The BS4 diesel variants of the Honda Civic were priced from ₹22.5 lakh to ₹22.35 lakh(ex-showroom), but the BS6 models are likely to cost ₹60,000 more.
The 1.8-litre petrol engine was already BS6-compliant so it continued while the diesel burner was discontinued once BS6 emission norms became mandatory.
Now, Honda is finally set to launch the BS6-compliant 1.6-litre i-DTEC turbo diesel engine that comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. The engine puts out 120 PS of max power and a peak torque of 300 Nm.
As of now, the Honda Civic has only one rival in the Indian market i.e., Hyundai Elantra, while it’s the rivalry with the Skoda Octavia will be reinstated once the new-gen model launches in India next year.