Honda was among several other automakers who announced a price hike that will take effect across their portfolio from April 2021. The automaker has now announced the extent of the price increase for the Honda City. Prices for the petrol and diesel versions of the Honda City increased by INR 10,000. Only the price of the basic petrol variant has remained unchanged. The Honda City range now starts at INR 10.99 and ends at INR 14.94 (ex showroom). Here you can see how each variant in the list was affected by the price increase.
|Variants (petrol)||old price||New price||difference|
|V MT||Rs 10.99 lakh||Rs 10.99 lakh||INR 10,000|
|V CVT||Rs 12.29 lakh||Rs 12.39 lakh||INR 10,000|
|VX MT||Rs 12.35 lakh||Rs 12.45 lakh||INR 10,000|
|VX CVT||Rs 13.65 lakh||Rs 13.75 lakh||INR 10,000|
|ZX MT||Rs 13.34 lakh||Rs 13.44 lakh||INR 10,000|
|ZX CVT||Rs 14.64 lakh||Rs 14.74 lakh||INR 10,000|
|variant||old price||New price||difference|
|V MT||Rs 12.49 lakh||Rs 12.59 lakh||INR 10,000|
|VX MT||Rs 13.85 lakh||Rs 13.95 lakh||INR 10,000|
|ZX MT||Rs 14.84 lakh||Rs 14.94 lakh||INR 10,000|
The Honda City isn’t the only model affected by the price hike. In fact, Honda’s entire lineup has seen prices soar. The Honda Amaze has seen a price increase in the range of INR 7,000 – 12,000. Meanwhile the prices for the Honda Jazz hiked for INR 9,000. The prices for most variants of the WR-V remain unchanged, the base price has increased by INR 7,000. Only the fourth generation Honda City prices have remained unchanged.
The fifth generation Honda City continues its popularity in the Indian market. Although sales in the C-segment sedan segment have been poor lately, the Honda City has consistently been one of the best-selling sedans in the segment. The city was that best-selling C-segment sedan Both January and February 2021. However, Honda City sales on March 21 fell 68% month-on-month to 815 units, compared to 2,524 units in February 2021. The reason for such a sharp decline is still unknown.
The fifth generation Honda City has two engine options under the hood – a 1.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine with 121 hp and 145 Nm of torque and a 1.5-liter Dour-cylinder diesel engine with 100 hp and 200 Nm torque. Both engines are equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard, while the petrol engine is also offered with a CVT gearbox. One of the reasons the new city has become so popular is because it is packed very well.
It feels really high quality inside and is very well equipped with features like an 8 inch touchscreen system, Alexa remote compatibility, a G-Force gauge, Honda’s Lane Watch camera, a Honda Connect telematics system with 32 connected Vehicle functions and a 7.0 inch MID, cruise control, paddle shifters (CVT only), an electric sunroof, ambient lighting and much more. The Honda City competes with the likes of that Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rid, Volkswagen Vento and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.