Japanese carmaker on Tuesday launched the all new version of Honda City sedan in India, including the first diesel variant of the car - diesel car's price starts 8.62 lakh, while petrol variant starts at Rs 7.42 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).The diesel variants of the fourth generation of the sedan, which was unveiled globally on November 25, will be available immediately. Diesel variants of the new City will retail from Rs 8.62 lakh to Rs 11.1 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). FE Photo: Renuka Puri
"With the best of both petrol and diesel technologies available in Honda City, we are very confident about the success of the model, which will significantly contribute to our business growth in India," Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) President and CEO Hironori Kanayama told reporters here.The petrol variant of the new Honda City comes with the existing 1.5 litre iVTEC engine, while the diesel version sports the recently launched 1.5 iDTEC diesel motor. The new City was developed at the Honda R&D Centre in Tochigi, Japan, following extensive market surveys in India and the ASEAN countries. FE Photo: Renuka Puri
HCIL's other models include the compact sedan Amaze and hatchback Brio. The Honda Amaze, introduced in April last year, was the company's first diesel offering in India.Honda sold 73,000 units in 2012-13 and aims to market 1.2 lakh cars this financial year on the back of new launches.
In Photo: Managing Director of Honda Company Yoshiyuki Matsumoto with his Team during the launch of all-new 4th Generation Honda City Car in New Delhi. FE Photo: Renuka Puri
Honda had launched the first-generation Honda City in India in 1998 and has so far sold 4.3 lakh units of the car.
In Photo: Managing Director of Honda Company Yoshiyuki Matsumoto with his Team during the launch of all-new 4th Generation Honda City Car in New Delhi.FE Photo:Renuka Puri