Honda City diesel is India’s most fuel efficient car: Tech specs and images
After showcasing the new Honda City sedan 4th gen in Delhi last month, Honda has now revealed the techspecs of their new car. To be launched in January 2014, with a choice of petrol and diesel engine option, power to Honda City petrol will be delivered by a refined 1.5l i-VTEC, delivering 119 PS @ 6600 rpm and 145 Nm torque @4600 rpm. Honda City diesel will derive power from 1.5l iDTEC unit, which is also seen on the Amaze compact sedan (Honda India’s best selling car currently).
Power output of new City diesel engine stays the same as that of Amaze, 100 PS power @ 3600 rpm and 200 Nm torque @ 1750 rpm. Even though the engine and it’s output figures are same for City diesel and Amaze diesel, Honda engineers have done a commendable job in refining the diesel engine in City. Firstly, the engine noise has gone down to a considerable level, and secondly, top speed of City Diesel stands at 190 kmph, while that of Amaze diesel is at 145 kmph.
As far as transmission options are concerned, the City diesel comes in just manual transmission of 6 speed gearbox, whereas the petrol City comes with 5 speed manual and CVT automatic gearbox option. Another interesting fact, 2014 City petrol automatic with CVT is more fuel efficient as compared to the City petrol manual with 5 speed gearbox. Though the difference is hardly noticeable, this is good news for customers who would want to have the best of both worlds (efficiency + AT) while driving in city.
Comparison of dimensions of the New City with the current City –
-Overall length of the New City stays at 4440mm
-The wheelbase has been extended by 50mm, and is now 2600mm
-While the width of the car stays same at 1695mm, the shoulder room has been increased by 40mm
-Front head clearance is improved by 10mm
-the overall height of the New City has been increased by 10mm
New City will offer a very spacious interior cabin with
-The tandem distance increased by 60mm,
-Knee room is up by 70mm, and
-The rear legroom improved by 60mm
The leg room in the New Honda City is same as that of Upper D segment cars, which are two classes above.
We did drive the new City diesel and petrol in Jaipur, and will give our review on the same very soon. Stay tuned, until then enjoy the gallery of images of New Honda City.