Here, we have an on-paper comparison of the upcoming next-generation Honda City and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, in terms of fuel efficiency figures.
With the nationwide lockdown slowly receding, automobile manufacturers have resumed their both manufacturing and sales. All the new car launches that were postponed due to the pandemic are also lined-up now. One of the most anticipated new car launches is the next-generation Honda City. We already have the ARAI tested fuel economy figures of the car, and we’ve made an interesting discovery!
The next-generation Honda City (petrol model) has a higher ARAi-claimed fuel economy than the older model. The current generation City offers 17.4 kmpl for the manual gearbox version and 18 kmpl for the automatic variants. As for the new generation City, these figures improve slightly; it offers 17.8 kmpl with the manual transmission and 18.4 kmpl with the automatic gearbox. While these figures are impressive, Its biggest rival in the Indian market, the Maruti Ciaz, offers an even higher ARAI-claimed fuel economy. It can manage 20.65 kmpl with the manual transmission variant, while the automatic version can squeeze out 20.04 kmpl.
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The petrol motor on the upcoming Honda City 2020 is a 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated, inline-4 engine. It can generate 121 PS and 145 Nm. It will come paired to a 6-speed transmission as standard, while a CVT is offered as an option. Maruti Ciaz has a similar engine configuration- 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated, inline-4 petrol engine- but it makes much lesser power, 105 PS and 138 Nm. It comes standard with a 5-speed gearbox, and there is an optional 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox on offer as well.
By comparing the specification sheets of these two cars, we can clearly see that while the Maruti Ciaz has an advantage in terms of fuel efficiency, Honda City has more power and torque on offer. It should be noted that Maruti offers a mild-hybrid system on the Ciaz, which is also one of the reasons it offers better mileage. Still, it would be better to see a real-world comparison of the two cars, which would give a fairer description of the fuel efficiency of both cars. Stay tuned to IndianAuto for more.