Honda Cars India has announced that the current fourth-generation City has reached 200,000 sales in India.
The City is Honda’s 4-door sedan for developing countries. The new 4th generation model was developed by Honda’s R&D Center. It was released in India in January, 2014, and then in 60 other markets in the ASEAN region and worldwide.
The concept behind the current model’s development was to create the world’s number one mid-sized sedan. It was built according to the three points during the design stage; advanced and sporty design, the best comfort, and the best fuel economy. The body size is 4440mm long, 1695mm wide and 1495mm tall with a 2600mm wheelbase. Compared to the previous model, the length and width are the same but the height is 10mm taller and the wheelbase 50mm longer.
There are two engine types for the India version. The gasoline engine is a 1.5L in-line 4-cylinder i-VTEC that’s improved over the previous model’s engine, designed to offer the best balance between performance and fuel economy. The diesel version is a 1.5L in-line 4-cylinder i-DTEC that uses Honda’s latest Earth Dream technology
Two years and eight months after its introduction in India, City sales have hit 200,000. Honda Cars India CEO Yoichiro Ueno says, “The City is a brand that India loves. It is the most important part of our success in India.”
(Translated by Greg Scott)