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What names you would like to suggest for upcoming cars in India under INR 5 Lac?

Introduction :- The eighth generation Honda Civic, which was launched in 2006, revolutionized the D-segment. Surrounded by dull and demure rivals, the Civic came as a breath of fresh air, as it looked sporty on the outside, brilliant on the inside and it also came with a powerful petrol engine . Honda got the pricing spot-on too, as it undercut its main rival, the Toyota Corolla by a fair margin. But with depleting sales and customers preferring SUVs over the D-segment cars, Honda decided to pull the plug on the Civic brand in 2013. Six years later, after skipping the ninth generation car, the Honda Civic is about to make a comeback with its tenth iteration. With the ever diminishing D-segment, the reentry of the Civic nameplate in the Indian market is hard to understand. But as they say, never say never and the new Civic might just be the product that revives this almost-deceased segment. Things do seem promising as soon as you lay your eyes on the tenth generation Civic. It looks the best in profile, where the coupe-like swooping roofline, stubby boot, short overhangs and the tastefully designed 17-inch alloys make the car look sporty even when standing still. Upfront, the well-detailed LED headlamps with the daytime running strip outlining the lower portion look striking. The signature Honda grille is more protruding than in some of their other cars which adds to its dynamic appearance. At the rear the new Honda Civic looks distinctive thanks to the stubby boot section, heavily raked rear windscreen and the boomerang-shaped tail lamps. Overall the new Civic not only looks distinctive but also is well balanced and is a design that will look contemporary with years to come Based on Honda’s new global platform which also underpins the tenth generation Accord, the new Civic is not only 22kg lighter than the previous gen car but thanks to use of high strength steel it also boasts of 25% more rigid body. Inside View :- The new Civic isn’t as dramatic on the inside as it is on the outside. Still it looks modern thanks to the flurry of asymmetric cues. It is a well thought-out cabin too with most controls falling to hand easily. With Honda cabins being top-notch as far as ergonomics are concerned, we were surprised by the placement of USB, HDMI and 12V charging ports, that are hidden behind the centre console and are extremely difficult to locate. Overall plastic quality is quite good and stuff like the soft touch dash-top and door pads (not as good as the Octavia’s) feels premium. But lower down, the hard plastics around the gear lever isn’t great and fit and finish is a notch or two down on the standards set by some of its competitors. The seven-inch infotainment system on paper at least can hardly be faulted. You get two USB sockets, one HDMI jack, Bluetooth, reverse camera with zoom function, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a sweet sounding eight-speaker audio system. The system also houses aircon controls, which actually you don’t end up using as you also get conventional physical controls that are easier to use. What we weren’t too impressed with was the display quality that isn’t a match for the Hyundai Elantra’s or Skoda Octavia’s units and the even its operation has a bit of lag. The digital instrument cluster though is one of the highlights of the Civic’s cabin. The sporty fonts and the colours are easy to read and with the help of the steering mounted buttons you can see and control music, Bluetooth telephony, phonebook and trip computer. Getting in and out of the new Civic isn’t an easy affair as the seats are placed low to the ground and you have to squat quite a bit to get in. Once inside, the driver seat is a comfortable place to be in and thanks to the electric adjust its easy to find the ideal driving position. Lateral support too is good and except for lack of adequate shoulder support there isn’t much to complain. The front passenger though won’t be as happy, as under thigh support is in short supply and you don’t get seat height adjust to eradicate that. Visibility out of the driver seat is good and except for the heavily raked rear windscreen , it is easy to judge the car’s extremities even in heavy traffic. The rear seat is surprisingly comfortable . There’s adequate knee-room for rear-seat passengers and the rear bench itself is comfortable, with decent thigh support and a comfortable backrest angle. Although the rising shoulder line impedes visibility, you never feel claustrophobic thanks to the slim front seat and the cabin’s light colours. On the downside, the sloping roofline eats into the rear headroom and anyone above 5 foot 10 inch will find headroom to be a bit too compromised. Also the heavily contoured rear seatback isn’t comfortable for the middle passenger and unless a necessity, the new Civic works best as a four-seater. Like most Honda’s, the