Its not often that Honda conducts a world premiere in India. Sorry, lets correct that statement: Honda Cars has never conducted a world premiere in India, until today. The all-new Honda City was unveiled in New Delhi a couple of hours ago, and is all set to go on sale in India in early 2014.
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From the outside, the new City's design can be termed as an evolution of its predecessor, rather than a revolution. It will be the first Honda in India to sport the brand's new design language termed as "EXCITING H DESIGN". While its predecessor had an "Arrow Shot" form, the designers of the new City have coined the phrase "Sleek Cross-motion form".
Underneath the hood, for the first time ever, the new City will be available with a diesel heart. Honda haven't released the specifications of this engine, though the company has made it official that the 1.5-liter EarthDreams engine found powering the Amaze will be used.
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The petrol City will use an improved version of the current 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine. Again, the specifications are unknown, though in the previous City, this engine produces 118 PS and 144 Nm of torque, and was made available with a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed auto with paddle shifters.
Features on the redesigned City include multi-function steering wheel, push-button start, 5-inch monitor, audio system with USB, Aux and iPod jacks, rear aircon vent, cruise control and sunroof.
Stay tuned to Indian Autos Blog for further updates on the new City.