New Honda City diesel and petrol variant details
7th Jan 2014 10:10 pm
Here’s a round up of all the features in the new Honda City petrol and diesel variants and the one that we think makes the most sense to buy.
The new 2014 Honda City is available in five trims - E, S, SV, V and VX – in both the diesel and petrol versions.
The base E variant comes with safety features such as a driver airbag and ABS with EBD. Additional features include front and rear power windows, electric wing mirrors, power steering with tilt, and a body-coloured front grille. The Honda City E petrol is priced at Rs 7.42 lakh, while the Honda City E diesel retails at Rs 8.62 lakh.
The Honda City S comes with all the features of the Honda City E, but in addition, gets an integrated audio system with a 3.5-inch screen and four speakers, steering-mounted audio controls, Bluetooth telephony, driver’s seat height adjust, a rear defogger, keyless entry system, and body-coloured wing mirrors and outer door handles. The Honda City S petrol is priced at Rs 8.04 lakh, while the Honda City S diesel costs Rs 9.24 lakh.
The third variant in the new Honda City line-up is the Honda City SV. This variant adds a front chrome passenger airbag, front chrome grille, automatic air-conditioning with a touchscreen control panel and rear AC vents, cruise control, a shark-fin antenna, steering controls, Bluetooth telephony, and a front and rear centre armrest. The Honda City SV petrol variant is priced at Rs 8.49 lakh, while the City SV diesel is priced at Rs 9.66 lakh. This variant is also available with a CVT gearbox, which is priced at Rs 9.49 lakh. Continued..
The fourth new Honda City trim is the City V, available in both petrol and diesel options but mated to manual gearboxes, the City V gets higher-grade audio system with a five-inch screen, four speakers and four tweeters. Also on offer is a rear camera with three view options (Wide, Normal and a Top-down view), 15-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, electrically folding wing mirrors with turn indicators and chrome-finish on the outer door handles. The City V is priced at Rs 8.99 lakh for the petrol and Rs 10.16 lakh for the diesel.
The Honda City VX is the top-end variant of the new 2014 Honda City India line-up. The City VX gets additional goodies such as an electric sunroof, leather upholstery, an engine start-stop button with smart key entry, a leather wrapped steering wheel and keyless trunk opening. The City VX comes with an option of a CVT gearbox as well for the petrol variant, priced at Rs 10.98 lakh. The City VX petrol manual is priced at Rs 9.93 lakh, while the diesel is priced at Rs 11.10 lakh.
Which is the best new Honda City variant?
Though the new Honda City has a startling starting sticker price of Rs 7.42 for the base E petrol variant, it’s quite sparely equipped. The SV variant appears to offer the best value for your money. For just about 1 lakh more than the base E variant, you get an audio system with Bluetooth telephony and steering-mounted controls, driver’s seat height adjust, keyless entry, touchscreen climate control, cruise control, rear AC vents, front and rear armrest and dual front airbags.
(All prices Ex-showroom, Delhi)
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