Text: AutoIndustriya.com Team / Photos: | posted January 09, 2014 18:55
Next generation City to arrive later this year
Well, now Honda has revealed what engines will officially be powering the next generation City.
At an event held by Honda Cars India Ltd, the all new Honda City was formally launched, and it will be getting an 'Earth Dreams' engine.
Developed in Tochigi, Japan, the all new City will be getting a 1.5-liter DTEC diesel engine with Earth Dreams Technology. As such, the engine will be producing 100 PS and a maximum torque of 200 Newton meters, matched with a 6-speed manual. Honda is claiming fuel economy of up to 26 kilometers to the liter. The diesel will reportedly be exclusive for the Indian market for the meantime
On the other hand, it appears the gasoline version of the City has carried over the previous 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine, as it produces 119 PS and 145 Newton meters of torque. What's new is a CVT that is claimed by Honda to deliver up to 18 kilometers to the liter, while the 5-speed manual can return up to 17.8 kilometers per liter.
Honda has also reworked the suspension engineering of the car with new suspension geometry up front and in the back, along with a 'high balance chassis' system touted to improve comfort and safety. A new electronic power steering system was also incorporated into the all new City, along with a touchscreen panel, a push button start system and rear A/C vents.
The City is expected to be launched later this year in the Philippines, with production at Honda's plant in Santa Rosa, Laguna; as previously reported.