Sunday, August 31, 2008

2009 Honda CITY

One of the major change is that, Honda city no longer share the same interior as that of HoNDA Jazz. But still right now they both have same 1.5 i-VTEC engline loaded.Though the interior is different to the Jazz but there will be much similarities between Jazz and City. Engine & Transmission : The Engine and Transmission details can be directly obtained by Jazz. Because Honda city and Jazz will share the same power unit and transmission. The previous generation was available with a 1.5 i-DSI or a 1.5 VTEC, producing 88hp and 110hp respectively. The iDSI models were more economical on fuel, and i-DSI models were also cheaper. The new model will simplify things with just one engine on offer, the 1.5 litre i-VTEC. The 1497cc SOHC (single-over-head-cam), 4 cylinder, 16 valve engine uses Honda's i-VTEC technology to improve efficiency and power. The unit can now deliver 120 hp at 6600 rpm. The engine is E20 capable. According to HONDA, the new engine will be more powerful,advanced and will be more economical then ever before.

Honda has planned to launch the new city in late November 08 and it is likely to be a global launch simultaneously with Thailand, the mother country for the city. It will be more expensive than the outgoing model. We expect Honda to price the city from around Rs 8 lakh. There could be a fully loaded version in the Rs 10 lakh bracket.It will have 15 inch wheels to increase ground clearance, direct and communicative power steering inspite of EPS. A paddle-shift option will also will available in CVT model.

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