Honda City`s Price to Reduce by Rs. 28,000 – GST Effect
The effect of the implementation of the Goods and Service tax has already resulted in the reduction of price of many automobiles including BMW, Ford Ecosport etc. Now it’s Honda’s turn to cut down the price of its vehicles.
Honda has also decided to pass on the benefits of GST to its customers. It has slashed the pricing of many of its manufactured cars. The company’s flagship Honda City has become ₹28,000 cheaper. The base variant will now be available at a price of ₹8.46 lakhs and the top-spec model will cost ₹13.43 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Honda has decreased the price of its other cars as well. The compact sedan Amaze has become ₹14,800 cheaper while Honda will offer a discount of ₹10,000 on its newly launched compact crossover W-RV.
Honda City 2017 was released in January this year and was doing well in the Indian markets. The dealerships had recorded 30,000 bookings with the car commanding a waiting period of 1-2 months.
The new Honda City is based on the same underpinning as the Honda Civic. The facelifted Honda City has a honeycomb grille, dominating exterior including side bumpers and rear bumpers, L.E.D. headlamp, fog lamps, tail lights with L.E.D. elements and trunk lid spoilers. It is equipped with Honda’s new 7-inch DIGIPAD touchscreen infotainment system with satellite turn-by-turn navigation, MirrorLink support for smartphone connectivity and 1.5GB internal media memory. Honda offers a total of 6 airbags for safety, ISOFIX mounts for child safety. Further, it has cruise control and multi-view rear parking camera to help the driver park the car even in congested parking areas. The Honda City is available with two engine choices: a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel. Transmission options include a 5-speed MT, CVT automatic (Petrol Only) with paddle shifters and a 6-speed MT.
Honda City has a sportier look, upmarket cabin and soft touch material around the dashboard. It also has an ABS system and an additional body kit. The petrol version delivers a mileage of 17.4 kmpl (MT) and 18.6 kmpl (CVT) while the oil burner produces a mileage of 25.6 kmpl. Though the GST has resulted in a reduction of its price, Honda City is still expensive as compared to its rivals .
Honda City 2017 Price in India
|2017 Honda City Petrol Variants||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|S MT||Rs 8.50 lakh|
|SV MT||Rs 9.54 lakh|
|V MT||Rs 10.00 lakh|
|VX MT||Rs 11.65 lakh|
|V CVT||Rs 11.54 lakh|
|VX CVT||Rs 12.85 lakh|
|ZX CVT||Rs 13.53 lakh|
|2017 Honda City Diesel Variants||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|SV MT||Rs 10.76 lakh|
|V MT||Rs 11.56 lakh|
|VX MT||Rs 12.87 lakh|
|ZX MT||Rs 13.57 lakh|
Honda City 2017 Diesel Specifications
The New City diesel is powered by the same 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine that churns out 99 bhp and 200 Nm of torque, while being mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. We believe that Honda has missed on a great opportunity to offer a diesel automatic combination in the segment, something that could have become the USP to compete in the segment.
|Engine||1.5-litre, 4-cylinder i-DTEC Diesel|
|Maximum Power||99bhp @ 3600rpm|
|Maximum Torque||200Nm @ 1750rpm|
Honda City facelift 2017 Petrol Specifications
The City’s 1.5-litre petrol engine is a gem on its own. It is one of the best power plants to be offered in the segment, miles ahead of the Ciaz’s 1.5-litre 91 BHP unit. The petrol City 2017 continues with the same engine that puts out 118 BHP and 145 Nm of torque. The engine can be opted with either a 5-speed manual or a 7-speed CVT gearbox with paddle shifters.
|Engine||Engine 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder i-VTEC Petrol|
|Maximum Power||118bhp @ 6600rpm|
|Maximum Torque||145Nm @ 4600rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual & CVT|
Honda City facelift 2017 Mileage
|Petrol MT||17.4 km/l|
|Petrol CVT||18 km/l|
|Diesel MT||25.6 km/l|