If the latest reports are anything to go by, the Japanese automaker Honda is planning to bring back its Civic sedan to India to strengthen its premium range in the country. Honda is also rumoured to re-launch its Accord sedan in India.
According to a report by Autocar India, Honda could re-introduce the Civic sedan in India to fill the gap between the City sedan and the upcoming Accord. Honda discontinued the Civic in 2012 owing to poor sales. Although Honda was expected to launch the ninth generation Civic in India, the company dropped the plans due to the poor response to the new model in the international markets.
According to the latest report, Honda thinks that Civic would be a better option for the City owners in the country, who might want to upgrade their cars. However, there is no information about the time-frame of the re-launch of the Civic in India. Honda is expected to bring the Accord hybrid by September this year.
If Honda Civic makes a comeback to the Indian market, the model will take on the likes of Chevrolet Cruze, Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Jetta. The Civic is expected to be brought to the country as completely knock down (CKD) unit and would be assembled at the company's Tapukara plant in Rajasthan.
Meanwhile, Honda has opened the bookings for the 10th generation Civic in Malaysia ahead of its expected launch in the coming days.