Honda is gearing up to launch its first BS-VI car in India, which will be the petrol-powered City. Its launch is expected to happen later this month, but the pricing of the new model has already leaked online, courtesy Autocar India. The BS-VI Honda City will fall in the range of INR 10.22 to 14.68 lakh*. When compared to the respective variants of the BS-IV model, there is a price difference of just about INR 15,000. In fact, the entry-level City SV MT will be just INR 10,000 costlier than the respective BS-IV model.
|BS-VI Honda City Prices*|
|Petrol Variants||Price||Old vs New difference|
|SV MT||INR 10.22||INR 10,000|
|V MT||INR 11.13||INR 15,000|
|V CVT||INR 12.34||INR 16,000|
|VX MT||INR 12.17||INR 16,000|
|VX CVT||INR 13.48||INR 15,000|
|ZX MT||INR 13.35||INR 15,000|
|ZX CVT||INR 14.68||INR 15,000|
If you remember, IAB brought you the exclusive engine and specification details of the BS-VI Honda City a while back. The updated model will utilise the same 116 PS, 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine which is being used in the outgoing model. However, for the new version, the motor will be upgraded to meet the stricter BS-VI norms. Also, it is claimed that along with the emission update, both manual and CVT automatic options will continue to be offered in the same variant line-up as before.
For the time being, this 1.5-litre petrol engine will be the only BS-VI compliant engine that Honda will have in its portfolio. At the same time, the 1.2-litre petrol which does duties on Amaze, Jazz and WR-V, along with the 1.5-litre diesel engine used on all mass-market Honda cars, will only be updated to the BS-VI compliant norms near the deadline (1 April 2020).
The slight hike in the prices shouldn't affect the overall sales of the Honda City. In other updates, Honda is gearing up to reveal the next-gen City on November 25 in Thailand, its Indian market debut is expected to happen in 2020. Apart from the additional diesel-CVT option, the next-gen City will also host a mild-hybrid petrol engine option.
The Honda City is pitted against the rivals like the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris, Skoda Rapid and the Volkswagen Vento.
[Source - Autocar India]