Numerous prospective car buyers would be waiting impatiently for the information and details of the new 2014 Honda City. The most awaited bit of the new car is the i-DTEC diesel engine, which promises to provide best-in-class fuel-efficiency figures. After the roaring success of the diesel Honda Amaze, the introduction of a diesel powerplant option on the Honda City is a masterstroke!
Honda Car India Limited has let out the official FE figures and the diesel engine will provide an astonishing fuel-efficiency of 26 kmpl which makes it the most fuel efficient car in the country only overtaking its sibling, Amaze!
The 1.5L i-VTEC petrol engine, on the other hand, will be available with two transmission options. One of them will be a 5-Speed manual gearbox, while the other one will be a 7-speed CVT with paddle shifters. Though Honda has claimed that the Petrol CVT version will offer the best fuel-efficiency amongst all automatics in the Indian market (18 kmpl to be precise) , they haven’t provided any idea about the fuel-efficiency figures of the 1.5L petrol engine equipped with the 5-Speed manual tranny.
Okay Enough of This; When Does the New City Launch?
It is being said that the probable launch date of the all-new Honda City is 9th January, 2014 according to Cartoq.com. It is then and there, that the pricing details and the variant-wise break-up will be revealed. The new Honda City is expected to carry a slight premium as compared to the outgoing version, banking on the hype of a ‘new’ model.
However, we do not see a huge price difference for the diesel City considering its drab power/torque figures.
Some of the features on the new Honda City are :
- Touch-screen based Climate Control System
- Reverse Camera with 3-viewing angles
- Push-Button Start
- Keyless Entry
Honda City has always been the bulwark of Honda’s sales in India. With the addition of a diesel engine option under its hood, it is sure to take its fame a notch higher. Don’t you think so?
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