Apart from being a new generation model, it will also come with added features and a diesel engine in the form of a 1.5l iDTEC, which is seen in the recently launched and already popular Honda Amaze. It is now revealed that the car has arrived at ARAI – Automotive Research Association of India for sanctioning and homologation procedure, before it is unveiled in Delhi on 25th Nov, reveals IAB.
In the Amaze, diesel engine delivers 100 PS power and 200 Nm torque. This engine is also one of the most fuel efficient in the country, delivering ARAI claimed 25.8 kmpl, which is the highest by any car in India. On the new City, the same engine is expected to do the duty, but with minor tuning. This is expected to offer better power and NVH levels. Apart from this, the trusted 1.5l i-VTEC will also be on offer. Currently, this engine delivers around 118 PS peak power and 220 Nm peak torque, the new City is expected to feature a slightly tuned engine.
The next gen 2014 Honda City is projected to be larger than the current model, but at the same time, it will be more efficient and powerful. Engines will be tuned to be efficient. As far as petrol City is concerned, it is expected to deliver mileage in the range of 16-18 kmpl, while the diesel will deliver 21-23 kmpl. Price range for the petrol will be in the Rs 8-11 lakh while that of diesel will be in the range of 9-12 lakh.
South East Asia is a very important market for Honda Motors. In the past 1 year, they have premiered three new cars in these markets. First was the Brio Amaze compact sedan in Thailand, followed by 2014 Jazz in Japan, and recently, the Brio based Mobilio MPV in Indonesia. India, which also plays a crucial role in the SE Asia market for Honda, is the venue for the global unveiling of new City sedan.
After this, Honda India gets ready for 2014. This is the year when they launch new Jazz, new City sedan, Mobilio MPV and start production of cars at their plant in Rajasthan. All these new cars will be present at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, after which they will be launched in the country.