher engine performance with better fuel efficiency. The MT variant of Honda Civic offer mileage of 10.8 kmpl in urban roads while on highway it gives 15.5 kmpl which makes it the most fuel efficient car in its segment. On the other hand, another variant of Honda Civic which is packed with automatic transmission gearbox offers mileage of 8.9 kmpl mileage in city and 13.1 kmpl mileage on highways.

Honda Civic Power

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Honda Civic PhotosThe Honda Civic is powered by a 1.8 litre, 1799cc, i-VTEC, 4 cylinder, petrol engine that pumps out a top power of 132 Ps at 6300 rpm and develops a top torque of 17.5 kgm at 4300 rpm. The car is incorporated with a five speed manual and 5 speed automatic transmission with paddle shift (only with V AT variant). Honda offers the option of both manual and automatic gearbox and you can choose one of them according to your requirement. With automatic gearbox you can have fun while driving in city or on highways but it will reduce the mileage and add a little weight while the MT version ensure higher fuel efficiency and engine performance. The i-VTEC technology works for engine performance at high speed by controlling air-fuel intake valves and exhaust valves.

Honda Civic Colors

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These colors are available with all variants of Honda Civic

 
Tafeta White
 
Habanero Red
 
Alabaster Silver Metallic
 
Polished Metal Metallic
 
Crystal Black Pearl

Honda Civic Acceleration & Pick-Up

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Honda Civic Gear The Honda Civic comes loaded with a 1.8 litre, 1799cc, 4 cylinder, SOHC, i-VTEC petrol powerplant that offers maximum power of 132 Ps at 6,300 rpm and offers a top torque of 17.5 kgm at 4300 rpm. The Civic is mated with a five speed manual gearbox and the AT version is coupled with five speed automatic transmission with paddle shift that helps to get more realistic acceleration. The i-VTEC technology plays a very important part to enhance engine power, fuel economy and performance. Honda Civic takes only 4.7 seconds to go from 0-60 kmph while to cover 0-100 kmph acceleration, it takes double the time.

Honda Civic Exterior

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The Honda sedan, Honda Civic possesses aggressive and sporty exterior whether it is its front view or the rear side view.  The front fascia of the Civic is designed with sporty components that look amazing when cars moves in the city traffic. The nose of the car is designed with smoky headlights, metallic front grille with centrally positioned Honda logo; front lower grille comes at the center while the both ends have fog lamps. The front fascia tells the tale of its sound designing. The body coloured electrically retractable ORVMs are now given luxurious character by integrating turn indicators.

The Honda Civic comes with stylish rear view that adds to the sporty appearance of the car; it has body colour door handles in the base model while these are chrome finished in the higher end variants. The door protectors are in body colour in the base variant and chrome insert is there in the top-end versions. The door glasses and and windshield glasses have a green tint.

The rear end of the Honda Civic matches the front with its octo combi lights and dual exhaust pipe finish. The compact trunk gate looks elegant with body match bumper. The Honda Civic comes with two exterior design packages i.e. Elegance and Inspire. The Elegance package comprises of rear door sunshade, illuminated side steps garnish and door visor while the Inspire package consists of front under spoiler, trunk spoiler, rear under spoiler and side under spoiler.

Exterior Measurements

The Honda Civic comes with sporty outer appearance and competes with the likes of Chevrolet Cruze, Skoda Octavia and Skoda Laura. The Civic is a little smaller in size compared to the Cruze. The overall length of the Civic is 4545mm, width 1750mm and height is 1450mm. It has got 2700mm of wheelbase and 170mm of ground clearance. The kerb weight of the Honda Civic is 1240 kg that is very much less than the Chevrolet Cruze.

Honda Civic Interior

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The Honda Sedan – Honda Civic – which was introduced in India a long way back now sports futuristic interior and exterior design as well as features. The front cabin of the Civic has been designed like a cockpit of a plane. And the feature which has turned this cabin into a cockpit is its instrument panel. The two-tone panel sports two section; the console has blue lit digital speedometer, tachometer and fuel economy indicator, outside temperature, and digital odometer. The dashboard houses centrally placed audio system and AC controls; 4 AC vents are fitted at the dashboard for extra cooling of the cabin. Apart from that, three spoke power steering wheel of the Honda Civic now sports mounted cruise controls that allows you to drive the car at a set speed of over 40 kmph without using accelerator pedal.

The five seater sedan, Honda Civic comes with new fabric in seats in S MT variant while leather upholstery is available with V MT and AT variants. The interior colour combination of the Civic is beige and black that complements the luxurious inside appearance. The car comes with ample illumination both in the front and rear passenger cabin that includes map light, driver side power window illumination switch, steering lock illumination, rear reading light, high mount stop lamp and trunk light.

