Honda's City sedan offering in the country has clocked 45,900 unit sales in the country, proving that the company's venture into the diesel market has lived up to the expectations of the auto aficionados.
Honda City, the company's second diesel offering in India after Amaze has been a fortune changer of Japan auto maker in the domestic market. The car has been receiving overwhelming response from all across the country since its launch in January. Now a latest report of IndianAutosBlog says that the company has sold over 45,900 units of new City in the country within six months of launch. Beside this, Honda Amaze, the pioneer in the diesel segment with i-DTEC diesel engine from Honda's stable has also garnered a sales figure of 95,445 units.
Riding high on the success of Amaze and City, Honda is now gearing up to launch its first MPV Mobilio in the domestic market. Slated for a launch in July, Mobilio is expected to come with 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol motor, which can churn out a power of 117 bhp, and the diesel variant will come with 98 bhp, 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel unit, which powers Honda's popular City and Amaze. The engine will come mated to a five-speed manual and CVT gearbox. While the diesel model of MPV Mobilio is expected to deliver 26 kmpl, the petrol version is likely to give 18 kmpl.
The company is hopeful that like its City in the country, Mobilio will also do wonders in the MPV segment.
Honda City, Amaze a Quick Look
City was launched in five trims in the domestic market - Honda City E, City S, City, SV, City V and City VX. The petrol version of the sedan packs a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine, which churns out a power of 119 PS @ 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm torque @ 4,600 rpm. The diesel variant comes with a 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine, which is also used in the Honda Amaze. It is mated with a six-speed manual transmission and pumps in 100 PS power @ 3,600 rpm and 200 Nm torque @ 1,750 rpm. The petrol model of City comes in two variants - five-speed manual and automatic, which is offered with a CVT automatic gearbox.
The petrol variant is powered by a 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine and is expected to give a fuel efficiency of 18 kmpl. The diesel variant, developed specifically for the Indian market, comes with a 1.5 i-DTEC engine and this model gives a mileage of 25.8 kmpl.