10th generation Honda Civic will be launched in India on 7th March 2019. Once launched, it will compete with the likes of Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla Altis and Skoda Octavia.
2019 Civic looks uber-cool with its fastback design and will be offering a range of high-end features. Based on key specs that have been already revealed, here’s a quick comparison between 2019 Honda Civic and its rivals in the Indian market. 2019 Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla vs Skoda Octavia vs Hyundai Elantra.
Dimensions 2019 Honda Civic measure 4,656 mm in length, 1,799 mm in width, 1,433 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,700 mm. This makes it the second longest sedan in the group, the first being Octavia with 4,670 mm length. Toyota Corolla is third at 4620 mm, followed by Hyundai Elantra at 4570 mm.
Ground clearance of new Honda Civic is at 171 mm. It is not the best in class, but is also not the least. New Civic has the largest alloy wheel in the segment. Boot space is at 430 liters. Table below details the four cars in terms of dimensions.
Engine and transmission 2019 Civic will be offering a diesel variant for the first time to effectively compete with rivals who already have diesel option. Moreover, Civic’s diesel variant will have the highest fuel efficiency (26.8 kmpl) among the four sedans.
In terms of power, Skoda Octavia leads the pack with a 1,968 cc engine that delivers 143 PS of max power and 320 Nm of max torque. Civic and Elantra are comparable in terms of power, with the former delivering 120 PS / 300 Nm and the latter 128 PS / 260 Nm.
Toyota Corolla Altis has the lowest power rating (88 PS / 205 Nm), as it has a smaller 1,364 cc engine. Talking about transmission, Civic will have 6-speed manual transmission. This can be a problem, as customers in this segment usually prefer automatic variants. Both Elantra and Octavia offer 6-speed automatic transmission.
New Civic petrol variant is powered by a 1,799 cc engine that delivers 141 PS / 174 Nm. This is comparable to rivals, with the exception of Octavia that has two petrol options, one of which delivers 180 PS / 250 Nm. Civic will have manual and CVT option whereas rivals offer manual and automatic transmission. Civic petrol is the second most fuel efficient car in the list with mileage of 16.5 kmpl.
Pricing – Hyundai Elantra retails at a starting price of Rs 13.8 lakh, Skoda Octavia at Rs 15.99 lakh and Toyota Corolla Altis at Rs 16.5 lakh. Top end variants are priced at Rs 20 lakh, 19.4 lakh and Rs 23 lakhs respectively (Octavia RS is priced at Rs 26 lakhs). New Honda Civic is expected to be priced higher than rivals. All prices are ex-sh.