New Honda City With 1.5 petrol Engine
India’s one of the most selling in the sedan segment car. After the lock-down period the showrooms will open with the new City car. The fifth generation car with BS 6 Standard.The 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel unit will be carried over all but no changes in current model, the petrol engine is all new. No,In the Indian market won’t get the 1cc22hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol available in Thailand-spec City but so will have a new 1.5 naturally-aspirated engine with a similar cubic capacity to the outgoing unit. In fact, displacing 1,498cc, the new engine is just one cubic centimetre larger than the previous engine (1,497cc) but that’s where the similarities end.
The new engine gets a completely new architecture and more sophisticated hardware and electronics that allow it to deliver a broader spread of power, but without sacrificing Honda’s famed
The new engine will employ a twin-cam or Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) valve gear.The L15B’s four-valve head has larger intake and exhaust valves for better breathing and the ability to run a higher compression ratio. In international markets the L15B runs a lofty 11.5:1 compression ratio but this may be lowered for the Indian City which will have to run on low 91-octane fuel.
While it was always the safest car, the new City takes safety to a new level by introducing six airbags. Testimony to Honda’s commitment to creating a safer driving experience in every car.
The City’s new L15B engine may not quite have the 173Nm of torque that the 1.0-litre turbo engine gets in Thailand but it hasn’t sacrificed that zingy, high-revving performance that has defined the City over the years. And with this new engine, pulling power should be enhanced to give you the best of both worlds. All-in-all, Honda’s new City is a lot to look forward to.
|Type||Water Cooled 4 Stroke SOHC i-VTEC Inline 4 Cylinder|
|Displacement (cc)||1 497|
|No. of Valves||16|
|Power (ps @rpm)||87.7 @6 600|
|Torque (Nm @rpm)||145@4 600|
|Fuel Efficiency (km/l)||17.4 (MT), 18.0 (CVT)|