Honda City sedan 4th gen diesel: India launch price Rs 8.62 lakhs

2014 Honda City sedan caused quite a buzz even before it was launched in India. Offered in a choice of petrol and diesel engine options, the base petrol City price starts from Rs 7.42 lakhs, and that of base diesel starts from Rs 8.62 lakhs.

A model par excellence when it comes to looks, performance, safety, style and handling, the 2014 Honda City features a new front grille design, a sportier looking front bumper and elongated wrap around tail lamps and shark fin antenna.

Honda City sedan 4th gen diesel India launch price Rs 8.62 lakhs

A step into the interiors of the fourth generation Honda City causes an instant appeal as infotainment features on board are a sight to behold. The first thing that attracts attention is a 5” LCD display with audio besides its Bluetooth, rear camera settings in three varying angles, normal, top down and 180 degree width. The steering wheel is leather wrapped and proudly displays controls of Bluetooth, audio and cruise controls all within easy access.

Space in its interiors is another factor that draws the attention of sedan lovers in the country as Honda has augmented wheelbase by 50mm and shoulder room by 40mm. Height of cabin is also increased by 10 mm though length and width remain untouched. Internal cabin comforts include rear AC vents for additional rear passenger conveniences while start button, keyless entry, four power outlets and 8 speakers are also evident as are folding mirrors and sun roof, though the latter are only available on top trim variants.

Engine details of the new Honda City include a diesel engine in the form of a 1.5 liter i-DTEC engine also doing duty on the recently launched Honda Amaze. The engine performance remains much the same with peak output of 100 ps at 3600 rpm and 200 Nm torque at 1750 rpm while fuel efficiency is increased due to the engine being mated to a new 6 speed manual gearbox.

Thanks to these engine updates, the Honda City could be taken to a top speed of 190 kmph. The petrol variant of 2014 Honda City sports a 1.5 liter i-VTEC petrol engine tuned to produce 116bhp and 146Nm of torque, mated to either a 5 speed manual or advanced CVT auto transmission. The upcoming model also being lighter by 40 kgs as compared to its earlier counterpart also contributed to its increased performance.

Safety features abound on board the new Honda City. It was noted to possess dual front SRS airbags with ABS and EBD across all variants and electrically operated ORVMs. 2014 Honda City will compete with Hyundai Verna, Renault Scala, Skoda Rapide and the Volkswagen Vento.

Honda City has been regaled by sedan lovers in the country ever since its global launch in November 2013. Dealers across the country have commenced bookings at a down payment of INR 50,000 for the new 2014 Honda City. Deliveries of diesel model will begin from today, while that of petrol City will take place from March 2014. For more information and images, you can read our LIVE coverage of new City here.

2014 Honda City is available in 12 variants across their diesel and petrol sedan range. Ex showroom Delhi price list.

New Honda City price Rs 11.10 lakhs VX MT diesel ex showroom Delhi.
New Honda City price Rs 10.16 lakhs V MT diesel ex showroom Delhi.
New Honda City price Rs 9.66 lakhs SV MT diesel ex showroom Delhi.
New Honda City price Rs 9.24 lakhs S MT diesel ex showroom Delhi
New Honda City price Rs 8.62 lakhs E MT diesel ex showroom Delhi

New Honda City price Rs 10.98 lakhs VX CVT petrol ex showroom Delhi
New Honda City price Rs 9.49 lakhs SV CVT petrol ex showroom Delhi
New Honda City price Rs 9.93 lakhs VX MT petrol ex showroom Delhi
New Honda City price Rs 9.49 lakhs SV CVT petrol ex showroom Delhi
New Honda City price Rs 8,99 lakhs V MT petrol ex showroom Delhi
New Honda City price Rs 8,49 lakhs SV MT petrol ex showroom Delhi
New Honda City price Rs 8,04 lakhs S MT petrol ex showroom Delhi
New Honda City price Rs 7.42 lakhs E MT petrol ex showroom Delhi

2014 Honda City base price in Mumbai for petrol is Rs 7.76 lakhs and Diesel Rs 9.02 lakhs.