The good chaps at I.C.E have come up with a handful of pics of the recently revealed 2014 Honda City that has been spotted parked in a dealership.
The car that has been spotted isn’t the top of the line VX variant but is a lower V variant that misses out on some of the goodies that are present on the flagship model. The car that has been spotted is powered by the 1.5-liter iDTEC diesel engine.
From what can be made out from the images, the new Honda City V variant will come equipped with-
- Mag wheels
- Steering mounted audio controls
- Cruise control
- A high end audio system
- Touchscreen control for the automatic aircon
Features that have been reserved only for the top end VX variant include-
- Electric sunroof
- Rear AC vents
- Leather wrapped steering & gearlever
- Leather seat upholstery
It is the first time that the City is going to be offered with a diesel engine and there are good chances that the car will soon reclaim the top-spot it once enjoyed in the upper C segment of Indian car market. The new gen Honda City diesel is high on fuel economy and its claim to fame is its title of being India’s Most Fuel Efficient Car.
The new Honda City diesel has an ARAI claimed Fuel Efficiency of 26kmpl, which makes the car marginally more fuel efficient that the Amaze D (ARAI FE- 25.8 kmpl).
Powering the Honda City diesel is the same motor that powers the diesel variant of the Amaze. For the City too, this 1.5-litre i-DTEC EarthDreams diesel motor has a max power of 100 PS and peak torque of 200 Nm. However, for the City, the all-aluminum motor comes attached to a six speed manual gearbox (versus Amaze’s five speed unit).
The prices of the new Honda City will be announced once it is formally launched in the country next month.
What do you think? Is the new Honda City diesel all the car our country’s C segment sedan buyers always wanted? Do let us know by penning your thoughts in the comments section below.
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Pics courtesy: Indian Car Enthusiasts – ICE on Facebook