CarDekho has been constantly updating you about Honda Cars India's future line-up, which includes the next-generation Jazz, next-generation City, a brio based MPV 'Mobilio' and a compact SUV. Now when we were expecting the next-generation Jazz to be unveiled at the upcoming 2014 Indian Auto Expo, a report published in Business Standard has claimed that the company is planning to roll out all new City next year, which will also have a diesel version this time.
Speaking to Business Standard, Jnaneswar Sen, senior vice president, sales & marketing said, “We are planning to create a new segment, we call it crossover utility vehicle Also our most preferred car City will be launched in diesel variant it would hit Indian roads in 2014.” He also said that the vehicle will be first launched in Japan next month, while the car should be here by 2014.
When asked why Honda didn't launch the diesel version of its flagship car City, he said, “though we have the technology but we could not fit the Amaze diesel engine in the City. So we have to launch new City. The Jazz will also be launched in new look.”
Report further says that Honda might also reinvent hybrid version of Civic, if government come forward to extend some support. “We were first to launch hybrid version of Civic but it is very costly. We have learned a lot from Indian market. The consumers want a hybrid version but not very costly, though hybrid cars are more fuel efficient and environment-friendly. We can go for a hybrid car but we need support the government should offer some sops It is a costly technology rather costly affair,” he said.
This is all what we have for now, stay tuned to CarDekho for further updates on the same. Cheers!
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