Hopefully, we too were shocked when saw this news (new 2014 Honda City booking commenced) doing rounds on internet, but looking at its source-of-generation we then came to relieve that it was the guys at CarTrade who had published this news first.
Hence, they too are not damn confirmed about this piece of news, but have conveyed, only “some” dealers have started accepting the bookings, which we expect would be “unofficiall”, with the amount ranging between Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 50,000.
The report too confined global unveiling of New Honda City to happen on 25th Nov’13 in India.
Hype of new City remains a due to its upcoming ‘diesel’ variant. The expectations further refined that 1.5L i-DTEC engine of Amaze will be dwelled into the 2014 City as well, in order to duck those extra duties levied by government for importing the engine larger than 1500cc.
New-gen City will use the platform of upcoming Jazz, and would feature evolutionary design than ever. We bet the engineers at backend may also be working to beef up the power from 100PS than that under the hoods of Amaze.
Hope so, the new City is reprimanded to be delivered in January 2014, says dealer, but they too aren’t sure about the plans of organization making vehicles reach showrooms before the first month of 2014 or not.
In order to the new car launch, we have also reported Honda to have ceased the production of City in India. The City which are available with the dealers are from the old stocks, which the showroom owners are selling for discounts as heavy as Rs. 40,000. So the baton of Honda launching new flagship sedan soon just got stronger than before. But the wait for new City is seems to be passing at a snail pace.
The petrol buyers will not be disappointed at all. 1.5L i-VTEC will continue its league in the new avatar, but chances are there the diesel ones will flood the roads within no time after launch. Fact says, despite being fitted with petrol engine, Honda sells a whopping (approx) 3000 units a month.
Psst…New Honda City will also be marginally longer than outgoing version, says report.