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Honda City
  • Year: 2017
  • Make: Honda
  • Model: City
  • Engine: inline-4
  • Transmission: 5 speed
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 119
  • Torque @ RPM: 145
  • Displacement: 1.5 L
  • Price: 850000
  • Price: Affordable
  • car segment: midsize cars
  • body style: sedan

The updated City sedan is expected to get a refreshed exterior and interior

The City sedan has been here in the Indian market for quite some time now and has ruled the segment with its road presence and that impressive IVTEC motor. Then when it was time Honda introduced the diesel motor as well along with a few other updates. Now with the rising competition, Honda has actually decided to introduce the facelift variant City sedan after almost three years since it’s got its last update. This is a mid-cycle update that the car will receive before Honda introduces the new generation sedan.

Honda has already unveiled the 2017 City sedan facelift last month in Thailand and it will also make it to the Indian shores on 14th February 2017. Honda has officially confirmed that they will be launching the updated sedan on the above mentioned date. What is even more interesting is that they have teased the soon to be launched sedan on a recently launched teaser video.

Now that we have received official confirmation from Honda about its launch, we have updated the preview article with all the information available at this moment.

Update 14/02/17:- Honda launched the City Facelift in India today. The new sedan prices start from INR. 8.50 lakh onward. We have updated the review accordingly

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Did You All Watched The New 2017 Honda City Sedan TVC: Video

Did You All Watched The New 2017 Honda City Sedan TVC: Video

The new Tv Commercial on some of the main features of the 2017 City sedan

Honda launched the facelift City sedan in India on 14th February 2017. The prices for the facelift sedan starts from 8.50 Lakhs onward and it gets both petrol and diesel drivetrains under its hood.

The new sedan is available in S, SV, V, and VX grades, while Honda also reintroduced the ZX grade as well. If we talk about changes the sedan gets completely new LED headlamps which also integrated LED daytime running lamps as well. The front profile also gets a new bumper as well which also houses a new set of LED fog lamps. Towards the side profile, the car gets a new set of 15-inch wheels for the mid and lower variant while the top end variants get bigger 16-inch diamond cut two-tone alloy wheels. The rear profile also gets a restyled LED taillamps and a new integrated trunk spoiler completed with LED brake lamps.

On the inside the sedan now features Beige upholstery; the biggest change, however, comes in the form of a new 7.7-inch Digipad touchscreen infotainment system. This new infotainment system also gets integrated satellite navigational system, voice navigation, and Mirror link system. This new system also gets a 1.5 GB of internal storage as well.

February 18, 2017 01:30
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OVERVIEW 2017 Honda City

2017 Honda City

The updated City sedan is expected to get a refreshed exterior and interior

The City sedan has been here in the Indian market for quite some time now and has ruled the segment with its road presence and that impressive IVTEC motor. Then when it was time Honda introduced the diesel motor as well along with a few other updates. Now with the rising competition, Honda has actually decided to introduce the facelift variant City sedan after almost three years since it’s got its last update. This is a mid-cycle update that the car will receive before Honda introduces the new generation sedan.

Honda has already unveiled the 2017 City sedan facelift last month in Thailand and it will also make it to the Indian shores on 14th February 2017. Honda has officially confirmed that they will be launching the updated sedan on the above mentioned date. What is even more interesting is that they have teased the soon to be launched sedan on a recently launched teaser video.

Now that we have received official confirmation from Honda about its launch, we have updated the preview article with all the information available at this moment.

Update 14/02/17:- Honda launched the City Facelift in India today. The new sedan prices start from INR. 8.50 lakh onward. We have updated the review accordingly

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February 14, 2017 09:16
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Honda To Launch City Sedan Facelift Tomorrow

Honda To Launch City Sedan Facelift Tomorrow

Honda will revive the ZX moniker with the facelift sedan

We already have reported this earlier that Honda will be launching the City sedan in India on 14th February. The pre-bookings for the sedan has already commenced in India and Honda has also released a teaser video of the car at the same time.

The new facelift car takes its styling inspiration from the new generation Civic, it gets a restyled front headlamps which now gets full LED units and also integrated LED daytime running lamps as well. The front grille too looks bold and gets a dash of chrome to it. While the front chin of the car also gets a sharper looking bumpers. Just like the front, the side profile of the car gets a slightly bigger 16-inch alloy wheels which will most probably be available with the higher grades but the lower and mid grades will get the same 15-inch alloy wheels. The rest of the side profile hasn’t received any major change. Coming to the rear profile of the sedan the only noticeable changes comes in the form of restyled LED taillamp and a boot spoiler with integrated stop lamps. The overall silhouette of the car has remained unchanged though.

Just like the exterior, the interior too to get some subtle updates in the form of an all-new touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and a mobile mirroring app co-developed with Blaupunkt. Expect the interior too also get new upholstery as well.

For the safety of the passengers inside, the City sedan gets 6 airbags, while also expect it to get ABS, rear parking sensor, EBD, child lock safety etc.

