Japanese car maker Honda is all set to take the wraps off its next generation City sedan in India on 25 November.
The 2014 Honda City undoubtedly occupies a top position in the list of India's favourite sedans. Ever since the first-generation City was launched in the local market in 1996, the mid-sized sedan sealed several sale records in the auto segment. Now for the first time in the country, Honda will launch the diesel version of its City. Market experts opine that the new City will set more records after Honda Amaze.
Details of the 2014 City version are yet to be made public. It was said that delivery is likely to start in January. Other reports suggest that delivery will begin after the vehicle's debut at the Auto Expo Delhi which is scheduled in February. The vehicle will follow Honda's recently unveiled design philosophy - "EXCITING H DESIGN!!!" The three exclamation marks indicate three design factors - "High Tech","High Tension" and "High Touch".
Under the hood, the petrol version of the sedan will pack the current 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine, while the diesel variant will get the 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine, which is currently the country's most fuel-efficient engine. The vehicle is also expected to have a more sportier feel to it, with all new projector lights, LED tail lamps and a host of other new features.
The petrol variant is likely to fall in the 7-10 lakh price bracket, while the diesel flavour may be priced slightly higher. According to a CarTrade report, Honda dealers have begun accepting bookings for the vehicle with an advance payment of 40,000-50,000.
The 2014 City, which is expected to make its global debut in New Delhi on 25 November, will be pitted against Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Polo and Skoda Rapid.