Civic’s cabin is very practical with loads of bottle and cup holders present for both front and rear seats. Special mention must also go to the large storage bin under the front armrest that is big enough to swallow large items and it also houses two cup holders. The boot, at 430litres is not particularly big and is just about enough for your family’s weekend luggage. As far as equipment goes the Honda Civic in the top ZX comes loaded with features. You get premium features like electronic parking brake with auto hold, sunroof, auto dimming rear view mirror, electric driver seat adjust, dual zone climate control, keyless go amongst others. Honda hasn’t skimped on safety equipment and you get stuff like six airbags, ESP, ABS, ISOFIX child seat anchor points as standard. Like in the recently launched CRV, you also get Lane-Watch function that activates the left mirror mounted camera to let you know if there are any cars in your blind spot when you are changing lanes or turning at junctions. This feature is activated when you switch the left indicator on. How does it drive ? The new Honda Civic is powered by a pair of petrol and diesel motors . In this review we will talk about the petrol motor that comes mated to a CVT automatic transmission. The 1.8-litre petrol engine is the same as the one found on the eighth generation Civic albeit with some improvements and more power. As soon as you start the motor it settles down to a near silent idle. In peak hour stop-go traffic, we found the transmission well suited to the characteristics of the engine with notably less of the disconnected effect usually associated with CVTs. Whether ambling in town or cruising at 80kph, the transmission keeps engine speeds within the 1200-2500rpm bracket for best efficiency . Part throttle responses are good too with a linear build of power from the 142bhp petrol motor . As a result, overtaking slower traffic isn’t much of an effort. If there’s a negative, it’s at full throttle, where revs are held at 5500-6000rpm (for max power) and make the engine sound loud and strained, but that is expected of a CVT transmission. This also means quick overtake at highway speeds have to be planned and even the sport mode on the transmission doesn’t help much. You also get steering mounted paddle shifters with which you can select ratios manually. This mode is useful when you are driving enthusiastically or while going downhill for more engine braking. Although the CVT transmission is good for commuting, we wish Honda offered a manual transmission as it would have changed the driving experience dramatically. The ride quality of the Civic is one of its biggest strengths. At town speeds, the Civic simply excels thanks to its absorbent low speed ride, delivered despite the low profile 17-inch tyres. Well-judged spring rates helps this sedan feel supple yet well controlled. Even over rutted surfaces, the suspension has a surprisingly good level of crash-free bump absorption, as you don’t feel most imperfections. Yes, there is some firmness at low speeds but it never gets to the point of feeling uncomfortable. Even at higher speeds the Civic shows good composure and this makes it a soothing highway companion. The car also does an excellent job of cutting wind noise, but at higher speeds quite a bit of tyre noise seeps through in the cabin. For India, Honda have also increased the ground clearance by 20mm upfront and 15mm at the rear. As a result unlike the old car, the new Civic goes over largest of speed breakers with ease. Where the old car used to feel sloppy and nervous at high speeds, the new Civic feels rock solid and straight-line stability is exceptional. The Civic changes direction eagerly and is quite engaging to drive. Although the variable ratio steering lacks feedback, it is fast, smooth, accurate and weighs up naturally . Considering its agile nature, we wish the new Civic had a more powerful motor and a manual transmission to exploit its full potential. Should I buy ? Let’s get one thing straight, the new Honda Civic isn’t a revolutionary product that the eighth generation car was. It is more conventional and has its set of strengths and weaknesses. The new Civic’s core strength include striking exterior design, feature loaded cabin, plush ride quality, easy to drive nature and great sound insulation. Things like a more powerful petrol engine, a superior interior fit and finish, easier ingress and egress surely would have made the car even more alluring. So is the Civic good enough to revive the D-sedan segment? We are not quite sure. Yes it is a good all-round car, but it needs a lot more than just that to sell in a segment where SUVs are ruling the roost. We expect Honda to price the car around the Rs 17-20 lakh bracket. It goes up against the Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corola and the Hyundai Elantra. It also has to contend with SUVs like the Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier and the Jeep Compass.

