IAB Report – New Honda City Diesel gets a 6-speed manual gearbox

Posted on: Nov 27, 2013 - 3:19pm IST

The all-new Honda City had its world premiere in India a couple of days ago.

Honda Cars India confirmed that the new City will be available with two engine options – a diesel and a petrol. The petrol engine is an improved version of the 1.5-liter i-VTEC, and though the specifications are unavailable, it should produce a power output in the region of 118 PS. This engine was already available with a 5-speed manual and automatic transmission on the predecessor, and it should remain the same.

New Honda City 6-speed gearbox

The City diesel on the other hand will make use of the Amaze’s 1.5-liter EarthDreams diesel engine. While the Amaze diesel gets a 5-speed manual box, the City diesel will feature a 6-speed manual transmission. The image of the diesel City’s gear knob shot at the launch clearly reveals so.

On the outside, the new City measures the same as the old City in length and width, but is 10 mm higher and its wheelbase is 50 mm longer than the model it replaces.

New Honda City engine
The New Honda City will be powered by a 1.5-liter petrol and diesel engine.

While Honda haven’t discussed the variants and the features in depth, we know that the top-end ‘VX’ variant will sport an engine start-stop button, touch-panel auto AC, rear AC vents, an 8-speaker audio system with Aux-in, iPod, USB, Bluetooth, cruise control and a sunroof.

The new City will have its market introduction in early 2014. Honda India is expected to reveal the prices then.

Check out our complete coverage on the New Honda City

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7 thoughts on “IAB Report – New Honda City Diesel gets a 6-speed manual gearbox

  1. BG Raja says:

    I hope they get the CVT on the Diesel as well. Please Honda,have this as an option atleast.

  2. Ranjit Kannan says:

    Fantastic report Anjan. First article to mention the six speed gear box. Good step by Honda

    I also hope it comes with VGT , then it has a winner in its hand.

  3. atul says:

    6 gears means it would be a VGT engine. Bhp and torqu figures may be around 120 ps and 215 nm.

  4. farghmee says:

    or EGR?

  5. farghmee says:

    is that a turbocharger?
    refer pic no. 2, engine bay, above engine head.

  6. Hitin suri says:

    Hyundai Verna diesel AT will be undisputed leader again in segment!

  7. DRG says:

    Generally in India, if so much of hype is created by the manufacturer, it is followed by a huge price tag which is not inline with general expectations.
    Despite BIG claims by the manufacturers, ecosports and dusters are not selling in huge numbers or could have done much better otherwise.

    Let’s wait and see what Honda does.


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