sLately in India, a rumor buzzed off that Honda is in projection of developing a diesel version of Honda Civic for the nation as people are demanding more diesel cars than petrol variants. But due to such rumors, Honda Motor suffered a lot in terms of business as people remarked that the brand do not offer any diesel car in the country and the same did impacted its brand image.
The rumored news did travel to the headquarters in Japan as well and the complete matter was brought into consideration. Honda took the issue quite seriously and got very much concerned about the same, lastly it decided to produce the diesel based Honda Civic that will be unveiled only by 2013.
The decision to bring a diesel Honda Civic to India was also influenced due to the rise in demand for diesel cars in the country after frequent hike in petrol fuel prices. And now people who commute daily in their cars prefer to own diesel version because the same is quite economic for them.
Honda Civic is quite an appreciated sedan in the country but due to unavailability of diesel version, the Japanese auto giant lost huge volumes. Even the people lost interest in the model and that truly hit the brand with the fear of image ruining. And now the automobile manufacturer Honda is focusing on the needs of Indian customers and planning to fulfill the dream of owning a diesel Honda car.
As per details, the new 2013 Honda Civic is likely to be a modified version of the 2012 model. And the major alteration in the new Civic is of course its 1.6 liter turbo charged i-DTEC diesel engine capable of delivering finest power of 120bhp at 4000 rpm and peak torque of 300Nm at 2000 rpm. What’s unique in the diesel Civic is its ability of emitting mere 98 gram of carbon dioxide per kilometer, making it environment friendly.
The production of i-DTEC diesel engine for Civic will commence later this year at Honda’s United Kingdom plant and so the car is anticipated to be on sale by middle of next year in India.