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Honda Civic 2020 Sales Figures- Competition, Prices, Mileage, Specs, Variants and Features

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By Tijo Tenson - Content Writer May 21 2020 Share this blog

The revival of “Civic” nameplate for India has helped Honda shake up its presence. The 10th Gen Honda Civic was launched in March 2019 and was greeted well by the masses. But there have been a lot of entrances in the mid-size sedan segment since the Civic, and that has affected its dominance.

Skoda brushing up and improving its marketing and aftersales support is one of the main threats for Honda as the Skoda Octavia stands to be the new norm of enthusiasm, something which was default with the last-gen Civic sold in India. The 2020 Civic has gone numb in terms of performance and it is slowly beginning to show in sales figures as well.

Honda Civic Variants and Price List

Honda Civic is available in India in three variants- V, VX and ZX. Pricing ranges from Rs. 17.93 lakh to Rs. 21.25 lakh and is bundled with an impressive list of features. 2020 Civic includes segment-first features like a Lane Watch camera and a remote engine starter.

Variants
V
VX
ZX
Ex-Showroom Price
Rs. 17,93,000
Rs. 19,44,900
Rs. 21,24,900
Engine and Performance
1.8L petrol
(141bhp/147Nm)
1.8L petrol
(141bhp/147Nm)
1.8L petrol
(141bhp/147Nm)
Highlighted Features
Adjustable seatbelt height; Rear AC vents
Paddle shifters; Walk away auto-lock

Lane Watch camera; 8-way power driver steering

It is now available in only a 1.8L petrol engine coupled to a CVT as the 1.8L diesel engine has been discontinued due to BS6 norms. The petrol engine is highly efficient and returns an ARAI approved 16.5 KMPL and has a range of 776 km for all variants.

What are the sales figures for Honda Civic?

Upon its launch in March 2019, Honda saw an impressive turn of events with 2291 units of the Civic being sold. Bear in mind that it was launched on the 9th of March and most of these numbers are from the pre-bookings done before its launch. 

Month
Mar 2019
Apr 2019
May 2019
Jun 2019
Jul 2019
Aug 2019
Sep 
2019
Oct 2019
Nov 2019
Dec 2019
Units Sold
2291
369
368
250
181
144
336
436
375
178

However, there was a steep decline in April with just under 370 units being sold. The initial buzz was due to the excitement of having a well-known nameplate back in action after 6 long years! There was a linear decline after April till August after which it saw a slight improvement. 

Month 
Jan 2020
Feb 2020
March 2020
Units Sold
146
174
67

But things plummeted soon after, due to the government’s notification on the enforcement of the newly developed stringent BS6 norms. This bought in a lot of confusion among prospective buyers who avoided going for the then available BS4 stock. Then in 2020, the spread of COVID-19 pandemic made situations worse and Honda Civic sold just 67 units in March 2020. This is not the case with Honda Civic alone, as you will get the idea from its rival comparison below.

How does Honda Civic compare with its rivals in sales figures?

People are slowly shifting to crossovers and that leaves the once-prosperous sedan segment almost barren. For the last year or two, the normal trend of sales for the mid-size sedan segment has been sudden spikes which eventually would go stagnant. The reason for this is a rapidly expanding crossover segment which is eating into its market. The rapid evolution of crossovers and its practical advantages over the likes of low-slung sedans in India makes up for a “checkmate” situation for this once ruling bunch.

2020 honda civic acceleration 0-100 kmph

Hyundai Elantra, Skoda Octavia and Toyota Corolla Altis have been the keepers of this segment and are the ones that pose a threat for Honda Civic. But fate has not been preferable for any of them as the segment as a whole is suffering due to the more practical and feature-rich crossover segment. The sales figures speak for itself with Toyota being the first automaker to fall for the pressure and pull the plug of its Corolla Altis.

Model
Sep 2019
Oct 2019
Nov 2019
Dec 2019
Jan 2020
Feb 2020
Mar 2020
Honda Civic 
336
436
375
178
146
174
67
Hyundai Elantra
94
59
34
23
63
46
28
Skoda Octavia
165
231
217
255
207
226
89
Toyota Corolla Altis
84
90
76
9
-
-
-

Toyota Corolla Altis was discontinued in January 2020 due to dwindling sales. Hyundai Elantra is also showing no improvements over 7 months as it still sells in two-digits. Skoda is the only automaker that stands up to the Civic in terms of sales. Honda manages to cling to its podium with Skoda coming in at a close second. 

Can Honda Civic bounce back in terms of sales?

The mid-size sedan segment surely has their internal differences, but if the situation proceeds in the same wavelength, then there will most probably not be a “mid-size sedan” segment to tuff it out. Skoda has its RS245 to boost up sales every year as it is the cheapest premium performance sedan you can get in India. Honda would have to rethink their approach to keep both the Civic and the segment alive! Bringing back the diesel power plant in a BS6 complaint form will also act as a booster for the Civic’s dull sales figures.

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