4th-gen Honda City launched in two new variants: Rs. 1.6 lakh cheaper than 2020 City

After launching the all-new fifth-generation City in the Indian market, Honda has announced that the older fourth-generation model of the car will be available as well. The fourth-generation City has been launched in two variants and the price starts at Rs 9.29 lakh, ex-showroom. The all-new City’s entry-level variant is priced at Rs 10.89 lakh since it comes with a long list of features as standard.

4th-gen Honda City launched in two new variants: Rs. 1.6 lakh cheaper than 2020 City

The fourth-generation Honda City will be available in two variants – SV and V. The base entry-level variant is priced at Rs 9.29 lakhs while the SV variant is priced at Rs 9.99 lakh. Both the variants will be available with a single drivetrain only.

The 1.5-litre petrol engine will be different from the all-new petrol engine that is available with the fifth-generation City. Honda will continue to offer the same 1.5-litre engine that was available with the fourth-generation model. The four-cylinder engine produces a maximum power of 119 PS and peak torque of 145 Nm of peak torque. It will only get a manual transmission and customers who are looking buy automatic variants will have to choose the all-new fifth-generation City.

Mr Rajesh Goel, Sr. Vice President and Director, Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd,

“While the All-New 5th Gen Honda City has created a new benchmark of supremacy occupying the most premium position in the mid-size sedan segment, we had decided to continue selling the 4th Generation Honda City as it continues to be a popular model with its contemporary styling and is also BS-6 compliant. With the continuation of 4th Generation Honda City in SV and V grade, we have ensured that the City brand is available to a wider set of customers in terms of trims and different price points in the mid-size sedan segment.”

The Honda City has remained a very niche product in India since its launch more than two decades ago. The fourth-generation City was first launched in 2014 and till now, more than 3.5 units of the vehicle have been sold in the market. It is a widely popular vehicle in the Indian market and it takes on the likes of Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the likes.

With the new model, it will be a first instance where Honda will sell two different generations of the City in the Indian market. The mid-size sedan remained on the top of sales charts for years before the competition became stiff. However, with the all-new City and the last-generation City selling side-by-side, Honda will be able to tap on a larger customer base and is likely to attract a lot of potential customers.

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