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Some serious excitement is building up as we get closer to January 7, the launch date of the New Honda City. Many details and quite a few ‘leaks’ have surfaced in the past few weeks, the latest being thesoft copies of the brochure of the forthcoming sedan.
Along with the performance figures, the brochure prominently points at a fuel efficiency of 26 kmpl for the diesel and 18 kmpl for the CVT-petrol. The petrol engine is a 1.5-litre i-VTEC mill which produces 116bhp and 146Nm of torque and is available with a manual or CVT (automatic) gearbox. In the diesel on the other hand, the 1.5-litre i-DTEC is carried over from the Amaze and produces 98bhp and 200Nm of torque. Mated to a six-speed manual, the diesel will be one of the most fuel-efficient cars in India.
Design wise, Honda has retained most of the cues of the previous car with the lamps made bigger and slightly revised rear bumpers. Interiors too are very similar to the layout of the previous car, though a slew of features have now been added. The C+-segment car now features an electric sunroof, automatic air conditioner, push start-stop, cruise control and Honda Smart key with proximity sensing along with an In Car Entertainment (ICE) system.Safety wise, the new Honda City gets two airbags, ABS and an EBD.
As reported earlier, dealers have already started accepting bookings for the C-segment sedan. Calling it a ‘priority booking’, dealers are charging Rs 51,000, which will be refunded in case the customers change their minds after the 2014 Honda City is launched.The City will compete with the Renault Scala, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid and the Volkswagen Vento.
Source : CarSizzler.com