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Honda Civic 2016




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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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  
Mileage (City) 12.6 kmpl (approx.)
Mileage (Highway) 16.51 kmpl (approx.)
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
Seating Capacity 5 (2 + 3)
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 4 Doors
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 litres
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
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
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)
16,00,000 INR

Ford Figo Aspire

aspire front


Ford Figo Inspired FORD FIGO ASPIRE will be the first compact sedan from Ford . The car made its first public appearance at the 2014 Auto Expo, and grabbed a lot of attention. It was perhaps one of the most stylish models presented at the last-year happened auto expo. The Aspire has been built on the same B2E platform as the company’s successful compact SUV, Ford EcoSport. The manufacturer has already confirmed that this upcoming vehicle will be available with a 1.5-litre TDCi diesel and a 1.2-litre TiVCT petrol engine option. As far as transmission is concerned, this vehicle will most likely be offered only with a 5-speed manual transmission option only. Though, we will have to wait for the official launch to know the complete specifications, features and other details. The automaker also claims that this yet to be launched vehicle is going to feature advanced aspects including voice activated SYNC with Ford AppLink function, which allows users to operate various aspects of this vehicle.


The manufacturer is yet to reveal the details regarding the overall trim levels and its list of features. However, all the trim levels will feature all the essential comfort aspects, which makes this vehicle a tough competitor. Its entry level trims might host aspects like power assisted steering, front power windows, adjustable front head restraints, a manually operated air conditioning system, sliding and reclining front seats, storage units and drink holders. At the same time, they will also come with an instrument cluster featuring a speedometer, tachometer, trip-meter and fuel gauge. While the mid range variants could feature driver’s seat height adjuster, dual front sun visors with vanity mirror, rear adjustable head restraints, intermittent front wipers and follow-me home headlamps. On the other hand, we can expect its top end variants to host features like parking sensors, multi-functional steering wheel, remote central locking and various other such features.

Interior Space 

The automaker has built this vehicle with a roomy cabin that can easily accommodate five people. The head space in the front is quite sufficient, but it can be increased a bit in the rear. There is ample leg space offered along with sufficient shoulder room. Meanwhile, it comes with a spacious boot compartment that is good enough to store a number of things in it. This space can be further increased by folding its rear seat.

Aspire interior



The Aspire looks very proportional as compared to its competitors in the highly competitive sub-compact sedan segment. Its new aerodynamic design makes it visually striking with a slanting bonnet featuring few visible character lines over it. The windscreen is pretty wide, enabling a better view to the driver.

The major highlight on the front comes in the form of a large trapezoidal shaped radiator grille. Just above this grille, the prominent insignia of the company is embossed, which is easily noticeable. The headlight cluster looks quite trendy, while a couple of round shaped fog lamps look quite conventional.

It has an attractive side profile, which includes neatly carved wheel arches that are fitted with a stylish pair of alloy wheels. Talking about the rear end, it features an expressive boot lid that will also include a chrome strip as well as company’s badge on it. This is flanked by bright tail lamp units that also have turn indicators fitted in it.

Aspire rear


Engine Description 1.5-litre DV5 turbo-diesel engine
Maximum Power 90-100 BHP (Expected)
Fuel Type Diesel
Transmission Five-speed manual transmission
Overall Length 3999 mm
Seating Capacity 5
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 4 Doors
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Expected Launch: July 2015
Expected Price: 5.50 – 7.50 lakhs