Honda Cars India has relaunched the fourth-generation City in the country. The old-gen sedan will be offered in two variants: ‘SV MT’ and ‘V MT’. Prices for the fourth-generation City start at Rs 9.29 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi).
The old-gen sedan will be sold as a petrol-only model along with transmission option restricted to manual. The top-spec V MT variant retails at Rs 9.99 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi). Honda has reduced the price of both trims by around Rs 60,000 and 66,000 on the SV and V trims. Old-gen City is currently powered by a SOHC petrol engine that produces a maximum of 118bhp at 6600rpm, and a peak torque of 145Nm at 4600rpm.
The engine comes mated to either a five-speed manual transmission as standard. Apart from that, the old-gen sedan comes decently equipped with a touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other features include a sunroof, a multi-function steering wheel, climate control, an engine start/stop button, multiple airbags, ABS with EBD and a rear parking camera; among others.
According to the company, the 4th Generation Honda City has cumulatively sold over 3.5 lakh units since its launch in January 2014 in India. With the old-gen city on sale, the company states that it has made affordable for sedan buyers in the country. The company will continue to sell the old-gen model alongside the new fifth-gen City sedan.
The fifth-gen Honda City has been well received and retails between Rs 10.90 lakh to Rs 14.65 lakh. In comparison, the price difference between the entry-level variant of both models is around Rs 1.6 lakh, while the top-spec trim of the old-gen City manages to under the entry-level spec of the new City by Rs 90,000.
The older-generation Honda City has been the brand’s best-seller. The automaker has decided to continue offering the older-gen sedan and make it easily accessible to buyers switching from smaller cars.