Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Official and Confirmed - New Honda Civic not coming to India



The ninth generation avatar of Civic-which has made successful debut in the US, Australia, Thailand and other international markets this year-will not be launched in India because it's too expensive and does not have diesel version, a component supplier said.

"It's not coming to India, we have been told," the person said. He said Honda Siel has reimbursed his firm the cost incurred for developing and supplying certain designated parts for the new car after the project got scrapped.

In an email reply to ET queries, Honda Siel did not comment on if it has any plans to launch the Civic in India. "Thanks for your email. However we do not comment on media speculations," the company wrote, not responding to specific questions.

Last financial year, its sales more than halved to 2,296 cars, much lower than 8,904 Toyota Corolla Altis and 8,002 GM Chevrolet Cruze sold in the country. Almost all competing brands such as Corolla, Cruze, Skoda Laura and Renault's Fluence are available in diesel version.

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