Interior Comfort

The new offering in the Honda Civic family not only looks better in terms of its exterior and exterior but also offers a complete range of comfort features. The car has got Air Conditioner with heater; the AC vents are finished in silver. The front seat row has cup holder, console pocket with slide type lid, centre armrest which is also slide type with storage and USB port. All seats are packed with adjustable headrest that ensure safety and comfort of the occupants. The drive seat in the Honda Civic is height adjustable. Both the cabins are designed in a way to provide overall seating comfort. The cruise control feature has been installed in the car for highway driving in which you can set the speed over 40 kmph without keep your foot on the accelerator pedal.

Other interior features include rear seat centre armrest with audio control, fabric door lining, Aux jack, full flat floor, rear parking sensor, paddle shift with AT variant, front seat back pocket, sunvisor vanity mirror with lid, organ type accelerator, key in, seat belt and head lamp-on alarm, low fuel warning lamp.

Honda Civic Engine Capacity & Performance

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Honda Civic Engine The all new Honda Civic is now available across the country with modern features and stylish look. The sedan is powered by a 1.8 litre, i-VTEC, 1799cc, 4 cylinder, SOHC, petrol engine that is capable enough to churn out 132 Ps of max power at 6300 rpm and develops a top torque of 17.5 kgm at 4300 rpm. The mill of the Honda Civic is short-stroke type like modern engines and ensures less friction thereby helps it to live long.

The vehicle is coupled with a five speed manual transmission and 5 speed automatic gearbox with paddle shift. In view to get maximum performance from the powertrain of the Honda Civic, i-VTEC technology is installed; the technology ensures better engine performance along with higher fuel efficiency and zipper acceleration. Besides, Honda i-VTEC technology together with Drive-by-wire, Throttle System ensures that the exhilaration stays on even after the drive is over. The throttle valve is controlled accurately and precisely with computer assistance via electric signals instead of conventional mechanical cable. The automatic gearbox of the Honda Civic is incorporated with paddle shift gear. You can also shift gears manually through sequential MT mechanism in AT version. The Honda sedan takes only 4.7 seconds to go from 0 to 60 kmph while to cover 0-100 kmph acceleration, it takes double the time.

Honda Civic Wheels

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Honda Civic Wheels The iconic sedan from Honda, Honda Civic is assembled with 15 inch 5 spoke alloy wheels; the tyres are tubeless. The wheel rim size is 15X6J and tyres are 195/65 R 15. The five spoke alloy wheels of the car improve the overall exterior appearance.

Honda Civic Braking & Handling

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Honda Civic DashBoard The popular sedan Honda Civic comes featured with advanced braking and suspension system that works to safeguard the car along with provide comfort to the occupants. The front brakes of the Civic are ventilated disc type while the rear ones are disc type. The braking system incorporates ABS with EBD and brake assist.

The Honda Civic has been equipped with sound suspension system as well; the front suspension of the car are McPherson Strut, Coil Spring with Trosion Bar type while the rear forks are Trailing arm type Double-wishbone. The front suspension pair ensures improved and responsive return of the steering wheel along with keeping the vehicle straight at high speed. On the other hand, the rear shockers improve comfort during driving and ensure lateral rigidity of wheel and stability.

Honda Civic Handling & Safety

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Honda Civic Safety The Honda Civic has got a great performer under its bonnet, it is also coupled with great features that includes advanced brakes, suspension, smooth steering wheel, a compact gear knob, etc. All the above mentioned features helps you to handle the sedan smoothly. The power steering and smooth gears provides ultimate driving experience. The suspension system of the Honda Civic ensures great riding comfort along with providing stability to the vehicle. The 5.4 meters of turning radius allows you to cruze your vehicle with sharp turns. Although the ground clearance of the Civic is higher but becomes unusable due to all side skirts. The sedan is blessed with cruise control system by which you can set a speed of over 40 kmph and can drive your car without using the acceleration paddle.

The Honda Civic is armored with a lot of safeguard features that include active and passive safety equipment. The Civic comes equipped with G-CON Technology, an advanced passive shielding that offers the occupant a survival zone in case of an unavoidable collision. The active features include ABS with EBD and brake assist, SRS Airbags, Pretensioner Seat Belts and Anti-theft Immobilizer. There are some other small but important safety features are installed in the new Honda Civic such as front fog lamps, security alarm system and keyless entry with answerback, auto door lock, rear window defroster, driver side one touch auto power window, child proof rear door lock, inner rear view mirror, dual horn and wave key.

The body of the Honda Civic is made from high-tensile steel/stiffener for better reinforcement; advanced compatibility body structure is used as well for full-proof rigidity.

