Honda Civic 2012 India
Honda Civic 2012 will take you under its charm the moment you sink into its cockpit. From there on you will be subjected into the moment of being driven to newer heights, to levels of exhilaration that don’t just excite but completely take away your breath. Having gone through several generational changes, the Honda Civic has become larger and more up market and it currently slots between the Fit and Accord. It appears futuristic inside and out and there’s no doubting it. With a very modern and classy dash pooled up with a spacious and comfortable cabin it was an instant hit.
Honda Civic 2012 Engine
The Honda Civic 2012 engine comes with options of both manual and automatic transmission options. The new Honda Civic 2012 is run by a 1.8L, 1799cc, i-VTEC, 4 cylinder, petrol engine with five speed manual transmission gearbox. The 1.8 litre petrol engine develops a top power of 132 Ps at 6,300 rpm and churns out a peak torque of 17.5 kgm at 4,300 rpm. With PGM-FI (Programmable Electronic Fuel Injection) technology powering its fuel supply system, it offers higher engine performance with better fuel efficiency.
Honda Civic 2012 Exteriors
Spectacular design and gorgeous looks makes the Civic one of the most alluring cars in the country. The Honda Civic is a lot beefier than the 2011 model. Honda has plumed up its rear end and edited the side panels. Honda wanted the new model to be instantly recognizable as a Civic and the Civic is undoubtedly a Civic, but its exterior is bland. The 2012 Civic gets all-new exterior styling that adds some visual flash and makes the compact look more like the midsize Accord. The exterior of the Honda Civic model is aggressively styled; the sweeping front arc is maintained and a Perspex cover resembling a lamp cluster replaces the grille.
Honda Civic 2012 Interiors
The Honda Civic 2012 interiors have been designed towards the sole purpose of providing the greatest comfort with plush leather interiors. Inside, the new Civic retains the same basic layout, with improvements in functionality and material quality -- though all is not perfect. Front seats are height-adjustable, comfortable and supportive. The new car boasts of more interior room and a more responsive chassis, as well as improved mileage. Overall the interiors with thoughtful design provide a comfortable, yet energetic driving experience. Plus, its spacious cabin offers plenty of leg, head and luggage room so you can take everyone along for the ride.
Honda Civic 2012 Safety Features
The Honda Civic 2012 has achieved a four star rating following EuroNCAP crash tests. It also keeps you out of trouble with features like anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, vehicle stability assist for better control during cornering. The active front headrests should reduce whiplash injuries making sure you have a safe and sound journey.
Honda Civic 2012 Colors
The Honda Civic 2012 is available in colors of Urban Titanium Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Tafeta White, Habanero Red and Alabaster Silver Metallic in Indian market.
Honda Civic 2012 Ride and Handling
The main objective when designing the Honda Civic 2012 was to provide a very rigid body to give the suspension a good base to work for. This allows for maximum comfort to provide an agile comfort. Power-steering assist is on the low side, so parking lot maneuvers take some extra effort. But the Civic moves adeptly on curvy roads; its confident steering makes it easy to get back on track when the nose pushes wide. The ride is pretty wobbly around the town, but it smoothes out with speed. Honda has lengthened the car’s wheelbase and re-engineered the suspension to improve both the ride and handling against the outgoing model. It is sharp to drive and offers a high level of comfort. On the flip side the ride is choppy and road noise is still pronounced.
Honda Civic 2012 Specifications
The overall length of the Civic is 4545mm, width 1750mm and height is 1450mm. It has got 2700mm of wheelbase and 170mm of ground clearance. The kerb weight of the Honda Civic is 1240 kg. Honda Civic is fitted with a 15 inch 5 spoke alloy wheels with tubeless tyres. The wheel rim size is 15X6J and tyres are 195/65 R 15.
Honda Civic 2012 Ex-showroom Price
The Honda Civic 2012 price ranges from 12.49 to 14.72 lakh in the Indian market. The Honda Civic Price is as follows.
