IAB Report – 2014 Honda City CNG launched in Thailand with redesigned suspension
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Comes with manual and automatic transmission options.
Honda have launched a CNG variant on the new City for the Thai market. The CNG City is available in three variants, two of which use a CVT gearbox.
The CNG system is installed at the factory level says Honda. The tank which is mounted inside the boot can hold up to 65 liters. Mechanical revisions come in the form of a strengthened body structure, a safety lid to prevent reverse flow of CNG while filling and redesigned front and rear suspensions to bear the increased weight.
Power for the City CNG comes from the same 1.5-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC engine which produces 120 PS (118.3 bhp) at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 4,600 rpm. When driven in CNG mode which can be selected via a switch located inside the cabin, the City’s engine produces 102 PS (100.5) and 127 Nm of torque.
Power is sent to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT gearbox. The efficiency levels are not disclosed, though Honda say the engine is compatible with E20 ethanol fuel.
All variants of the new City CNG come with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), dual airbags, ABS and EBD.
The City CNG is priced between 612,000 to 711,000 Baht (INR 11.69 lakhs to 13.58 lakhs).
2014 Honda City CNG – Image Gallery
2014 Honda City CNG Launched in Thailand – Press Release
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