The next-gen model has evolved in style with its advanced sporty design, and now features the familiar strip of chrome in its front grill. It looks extremely futuristic and cutting-edge with its exciting ‘H Design’ concept that boasts of a Solid Wing Face, Well Toned Athlete Form body and Finely Honed Surfacing on the exterior. The new Sleek Cross-motion form exterior styling combines powerful One Motion Styling and elegant Coupe Styling to put together the perfect look for the benchmark mid sized sedan.
Styling apart, the main breakthrough of the 2014 model are its choice of engines. The City will come in three variants; a petrol manual transmission, a petrol CVT, and a highly anticipated diesel option. The diesel variant is significant, and features the same 1.5 ltr i-DTEC power train first seen in the Amaze, giving out 100BHP and 200Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a six speed manual transmission, which featured optimized gear ratios for frugal performance.
The 2014 City hits 100 kmph in 12.8 seconds and has a top speed of 163 Km/h. ARAI states that this engine gives a fuel economy of 26 Km/l and that makes the City the most fuel efficient car in the country.
Bookings for the 2014 Honda City have started, and the car will be officially launched on January 7th, 2014.