Honda City diesel to deliver best-in-class fuel economy

Monday 09 December 2013, 09:41 AM by

For the Japanese car maker Honda, India has always been an important market in which company has performed well ever since its entry. Over the years, the company has introduced several models, which have gained a lot of appreciation from critics. In particular, the flagship sedan, City, has been one of the most popular cars manufactured by Honda. Over the years, this car has gone through a lot of updates and recently, Honda unveiled the fourth generation model that would be also come with a diesel variant. As claimed by the company, the upcoming model would give best-in-class fuel efficiency, which is expected to turn things in favour of new Honda City. In order to assess one of the most important factors that could turn the tide in Honda's favour, a detailed analysis is done.

Honda City diesel to deliver best-in-class fuel economy |
Honda City diesel to deliver best-in-class fuel economy

In the next-generation City, Japanese car maker has given wholesome changes as it has altered with traditional design philosophy. The biggest announcement from Honda came in the form of diesel technology inclusion in City. Bearing a fresh new design, the car boasts of an all new diesel engine that has been carried over from Amaze. The newly developed i-DTEC powertrain might be fine tuned a bit in order to extract good mileage and power. The newly designed diesel unit is capable of showing good mileage results, which can be seen from the success of Amaze. The i-DTEC engine not only gives excellent figures but it also helps to keep maintenance costs in check.

The upcoming City will be equipped with the 1.5-litre four-cylinder DOHC i-DTEC diesel engine that has been developed keeping in mind about driving conditions in India. Based on the 'Earth Dreams Technology', the diesel engine will render excellent driving performance and fuel economy. On the other hand, the petrol version will be no less in eking out a good average. The tried and tested 1.5-litre 4 cylinder SOHC i-VTEC engine that will be given in petrol City is reportedly designed to achieve the best of performance and fuel economy.

Talking more about i-DTEC unit given in Amaze, it is performing really well as the domestic sales for Honda zoomed by 151 per cent in November. During the month, the major sales were of the Amaze as the company sold 7598 units. Since its inception in the Indian car market, this vehicle has been faring exceptionally well as the demand has been continuously rising. On of the main reasons that Amaze has gone down well with Indian customers is comparatively higher fuel efficiency than same segment cars. Under the ARAI test cycle, the diesel powered Amaze brings out the very best of i-DTEC engine, delivering a mileage of 25.8 kmpl.

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