It was at the wheels of a Honda Civic diesel 1.6 i-DTEC that Fergal McGrath and Julian Warren set a world record.
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.