Spied – 2014 Honda City with Flex-Fuel engine testing in Brazil
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Ahead of its market launch reportedly in September this year, the new 2014 Honda City was seen testing in Brazil by a reader of Noticias Automotivas. The thinly camouflaged prototype is strapped with Honda’s 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine which will come in the South American market with a flex-fuel feature.
The engine will be capable of running on gasoline and ethanol. Honda is believed to be in the final stages of testing out this engine, which could output about 116 hp. The engine will be paired to a 5-speed manual or a CVT gearbox with seven stepped ratios.
In terms of design and size, the Brazilian City would be exactly like the Indian model. At 4,440 mm in length, the new City measures the same as the previous car, however, engineers have enhanced the wheelbase by 50 mm to 2,600 mm. The car also features a 40 mm increase in shoulder room and 10 mm increase in headroom. Production of the new City will take place at Honda Brazil’s Sumare plant.
Since its launch in January this year, Honda Cars India have sold over 38,000 units of the new City, averaging monthly sales of 7,633 units.
[Spy images from Noticias Automotivas]