The tenth-gen Honda Civic has been launched in India at a starting price for Rs 17.70 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India). Along with the prices, the carmaker also revealed detail about the sedan’s warranty and maintenance costs.
While the Civic petrol is available in three variants: V, VX and ZX, the diesel Civic can be had in two variants only VX and ZX.
As the new Honda cars are available with 3 years/unlimited km warranty as standard. Honda Civic can be further extended up to 5 years/unlimited for an additional premium. On the other hand, Civic’s arch-rival, the Skoda Octavia comes with Skoda 4 Year Service Care as standard. It includes a standard warranty of up to 4 years/1,00,000km and roadside assistance.
Recently, Skoda also introduced Skoda Shield Plus with an additional cost, it offers one year of comprehensive insurance, three years of third-party insurance and extended warranty with roadside assistance for the fifth and sixth year of ownership, taking the total warranty to 6 years/150,000km.
Along with warranty, Honda is also offering an optional 3-year annual maintenance package with the Civic, which will bring the average cost of maintenance down to Rs 4,953 for petrol and Rs 5,930 for diesel. However, Honda has not revealed prices of the extended warranty and the annual maintenance package yet.
Similarly, Skoda also offers an optional maintenance package with the Octavia. It is valid for 4 year/60,000km (whichever occurs first) and costs Rs 44,444.
Comparing only the standard warranties offered by Honda and Skoda, for the Civic you can avail the warranty for three years without thinking about the distance driven whereas in the Octavia, although you can take advantage of the warranty for four years, you will have to keep a check on the kilometres driven.