Honda City variants leaked before 7 January launch

Honda has announced that it will launch the fourth-generation City on 7 January, 2014. The the car was globally unveiled in November at New Delhi. While the bookings had already started, there was no information regarding its different trim levels and pricing.

However, Indian Car Enthusiasts (ICE) has obtained the feature list for the different variants of the City. According to it, the car will be available in five trim levels – E, S, SV, V and VX.

The top of the line VX features a push-button start/stop switch, smart key, sunroof, chrome door handles and leather upholstery. All the variants will be equipped with  a driver airbag. A passenger airbag will be available on the SV, V and VX variants.

The City diesel will be powered by a 1.5-litre, i-DTEC motor that develops 99 bhp and 200 Nm of torque. The petrol version gets a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine with power and torque figures of 117 bhp and 145 Nm. While the City diesel is available only with a manual transmission, the petrol version’s customers can choose between a manual and a CVT automatic gearbox.

ICE claims that Honda is expected to price the City between Rs. 8 lakh and Rs. 12 lakh. Deliveries for the diesel car are likely to begin from 15 January, while those for the City petrol could commence in the second week of March.

Click here to read our review of the 4th-Gen Honda City.

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