Honda City also gets Mobilio RS styled body kits?
Recently launched Honda Mobilio RS is the first Honda car in India to come with factory fitted body kits. Now, as we already know that delivery of Mobilio RS are going to begin not before September, it seems that Honda Car India is gauging customer response of new RS kits, by offering the same with their City sedan, this year’s most successful car.
Honda City RS kits are being offered by the company and fitted at company workshops. This body kit has not been officially disclosed but from the images, it can be seen that they are similar to that seen on the Mobilio RS. The Honda City body kit includes sporty accents on front and rear bumper, and side skirts. The kit also includes a boot lid spoiler all of which is included in the price of INR 74,000.
Honda City RS body kit offered in a colour choice of car itself ¬†has also seen good response. It is being ordered by many customers so as to ensure a sportier appeal to the Honda City. However, the body kit is only to enhance looks and in no way benefits the model where performance or power is concerned though it does add to drag and weight to a certain extent.
In the meantime, Honda City has seen sales peak to over 9,000 units in March 2014 and crossed the 50,000 unit mark between January and July 2014. It is leading in the mid-sized sedan category which is considered an important segment in domestic market.
The new Honda City receives both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine is a 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine generating 119 PS at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm torque at 4,600 rpm. A new diesel 1.5 liter DTEC engine also powers this Honda City capable of 100 PS at 3,600 rpm and 200 Nm torque at 1,750 rpm mated to a 6 speed manual transmission which is also seen doing duty on the Honda Amaze. Read Rush Lane’s review of Honda City here.