Honda City has potential to become the best diesel sedan

Thursday 21 November 2013, 12:11 PM by

Honda City is one of the best selling vehicles in the Indian automobile market. The tremendous market response that this vehicle has received is one of the key factors behind critics anticipating the same for its diesel variant. The Japanese car maker is pretty upbeat about its future prospects as the Amaze compact sedan has, virtually, taken the market by storm. Now, by launching the Honda City diesel, the company is going to capitalise on its good position to create a platform.

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Honda City has potential to become the best diesel sedan

Notably, exteriors, interiors and features of City have the right mix to attract buyers across the nation. As a result, the auto company is now preparing to introduce the next generation model of Honda City. The tentative date of the launch is being reported as 25th November 2013. In fact, dealers of Honda are trying to cash in the popularity of City too as they are taking advance sums for pre-booking of next generation City model, reports have claimed. The advance sum ranges between Rs. 40000 to Rs. 50000. Regarding this next generation model, auto experts are predicting great success again. The key to the success of this car is going to be the addition of a diesel version, a move that could prove to be a game changer.

To know why opinions like 'Diesel City will emerge as the best premium Diesel sedan in the country', one has to take a close peek at its currently selling petrol version. At present, Honda City petrol is available at the retail price between Rs. 7.39 lakh and Rs. Rs. 10.72 lakh. As far as the diesel version is concerned, nothing has been revealed by the Japanese car maker.

The petrol version is powered by 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine that can produce an output of around 116 bhp. This vehicle, available with both manual and automatic gearboxes, offers high fuel efficiency in city as well as on highways. The Honda City Diesel is likely to get the highly fuel efficient 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine, which is used in Amaze. The auto company is likely to further tune the engine to record lower NVH at higher speeds.

Honda City has potential to become the best diesel sedan

Honda Motor Company Ltd. would make every attempt to make the upcoming diesel City as perky as possible to attract more sales. Thus, customers can expect Honda City diesel to come with a refreshing and distinct design to make for an appealing look. Exteriors of this sedan are likely to get bigger wrap around clear lens headlamps with projector lights along with new LED tail lamps. The side profile is likely to come with prominent creases to make it stand out.

Honda City has been able to bag several rewards as like 'The Highest Ranked 'Midsize Car' in J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2012 India Initial Quality Study (IQS)', 'Autobild & Carwale Golden Steering Awards - Consumer Favourite Owner Driven Car', 'JD Power Asia Pacific 2009 India IQS - Honda City No.1' and 'Indian Car of the Year 2009 (ICOTY 2009) - New Honda City'. In purview of such records, the outcome post the launch of diesel City can easily be guessed and admired long before sales commence. This leads us the conclusion that Honda City diesel certainly has the potential to become the best mid-sized sedan in Indian automobile market.