Civic 2010-2013 1.8 V AT Sunroof ವಿಮರ್ಶೆ
Honda India is one of the most reputed car brands in the Indian car bazaar and has been doing very well since the time it was established in the country. This company is a joint partnership between the globally acclaimed Honda Motor Company from Japan and its Indian associate, Siel Limited. This lucrative affiliation was done in December, 1995 and since then these companies have given the Indian populace some very amazing cars. They have a couple of huge manufacturing facilities in the country, which make some of the most refined and polished cars for the Indian buyers. Their fleet also includes one of the most stylish and elegant sedan in its segment, Honda Civic that is loaded with impressive gadgets and gizmos and a powerful engine as well. The top end version of this series is the Honda Civic 1.8 V AT Sunroof , which is the automatic variant and also has been equipped with a panoramic sunroof as well. This premium sedan is equipped with a 1.8 litre petrol drive train that has a programmed electronic fuel injection system, which aids in enhancing the performance of this car and also makes it fuel efficient. This engine has been mated with a five speed automatic transmission with a shift lock and also a highly developed GLC (grade logic control) as well to further enhance the performance of this powerful drive train. Some of the most interesting features that have been bestowed in this luxuriant sedan are rear parking sensors, newly designed light alloy wheels, chrome door handles, a new electric sunroof and lots of such striking comfort features along with a long list of very important safety and security aspects as well to take care of this incredible sedan and all its occupants. Honda Civic was first launched in year, 2006 and has been one of the top selling premium sedans from their fleet in the Indian car bazaar. This luxury sedan has undergone a few changes as well in all these years and the latest model looks absolutely stunning with remarkable exteriors and loaded interiors. Apart from all these wonderful and interesting features of this luxury sedan, Honda India is also offering road assistance for all the Honda Civic buyers for four years. This Honda Civic 1.8 V AT Sunroofalso comes with a two year warranty that can further be extended to two more years (or 80,000 Kms) as well.
The exteriors of this Honda Civic 1.8 V AT Sunroofare superb with a by and large aerodynamic bodyline, which has some outstanding and prominent features. The front grille has quite a bit of chrome on it and the company’s renowned badge has been affixed on it. The radiator grille is perforated and neatly done up, which gives this sedan a refined and classy look. This front grille is flanked by broad headlamps, which have been fitted with high intensity Smokey headlights that are extremely radiant. The front body colored bumper has been fitted with a couple of brilliant round shaped fog lamps, which add to the improved visibility of the driver. The front windscreen is made of green tinted glass and is fairly big and gives a wider view to the driver and is fitted with a couple of opposed flat blade, 3-speed intermittent wipers. The sides also have a few remarkable features like the door handles that are finished in chrome and the modish body colored external wing mirrors that are electrically retractable and has been integrated with side turn blinkers as well. The neatly carved wheel arches have been fitted with a set of modish 15 inch light alloy wheels with rim size of 15 x 6J, which have been covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 195/65 R15 that have a strapping grip on the road. The side profile also have door protectors with chrome inserts and are body colored, which add to the splendor of this luxuriant sedan. The rear gets a stylish and curvy boot and a huge slanting green tinted wind screen, which has a printed antenna as well as a defogger on it. The chrome finished dual exhaust pipe finisher also adds to the sportiness of this Honda Civic 1.8 V AT Sunroof. The overall dimensions of this Honda Civic 1.8 V AT Sunroof are quite roomy with an overall length of 4545mm and a total width of 1750mm, which includes the external rear view mirrors. Then the total height of this premium sedan is about 1450mm, while the roomy wheel base is close to 2700mm, which gives a lot of space to the passengers inside. The fuel tank capacity of this Honda Civic 1.8 V AT Sunroof is about 50 litres and the minimum ground clearance of this amazing sedan is 170mm. the total kerb weight of this wonderful sedan is 1240 kilograms and it has quite a big luggage compartment as well.
