The car makers are already preparing for the upcoming festive season in India, and the Japanese auto major Honda, is no exception. Honda Cars India, the fully owned subsidiary of Honda Motor Japan, has launched a special edition model of its bestselling model, the City. People are aware of the fact that special edition car models are aimed at drawing attention of the car buyers before and during the festive season in India, which is great time for car sales. Honda Cars India seems to be in a special edition launch spree and has already launched the special edition models of the BR-V SUV, WR-V crossover and the City sedan. Named as the Honda City Edge Edition, the new special edition model of the City has been launched in the Indian car market. The new City Edge Edition is offered for sale in both petrol and diesel versions. The special edition’s petrol model has been tagged at Rs 9.75 lakhs, while the diesel model has been priced at Rs. 11.10 lakhs. It is important to mention that these prices are exactly the same as that of the prices of the Honda City SV trim, which the Edge Edition is based on.
In terms of the new changes and updates, the newly launched Honda City Edge Edition flaunts new 15 inch diamond cut alloy wheels and of course the special edition ‘Edge’ badging. The City Edge Edition also comes endowed with some added features such as rear parking sensors and a reverse camera with its display located in the interior rear view mirror.
The Honda City Edge edition also gets all the other features that the SV model trim has on offer, which include climate control, cruise control, steering wheel mounted audio controls, rear AC vents, height adjustable driver’s seat and power folding outside rear view mirrors as part of its standard equipment list.
While the new Honda City Edge Edition special edition model comes with mild styling updates and added new features, it does not get any under the hood mechanical updates and gets powered by the same powertrain of the regular City sedan. This means that the petrol model gets powered by the 1.5 litre petrol mill which is good to generate a max power output of 117 PS along with a top torque of 145 Nm. On the other hand, the diesel model gets equipped with 1.5 litre diesel motor that can pump out 99 PSof power and 200 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines get paired with a 5 speed manual transmission, while the petrol model comes with a CVT gearbox option as well.
The Honda City mid-sized premium sedan model has been the top selling model of Honda Cars India. The highly popular City locks its horns with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Hyundai Verna among others in the extremely competitive C-segment of the Indian car market. As per reports, Honda City’s arch rival, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is preparing to launch in India in its facelift avatar within this month.