Honda took the time to upgrade the 1.6-liter diesel engine to follow the latest emission requirements of BS6. That’s the Civic ‘s diesel choice and Honda has now opened up reservations for the BS6 Civic diesel, which will launch in July 2020.
In early 2019, with a BS6-ready 1.8-liter I petrol engine matched to a CVT automatic transmission, Honda launched the tenth-gen Civic in India. The 1.6-liter diesel was sold only with a 6-speed manual and has now been revised to follow BS6 specifications with no planned output improvement over the BS4 edition, which was rated at 120PS and 300Nm torque. For the BS6 update, Honda is expected to add a premium of around Rs 60,000, meaning the updated diesel variants are priced between Rs 21 lakh and Rs 23 lakh.
The Civic comes with features such as Honda Lane Watch camera, dual-zone auto AC, cruise control, driver’s power-adjustable seat, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Its safety list includes up to six airbags, support for vehicle stability, rear parking sensors, hill start assist and ISOFIX rear seat anchorage.