February 13, 2017 08:52
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Honda City Facelift Teased For The Indian Market Launch On 14th February

Honda City Facelift Teased For The Indian Market Launch On 14th February

Pre Bookings already commenced across all Honda dealerships

Honda unveiled the facelift City in Thailand last month and now the auto manufacturer has officially confirmed that they will be launching the facelift sedan in India on 14th. Not only have they mentioned the launch date but even shared all the details along with a teaser video of what you could expect from the upcoming car. The company even commenced the pre-bookings of the new car at all the Honda Dealerships across the country. One can pay a token amount of INR. 21, 000 to book the new car.

The facelift sedan now gets a completely new face which takes its inspiration from the new generation Civic and Accord. The facelift sedan gets slightly tweaked LED headlamps along with integrated LED daytime running lamps as well. The chrome grille towards the front also looks new and like we already said takes its inspiration from the new gen Civic and Accord. Besides the new headlamps and grille the City facelift has also received a new bumper as well, the front bumper also houses fog lamps. Besides the front fog lamps the side profile also gets new Diamond cut alloy wheels(while the middle grade variants gets 15 inch alloy wheels). Towards the rear profile the sedan gets a redesigned LED taillamps along with an integrated boot spoiler which also gets LED stop lamps.

February 6, 2017 04:50
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What to Expect From The Honda City Facelift Launching On 14th February 2017

What to Expect From The Honda City Facelift Launching On 14th February 2017

The new sedan gets plenty of exciting cosmetic and few mechanical updates

Autocar India has just reported that Honda is all set to introduce the facelift City in India on 14th February 2017. The sedan was already teased in the markets of Thailand while according to the recent report bookings for the facelift sedan has also commenced in Malaysia.

There is no doubt about the capabilities of this sedan and this also been one of the best sellers of this segment. However in the recent years the biggest threat that the City has received is from Ciaz from Maruti. The sedan even managed to outsell the City sedan in number of occasions. So in order to cope with the current competition Honda has decided to give the sedan fresh new updates.

Now that the launch date of the facelift sedan has been confirmed below provided are all the details that you can expect from the soon to b elaunched Indian spec Honda City facelift.

February 1er, 2017 08:22
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Honda City Facelift Completely Revealed In These New Set Of Spy Images

Honda City Facelift Completely Revealed In These New Set Of Spy Images

The City facelift is all set to make its Thailand Debut today Indian launch on the cards

We already have reported earlier that Honda will be launching the City facelift in the markets of Thailand on 13th January 2017 and offcourse! The Indian launch too isn’t far away.

The City facelift was already caught undisguised but this new image reveals the front and rear profile of the sedan completely. Like we already said before the front end of the sedan now looks like that they have taken inspiration from the new generation Civic and Accord. The headlamp shape also has been slightly redesigned as well furthermore the headlamps unit now also gets integrated daytime running lamps. The new bolder looking grille runs into the headlamp area and gives the front profile a slightly more shaper look. The front bumper has also been designed and it now gets 3 air intake slots along with the fog lamps as well. The other change comes in the form of new 16 inch alloy wheels and a slightly tweaked rear bumper.

On the inside the City facelift sedan will most likely get an all new infotainment system which is compatible with both Apple car play and Android Auto system. This new touchscreen infotainment system also gets a navigation system as well. The City facelift will likely also get the all black interior as well. While for the safety of the passengers it will feature six airbags as well along with ABS and EBD.

According to the reports the Thailand spec City facelift will retain the 1.5L i-VTEC petrol engine capable of producing 120 PS at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm at 4,600 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox. While the other variant gets the CVT Transmission as an option.

January 12, 2017 05:24
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Honda City Facelift Spied On Indian Soil For The First Time

Honda City Facelift Spied On Indian Soil For The First Time

The sedan will launch towards the month of February 2017 after its Thailand launch

Honda will be launching the City facelift in India after it launches in the market of Thailand on 12th January. The car was teased in Thailand social media couple of times but the midsize sedan was caught on the Indian soil undisguised for the very first time during a TVC shoot. Now as already reported earlier the sedan sports a design inspired from the new generation Civic and Accord.

The City facelift for the first time gets wraparound new LED headlamps, redesigned bumper and fog lamps towards the front. While towards the rear the sedan gets a LED taillamps as well. While towards the side profile it gets 16 inch diamond cut alloys. The City sedan facelift also gets an all black interior. The slightly redesigned dashboard houses a new touchscreen infotainment system which also integrates an Apple car play and Android Auto compatibility.

The City facelift will continue with the same 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and i-DTEC diesel engines but offcourse Honda will make some improvements. The drivetrain will be paired to the same 6 speed manual as well as 6 speed automatic transmissions.

Expect the City facelift launch to take place towards the month of February 2017 after its Thailand launch. As far as the pricing is concerned it will be priced slightly higher than the pre-facelift variants.

