The all-new Honda City will be launched on January 7, 2014. The 2014 Honda City will come in three variants - petrol, CVT petrol and a highly anticipated diesel. The bookings have already started, but pricing and other details will be announced at the launch.
The most significant bit of news here, of course, remains that for the first time, the City will come with a diesel engine. It's the same all aluminium 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine seen in the Amaze that is good for 100PS@3600rpm power and 200Nm@1750rpm max torque.
The engine is mated to a new 6-speed manual transmission with optimised gear ratios. In terms of performance, the car hits 100kmph in 12.8 seconds. Unlike the Amaze that's limited to 140kmph, the City diesel maxes out at 163kmph, however compared to competition, the top speed is still much lower.
Once launched, the City diesel, if ARAI figures are to be believed, will be the most economical car in the country with a claimed fuel efficiency of 26kmpl. The Honda City is by far Honda's most successful nameplate in India.
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