Honda has launched the new BS6 compliant version of the City petrol has been launched in India at ₹ 9.91 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base V MT variant going all the way up to ₹ 14.31 lakh for the top end ZX AT variant. The Japanese carmaker has converted only the petrol engine (both manual and automatic) to BS6 at the moment and has said that the BS6 compliant diesel engine will be introduced subsequently.
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|Honda City||Petrol (BS-6)||Diesel (BS-4)|
|SV MT||Rs 9.91 lakh||₹ 11.11 lakh|
|V MT (with Digipad 2.0)||Rs 10.66 lakh||Rs 11.91 lakh|
|VX MT (with Digipad 2.0)||Rs 11.82 lakh||Rs 13.02 lakh|
|ZX MT (with Digipad 2.0)||Rs 13.01 lakh||Rs 14.21 lakh|
|V CVT (with Digipad 2.0)||Rs 12.01 lakh|
|VX CVT (with Digipad 2.0)||Rs 13.12 lakh|
|ZX CVT (with Digipad 2.0)||Rs 14.31 lakh|
The company has also introduced the Digipad 2.0 infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the V, VX and ZX variants of the City. Other features that the system offers are a satellite linked turn-by-turn navigation, live traffic support through USB and Wi-Fi receiver, voice command, messages, bluetooth handsfree telephony and audio and wireless infrared remote. Commenting on the launch Rajesh Goel, Sr. Vice President & Director, Marketing and Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd, said, "Honda is committed to bring its latest and advanced environment friendly technologies to the Indian market in line with the policy framework of Government of India. The launch of BS-6 Honda City will be followed by sequential introduction of BS-6 versions of other models in our line-up." He further added, "The new Digipad 2.0 in the Honda City will provide enhanced features, along with greater access and connectivity on the go to our customers, thereby delivering ease and convenience."
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The car is powered by the same 1.5-litre i-Vtec petrol engine which is now BS6 complaint and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard while a CVT automatic gearbox is optional. The next-generation Honda City that was recently unveiled in Thailand is likely to use the same powetrian coupled with the iMMD hybrid technology. The company has also been selling the CR-V and Civic with the BS6 compliant petrol engine and will be converting its entire model line-up into BS6 ahead of the deadline.