January 11, 2017 01:30
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Honda City Facelift Launching Soon Things That You Should Know About The Sedan

Honda City Facelift Launching Soon Things That You Should Know About The Sedan

The new sedan is expected to launch in India on January 2017

Honda will soon be introducing the facelift City sedan in India while its rival Maruti Suzuki will also be giving slight update to the Ciaz sedan which too is considered one of the major rivals for the City sedan. On the other hand Hyundai too has plans to launch the new generation Verna as well in India. So keeping all their rivals progress in mind Honda has actually decided to launch the facelift City sedan towards January 2017.

There is no doubt that the City sedan definitely is one of the popular mid-size sedans of India and it has been crowd favourite for a long time. The sedan received its last updates almost 2 years ago and recently it has even lost its spot to its rivals. So in order to stay in the game Honda has decided to launch the facelift variant. According to the reports the facelift sedan will borrow some of its styling cues from the China spec Greiz sedan. Apart from the exterior expect the interior to also get some changes as well. While some reports also states that there will be some mechanical changes under the hood as well.

We managed to find out the possible changes that you could actually expect in the facelift City sedan and provided you with all the details.

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November 28, 2016 10:44
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Featured 2017 Honda City

2017 Honda City

What do we know so far about the facelift Honda City sedan

The title image is for representational purpose only

For those who don’t know yet Honda is actually planning to introduce the City sedan facelift soon. Expect the new City facelift to get some subtle cosmetic updates to its exterior while you can also expect some upgrades made to the interior as well.

Since its introduction the City sedan has been an important product for the Japanese auto manufacturer and after all these years nobody actually has been able to take its spot. Although now it has some tough rivals in the auto industry which include Maruti’s newest sedan the Ciaz. In order to capture the imagination of the diesel motor enthusiasts, Honda introduced the diesel drivetrain under the hood of the City sedan but that was almost two years ago. Now in order to compete with its rivals Honda surely needs to update their existing product.

According to the report Honda has already started testing the City facelift prototype. Codenamed 2GC Honda looks almost set for the new sedan’s launch.

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August 3, 2016 09:00
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Honda City modified into Ferrari F430 replica: Video

Honda City modified into Ferrari F430 replica: Video

Ferrari F430 Grand Tourer was produced from 2004 to 2009

Honda City is one of the most popular sedans in India. While most people love the stylish executive look of the car, some like it tweaked. Someone in Mumbai tried to modify his Honda City into more exotic replica of a Ferrari F430. And honestly, the car looks exactly like a Ferrari exotica. No wonder the modification job has been done very efficiently.

At exterior the car comes with identical hood, large air dams at the front bumper section, swept back stylish headlamps. The side profile of the car gets sporty alloy wheels, air vent just behind the doors, at the upper and lower part of the body, nicely sloping roofline. The rear gets twin set of round taillamps, dual round exhaust vents at both sides. Inside the cabin of the car the car has been updated as well. The seats come wrapped in plush leather. The dashboard remains similar although.

The Ferrari F430 was produced between 2004 - 2009. Debuted at 2004 Paris Motor Show the Ferrari F430 was the predecessor of the Ferrari 458 Italia. It was powered by a 4.3 litre V8 petrol engine generating 497 PS of peak power and 465 Nm of peak torque. The car had capability to reach 0 – 100 kmph in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 315 kmph.

Honda city on the other hand is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variant of City comes with a 1.5 litre engine mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox churning out 119 PS of peak power and 145 Nm of peak torque. While the diesel variant of the car gets a 1.5 litre engine paired with a 6 speed manual gearbox producing 100 Ps of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque.

July 3, 2016 12:30
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OVERVIEW 2016 Honda City

2016 Honda City

The new Honda City looks much stylish and upmarket compare to the outgoing model

Honda City is one of the most popular sedans in Indian market. Since the first introduction of this car in 1981, the Honda City has been an important model in the company’s global lineup. In India too, the car has proved a successful one for the Japanese automaker.

But with the growing competition in Indian market the car is expected to get some updates. Although major changes are very unlikely to come incorporated to the Honda City, but it will get some subtle touches, which will be an attempt to make the car more appealing and upmarket.

Here we got a rendered image, which gives us a sneak peek how the facelift Honda City is going to be like. Expect the car to hit the showrooms sometime around the upcoming festive season in 2016. A few days ago Honda launched the new facelift Amaze, which comes pretty much appealing compare to the previous model. We expect the same with the Honda City.

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April 21, 2016 08:00
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Top five popular fuel efficient cars in India

Top five popular fuel efficient cars in India

Maruti-Suzuki once again takes the lead with their fuel efficient cars

Indian customers at large are very much price sensitive. When it comes to buying cars, they first think of the cost effectiveness like how much would be the maintenance cost, what could be the fuel efficiency etc. Ahead of luxury they think about utility, and cars are still an option for Indian customers just for going to point B from point A, nothing else.

