In a bid to wrestle back to the numero uno position in the mid-size sedan segment from Hyundai Verna, Honda has slated the launch of the Fourth-Gen variant of the Honda City for the next month in India according to Economic Times.
City was Honda’s most popular product, and did a good job of maintaining volumes for the Japanese behemoth despite being a petrol-only model. However, South-Korean giant Hyundai’s Verna sailed in with a distinctive, fluidic style of its own (Backed by features and spunk, of course! ) and grabbed the crown of the Honda City.
To challenge the Verna, the Fourth-Generation of Honda City will be sculpted from the scratch. Not just a new exterior shell case, but it will also posses larger dimensions as compared to the current City. It will also pack in more premium features as well.
Here are a few more salient features about the new City :
- It will be based on the platform of the new Jazz/Fit hatchback.
- It will carry bigger wraparound clear-lens headlamps with projector lights.
- The tail-lights will be reworked and will carry LED accents.
- It will be bigger in size than the current-gen City, so as to stand out from the Amaze as well as to (partly) fill the shoes of the Civic that has been shelved now.
The biggest revelation is that the Fourth-Gen City will be available in the diesel option. Honda has tasted sweet success with the Amaze which had a diesel engine, and City’s reputation will be another cherry on the top of the cake. Is it curtains for the Hyundai Verna??