The interiors of this Honda Civic 1.8 V AT Sunroof are enthralling and are loaded to the gills with awesome features. The seating arrangement is very comfy and the lavish seats add to the comfort level. These seats are covered with high quality leather upholstery, which is soft and gives a very cozy feel. The entire insides of this luxuriant sedan is done up in a dual tone color combination of beige and black, which makes it look fantastic. The internal surfaces are made of high quality materials and are very soft and lavish, which give this Honda Civic 1.8 V AT Sunroof a high class appeal. The instrument cluster is bright and has a multi information display that consists of a trip meter, the average fuel consumption of this sedan, outside temperature display, a digital odometer and other such features as well. The 3-spoke steering wheel is tilt and telescopic adjustable and is wrapped in premium leather for a strong grip. The internal lighting system is quite good with a map light, a bright cabin light along with a blue colored ambient light as well. This premium sedan also has rear reading lights, front cup holders, a front console pocket to keep important things at hand, sun visor’s with vanity mirrors and a lid for both driver and the front side passenger, front seat back pockets to store some small things, front and rear adjustable sear head rests and many more such practical features.
Engine and Performance
The engine of this premium sedan is a powerful 1.8 litre petrol mill that has an intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control. This power train has been fitted with 4 cylinders that further have 16 valves in it along with a programmed electronic fuel injection system . This power plant can displace around 1799cc and a maximum power output of 129.36 Bhp at 6300 Rpm in combination with a peak torque of 171.61 Nm at 4300 Rpm. This engine has been mated with a 5-speed automatic transmission gear box that has paddle shift, a grade logic control and a shift lock as well. This power packed petrol engine has the capacity to attain a top speed of close to 195 kmph, while this premium sedan can cross the 100 kmph barrier in just about 9.6 seconds from a standstill, which is quite remarkable. The company claims that that fuel economy of this premium sedan is between 8.4 kmpl to 13.9 kmpl , under standard driving conditions.
Braking and Handling
The braking system for the front wheels have been fitted with ventilated discs, while the rear wheels get disc brakes for competent braking on any road conditions. Apart from these, this Honda Civic 1.8 V AT Sunroof has been incorporated with an advanced antilock braking system with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist. Then again, the suspension system of this premium sedan keeps it well balanced and extremely stable. The front axle of this luxuriant sedan gets a McPherson strut type of suspension mechanism along with a coil spring and a torsion bar. On the other hand, the rear axle is fitted with a double wish bone type of a mechanism along with the similar coil spring and a torsion bar.
This list includes driver and passenger side SRS air bags, ABS along with EBD and Brake Assist for proficient braking and handling, front fog lamps for better visibility, adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners, security alarm system and a keyless entry with answer back mode, an engine immobilizer, auto door locks, rear window defogger and defroster, all power windows with driver side getting a one touch automatic up/down window with a pinch guard, child proof locks for rear doors, day and night internal rear view mirror, a wave key and a dual horn as well.
This is the top most variant in this model lineup and has been loaded to the gills with exciting and very useful comfort features. These features include paddle shifts, rear parking sensors, cruise control, power steering with mounted control buttons and a powerful automatic air conditioner with silver finish on the vents, a sliding front arm rest with storage and USB interface, rear center armrest with music system controls and a single cup holder with a lid. This Honda Civic 1.8 AT Sunroof also have automatic unlocking of doors when the ignition is turned off, height adjustable driver seat, organ type accelerator, foot rest, door and boot lid ajar warning lamp, low fuel warning lamp, key-in, seat belt as well as head lamp on notification lamps as well. This premium sedan also has an integrated music system with FM radio and CD MP3 player along with a USB port and Aux-In input option along with a couple of front and rear speakers and a pair of tweeters as well. A panoramic sunroof has also been incorporated on the top, which adds to the elegance of this premium sedan.
Striking exteriors, loaded interiors with exciting features, powerful engine with good pick up and acceleration.
Mileage has to be increased, no diesel engine option and price is on the higher side.
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