Therefore it is proven that to become successful in Indian market automakers need to keep a close eye on the fuel efficiency figure. Although many Indian customers are now opening up towards new cars, which are not so fuel efficient, rather performance oriented, but large number of customers still looks for fuel economy first.

Here we have chosen the most fuel efficient cars which are popular in our country. Let’s take a look.

March 31, 2016 16:00
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Honda Cars announce price increase

Honda Cars announce price increase

The Honda Brio gets the least markup

Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) like many other car manufacturers have been forced to raise prices due to the additional tax levied in the recently announced Union Budget 2016-17.

March 9, 2016 23:26
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Honda City facelift reportedly coming this Diwali

Honda City facelift reportedly coming this Diwali

The petrol variant may get a 6-speed gearbox instead of the 5-speed unit

Honda Cars India just launched the Amaze facelift a few days back. Now a report from ETAuto states that the popular City sedan from the Japanese manufacturer is also inline for a facelift despite receiving a mild interior update a few months ago.

March 8, 2016 04:00
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Honda City burnt to ashes near Mumbai: Video

Honda City burnt to ashes near Mumbai: Video

Honda City is a very popular car in India. The midsize sedan from the Japanese automaker is one of the best sold and most popular sedans in the country. We have found a new video where a Honda City has caught fire and burnt to ashes. The incident happen somewhere near Mumbai. The reason for the fire is unknown. There is no news of casualty yet.

February 16, 2016 17:00
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OVERVIEW 2014 Honda City

2014 Honda City

After a slew of launches over the past few months that broaden Honda’s range of vehicles, it is evident that Honda has turned from a low-laying brand into an aggressive player that is gunning for the top spot in the Indian market.

Years after staying low with a 4-model lineup that were only petrol-powered things started picking up pace when the previous City, with its cool design and punchy 1.5-liter petrol engine, garnered attention and cheques. In its time, it was one the best sedan offered under 10-Lakhs. But, with the evergrowing competition, rivals started offering better features and better powertrain whilst remaining in the sub-10 Lakh category. With the gripe that Honda didn’t offer a diesel engine nor better equipment, sales began to dive, though not significantly as it was still the most reliable petrol-powered sedan money can buy. It still wasn’t enough to take on rivals like Hyundai and Volkswagen.

After the Honda Amaze was announced with a 1.5-liter diesel engine, people went crazy about it. Who wouldn’t? It was the first Honda in India to come with a diesel engine. It was so good that in the first few weeks it amassed 30,000 bookings. But, Honda didn’t simply sit still and watch the sales figures rise. Instead they decided to focus on the one car that helped them enter Indian hearts in the first place and after much speculation, Honda has officially announced the next generation Honda City that, finally, comes with a diesel engine and some really nifty features.

Update 7/1/13- Honda City was launched today and the pricing of the new City has been provided below

Update 22.01.2016:- Honda has introduced a new VX (O) BL grade of Honda City which actually offers a all-new Premium and Luxurious Black Leather Interiors. Apart from the new Black interior the new VX (O) trim will also get Dual SRS Airbags

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January 22, 2016 04:18
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Best Selling Cars Of October 2015

Best Selling Cars Of October 2015

It is no wonder that automobile market in India has flourished in recent times. Specially, since last two decades private cars has been ruling the Indian roads. And the trend is all set to continue and grow gradually.

Maruti Suzuki has been serving the country’s automobile market for quite long time. Truly they have become the people’s car maker in India. Not only that; when it comes to selling cars, they have been sitting on the top of the list for long time despite so many competitors with their innovative new products in the Indian market. If we check the latest report, which is made based on the sales report of October, 2015, we can see that Maruti Suzuki is the lone topper with several top selling cars coming from their stable.

It is no wonder, that we Indian have a keen soft spot in our heart and brain for Japanese, Korean automobiles. That is why, the sales report shows, Maruti Suzuki has ruled the segment with all the top four cars from their stable. While the Hyundai has a fare share too. Honda too is not very far behind in the list. The lone solely Indian automaker in the top ten selling car list is the Mahindra, which is famous for their range of rugged looking and high performing SUVs.

Here we tried to bring you a brief list of the top selling cars in India in the month of October. We also tried to show a comparison between the top ten selling car’s list of October, 2014 and October 2015.

November 13, 2015 07:06
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Honda India recalls 3879 units of Honda City CVT

Honda India recalls 3879 units of Honda City CVT

Honda City is one of the most popular sedans around the globe and in India too, this midsize sedan is very much popular. Honda India, recently announced they will recall the Honda City CVT variants over an upgradation issue of its software, which controls the Continually Variable Transmission (CVT). They informed, a total number of 3879 units of Honda City CVT will be recalled, which were manufactured in between February, 2014 to November 2014.

