After the recent success of Honda Amaze, Honda has finally launched the much awaited 4th Generation City yesterday, which is now also available in diesel variant. It is bigger (in both length and width) than the third generation City. It now features an all-new design and additional space on the interiors due to a 50 mm larger wheelbase.
The all-new Honda City also features new tail lights with LED ascents, projector headlamps, electric sun roof, start-stop button, keyless entry, automatically folding ORVM, music player with 8-speakers and LCD screen, Bluetooth and AUX support for stereo, cruise control, ABS, airbags, reverse camera, rear AC vents and climate control with touch screen controls.
The car has received an impressive response on pre-launch bookings which began after its global unveiling in India in November 2013. HCIL will start deliveries of the Diesel variants of the new City immediately through company’s strong and expanding distribution network of 159 dealers in 101 cities across the country. The deliveries for the Petrol variants would begin from February-2014. Most interestingly, the all-new City is now the most fuel efficient car in the Indian market with an ARAI rated fuel efficiency figure of 26 kmpl for the diesel variants. Whereas the manual and automatic transmission categorized under Petrol variant provides 18 and 17.8 kmpl respectively.
Coming to the technical specifications, the all-new City features the same 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine available in the current Honda City along with a newly introduced most fuel efficient 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine already equipped in Honda Amaze. The 1.5-litre iDTEC turbo charged diesel engine produces a maximum power of 98 Bhp at a maximum torque of 200 Nm coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The 1.5-litre iVTEC petrol engine produces a maximum power of 118 Bhp at a maximum torque of 145 Nm coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic transmission.
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