Honda Civic Review - autoX

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Read our Honda Civic Review by our experts with detailed specifications, performance, handling, reliability & images. Visit:- https://www.autox.com/reviews/car-reviews/2019-honda-civic-diesel-review-first-drive-105478/

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HONDA CIVIC REVIEW – AUTOX After skipping a generation and a half the Civic nameplate makes its return to the Indian soil. Harking back to the past when the eighth-generation Civic came to India in 2006 it easily became the favourite sedan for many buyers. And it was really a premium car – with an enthusiastic engine futuristic interior a split instrument-cluster and immaculate build quality the Civic proved to be the most desirable cars of the country. Come 2019 and in a market dominated by SUVs the Japanese automaker hopes on reviving an ailing segment with the 10 th generation Civic. Our Honda Civic review further reveals… First off the Civic follows the company’s new contemporary design language and it looks absolutely amazing and modern. Now even though the India-spec Civic has been raised a few millimetres away from the ground it doesn’t affect the overall stance of the car. At the front you get the bold chrome embellished signature Honda grille that seamlessly connects the sharp LED headlamps which in turn gives the Civic a dominating front-end. In profile the 17-inch tyres look dapper and the exaggerating roofline that flows towards the C-pillar and pours over the C-shaped LED tail lamps to give the rear profile a massive road presence. Inside the cabin you are greeted by an all-black dashboard. Although it looks modern and plush the interior isn’t as radical as the exterior. In our Civic review we were very impressed with the seats. There is ample room for front and rear passengers and the seats are well-contoured and cushioned for long drives. The split-cluster retires for a more-mature instrument cluster that animates when you turn on the ignition. Then there are some nifty features like a lane-watch camera electric powered seats automatic brake hold a wide array of safety features and a decent 7.0-inch touchscreen with usual connectivity features that exaggerate the special Civic experience.

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Under the Bonnet the Civic gets two powertrain options – the 1.8-litre venerable four-cylinder petrol that comes mated to a CVT transmission and a 1.6-litre oil-burner that comes mated to a six- speed manual. In our Civic review we drove the latter. At 118bhp and 300Nm the diesel engine is not as meaty as some of its contemporary rivals. However the engine feels extremely refined and smooth at lower revs but there is some amount of turbo lag below the 2000rpm mark. Step on the pedal and once the turbo starts its magic there is a nice surge of torque all the way towards 4000rpm. The steering wheel weighs up nicely as the speed rises and the car tucks in and out of corners with immense feedback. Honda claims that they have reworked the suspension for the Indian market and what a brilliant job they have done That said it glides over the bad roads very easily and it offers a fairly comfortable drive at higher speeds. To sum it up the Civic has a lot going for it but in a market dominated by SUVs the Civic promises to be a strong contender. To read our extensive Honda Civic review be sure to visit us at autoX.

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