This recall campaign is the part of Honda’s recall campaign in several regions globally. The Japanese auto maker will update the CVT control software to optimize the Hydraulic Pressure applied to the CVT. The software upgradation will be done at free of cost at the HCIL dealerships across the country. The recall program has already commenced from 24th October, and the company is communicating with the concerned customers directly. The customers can also check whether their car is covered under this recall campaign by submitting their 17 character alpha numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the specially dedicated micro website which has been created on the company’s website (www.hondacarindia.com).

October 26, 2015 00:32
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Be aware owners: These are the most stolen cars in India

Be aware owners: These are the most stolen cars in India

Do you park your car outside your house at night? What if tomorrow morning you suddenly found out that your car is gone? That might just not be shocking, but also heart wrenching. After all, we know you put your hard earned money into that that car, and strong connection you have with your car.

Well, we don’t have any intention to frighten you. But, the car thieves do have plenty of ways and reasons to make you frightened. After all, it is a very common practice in India. Usually car thieves love those cars, which come with greater resale value. Popularity of the model is also a great factor while stealing a car. Therefore the cars from makers like Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra come top on the list of car thieves.

Hindustan Ambassadors have been immensely popular in India for decades. Presently these iconic cars are out of production, but still in use vehemently. Many people in their middle age still consider this old beauty as their tried and tested cars. Not only that. Although, the taxi cabs are gradually growing in Indian metro cities, but Indian taxi riders at large still prefer the old yellow cabs, which are all Hindustan Ambassadors. Now you must be thinking why we are talking all these irrelevant facts. Yes, we know that you know it all. But the fact is, being such a popular car and with great resale value Hindustan Ambassador is also a great attractive pretty thing to the car thieves.

Here we brought you a list of cars, which are the most stolen cars of India. Take a look.

September 22, 2015 06:10
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2014 Ford Fiesta VS Its Rivals

2014 Ford Fiesta VS Its Rivals

Ford launched the 2014 Fiesta in order to get their hand on the under 10 Lakh sedan segment of India. The new Fiesta was launched only with a diesel engine option and thus it faces some tough competition from other segment rivals namely the Fiat Linea, Hyundai Verrna the popular Honda City and the Volkswagen vento and its cousin the Skoda Rapid.

In terms of looks Ford has made minor but striking changes to the Fiesta’s exterior and as a result the facelift Fiesta looks more aggressive and modern in every sense. While talking about its rivals exterior styling, all of them surely are not beauty pageant winners but when it comes to impressing the crowd these sedans does that job pretty well, especially Hyundai with its new Fludic sculpture and Fiat Linea with its classy looks.

As far as their interior comfort are concerned we have heard in the past that Fiesta’s rear seat may not be the most comfortable space for spending time because it lacks sufficient leg room and the seats in particular lacks underthigh support unfortunately the new Fiesta rear seats are carried over from its predecessor and as a result of that it still remains perhaps the most uncomfortable amongst its segment. But then the new Fiesta definitely does score with its interior quality of materials, finish and also the equipment list.

There are plenty more information available for you in this comparison review so go through them and hopefully it will clear the doubts of all those readers who want to get their hands on a sedan priced well under the INR 10 lakh bracket.

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June 20, 2014 12:15
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Honda registers record Sales figures in March

Honda registers record Sales figures in March

India’s leading premium automobile manufacturer Honda will really be happy with their progress because HCIL has registered their highest ever monthly domestic sales of 18,426 units during March 2014 and also broken their previous record by registering a growth rate of 83.4% as compared to 10,044 units in March 2013.

The Japanese auto major was able to sell a total of 73,483 units during FY 2012 – 13 while in the FY 2013 – 14 the manufacturer sold a record breaking 1,34,339 units which is almost which is almost 83% growth over the last financial year. They were able to achieve these amazing sales figures because of the strong response they have received from the market for their entry level saloon Amaze and their newly launched popular Sedan City.

The auto manufacturer also scored fairly well in the field of exports. They have been able to increased their export volumes by almost 121% during FY 2013 – 14; Honda have exported 5798 units this year compared to only 2622 units in the year FY 2012 – 13.

Mr. Jnaneswar Sen, Sr. Vice President, Marketing and Sales said, they are thankful to their customers in achieving this great response from the two big launches of Amaze and the all New City. In this year they also entered the diesel segment with i-DTEC diesel engine technology which too has received an overwhelming response from the market. They have also planned to launch their new MPV Mobilio and the new Jazz this financial year.

Other than all this they will also increase their dealer network by 35% in this year by reaching out to more tier 2 & tier 3 markets which will be help them further in their growth. Presently HCIL has 170 facilities in 107 cities in its network.

Model wise sales break-up March 2014 Brio 1456 Amaze 7374 City 9518 CRV 78 Domestic Total 18426 Exports 587 Grand Total 19013
April 1er, 2014 08:30
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Rival Comparison: Fiat Linea vs Honda City, Hyundai Verna

Rival Comparison: Fiat Linea vs Honda City, Hyundai Verna

The new Fiat Linea has been launched. When I say new, it actually is just a facelift. However, the Linea is one of the most sought after models among those who know their cars well. Still, the car has faced lackluster public interest in the past. Fiat would be hoping to sell more of these with a redesigned exterior as well as interior.