Civic 1.8S MT: Rs. 1,222,000
Civic 1.8V MT: Rs. 1,321,900
Civic 1.8 V MT Sunroof: Rs. 1,367,400
Civic 1.8V AT: Rs. 1,396,700
Civic 1.8 V AT Sunroof: Rs. 1,442,100
Honda Civic 2012 Models
Honda Civic 1.8 S MT: SRS Airbags for driver and front passenger, brake assist, Security alarm system with answerback, keyless entry with answerback, Immobilizer system, rear window Defroster, one touch auto power window on driver side with Pinch guard, Wave Key; ORVMs with turn indicators, Dual exhaust pipe finisher, Opposed flat blade type, Green- tinted windshield and door glasses, Digital multiplex meter with illumination control, dual tone interiors, Tilt and telescopic, 3- spoke power steering wheel, Integrated audio system with 6 speakers, Cruise control, Slide type front seat center armrest with storage and USB, Slid type Front Console Pocket lid, Slide type Front Cup Holder lid with retractable partition, Rear seat center armrest with audio controls and cup holder with lid, Auto AC with silver finished AC vents, Doors auto unlock on Ignition off, Driver seat height adjuster, Organ type accelerator, Door and trunk Ajar warning, etc.
Honda Civic 1.8 V MT: Same features as provided in Honda Civic 1.8 S MT, except for some added features like rear parking sensors, rear reading lights, Chrome finishing on door handles and door protectors, Blue Ambient light along with Map and Cabin light, etc.
Honda Civic 1.8 V MT Sunroof: All features same as provided in Honda Civic 2012 1.8 V MT except for the new electric sunroof in this variant.
Honda Civic 1.8 V AT: All features same as provided in Honda Civic 2012 1.8 V MT except for Paddle Shift provided as an extra feature in it.
Honda Civic 1.8 V AT Sunroof: All features same as provided in Honda Civic 2012 1.8 V MT except for Paddle Shift and the new Electric sunroof provided as an extra feature in it.
Honda Civic 2012 Competitors
Honda Civic 2012 directly competes with the models like Chevrolet Cruze, Skoda Laura, Honda City, Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corolla Altis and Volkswagen Jetta in the Indian market.
Compare Honda Civic 2012 with Other Models
Honda Civic vs Chevrolet Cruze: Honda Civic 2012 simply superb in terms of the interior and exterior design along with a decent mileage but it comes at a premium price tag compared to Chevrolet Cruze.
Honda Civic vs Skoda Laura: Skoda Laura pinches your wallet compared to the Honda Civic 2012, but it equally loaded with loads of exterior and interior features along with a massive engine power. In terms of the mileage, the Honda Civic hits back at Skoda Laura.
Honda Civic vs Honda City: Honda City is a lot more robust in terms of the performance and is also the attractive one with gorgeous exterior and interior design compared to Honda Civic 2012. In the fuel efficiency the Honda Civic dominates its cousin.
Honda Civic vs Skoda Octavia: The Skoda Octavia and Honda Civic almost cost the same but it is in the looks department that the Honda Civic 2012 races ahead of the Skoda Octavia and it is also available in hybrid model also.
Honda Civic Awards
The earlier versions of Honda Civic has won many prestigious awards like
Viewers Choice Award - Overdrive Awards, '07
Design Award - Overdrive Awards, '07
Jury Award 2007 - BS Motoring Awards, '07
JD Power Asia Pacific 2010 India IQS - Best Car in Premium Midsize Segment
JD Power Asia Pacific 2009 India IQS - Honda Civic No.1
India’s Favourite Car for Enthusiasts 2009
Car of the Year - CNBC TV 18 Autocar Auto Awards, '07
Viewer's Choice of the year - CNBC TV 18 Autocar Auto Awards, '07
Executive Car of the year - NDTV Profit Car India and Bike India Awards '07
Automotive Design of the year - NDTV Profit Car India and Bike India Awards '07
CNB Viewers' Choice Best car of the Year - NDTV Profit Car India and Bike India Awards '07
Car of the Year - NDTV Profit Car India and Bike India Awards '07
Honda Civic 2012 Mileage
The new i-VTEC engine makes the Honda Civic 2012 drink less fuel. The new Honda Civic 2012 mileage is 9.2 kmpl in the city and around 13 kmpl on the highway.
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