Honda Civic Diesel BS6 Launched, Priced From Rs. 20.75 Lakhs
The updated Civic diesel BS6 gets Rs. 20,000/- more expensive while fuel efficiency has reduced.
The much awaited Honda Civic diesel BS6 has finally arrived. It is priced from Rs. 20.75 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). There is a price increase of Rs. 20,000/- compared to the entry-level VX trim due to the additional airbags. However, the ZX trim price remains unchanged compared to the BS4 model.
The 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine in its BS6 guise produces the same 120 PS at 4000 RPM and 300 Nm of torque at 2000 RPM. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. There is no automatic transmission on offer.
While the power and torque figures remain unchanged, the fuel efficiency has gone down from 26.8 km/l to 23.9 km/l (claimed). 3 km/l difference is quite a lot with this transition.
The oil burner is available in two trims – VX and ZX. All the features remain unchanged. However, the VX grade now gets additional curtain airbags. Which means both the diesel trims now come with 6 airbags as standard.
The launch was delayed due to the disruption in production and supply chain amidst nationwide lockdown.
The petrol BS6 model is powered by a 1.8-litre motor producing 141 PS at 6500 RPM and 174 Nm at 4300 RPM. It is available only with a CVT automatic transmission.
Now that the Skoda Octavia and Toyota Corolla is discontinued, the Civic competes only with the Hyundai Elantra.
*All prices, ex-showroom Delhi