Japanese automaker, Honda is gearing up for the launch of the BSVI compliant versions of its existing line-up. The City sedan will be the first model to receive BSVI engines. A new media report claims that few Honda car dealers have unofficially started taking pre-orders for the BS6-compliant Honda City petrol.
It is expected that the BS6 compliant City sedan will be launched in the coming weeks. Deliveries are expected to commence in early December. Honda has already received the type approval for the City BS6 1.5 petrol. The BS6 compliant 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 118bhp and 145Nm of torque. A 6-speed manual gearbox driving the power to the front wheels will come as standard, while details about the CVT option are yet to be revealed.
The BS6 City petrol is expected to receive a price hike of around Rs 35,000 – 40,000. The sedan’s line-up is most likely to remain unchanged and will be made available in 4 trim levels – SV, V, VX and ZX. Dual airbags, ABS with EBD, seatbelt reminder, speed alert, parking sensors and ISOFIX child seat anchors will come as standard. Other features will include LED DRLs, 15-inch alloy wheels, automatic AC, Bluetooth-compatible audio system and cruise. The mid-level V gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, and a rear camera.
The VX variant gets sunroof, telescopic steering adjust and larger 16-inch alloy wheels. The top-spec model has all the features that are accessible in the lower variants. Adding to it, the sedan gets side and curtain airbags, LED headlamps, automatic headlights and wipers, and leather seats.
Honda will launch the BSVI compliant City 1.5L diesel in early 2020, most probably around February-March. The next generation City sedan will receive the BSVI compliant 1.5L petrol and 1.5L diesel engines. The new model is scheduled to make global debut in Thailand in November 2019, while India launch is likely in the first quarter of 2020.