The most interesting part of this launch is the diesel engine-based Honda City, which is expected to be a runaway success. The bookings have already started pouring in for the new Honda City sedan at various dealerships. This might also be one of the reasons that the company is launching it before the Auto Expo (to be held in Greater Noida), because they seem to be pretty confident of the success which this sedan is going to bestow upon them.
There have been quite a few changes to the exteriors and interiors of this next generation sedan. The outsides are captivating with a smooth and lustrous body line with an expressive chrome-treated radiator grille. The headlight cluster looks radiant, while the bumper gets a wide airdam along with a pair of round-shaped fog lamps.
The company has added a few swish gadgets in it including a touch screen infotainment system, a reverse camera, push start/stop button with a keyless entry, and automatic climate control, which will surely add some brownie points to it. The price of this sedan is said to be in the range of Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 13 lakh (ex-showroom), which seems quite competitive if compared to the other sedan models in this segment.
The rear end gets a newly designed taillight cluster as well as some chrome garnish, while the boot-lid is now more crisp and edgy.
The diesel engine of the fourth generation Honda City is the same 1.5-litre i-DTEC mill, which powers their Amaze sedan. This diesel mill has a displacement of 1498cc along with a top power of 98bhp and 200Nm of maximum torque. The engine is skillfully coupled with a six-speed manual transmission gearbox. On the other hand, the petrol version will feature the same 1.5-litre i-VTEC mill that churns out 117bhp of maximum power output and has been very dependable. The petrol engine based sedan will feature a manual as well as an automatic gearbox for the buyers to choose from.