Honda Cars India has removed the BS4 City diesel model from its official website. The carmaker plans to reintroduce the diesel engine with the new-gen model.
Honda Cars India has removed the City Diesel from its official website in India. This means that the carmaker has discontinued the oil-burner-equipped variant of the about-to-be-replaced sedan. The current model will continue to be sold with a BSVI petrol engine until the advent of the next-gen model.
The BS4 Honda City diesel was powered by a 1.5-litre engine that produces 97.9bhp of power
The launch of the all-new model of the sedan got delayed due to the nation-wide lockdown. The BS4 Honda City diesel was powered by a 1.5-litre engine that produces 97.9bhp of power and 200 Nm of peak torque. The transmission duties were done by a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The new-gen City will be offered with a BS6 compliant, 1.5-litre oil-burner, paired with a 6-speed MT and CVT. For now, the ongoing Honda City is only offered with a 1.5-litre, petrol unit that produces power and torque outputs of 118bhp and 145 Nm. The petrol model is priced between Rs 9.91 lakh to Rs 14.31 lakh, while the discontinued diesel model was priced between Rs 11.17 lakh to Rs 14.22 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. As compared to the current-gen model, the upcoming Honda city will be significantly bigger and more premium.
The all-new sedan is 4,549mm long, 1,748mm wide and 1,489 mm tall. Moreover, the new-gen City will be 65 kgs heavier. Recently, the fifth-gen Honda City scored 44.83 points for the adult occupant safety, 22.82 points for the child occupant protection and 18.89 points for safety assist technologies at the ASEAN NCAP. Reports suggest that the all-new sedan can hit the dealership floors in May. Honda has not confirmed the launch date of the sedan. Once launched, the sedan will compete with the likes of Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz and Skoda Rapid.