Powered by a 1.6-litre i-DTEC turbo engine, the diesel Honda Civic comes in two trims
Honda Cars India launched the Civic executive sedan in March 2019, and while the petrol engine version was BS6-complaint at the time of launch, the diesel unit was a BS4 unit. Now with the BS6-compliant diesel variant, the auto-manufacturer is as committed to delivering the very best to their customers.
Powering the new diesel variant is the 1.6-litre i-DTEC turbo engine that comes from Honda’s Earth Dream Technology series. It is capable of delivering 120 PS of power at 4000 rpm and a solid 300 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. The engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission and delivers a class-leading fuel economy of 23.9 kilometres to the litre, which makes it one of the most efficient diesel executive sedans available in the market.
The new BS6 diesel engine will be offered on the Civic VX and ZX variants. From a visual standpoint, the new diesel Civic looks no different than its petrol counterpart and carries that edgy sleek design that is rather futuristic and sporty. As a sought after product with the new diesel heart, Honda will find customers who would be rather happy that their favourite sedan has made it into the BS6 era.
Apart from the engine upgrade, the BS6-compliant diesel-engined Civic also benefits from additional curtain airbags taking the total number of airbags onboard to six.
The Civic VX MT diesel is priced at Rs 20.75 lakh and the ZX MT diesel variant for Rs 22.35 lakh.