While luxury car market is gradually growing in India, premium offering from volume makers are extremely stagnant and facing extinction, overpowered by those above as well as to SUVs in their price range. Honda Car India was an early victim of this phenomenon, but is crouching to pounce back.
Honda Civic was discontinued from the Indian auto industry back in 2012. Though a reason was never given, it is believed that the lack of diesel engine option on the Civic was the reason behind its death in India.
2015 Honda Civic facelift is set to debut at 2014 Paris Motor Show next week. But, before that the company has revealed this family hatchback in images and official details. Refreshed exteriors and revamped interiors are promised while the new Civic receives a sportier stance and state of the art infotainment system.
Exclusive for the United Kingdom and to be offered through a lease program is the new Honda Civic Black Edition. A new look with an all black treatment is what the new Civic Black Edition is all about to be offered in the UK at ¬£249 (INR 24,900) EMI, with a ¬£500 (INR 50,000) deposit contribution and 0 percent APR.
Central Board of Excise and Customs have clarified the muddled situation, much to the relief of new car buyers in India. 2013 Union Budget came with a ruling that vehicles with engine capacity of over 1500cc, crossing 4000mm length and with ground clearance of above 170mm will come into a higher excise tax bracket of 30%.