Honda City, which is one of the best-selling vehicles in the mid-size sedan segment is all set to get an update. The Honda City has been around for more than two decades in the Indian market and the car is quite popular in the market. Before the implementation of the new BS6 emission compliance norms in India, Honda is ready to launch the new car in the Indian market and the details of the upcoming vehicle have been leaked.
According to the ACI report, the new Honda City will get four variants. Also, Honda’s official dealerships in India have started accepting the bookings for the upcoming BS6 version of the Honda City. The report is based on the RTO document that also mentions all the variants of the upcoming car. The Honda City will become the first car from the manufacturer to get the BS6 compliant engine.
Visually, the Honda City will remain identical to the current version. Honda has already received the approval for selling the BS6 compliant petrol engine in India and that will first launch with the City sedan. The 1.5-litre petrol engine is available with the current version of the car too. It should be noted that Honda had earlier announced that they will continue to offer the 1.5-litre diesel engine in the Indian cars even after the implementation of the BS6 norms. However, that may come at a later date.
Honda City will become the second car in the segment to become BS6 compliant. Currently, only the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz offers BS6 compliant petrol engine in the segment. Even after the upgrade to BS6 standards, the 1.5-litre petrol engine of the City will continue to produce 119 Bhp of maximum power. Honda will offer a manual transmission with the BS6 compliant City but it is not clear if they will also offer the CVT automatic transmission.
The four trims that will be available with the BS6 compliant Honda City are SV, V, VX and ZX. All the versions of the vehicle will offer standard dual airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors, LED DRLs, 15-inch alloy wheels, remote locking, power ORVMs and windows, automatic climate control system, infotainment system and cruise control system. The higher V variant of the Honda City gets additional features like the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, keyless entry, push-start button and rear camera. The VX variant also gets a sunroof, telescopic steering adjustment, auto-dimming of the interior mirror, 16-inch alloy wheels. The top-end ZX trim gets features like a sunroof, LED headlamps, auto headlamps and leatherette upholstery.