Honda Civic Stereo & Accessories

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The sporty looking Honda Civic sports funky audio system and speakers. The sedan comes fitted with Integrated Audio AM/FM 1 CD/MP3 with USB and Aux-in; the system is offered with two speakers at front and at rear seat row along with 2 tweeters. With this type of advanced audio system, you’ll never be able to tell if you’re cruising or are in a discotheque. The rear armrest comes featured with audio controls as well. The inside cabin has been incorporated with Air Conditioner and heater; the AC vents are wrapped in silver finish to enhance the looks.

Honda Civic Pros & Cons

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Honda Civic Pros :
The exterior and interior are very stylish and come with advanced features. The engine is powerful and delivers great performance.
Honda Civic Cons :
Second seat row is a little congested.

Honda Civic Price

Rs 12,71,393* – Rs 15,00,040

HONDA JAZZ FACELIFT

                                                  HONDA JAZZ FACELIFT

                                                                                        

                                                                                    These are the first pictures of a facelifted Honda Jazz on test, spotted by our reader Kunal Teotia. The spy pictures show a taped up front end which reveals the facelift would include an updated front profile with new bumpers, grille and revised headlamps.
However the Jazz facelift in other markets comprises of revised tail-lamps with LED bulbs too but the test-mule spotted in India had the current-generation tail-lamps and there were no changes spotted at the rear end.  
                   For other markets, the engine, a 1.2-liter unit remains unchanged, although small tweaks have been carried out to improve fuel consumption. Other mechanical revisions include new suspension settings – claimed by Honda to “increase ride comfort and improve handling” – and changes to the steering set-up to improve feel.
                                                          As seen in the other global markets, the updated Jazz includes new suspension settings in order to improve ride and handling. Honda is now introducing a CVT transmission in other markets where Jazz is sold. Since sales of automatic transmission equipped vehicles is on a rise in India, Honda India could follow suit and launch a CVT-equipped Jazz in order to garner more sales numbers.
                                            Just to get a hint of what the front would look like, we are including the picture of Honda’s facelifted Jazz which is on sale in other global markets. The Jazz facelift will arrive in India sometime later this year.

                           Now, the new Jazz has six air bags (two of them in front and side), stability control, and seat belts in the rear. Still on the interior, features a USB, and Bluetooth handsfree for mobile phones, and multi-function trip meter on the instrument panel.
                                                                                                  
                                                                                                     On the exterior, there are LED taillights and grille as on the model type R. In addition, there are front and rear bumper sport-style, side skirts, fog lights, and tire size of 15 inches (for variant VTI). For VTI-S variant, in addition to the above, there is an additional rear spoiler and 16-inch tires (still with wheels 15).

THE HONDA’S UPCOMING HATCHBACK- HONDA BRIO

                                                          HONDA BRIO 

                                                                            In country like India, the automobile market is dominated by hatchbacks. Here most of the auto giants who wish to set a firm base in India, are focusing on small car market. Honda tried the same thing with the Jazz, but the expensive price tag didn’t work in it’s favour. So, Honda now plans to launch a small car for the Indian car market.

                                  Honda had unveiled its small car concept the 2010 Auto Expo, and the company plans to launch this small car in India somewhere around in early 2011. This new small car will be smaller than four metres in length and will get Honda Jazz‘s 1.2-litre petrol engine to avail the duty cut.
The dimensions of the efficiently packaged Brio now in Thailand are 3610mm in length, 1680mm wide and 1485mm height and will sell in two variants, namely S and V, both of which are equipped with a 4 cylinder, 1.2 liter, i-VTEC engine that produces 90PS of power.

Mated to a five speed gearbox, the ‘made for Thailand’ BRIO also comes with a CVT gearbox option, which will be available only on the V variant. Honda has provided safety technologies including dual SRS front airbags, disc brakes, anti-lock braking system and electronic brake distribution as standard in all versions.

                                     Thai prices range for the BRIO swings between 4- 5 lakh Baht in Thailand, which is exactly what we think will be the BRIO’s price in lakhs when we it comes to India. Having qualified as a eco-car in Thailand, the fuel economy (100km/5 liter) and subsequent pricing of the BRIO in India will be its most demand defining features. Expect the car to be come into India sometime in July or August 2011.

                                                                      The next global small car for emerging markets from Honda, the Brio is an exercise in efficiency, design and value. Based on the recently shown prototypes in Thailand, the Brio is expected to offer Honda’s smart approach of maximizing cabin space, albeit in its smallest package outside Japan yet

Version (Specification) Price
(Ex-Showroom)
Engine Detail Average (Kmpl) Fuel Type
City Highway Overall
Honda Brio Base Rs. 5,00,000 (cc)
1.2 L VTEC
18 21 19 Petrol

Estimated price: Rs 4-5 lakh