What exactly does the "sport" mode do in a 2016 Honda Civic base model?

The sport mode in the CVT Civic programs the CVT to stay in the higher RPM range so it's closer to the peak engine output in the powerband. It will also increase throttle response by making the wheel the that compresses the band for the CVT more reactive. What's really sad is the fact that you have a paddle shifter for a CVT transmission as a CVT does not have gears like a normal transmission its a Continually Variable Transmission. The “gears” you see are actually just a program designed to simulate how a traditional car shifts.

Are vehicles made by Mitsubishi really as bad as their reputation implies?

A2A-Jeff I choose to make a comment based only on my own observations over a few decades. It likely does not apply to this brand's economy or SUV related models. Some of this perception comes from the ill fated line up from the early 2000s . Most the cars I've seen from Mitsubishi are rather SOPHISTICATED in their engineering and design approaches to powerplant ,driveline and suspension systems. The engine have lots inventive approaches to “mundane” things like timing belt drives, lubrication systems and cooling,water pumps ,etc. This does NOT make them cheap to service or maintain. This IS the OPPOSITE of the perception of the “ROCK SOLID JAPANESE AUTOMAKERS” expectations in many consumers minds. Expecting Toyota Corolla , Honda Civic , Nissan/Datsun Pick up Truck utility from a something that may be a turbocharged ,all wheel drive, ACTIVE Suspension, viscous differential ,traction / braking controlled machine ,with yaw control and other immense piles of driver aids as well. Transmissions of more varieties of Manuals ,Automatics ,”Tiptronics , SEMI Automatics , CVT , and PADDLE Shifters that were usually the province of $$$$$$ Race cars or Exotics built in the dozens annually. This began in the 80s even in their Mid size commercial trucks. But their Corporate management seemed to want to drive their Corporate Image as the most INNOVATIVE , Highest CURRENT Technology and REVOLUTIONARY Envisioning Organization in the World . Something was always NEWER and could ever SO BETTER. This attitude always seemed to bleed over into every car they made in some fashion or another. They got caught up in some RECALLS and some other related scandals ,some with drivetrains , emissions or fuel economy…… but unfortunately doesn't this seem to have become the current “ Automotive News of the WEEK “ !!??!! This reality combined with the United States evolving into a “ Truck Based “ Auto market cannot have helped the perception of these cars and their complicated engines ,drivelines and integrated electronic systems. They don't get the benefit of , well…..” It's a Mercedes, BMW , Porsche ,Maybach ,Aston Martin ,Lotus or even Ferrari.” It's a Japanese Car ! That's been innovative and reliable since about 1976 ! Solid modern design and production procedures that AMERICAN Car producers could see no PROFIT advantage in .Investment they put into partnership with ISUZU ,Toyo Kogyo (MAZDA) ,AND Mitsubishi to produce competitive Compacts and Small trucks. The ISUZU Light Utility Vehicle ? Here it was called the Chevy “LUV” mini truck. Ford “Courier” was a Mazda and the Mitsubishi Triton became the Dodge D-50 and the Plymouth “ARROW” Trucks. “ Hi-Tech” ? They were overhead camshaft aluminum head engines often with Progressive Carburetors unseen on “ AMERICAN “ cars at the time. “ Bad Cars “ from Mitsubishi ? Several Japanese brands gave up on cars in the U.S. ! Isuzu offered only the SUVs before departure , Suzuki with it's ups and downs just gave up and Mitsubishi ????? Who knows with the shared ownership with Renault & Nissan . It's American production gone for now 4+ years.I don't believe they are overall GREATLY more problematic than average,but many mechanical systems are complex than average. THAT alone can be a barrier to repairs and maintenance. But perhaps the 1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 that ,”Was Too Far Ahead of its Time”, is exemplary of the brand over all. A fabulous car that has specifications that look CURRENT ! All wheel drive ,all wheel steering ,aluminum twin turbocharged intercooler V-6 ,active adaptive suspension enhanced by its active AERODYNAMICS . You KNOW …..a stone cold NIGHTMARE to own for more than a couple years. !!!! This car ( GTO )they made from 1990–99 in a variety of forms.

Which is better Automatic Car ? Honda Jazz or Ford ecosport?

I've a jazz automatic in the family, and a friend owns an eco sport (manual). having driven both for more then 500 kms, and with the fact that I'm a Honda user since 5 yrs (I own a Civic, and city). I would suggest jazz unless u want more sporty engine then what's offered in jazz .. Look at the interior, which without doubt far better then an eco sport ! and transmission the CVT gives you hassle free buttersmooth drive. You won't notice gearshifts .. and yes the “paddle shifters” . Which allows you to gear down. By a level or two if u want immediate power. In short the top model jazz scores 9.5/10 in my rating ( I am not pro though!) just for the reference, I'm a heavy driver with a passion for driving.. My civic has 1,40,500 km on odometer (runs as good as it was new!). Besides my alto shows 70k on pro. Both are driven 90% by me.. (note the last para is just for a glimpse of my driving experience and nothing else) hope this helps !

