By now you would know that Honda has unveiled the new-gen City. But how does it fare in terms of performance against the facelifted Hyundai Verna and trusty Maruti Ciaz? We tell you!
The SUVs have been successful at eating the market share of the sedans. The paradigm shift of consumers from sedans or hatchbacks to SUVs has been observed across all the segments. The C-segment is no different either. However, this hasn’t stopped manufacturers from introducing good-looking and capable sedans in the Indian market. Maruti participates in this race with the Ciaz, while Hyundai does so with the Verna. Honda, on the other hand, has been making its bread and butter with the City, which will soon be introduced in a new-gen model by mid of July.
Honda has recently unveiled the all-new City, which is the fifth-generation of the car. It will rival with the likes of Maruti Ciaz and Hyundai Verna in the Indian market. Interestingly, Honda is planning to sell the new-gen City with 2 engine options. There will be a 1.5L naturally aspirated 4-cylinder petrol motor and a 1.5L turbocharged diesel engine. The former will boast of a segment-leading power figure of 122 PS while producing a peak torque of 145 Nm. The oil burner here produces 100 PS of peak power and 200 Nm of max. torque. The transmission duties will be performed by a 6-speed MT, but the petrol motor will also have the option of a CVT.
Moving over to the facelifted Hyundai Verna, it comes with 3 engine options. There’s a 1.5L petrol motor that puts out 115 PS/144 Nm, and it can be had mated to either a 6-speed MT or a CVT. Next on the list is a 1.5L diesel engine, which produces segment-leading numbers of 115 PS/250 Nm. It can be had mated to either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AT. Lastly, there is a 1.0L 3-pot turbo-petrol motor that churns out 120 PS/172 Nm and comes mated to a 7-speed DCT only.
Talking of the Maruti Ciaz, it is offered with just a 1.5L petrol engine. There is no diesel engine option on offer. The 1.5L motor comes with a 48v mild-hybrid assistance, which Maruti calls as SHVS. It is capable of putting out a rated power and torque output of 104 PS and 138 Nm, respectively. It is offered with 2 transmission options – 5-speed MT and 4-speed AT.