Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) has made an announcement that the 2014 City has received over 9,000 bookings from the time when the unofficial bookings were opened in early November 2013 to the official launch on January 7, 2014.
Honda yesterday launched the new City in India with prices starting at INR 7.42 lakh to INR 10.98 lakh for the petrol models while the diesel variants will retail between INR 8.62 lakh to INR 11.10 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The 2014 City is available with two engine trims- the out-going 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol motor and a much needed diesel motor in the form of the 1.5-litre i-DTEC which also powers the the younger sibling, Amaze.
The i-VTEC mill produces 117 bhp @ 6600 rpm of max power and a peak torque of 145 Nm @ 4600 rpm mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. 1.5-litre i-DTEC motor pumps out a 100 bhp @ 3600 rpm of max power and a peak torque of 200 Nm @ 1750 mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
The new City is well proportioned and seems like a face-lifted version of its third generation, rather than a significant new design which the past generation models have displayed. The dimension of the car remains unchanged as the car is 4440 mm long and 1695 mm wide. Though the wheelbase of the sedan has grown by 50 mm at 2600 mm and the height by 10 mm at 1495 mm compared to the previous generation model.