2014 Honda City Diesel India launch date and variant features
Regaled for its super efficient diesel engine claiming fuel efficiency of 26 kmpl, enhanced interior space, fresh design, better handling, elevated ground clearance and ride comforts, the new Honda City diesel is slated to take India by storm as it is launched on January 7, 2014.
Honda City diesel will sport same diesel engine as seen on board the recently launched Amaze, in the form of an all aluminum 1.5 liter i-DTEC engine offering 100 PS at 3,600 rpm and 200 Nm torque at 1750 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6 speed manual transmission and will be capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 kmph in 12.8 seconds and claims a top speed of 190 kmph.
Drive comforts are enhanced on board the new City sedan due to a well balanced chassis and lower kerb weight. Complaints about engine sound (diesel) have been looked into, as once inside the new City diesel, you will notice the refined engine. Apart from this, 4th gen Honda City gets features which include push button start, touchscreen audio, rear view camera and navigation system. The company has commenced pre-launch bookings across the country and booking amounts vary from INR 50,000-1 lakh with deliveries slated to start from the end of January 2014.
According to ICE, who have chanced upon some leaked information on the trims of new City along with features, the new Honda car will come with five trims. The good news is, that all models will feature ABS+EBD and driver airbag. The features missing from the base City model are, Touch panel aircondition, rear ac vents, audio system, cruise control, park assist, start/stop button, leather seats, fog lamps, driver seat height adjust, rear arm rest, rear power outlets, sunroof, steering mounted controls, alloys, and fog lamps.