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.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) continues to lead as it has a wide range of cars in each segment catering to the demands of varied buyer preferences in India. It is due to this and for the fact that each of these models are affordably priced that the company holds a dominion in Indian markets.
Honda‚Äôs 1.5 liter iDTEC engine, currently doing duty on both Amaze and City and to be installed on the new Mobilio MPV and Jazz, has proved itself as a fuel efficient, yet powerful diesel engine. However, despite these accolades, it is the strong engine clatter permeating into its interiors that has caused a major issue and which the company is in the process of tackling.