While the next-gen Honda City is still months away from its market debut in India, the company is now all geared up to update the current Honda City to BS-VI emission norms. We brought you its exclusive mechanical specs in our previous story, and now, it is being reported that pre-bookings of the BS-VI City have commenced. The launch of the same is expected in a few weeks from now, as the deliveries are claimed to begin from 1st week of December.
The launch of the BS-VI City will help Honda to clear out the inventories of the current-gen City without much effort amid the BS-IV to BS-VI migration period. The BS-VI Honda City will employ a 1.5-Litre SOHC i-VTEC Inline 4 Cylinder engine which churns out 87.7 kW (119 PS) of maximum power at 6,600 rpm, which is the same as before. The torque is also expected to remain the same at 145 Nm which peaks at 4,600 rpm. The diesel engine variant may not see a BS-VI upgrade in the current generation.
Just like the outgoing BS-IV Honda City, the new model will be offered in four trim levels – SV, V, VX and ZX. The prices of the current-gen BS-IV Honda City (petrol) start at INR 9.81 lakh* and go up to INR 14.16 lakh*. The BS-VI model is expected to be around INR 35,000-40,000 costlier.
In other updates, Honda is gearing up to unveil the next-gen 2020 City in Thailand next month. With the new-gen model, the Honda City will feature a completely new front fascia with new headlamps, redesigned front bumper, wider grille and a slightly bigger Honda logo. In addition to the new design, it will also feature a slew of modern features for greater comfort and convenience, including wireless charging and touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and connected car solutions.
[Source: Autocar India]