Honda Cars launches new City starting at ₹10.90 lakh

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on July 15, 2020 Published on July 15, 2020

Honda City has been a successful mid-size sedan

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL), on Wednesday, launched the much-awaited all-new fifth generation City priced between ₹10.90 lakh and ₹14.65 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

First introduced in India in January 1998, Honda City has been the country’s most successful mid-size sedan. The new City has been conceptualised to carry forward its legacy, deliver supremacy and exceed previous benchmarks by offering superior value proposition to its customers, the company said.

The new Honda City has been developed at the Honda research and development (R&D) Centre located in Tochigi, Japan, following extensive market surveys in India, ASEAN countries and other markets for people’s driving needs and lifestyles, it said.

The all-new City has been introduced in both petrol and diesel versions, powered by Honda’s superior ‘Earth Dreams Technology’ range of BS-6 compliant powertrains – all-new 1.5L i-VTEC DOHC petrol engine with VTC and India exclusive refined 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine respectively, delivering high fuel efficiency, low emission and spirited driving performance.

While the petrol variant is priced between ₹10.90 lakh and ₹14.45 lakh, the diesel option is available at ₹12.40 lakh to ₹14.65 lakh (all ex-showroom Delhi).

The petrol engine delivers 89 kw (121PS) @6,600 rpm power and 145 Nm@1,750 rpm torque. It has been mated to an all-new six-speed manual transmission (MT) and new seven-speed CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) offering fuel efficiency of 17.8 kmpl and 18.4 kmpl respectively.

The diesel engine is mated to the six-speed MT with 73 kW (100 PS) @3,600 rpm power, 200 Nm @1,750 rpm torque and fuel economy of 24.1 kmpl.

“Honda City has been our key pillar of business for more than 22 years, being one of the longest running nameplates in Indian automotive history. With cumulative sales of more than four million units worldwide, it has provided joy to almost eight lakh customers in India and many more aspiring to own the model,” Gaku Nakanishi, President and Chief Executive Officer, HCIL, said.

Each generation of the City has raised the bar on design, technology, quality, driving pleasure, comfort and safety, and has come with several industry firsts or segment-first features, he said.

In the all-new City, the length and width have been expanded making it the longest and widest sedan in its segment. It boasts of the largest in segment dimensions, including 4,549 mm length and 1,748 mm width. The height of the new model stands at 1,489 mm and wheelbase at 2,600 mm.

The new City takes a leap in ‘Connected Car Services’ with next generation of Honda Connect available as standard offering across all grades, along with a five-year free subscription, Nakanishi said, adding that it is India’s first Connected Car with Alexa remote capability.

Honda is also offering a host of active and passive advanced safety features, such as six airbags system, ABS with EBD and brake assist, vehicle stability assist with agile handling assist, hill start assist, Honda lane watch camera, emergency stop signal, tyre pressure monitoring system and immobiliser with anti-theft alarm.

The all-new City also comes with three years unlimited kilometres warranty as standard benefit to the customer. Additionally, customers can opt for extended warranty for an additional two years with unlimited/ limited kilometres. The car offers low cost of maintenance with service interval of one-year/ 10,000km, whichever is earlier, the company added.

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Published on July 15, 2020
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