Had the opportunity to visit Honda Showroom and have a look at the new civic. No doubt it's the best in class, but that's no justification for the high price tag.
It certainly beats the old oriel and any other car in this class in its interior with digital speedo meter, wide dashboard, stylish hand brake, 3 spokes steering wheel and a lot more.
But on the other hand the exterior specially the front is bit of a disappointment, or it's too hip for me. I would still prefer the old one. The rare lights and whole arrangement is very classy and gives a fresh look in terms of design.
These were all the goodies, and now some cons...
- Cheap sound system - flashy blue screen
- Rare seat leg space
- Side view reminds you of current rolla - identical twins
- The whole civic design has been buffed up and it's lost its sleekness giving a rolla touch
I was always of the view that the new civic will have a high price tag and no 1.6L. But with this pricing it makes me wonder that Honda might have kept some cushion of launching a 1.6L in between 10.29 lacs and 13.29 lacs.
What do you think...