So far, Next-Gen Honda City has been the best kept secret from the Japanese car major. The biggest surprise till now is the fact that there are no spyshots or concrete details of the car at all. All this when we are barely a few days away from its world premiere which is all set to happen in India.
Here is a brief of what we know/expect about the Next-Gen Honda City
- New City will be built on the 2014 Jazz platform
- It is reportedly bigger (in both length and width) than the current City
- New City will come with projector headlamps that is fast becoming a segment standard
- LED ascents in new tail-light assembly
- Really good internal space packaging as has been Honda’s forte in recent cars
Next-Gen City Engines
While its certain that the 1.5L i-VTEC petrol will continue to do duty, it will definitely be tweaked to extract more power, efficiency and driveability. However, the biggest change, or let us call it as an inclusion is the introduction of a diesel motor for the first time in City.
It will carry the same 1.5L i-DTEC diesel motor from Amaze albeit with a Variable Geometry Turbocharger (Amaze comes with FGT). This means it will have an increase in power output from Amaze’s 100hp. Various words going around speculate a power output in the range of 120bhp and torque of around 220Nm.
Next-Gen City Launch, Price & Bookings
Next-Gen City will be unveiled to the world on 25th of this month (November) in India and more important is the fact that it will be its first showcase to the world. Many details regarding its official launch and more will become clear only then, however, it is expected that Indian deliveries will start from January 2014.
Continuing with the trend, expect a minor increase in the prices of the car over the current one. And since, it will also have a diesel on offer, total variants will be higher and price band broader.
Anticipating a real bomber in the market, many dealerships all across the country have started taking unofficial bookings of the Next-Gen City and the booking amount hovers around the Rs 50,000 mark for now. However, there is no official confirmation of these bookings that is being provided by Honda yet.
What is a surety is that people are waiting with bated breaths for the new City and after EcoSport, it is expected to be the next big thing in the market.
Considering what we have seen in Ford’s case, we expect and urge Honda to be better prepared and tackle the show more professionally so that customers can have their share of happiness and there are no untoward incidents.
Keep tuned to MotorBash as we are hooked onto this development and yes, if you come across the Next-Gen City mule lurking around, do not forget to snap it up and share the pics with us to earn some quick cash.