A new set of images of the next-gen Honda Civic has started doing the rounds on the internet, not long after the news of the re-launch of the luxury sedan hit the web. Caught on camera by MotorBeam, the latest images, which were believed to have been taken at Honda's Tapukara plant in Rajasthan, have fuelled a fresh round of whispers about the launch.
Although Honda still has not officially announced the re-entry of the Civic in India, reports had indicated that the launch could happen in early 2018. In the latest images, the Civic sedan is seen without any hint of the camouflage. The model could be here for test drive or homologation purpose.
Honda Civic, which was launched in 2006 in India, was discontinued owing to poor sales in 2012. 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 market.
According to reports, Honda is eyeing an annual sale of 30,000 units of the new Civic once the car is re-launched. The Japanese car-maker is also planning to bring back its Accord sedan in India. The Accord is likely to make its re-entry later this year.
Expected to be brought to India as completely knock down (CKD) unit, the Civic will take on the likes of Chevrolet Cruze, Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Jetta in India.