The new Fiat Linea range starts at INR 6.99 lakh ex-showroom. Keeping it company are two of the biggest names in the business. On one hand you have the super refined Honda City, while on the other you’ve got the value-for-money Hyundai Verna.

The Honda City has just been given total makeover. In fact, this is the all-new Honda City or the next generation of popular sedan, to put it in a better way. The Hyundai Verna had taken charge of the segment in the past few months. That said, things have started to shift in the favor of the Honda City once again.

Sales of the of Honda City have gained momentum. The Japanese brand registered has maintained their lead over the Hyundai for the last two months. Will Fiat with their new Linea be able to cause at least some panic in this segment? Or, will this prove to be yet another bad day in office for the Italian brand, only time will tell. Meanwhile, let’s see what the new Linea has to offer.

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March 4, 2014 11:30
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2014 Delhi Auto Expo: Honda reveals auto expo lineup

2014 Delhi Auto Expo: Honda reveals auto expo lineup

Honda Car India has released information about the various models that will take part in the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. The Honda booth will have one brand new concept car along with other production models.

In recent times, the Japanese car maker has tasted success in compact sedan segment and this time at the Delhi Auto Expo, Honda will unveil to the world the Honda Vision XS-1 design study.

The Vision XS-1 is conceptual model of a new crossover model featuring sporty styling and intelligent utility of interior space much like the Brio’s "man maximum, machine minimum" philosophy.

It is not the only concept that will take part in the Expo. Honda will also bring the NSX Concept sports car. The NSX Concept is touted to replace the mid-engined super car from the 1990s. Honda has shown it to the world before and this time it arrives in India.

Also on display will be the Honda Accord Hybrid. This is a car the company could launch in India. Although, market for hybrid cars is not that big here, their rivals at Toyota do offer the Prius and Camry Hybrids.

Honda recently launched an MPV based on the Brio platform for the South-East Asian markets. Called the Honda Mobilio, this model is touted to enter the Indian market targeting cars like the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the upcoming Datsun Go Plus.

One of the star attractions at this year’s Delhi Auto Expo will be the all-new Honda Jazz. The third generation of the popular premium hatchback is set to make its debut, finally. A diesel powered Jazz could also be on the menu which should attract more customers to the brand.

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January 17, 2014 08:00
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Everything you wanted to know about the new Honda City

Everything you wanted to know about the new Honda City

We are bringing you some exclusive details of the all new 4th generation Honda City which will be launched next month in India. The Honda City is perhaps the most exciting and comfortable sedan which was sold under the 10 lakh price bracket but somehow it lacked a Diesel engine which were already available in other sedan and so Honda also introduced a new 1.5 liter Diesel engine which generates 100 PS of maximum power while returning an excellent fuel efficiency simultaneously .

It is expected that the new Honda City will be available in E, S, SV, V and VX trim levels across both the Diesel and Petrol variants. All the variants of the new Generation City will have an ABS, EBD and Driver side airbag as standard except the base Petrol variant which will only get an ABS as standard equipment. While the top three variant will also get an additional driver side passenger airbag.

The SV, V and VX trims of the Honda which are the top trims on offer will also be equipped with an automatic climate control air conditioner which will feature new touch controls along with an air conditioner vents for the rear seats also but the E and S which are the lower trims will only get manual air conditioners.

The top two trims will also be offered with plenty of goodies including a five inch touch screen display, an eight speaker entertainment system with a CD player and reversing camera. The S and SV trims will be equipped with a 4 speaker audio system but will feature USB, aux-in, Bluetooth streaming and steering-mounted controls which are available on the top end trims also but it won’t get the reversing camera. There will be also no audio system on the base version.

Hit the jump to find out some of important details of the new Honda City

December 27, 2013 11:30
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2014 Honda City Bookings Open

2014 Honda City Bookings Open

Are you excited about the next-gen Honda City? Is it the compact sedan you’ve been waiting for ever since rumors started floating around?

Well then, If you’ve saved up enough money for one, here’s your chance to place your dibs on the first batch of Honda Citys. It is reported that most Honda dealers have been accepting bookings for the 2014 Honda City, promising deliveries at the beginning-mid January 2014. Now, bear in mind that the next gen Honda City hasn’t broken cover yet, making these bookings "unofficial". Depending on the dealer in the respective city, customers interested in booking the car will have to pay up-front a booking amount that varies between Rs 50,000 - Rs 1,00,000.

Why all the excitement for the new Honda City? To begin with, this will be a completely revamped car that will feature new tech, a new design and, finally, a 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel motor. With the diesel motor under its hood, Honda will finally have an answer for cars like the Hyundai Verna CRDi and the Vento TDI and appeal to a lot more people looking for fuel economy.

