In Oct 2013, only 31 units of City sedan were sold. This implies that the manufacturer has stopped production and is clearing existing stock by offering discounts. Though the car will be unveiled later this month on 25th Nov, deliveries will only began by January 2014, reports Autocar India. Surprisingly, the car is yet to be spotted or spied, but then Honda India has done a good job of keeping their vehicles under wraps, before they are officially launched.
This will be a global unveil, and top officials from Honda headquarters in Japan are expected to be in Delhi on the day of unveil. All three previous generations of this sedan has seen excellent results over the years, both in India and in other markets of South East Asia such as Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia and the new model is expected to do just as well once officially launched.
Previously presented only with a petrol engine, the 2014 model also comes in with a diesel engine in tow, in the form of a 1.5 liter i-DTEC all aluminum turbo diesel units also seen in the recently launched Honda Amaze. A 1.5 liter i-VTEC petrol engine will continue from the current car into the new Honda City though with minor tweaks in both power and torque. The new Honda City will be based on 2014 Jazz platform and will be redesigned both inside and out and will also be increased in size so as to cater to the demands of C segment sedan buyers.
Just like the new Jazz, the new City sedan is also expected to include similar features, like capacitive touch screen, rotating front seat, InterNavi system, state of the art music system, Hill Start Assist, City brake active system, Vehicle Stability Control system, HELPNET (this one is similar to Ford EcoSport Emergency Assistance- on Airbag deployment, the car call’s emergency services for help using connected phone), new design language, new chassis, and much more. The render above is credit to abesselingSVF’s.