The much anticipated new Honda City has hit the Indian markets. Honda Cars India on Tuesday launched the fourth generation of its City model, which also has a diesel variant for the first time in the sedan's history.
The price of the petrol variant of new Honda City starts from Rs 7.42 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and diesel from Rs 8.62 lakh. The diesel Honda City is available in five variants, with the top-end model priced at Rs 11.10 (ex-showroom Delhi).
The diesel model is powered by an i-DTEC diesel engine, which, according to the company, offers a mileage of 26 kmpl. The new City comes in six colours.
The diesel versions are available for immediate delivery while the petrol models would be available from mid-February. The bookings for the new Honda City have already commenced. Honda said that it has received over 9,000 bookings for the new City.
The all-new Honda City was unveiled in November in New Delhi when the company chose India for the first time to debut a brand new car. Since the first generation of City was launched in 1998, Honda has sold 4.3 lakh units of this model in the country.
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The length (4440 mm) and width (1695 mm) of the new City is unchanged from the previous version. But the wheelbase of the new City has increased by 50 mm (at 2600 mm) and the height is up 10 mm (to 1495 mm), helping to offer more cabin space.
Boosted by the success of its Amaze model, Honda Cars had crossed the 1 lakh sales mark for the first time in a year, with total sales volume of 107,661 units in the calendar year 2013. The new City is expected to further give a fillip to its sales in India.