Rumour: Next-gen Honda City to get 1.5L n/a, NOT the turbo

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The next generation Honda City is likely to get a 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated petrol engine in India, instead of the turbocharged unit offered in Thailand.

The 1.0-litre, turbo petrol engine is said to be unique to Thailand. It is believed to be unsuitable for Indian traffic conditions and would be expensive to build and maintain. Besides, this turbo petrol unit is Euro5 compliant.

The India-spec City is likely to get a reworked 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine with more power and improved fuel economy. We are told that Honda has improved the low-end torque based on customer feedback. Transmission options are likely to include a 6-speed manual and a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

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