The current Honda City sedan petrol variant is all set to be launched with a BS6 update. As per a leaked document, Honda City petrol 1.5 liter engine with manual transmission has received the BS6 certificate successfully.
As per the document, Honda City BS6 petrol will be offered in 4 trims of SV, V, VX and ZX. These are the same four trims of petrol manual Honda City which are currently on offer as well. Prices of these 4 trims currently ranges from Rs 10.03 lakhs to Rs 13.09 lakhs, ex-sh.
Expect prices of these trims to be increased by up to 10%, with the launch of BS6 update. Diesel engine of Honda City, the 1.5 liter iDTEC, has not yet been certified. Only the 1.5 liter iVTEC has been certified, and that too with manual transmission.
The current Honda City is powered by a 1.5 liter, 4 cylinder petrol BS4 engine offering 117 bhp power and 145 Nm torque. The new BS6 Honda City is rated to deliver slightly more power of 117.6 bhp. Torque output remains same.
With the current City, there is also a 1.5 liter diesel engine powering this variant offering 99 bhp power and 200 Nm torque. With the BS4 engine options, the petrol engine gets mated to a 5 speed manual transmission and CVT option while the diesel engine is mated to a 5 speed manual. Fuel efficiency of the BS4 petrol engine is at 17.4 kmpl going up to 25.6 kmpl on the diesel engine. BS6 mileage for Honda City is not available yet.
Features on offer will continue to remain same. Top variant exterior is seen with LED headlamps with DRLs, LED tail lamps, a new chrome front grille and rain sensing wipers. It sits on R16 diamond finish multi spoke alloy wheels.
On the inside it gets a beige coloured interiors reveal a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system, an electric sunroof with one touch open and close function, leather upholstery, multi function steering wheel and silver accents across its dashboard. Honda City ZX MT gets fitted with a total of 6 airbags among which are dual SRS airbags for driver and front passenger, front airbags and side curtain airbags.
In other news, Honda Cars India have started work on the new generation 2020 City sedan. The same was recently spied testing in India. This new sedan will make global debut next month, in Thailand. India launch is expected sometime next year. Compared to current City, the new 2020 City will be larger in size, will get spacious and more comfortable interiors, features on offer will also be more.