Which one is a better deal among Hyundai Aura, Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze, and Ford Aspire?

The compact sedan segment is a popular choice as a first family car, particularly because of that additional luggage space which the vehicle offers. The soon to be launched ,Hyundai Aura, will compete against the likes of ,Maruti Suzuki Dzire,, ,Honda Amaze, and the ,Ford Aspire,. Here are the distinctive highlights of every vehicle.  Looks and styling,  The production-ready Hyundai Aura has been recently unveiled in India. The vehicle gets a recognizable family face with a black honeycomb mesh grille and twin boomerang DRLs. The rear section features a sporty bumper design and a distinctive sharp LED tail lamp design with three-dimensional outer lens.  The Maruti Suzuki Dzire features a large front grille and sweptback headlamps. The vehicle gets a chiselled fascia with new horizontally slatted hexagonal grille that has chrome lining and chrome accents on the air dam. The rear gets a large LED taillamp for freshness.  The updated Honda Amaze borrows styling cues from the latest generation of the Civic and the Accord. As compared to its predecessor, the new one gets a bigger hood which gives the car a more defined shape, along with LED headlamps, front fog lamps and 15-inch alloy wheels. The rear tail lamps have also been revised for freshness. The Ford Aspire borrows styling cues from the ,Freestyle, crossover hatchback. The vehicle features a large hexagonal grille in the front with a chrome mesh which makes it look premium. The C-shaped chrome highlights on the bumper mark the front fog lamps while the headlamp unit has been carried over from its predecessor.    Interior and features Most of the ,Aura,’s interior design has been replicated from the Grand 10 Nios. To distinguish it from the hatchback sibling, it gets beige and black tones in addition to features like an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Arkamys sound technology, steering mounted audio controls, wireless charging and more.  The Maruti Suzuki Dzire gets distinctive highlights in the form of wooden inserts on the dashboard, steering and door trims. The vehicle gets a flat bottom wheel while the head unit for the entertainment system has been sourced from the ,Baleno,. Electronic power steering, front power windows and internally adjustable wing mirrors are offered as standard equipment.  The Honda Amaze borrows a few styling elements from its older siblings namely the Jazz, ,BR-V, and the City. Speaking of features, it gets automatic climate control, electrically operated boot, engine start/stop button and welcome lights. The CVT option is also offered with the paddle shifters. The Ford Aspire gets a new floating touchscreen display with SYNC3. There's also the same beige and black treatment from its predecessor along with mild tweaks for freshness.  Engine,  The Hyundai Aura is offered with three engine options – two petrol and one diesel. The standard petrol engine is a 1.2-litre unit producing 81bhp/114Nm while the second one is a 1.0-litre turbocharged unit producing 98bhp/172Nm. The 1.2-litre unit can be had with either a five-speed manual/five-speed automated manual while the smaller petrol unit only gets a manual five-speed gearbox. It is the first turbocharged petrol engine in the compact sedan segment. The Maruti ,Dzire, is available in petrol and diesel engine options. The 1.2-litre petrol produces 82bhp/113Nm, while the 1.3-litre turbocharged diesel multijet engine produces 74bhp/190Nm. Both the engines are available in manual and AMT options.  The Honda Amaze offers a CVT option in both the petrol as well as diesel engine. The petrol version gets a 1.2-litre four-cylinder unit that generates 87bhp of power and 109Nm of torque. The diesel version, on the other hand, gets the older 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit that generates 100bhp/200Nm of torque.  The Ford Aspire is now available with a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder Dragon Series petrol engine that generates 95bhp of power and a new 1.5-litre, three-cylinder engine the generates 121bhp/150Nm. The bigger petrol engine gets an optional new six-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox. The diesel version gets a 1.5-litre engine that generates 99bhp/215Nm.  Conclusion All four cars on our list have a distinctive character with unique set of features. The Dzire offers more space for the occupants and is backed up by reliability, the Aspire is a better performer than the rest while the Aura and the Amaze offer a premium feel.  Depending on the individual requirement, a potential customer can choose the right model.

