There is a chance that some Honda Atlas director or his son or his relative or senior manager is seeing this thread on Pakwheels. He/She must be really happy with the discussion that is going on here in which people are speculating an expected price of ~30 lacs for new Civic. This is giving them more confidence to introduce the new model at a high price as people have already prepared their mind to pay an amount that is significantly higher than the existing price range. Normally every car assembler is hesitant (although they love) to increase the price significantly when a new model is introduced, with the fear that it is not accepted by the market. However, just by reading this thread, it is quite obvious that people have already prepared their minds for paying a lot more than now.
If you ask me, no matter how much better the new model (and Turbo technology) is over the current model, Civic price should be kept at the same level, as Honda will still make a lot of profit at 20-25 lacs even and a lower price tag will definitely increase the volumes many folds from the current pathetic levels and can actually dent the volumes of Toyota in a major way. If Honda wants domination in the local market, they have to adjust their pricing strategy and exploit the elastic nature of their product. With such a high fixed cost business, increase in volume will bring them more profits than keeping this high price, low volume strategy. Right now, their high price strategy is effective in only keeping the prestige factor intact i.e. Civic is the priciest as compared to other local models like Corolla Altis etc, but if they increase the prices to around 30 lacs level, that will mean they remain a small player as compared to Toyota who will actually benefit from Civic price increase as this will give them license to increase Altis Grande price to around 27-28 lacs without any model change!