Latest and most awaited C-segment sedan in India, Maruti Ciaz, which took over 10,000 bookings before launch is finally out. Here is on-paper technical specification comparison between Ciaz and rest of rivals including Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid.
C-segment in India has received upgraded sedans very recently in the form of new Volkswagen Vento facelift and Skoda Rapid, with similar changes in powertrain and subtle revision in prices. Here is on-paper technical specification comparison of the aforementioned vs class leader Honda City and next on podium Hyundai Verna.
Looks like SX4 replacement Maruti Ciaz is not going to repeat the same story. In fact, Ciaz could even trump Honda City in C segment sedan space, as mileage of Maruti Ciaz diesel was just revealed to be higher than City’s, becoming most fuel efficient car in the country!
Both new Honda cars, the 2014 City and Jazz have passed the latest crash test undertaken by ASEAN NCAP (Association of Southeast Asian Nations – New Car Assessment Program). Tata Vista too was tested, and secured three stars, whereas both Jazz and City scored five stars (best rating).
The recently launched Honda Mobilio resulted in the production of Honda¬†City sedan moving out of Greater Noida to the company plant in Rajasthan. This shift of the City has affected production and has in turn caused changes in supplies to the market resulting in longer waiting periods.
Noting over enthusiastic booking for the recently launched Honda Mobilio, sources confirm that the production of Honda City has taken a back seat. In about 20 days, Honda Mobilio has amassed over 10,000 bookings, which has resulted in Honda Car India suspending production of their City sedan this month.
Tragedy struck three south Delhi businessmen who were found dead in a 2006 model Honda City at RK Puram on Monday night. These businessmen decided to conduct some business discussions over a period of four hours in a parked car and turned on the AC for comfort only to be poisoned by carbon monoxide.
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.