Check out this digital rendering of the outgoing-generation of the Honda City, imagined as a taxi for India!
Honda City is one of the best C-segment sedans in India. The combination of brilliant engine options, great cabin comfort, and roomy interiors. make it a winner. To make matters better, the Japanese carmaker is planning to launch the sedan's new generation version in the Indian market soon. Recently, there have been reports that suggest that the older-generation model will continue to retail alongside the new one, but as a cheaper, entry-level model, preferably for the fleet operators. If you were, for some reason, wondering how a Honda City would look like as a taxi, well, here’s our answer for you-
Here Is How The Upcoming Honda City Taxi Would Look Like | IndianAutosBlog
The digital rendering you see here has been created by IAB’s in-house artist, Shoeb R Kalania. Regular readers might remember that IAB (IndianAutosBlog) is IndianAuto’s sister publication. The video begins with a stock picture of a Honda City. The first change to the car is the replacement of alloy wheels with steel ones. These look like 14-inch rims with higher profile tyres.
After that, the fog lamps are removed, and the housings are replaced by faux air vents. The indicators are no longer integrated into the ORVMs, but are above the wheel arches instead. The bright red colour is then hidden by dull white painted. The number plate is now yellow, as is the case with all commercial vehicles, and the roof gets a small taxi top-light, to further drive the point. Currently, the Honda City is available with a single engine option – a 1.5-litre, inline-4, naturally aspirated, ‘i-VTEC’ petrol motor. It is capable of generating 120 PS and 145 Nm, and comes paired to a 5-speed manual as standard with an optional CVT automatic also on offer. The taxi version is expected to come equipped with the same motor.
There was also a second engine option available until a while back – a 1.5-litre, inline-4, turbocharged, ‘i-DTEC’ diesel motor. It can produce 100 PS and 200 Nm, and used to come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. It has been discontinued temporarily and will soon return with BS6-compliance. The newer-generation Honda City is due for a launch in the Indian market soon, and it will be interesting to see how close both these products will be placed in the company’s line-up.