When it comes to car modification, the petrolheads from Kerala doesn’t skimp even a bit and this super aggressive Honda Civic is a testament to this claim. Inspired by Honda’s performance division Mugen, the modified Civic is full of sharp and loud elements.
To begin with, the classy grey paint job makes the sedan stand out of the crowd. Most of the bodywork modifications are concentrated on the front fascia. The bonnet sports an accentuated ridge which neatly culminates into a hexagonal grille. The bumper features a lot of air vents and a protruding black finished chin splitter. The headlamp too has been reprofiled to fit modified front end.
Changes to the side include side skirts with a small air vent near the rear wheel arch, big alloy wheels shod with low profile tyres, sportier wing mirrors and Lamborghini style scissor front doors. The rear fascia features custom LED combination lights which seems to have derived inspiration from the old Mercedes E Class. The new rear bumper houses twin exhaust tips (one of them or both are likely to be fake) and a black diffuser with F1-like LED lights. The transformer badge on either end completes the design.
Some would find this modified Honda Civic a bit outrageous for their taste but there is no denying that the car commands attention on the road. The Civic has created a niche for itself among enthusiasts in India and Honda is hoping that this brand recall would help in selling the new-gen Civic which is in the pipeline. The company is expecting the initial lot of buyers to be the owners of the old sedan.
The new Honda Civic will be available with 140 hp 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol and 120 hp 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engines when it goes on sale in India by early 2019. Both manual and CVT automatic transmission options will be on offer.
The new Honda Civic is a huge leap ahead of the old car and has an entirely different appeal as far as design is concerned. It would be interesting to see how the entry-D segment sedan fairs against SUVs in its price segment in our country.