It is reported that some dealers have already managed to snag around 50-70 bookings each for the new Honda City, which will be revealed to world on November 25th. That’s quite impressive for a car that people haven’t even driven, felt or even seen.

Image above is of the current gen Honda City

November 16, 2013 09:57
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Honda to Unfold the Next Gen City This Month

Honda to Unfold the Next Gen City This Month

It’s been a while since the Honda City adorned a new avatar. So, Honda is all set to launch the fourth generation variant of its midsize sedan in the coming days to replace the previous champ. The upcoming City sedan will receive some fresh styling tweaks and some increment in terms of size, compared to the existing model. To counter its immediate rival, the Hyundai Verna, the sedan will also have various top-the-line features added.

Since the lack of a diesel engine had worsened its market demand, the company is planning to announce the next gen City with a 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel motor. Since the Amaze alone cannot bring the figures Honda is hoping for, this will be their next step towards achieving the target of securing top position in the mid-size sedan segment in India. However, the company did not reveal any particular launch date for the upcoming fourth generation variant.

On its exterior front, the new City will share design and platform with the 2014 Honda Jazz. The wrap around clear lens headlamps will now be bigger and will have projector lights integrated. The look of the car will be neat at the front, sporting Honda’s winged grille while the rear shall have LED tail lamps. As mentioned earlier, the dimension of the car will be increased and be placed above the sub-4 meter sedan category. On the powertrain front, the new City will be powered by a 1.5-liter petrol and diesel engine, and an automatic transmission gearbox will also be on offer. The car will be available in six to eight variants in an aim to woo the C-segment customers. It also is speculated that with the new City, Honda wishes to fill the gap created by the Civic as a result of its discontinuation.

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November 1er, 2013 15:23
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Most fuel efficient petrol sedans in India

Most fuel efficient petrol sedans in India

Surprisingly there is only one Maruti Suzuki in the list of the most efficient petrol sedans in the country. Following up to our list on efficient petrol hatch backs, the sedans are represented by Maruti Suzuki,Toyota, Hyundai, Honda and Ford. We would be coming up with similar list for the diesel hatchbacks and sedans too in the next week.

December 13, 2012 10:58
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2013 Honda 1.6-litre DTEC engine

2013 Honda 1.6-litre DTEC engine

It’s their engines which have made Honda the colossal automotive giant that they have become. From their F1 engines to the VTEC motors. No one does engines like Honda and the next big thing to come out of the Japanese manufacturer after the VTEC engines has been the development of diesel units and their DTEC engines are what that the Indian market is waiting for.
Honda will now be launching the Civic in Europe with a 1.6-litre DTEC engine and this is the engine which would form the basis of the 1.5-litre DTEC engine which is expected to come into India next year to power the Brio based sedan, an MPV to rival the Maruti Ertiga and probably the City too.

The engine which has an all aluminium construction is expected to deliver its maximum torque at low revs and with a meaty mid range. The size is expected to be compact and the 4 cylinder engine is expected to deliver 120PS at 4000 rpm and 300Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. The manufacturer claims this new motor to be the lightest diesel in the world.

This engine is expected to come into Honda cars by 2013 and according to Honda this is the cleanest and most efficient engine in its class. The 2013 CR-V in India too could get this engine and this unit was was developed in the UK and is matched to a 6 speed manual gearbox.

November 4, 2012 02:26
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2012 Honda City CNG

2012 Honda City CNG

Honda is definitely bringing in a diesel engine to India but until that comes the manufacturer is trying to make up for its sales by launching a CNG variant for the City. The CNG kit would be available in only the V trim variant and only with a manual gearbox. Price for the CNG variant has been set at Rs 9,56,800 and this variant comes with 24 months or 40,000km warranty. The retro-fitted CNG kit is available in 28 cities across India and speaking at the launch, Jnaneswar Sen, Senior Vice President, Honda Cars India said “Honda City is one of the most successful car brand in the country and certainly the most desirable sedan in its category due to its unmatched values of performance, mileage and overall reliability. We are extremely happy to bring the City with a CNG option for our customers. Adapting the CNG technology is another step to keep low cost of ownership for our customers and will add to the appeal of the car, as it will not only be cheaper to run and maintain but also eco-friendly .In line with the preferences of our customers, we are delighted to introduce the new variant with Audio Visual Navigation which makes the car even more desirable in its category."

October 23, 2012 14:39
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2012 Honda City S Automatic

2012 Honda City S Automatic

Petrol sedans sales have been suffering for a couple of years now. Manufactures, particular Honda which doesn’t yet have a diesel engine in its line up have struggled the most. Honda reacted by reducing the prices on their cars like the Jazz and the City and now is trying another strategy to increase sales and is offering customers more options. The Japanese manufacturer has launched an automatic variant to its City line-up in the mid-spec S trim. The automatic gearbox was earlier available only on the top-end V variant. The City S A/T is targeted at buyers who want the convenience of an automatic gearbox at a lower price-point and this variant is priced at Rs 9.09lakhs ex-showroom New Delhi. Compared to the top of the line V variant, the S A/T is priced around 50000 rupees cheaper.

