The new version of the Honda Civic with a BS6-compliant petrol engine and a BS4 diesel engine was introduced in India in early 2019. Honda has withdrawn the Civic diesel, now that the BS6 pollution levels are in place. The carmaker also discontinued the CR-V diesel which had the same engine fitted.
A 1.6-liter model tuned to generate 120PS of power and 300Nm of torque was the diesel engine provided in the Civic. It was available only with a manual six-speed transmission. Honda had provided the Civic’s diesel models with strong discounts up to Rs 2.5 lakh to clear up its BS4 inventory. The Civic diesel was sold in two models-VX and ZX
Though Honda has no intention of fully discontinuing diesel vehicles, the carmaker was forced to pull the plug on the Civic and CR-V diesel for now. Because of the current pandemic, the BS6 update potentially would have been postponed even further.
Honda has recently launched the 1,5-liter BS6-compliant diesel engine in the Amaze sub-4 m sedan, and will also be selling this engine in other versions, such as the forthcoming fifth-gen City and the revised Jazz and WR-V.