Don’t get excited, as Honda hasn’t confirmed to launch the new Civic in India. The latest spy-shot from factory of Honda Cars India in Rajasthan has raised the eyebrows, but since the maker is in a mood to focus on the launch of new Jazz, it has ruled out the possibility of the launch of Civic in this country.
The spotted test mule is the left-hand drive variant, and is a hatchback version. The model is actually imported in the country for R&D purpose, but not for the launch, said one of the sources. In fact, the Civic sedan was drawn off the sales floor India back in 2012 due to the reason it wasn’t bringing the needed sales to the book because of the lack of diesel engine. And the Accord too was rolled from the operations here due to the same reason. To counter the competition and push the drowning sales up, first diesel engine of Honda debuted with Amaze in 2013, followed by City, and now the Jazz will also bear a one underneath its hood, called 1.5-litre i-DTEC.
As of now, Honda is keen to focus on the mass sellers products to enhance its market share. For the same it seems to launch the new Jazz during the next couple of months. Jazz will pitch the sales against the likes of Maruti Swift, Tata Bolt and Volkswagen Polo. The enormous response from the market for such cars (hatchbacks), and the diesel engine proving worth to those aforementioned models of Honda – Amaze and City, it looks the new launch will become a cakewalk for the Honda sales persons to achieve their monthly targets.
However, it is very disappointing to see the new Civic standing on our shores but couldn’t lend a drive to the enthusiasts like us. Yet, at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 this maker will bring the new seven-seat crossover and the new Accord, with no provisions of Civic is announced to raise the bar.
Thus, if by any chance one may expect to see this Civic coming through, then may have got to wait for more two-three years to get the hands on.
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