How do I use Honda Civic paddle shifters correctly?

Since I don’t know how to add question detailed descriptions, can I add them here? I have a 2019 Honda Civic Sedan Sport CVT with 2.0L NA engine, this model is equipped with paddle shifters. Sometimes I tried S mode with paddle shifters involved, what I did was basically trying to maintain RPM in the range of 2500-3000 for all speeds, I had no experience of driving a MT car, all my knowledge about gear shifting are from internet. I have some doubts about using paddle shifters: 1. Do I need to release the accelerator if I upshift? It seems the car can automatically drop the engine RPM when upshifting 2. If I experience a harsh(not smooth) up or down shifting, will the CVT experience damages? 3. What's the mechanism under the CVT with paddle shifters? Can the driver REALLY change the gear ratio (sth equivalent in CVT , I know gear ratio in CVT is a wrong term) or this whlole thing is simulated by the computer?

Are there hybrid vehicles that have a manual gear selector? Which ones?

a manual gear selector as in a manual transmission? Yes: 2002–2003 Honda Civic Hybrid Honda CR-Z But it’s a fairly rare option, and they’re getting pretty tough to find, and the CR-Z is an otherwise not very competitive or compelling vehicle for the price (at least in my opinion). Manual gear selector as in a “sport mode” type gimmicky automatic transmission where you can tap up and down to change gears? Yes, most hybrids have CVT transmissions, so “manually selecting gears” is kinda an anachronism… but there are gas cars that have CVT’s that have “paddle shifters”, so it’s not all that surprising. Generally, these are cars with both gas and hybrid variants: Nissan Rogue Hybrid, Hyundai Ioniq, and I’m sure there are others.

What scares you most in life?

The future of gasoline-powered vehicles. A lot of people are excited for the future because electric cars will become much better, they will be cheaper, faster, and their charging stations will be all around the world. I’m excited too, but I prefer gasoline-powered. What I like most about gasoline-powered vehicles is they have a sound, each engine configuration or even a different manufacturer, have different sounds. You can shift gears, and you have to for a lot of cars and motorcycles to achieve the most optimal engine efficiency. It makes you work for it, it makes you feel alive, especially on a motorcycle. Electric cars/motorcycles don’t have any of that. I don’t care about speed and I don’t care how clean electricity is. All I care about is having fun, and accelerating in a Tesla isn’t fun for me, it doesn’t take any skill, it barely makes any noise, it’s dead-quiet inside the cabin. Trying to launch a car (with manual transmission, and no launching aids), takes skill, and you have to work for it. Even more so with a motorcycle, it takes years of practice to perfect the best possible launching on a motorcycle. Unless Electric cars start having manual transmission or semi-auto (with a good reason to have it.. not fake ones for the sake of appealing to people like me(Honda tried to do this with the Civic, adding paddle shifters on a CVT transmission…), the future of gasoline-powered vehicles looks VERY grim for people who love their distinct sound, smell, and mechanicals.

Which car manufacturer has the best CVT in India, Honda, Toyota, Suzuki, Hyundai, or Nissan?

The CVTs from all the above companies have proved to be reliable in the products offered in India, the difference comes in the implementation and driving feel. In my personal opinion, here is the best: Hatchback: Honda Jazz Only Jazz comes with paddle shifters which are amazing to use I20's CVT is most lacklustre in comparison Baleno CVT is smooth but has prominent rubber band lag Micra CVT the most affordable Compact Sedan: Honda Amaze Only one to offer a diesel CVT combination in India Works flawlessly, never feels out of power Sedan: Toyota Yaris Honda City an amazing package but in comparison Yaris feels more lively Nissan Sunny now outdated SUV: Honda BRV Only CVT option in its segment, paddle shifters good to use Responsive even with 7 people on board Most fuel efficient petrol automatic seven seater Premium Sedan: Toyota Corolla Altis Civic CVT a good package, but Altis CVT better to drive in city Both CVT s suffer rubber band lag at highway speeds Conclusion: It is clear that Honda out of all, uses CVT most extensively across it's whole Indian portfolio. And thus it can be said that Honda seems to have more expertise in offering CVT specially in India.

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