Honda Civic Diesel 2014 Review
Watch out Corolla, Elantra and CruzeWednesday, November 13, 2013
Honda, a Japanese automobile manufacturing company has now become a common name in Indian market. It has given a lot of exclusive sedans and hatchbacks to Indian market which got both success and praise here. In 1990s, Honda first introduced Civic, a line of compact and subcompact cars which now established itself completely in Indian market as a major luxurious brand name. Now, as per the latest buzz, Honda is planning to launch the 2014 Civic in Indian market by 2014. Also, later that year, a diesel variant of that model will also be available to everyone if things pan out well for Honda Civic 2014.
The exterior of Honda Civic 2014 is a complete blend of style, uniqueness and impressive design. It has 'open-mouth' lower front body colored bumper, multi-reflector halogen headlights with Auto On/Off function, black honeycomb mesh front radiator grille with a chrome slab in its lower portion, bonnet with sleek chrome slab in air dam and new round fog lamps, power adjustable, folding and heated body colored ORVMs with in-built side indicators, one-touch power moon-roof with tilt feature, body colored door handles, integrated rear window antenna, variable intermittent windshield wipers, 16-inch alloy wheels, a chrome finished bar at rear above number plate, clear lens tail lights and newer stylish rear bumper. It has a length of 4557mm, width of 1753mm and height of 1435mm as its dimension and has a large wheelbase of 2670mm for a stable ride. It has a good high ground clearance of 170mm for a bump free ride and a minimum turning radius of 5.4m for easy cruising in city traffic and tight parking spots. It has a fuel tank capacity of 50 litres and its kerb weight ranges between 1243-1305kgs. It has a front and rear track of 1499mm and 1521mm respectively.
The interior of Honda Civic 2014 is also a complete combination of luxury, space and comfort with advanced and unique features. It has leather trimmed interiors, adjustable seats with heated front seats, height adjustable driver's seat, reclining front and fold-down rear seatbacks, adjustable head restraints and adjustable front seat-belt anchors, i-MID with 5-inch LCD screen showing average fuel economy and speed indicator, clock, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, customizable feature settings, Digital odometers, trip-meters and fuel-mileage indicators, elapsed time and exterior temperature indicator, Miles-To-Empty indicator, Maintenance Minder System, Rear-view camera with guidelines, Pandora compatibility, SMS Text Message Function, Turn-By-Turn indicators and welcome screen, a powerful AC with Automatic Climate Control System and Air-Filtration System, Honda Satellite-linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition, FM Traffic and Multi-angle Rear-view camera with guidelines, all four power windows with Auto Up/Down driver's window, power door locks with auto-lock feature, illuminated driver's window and door lock controls, cruise control, adjustable tilt and telescopic leather wrapped steering wheel with illuminated cruise/audio/phone/i-MID/navigation controls, beverage holders, center console with sliding armrest and storage compartment, front and rear door pocket storage bins, passenger side seat-back pocket, coin tray, remote fuel filler door release, remote trunk release with lock, headlights-on reminder, vanity mirrors, map lights, rear-seat center armrests and heater ducts, floor mats, 12-Volt power outlet, rear window defroster with timer, cargo area light, instrumentation with total of 30 indicators and a quality 160-watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 6 speakers, XM Radio, Pandora Compatibility, Bluetooth streaming audio, USB audio interface, MP3/Auxiliary input jack, MP3/windows Media Audio Playback capability, Radio Data System and Speed-Sensitive Volume Control. It also has a lot of space for five passengers having a front and rear headroom of 991mm and 942mm respectively, front and rear legroom of 1067mm and 919mm respectively, front and rear shoulder room of 1438mm and 1354mm respectively and front and rear hip room of 1283mm and 1306mm respectively.
Honda Civic 2014 has a powerful 1798cc, 1.8L, In-line 4-cylinder, 16-valve SOHC i-VTEC, Aluminium-alloy cylinder head, Drive-by-Wire throttle system, Eco Assist System, MPFI, Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer based petrol engine. It generates a maximum power of 140 bhp at 6500 rpm and a maximum torque of 174 Nm at 4300 rpm and has both five speed manual as well automatic gearbox transmission. It has a compression ratio of 10.6:1 and bore and stroke of 81mm and 87.3mm respectively. It also has an ECON button which upon pushing makes the engine operate in more environmental friendly way. It has a good average mileage of 13.2kmpl. Honda will also add a diesel engine to this model after few months of its launching.
Honda Civic 2014 has power-assisted ventilated front disc brakes of 282mm diameter and solid rear disc brakes of 259mm diameter. The suspension system is a McPherson Strut type with Stabilizer Bar at front and Multi-Link type with Stabilizer Bar at rear. Also, this Civic has Motion-Adaptive Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion steering with Lock-to-Lock steering wheel turns. For the utmost safety of the passengers, it has ABS with EBD and BA, Advanced Compatibility Engineering II body structure, front day-time running lights, dual-stage multiple-threshold front SRS Airbags, 3-point seat belts at all seating positions with Automatic Tensioning System at front seats, SmartVent front side Airbags, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children(LATCH) rear seat mounting system, side curtain Airbags with Rollover sensor, Tire Pressure Monitoring System(TPMS), Vehicle Stability Assist(VSA) with Traction Control, driver's and front passenger's seat belt reminder and child-proof rear door locks.
Honda Civic 2014 will be available in 8 beautiful shades to display its beauty which includes Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crimson Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Dyno Blue Pearl, Urban Titanium Metallic, Taffeta White, Polished Metal Metallic and Kona Coffee Metallic.