The company, which had recently launched an all-new 5th generation version of the Honda City sedan, said it will continue selling the 4th generation of the car in two variants SV and V grade with BS-VI compliant 1.5-litre petrol engine in manual transmission.
The launch Honda City hasn’t been delayed for that long, but it if refreshing to know it is finally here especially after all the teasers and reveals. As part of the update, the City gets a lot that’s new.
The car's launch was pushed back due to the lockdown and the launch will now finally take place in July.
The new Honda City, on the other hand, will get even more features including some tech that was not seen before in its segment.
The current-gen City starts at Rs 9.91 lakh (ex-showroom), but expect a premium over these prices
The seventh-generation (India's fifth-gen) 2020 Honda City will be available in three variants and while the names are still under wraps, the highest trim is expected to get segment-first features like tyre pressure monitoring and Amazon Alexa enabled telematics.
The 2020 City is now 100 mm longer and 53 mm wider than its predecessor while height has been lowered by 28 mm.
Honda could offer the sedan with three engine options, including one petrol-hybrid powertrain which is set to debut in the new Honda Jazz at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.
A list of features in the new Honda City ZX manual variant
The fourth generation Honda City was introduced in 2014 and has achieved the distinction of being the best-selling City ever from Honda.
The company has a reason to be optimistic as the fourth-generation City, launched only last week, has already notched up over 5,500 bookings as of Friday.
The second largest Japanese car brand in India Honda today said it will launch the new Honda City on February 14. With new variants to be added the Honda City will likely fall in the price bracket of Rs 8.5-13.3 lakh.
After Honda's entry into the diesel segment in India with the 1.5L i-DTEC engine in the Honda Amaze, the fourth generation Honda City became the second car from the company's stable to be powered by the diesel engine.
The model, which competes with Honda City and Maruti Ciaz, will be available in both petrol and diesel options and have ten variants.
During 2014, the company recorded its highest ever domestic sales in a calendar year with 1,79,816 units, a growth of 67 per cent, from 1,07,661 units in 2013.
The company claims that Ciaz diesel has a fuel efficiency of 26.21 kmpl while petrol delivers a mileage of 20.73 kmpl. The new model will replace the SX4 sedan, which had limited success. MSI has been trying hard to gain greater presence in the bigger car segment.
Dilip Bhat picks Maruti as his top bet among auto space. He prefers Maruti over Tata Motors and expects the former to give 20-25 percent returns in mid-term.
The company introduced its 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine in India in April 2013 with Honda Amaze and was sequentially introduced in 4th Generation Honda City in January 2014 Honda Mobilio in July 2014.
With this new offering, the company will enter into Rs 9-12 lakh price range segment. Sources add that this model would be first of new family of cars designed by Suzuki.
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