Honda, the leading automobile manufacturer recently launched its most awaited and much hyped luxurious car, the New Honda City in Indian markets. The car was launched by Honda on Monday which too carries a diesel variant this time which was never seen before in the history of Honda Sedan cars.
Ex-showroom price of the petrol variant of New Honda City starts from 7.42 lakh in Delhi and price of the diesel variant starts from Rs. 8.62 lakh. However, the diesel Honda City is available in five different variants with the top-model pricing almost Rs. 11.10 lakh. Reportedly, diesel variant of the car is available for immediate sell where as the petrol models are about to be introduced in the market since mid-February.
Right now booking for the diesel model has already started and what the company reveals, they have so far received around 9000 bookings in the Indian market. It’s not the first time that Honda is launching its cars in the Indian market, but of course it’s the first time that Honda debuted one of its brand new Honda City models in November last year in India and an overall estimation of the selling chart of the car in India showcases that the company has sold more than 4 lakh cars in the Indian market after its first selling in 1998. So, isn’t that interesting?
Taking an overall look on the technical specs of the car confirm that the new Honda City measures 4440mm in length and 1695mm in wide like the previous model. But wheelbase of the new car is little bigger than the old model as it measures 2600mm (50mm larger than the old model) in width and 1495mm in height (10mm higher than the previous model). Hence now the users can get more cabin space and more comfort inside. Besides, the new diesel Honda City also offers more mileage (since it supports a i-DTEC diesel engine), up to 26 kmpl, as the company claims.
What we assume from the price and modelling of the car, it will stand a stern contender to the other comfort-oriented and luxurious cars in India within the same price range i.e. Skoda Rapid, Hyundai Verna and Volkswagen Vento in the Indian market. So, we would of course wait to see how much market share the new Honda City shares in India.