August 20, 2012 15:34
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2012 Honda City

2012 Honda City

From a car that could do nothing wrong, to a car that everything went wrong for. Things have changed pretty quickly for the Honda City. The City was awarded the Indian Car of the Year in 2009 by automobile journalists but then the increase in competition particularly from Volkswagen and then Hyundai made the City run out of steam. The City had met its match and the lack of a diesel engine made matters only worse. Honda reacted by first slashing the prices of the sedan and then by introducing a facelift of the City in 2011. The facelift went on sale only in 2012 and prices of the City now start from Rs6,99,000 to Rs9,50,500 for the manual and Rs9,42,000 to Rs10,22,500 for the automatic variant ex-showroom New Delhi.

April 3, 2012 18:03
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Honda considering merging its passenger car and two wheeler entities

Honda considering merging its passenger car and two wheeler entities

Honda Motor Corporation (HMC) is considering consolidating its two entities, the passenger cars and motorcycles and scooter by merging its two automotive entities in India into one company. Though Honda Siel Cars India declined to comment on the issue, according to a report in Business Standard, HMC is considering such a merger of these two companies.

“Such a proposal (to merge two arms and increase consolidation) is discussed off and on. HMC indicated the general direction when it set up Honda Motor India (HMI), a new entity, some five or six years back to bring all parts procurement for HSCI and HMSI under one umbrella,” said Jnaneshwar Sen, Senior Vice-President (Marketing) at HSCI. Jnaneshwar Sen however also said that Honda Motor Company has a single entity elsewhere in the world and the idea to do the same in India is to “bring synergies of cost, branding and manpower management”. “When HMI was initially established there were lots of problems such as the inability of its management to understand the different requirements of two-wheeler dealers and car dealers. But, gradually, things have been sorted out. Now, if HMSI and HSCI were to merge, greater synergies could be explored”.

Honda Motors in India has a joint venture with the Siddharth Shriram Group, (called Honda Siel Cars India), which makes and sells cars like the City, Jazz, Brio and Civic and the manufacturer also has a wholly-owned arm, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), which is the third largest two-wheeler company in India.

April 2, 2012 11:42
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Honda City facelift launched at 6.99 lakh

Honda City facelift launched at 6.99 lakh

The new Honda City has been launched with a starting price of 6.99lakh. The City has received only cosmetic changes and is equipped with the same 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, i-VTEC petrol engine which offers a maximum output of 118PS and an ARAI claimed fuel consumption of 16.8kmpl.
Honda has reduced the price of its entry level sedan for the second time this year and the Honda is now Rs50000 cheaper than what it was earlier. The changes however are minimal and include a new chrome front grille, higher ground clearance (165mm), redesigned bumpers and sharper taillights. The City also borrows a few design elements from the Accord. On the inside there is an increased storage capacity in the cabin including a bigger glove box which improves practicality, while a new design for seats improves passenger and driver comfort.
The new Honda City facelift is available in five variants starting with the entry level Corporate, E, S, V and V Exclusive. The V and V Exclusive are also available with automatic transmissions

Press release and prices after the jump

December 15, 2011 06:21
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2012 Honda City to be launched before year end

2012 Honda City to be launched before year end

The 2012 Honda City will hit the market before the end of the year and we expect the launch to be in the next couple of weeks. The facelift City was expected to be launched in November of this year but because of the floods in Thailand Honda India had to postpone the launch. Honda has already launched the facelift City in Thailand.

December 6, 2011 16:30
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Honda announces manufacturer of 1.6-litre diesel engine! Civic and City could get it

Honda announces manufacturer of 1.6-litre diesel engine! Civic and City could get it

Honda has unveiled its smallest diesel engine yet which could make its way in India as early as the middle of 2012 and power the Civic and the City. The 1.6-litre engine is the downsized 2.2-litre engine and Honda claims that it has extensively reduced mechanical friction which would make this engine as refined as a petrol. The aluminum engine is also claimed to be the lightest diesel engine in its class.

November 30, 2011 14:34
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2008 Honda City

2008 Honda City

The Honda City was the Indian car of the year in 2009 and had been the favourite in its segment till petrol prices started rising

To say that it’s been a dramatic change of fortune for Honda Motors India would be an understatement. But the writing is on the wall. From being one of the strongest players in the India market Honda has lost its Midas touch and it’s been a reversal of roles for the Japanese manufacturer. With petrol prices spiralling out of control seeming to never come down and with no diesel engine to offer, Honda is in trouble. The sales have plummeted and to address that Honda has now slashed the prices off the Honda City. With the City prices now starting from Rs7,49,000 to Rs9,89,100 ex-showroom New Delhi, Honda hopes customers once again will show interest in the Japanese giant

August 29, 2011 13:49
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