Honda City CVT Powered 1.5-litre i-DTEC Diesel Engine In Reports

The Delhi Auto Expo, 2018 had raised high hopes for a diesel-CVT powered Honda City. Speculations were high post the showcase of the diesel-CVT Amaze compact sedan by the Japanese Automaker at the expo 2018. However, Honda has denied reports of any such offerings for some time to come. The carmaker feels that time and investment needed for the diesel-CVT combination in City will not transfer into better sales volumes.

Honda has very successfully maintained a loyal fan base for quite some time now. On the Indian Road, the mid-size sedans from the Honda factory lock horns with the likes of other fellow country siblings, namely the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Hyundai Verna. Currently, Honda offers only a petrol-CVT combination for its Sedan in India.

With its diesel-CVT combination, Honda hopes to tap into the earlier unexplored potential customer base and add to the growing list of its loyal customer base in India. Interested buyers will, however, have to wait for a year or more as the diesel-CVT upgrade will be a feature of the next generation models slated for a 2020 release.

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The concept sedan is powered by the same yet efficient 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. The CVT technology further ensures an easy and a comfortable handling even in the congested traffic situations. The CVT fuel efficiency speaks for itself. This makes a Honda City driven by a 1.5-litre CVT powered i-DTEC diesel engine a more attractive upmarket alternative for sedan lovers.

Further, it will give its competitors like the Verna, Volkswagen Vento, and Skoda Rapid something to think about. The popular 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine is already BS-VI compliant and will in all probability make its much-anticipated debut in the next generation Honda City by 2020.