We all are aware of the talk about the launch of the new Honda City in the local market. National media has reported that even though the Honda Atlas Pakistan has not yet revealed the price of the sedan, the specific features, or even the official date for the launch of the car, but the company has booked around 7000 units of the car.
However, on 7th June, Pakwheels revealed the expected price of the new car. According to the blog, the price for the new generation of the 1200cc Honda City is Rs2,725,000.
According to the car experts, the Honda City spotted last week on the motorway was 1200cc CVT which would be priced around Rs. 2 million.
Lastly, the new 1200cc Honda City with Manual Transmission is guessed to be priced at Rs2,525,000. This means that the high-end variants with higher power would be around Rs. 3 million.
According to the reports, the new Honda city would have five variants in the local market. Out of this, two are 1200cc engines and the other three variants would be the higher-powered 1500cc engine.
The 1.5L engine produces 118 horsepower and 145 Newton meters of torque. The 1.2L engine produces 89 hp and 114 Nm of torque. Depending on the variant, both the engines will be mated to either a manual or a CVT gearbox.
The five variants are City 1.2L Manual; City 1.2L CVT; City 1.5L CVT; City Aspire 1.5L MT; and City Aspire 1.5L CVT.
The Pakistani automobile market has recently seen a surge in sedan availability. For the longest time, cars have been out of the range of the masses. Recent government’s attractive Auto policies, however, and the increased support for the automotive companies to set bases in Pakistan have attracted different automotive companies to Pakistan.
As the sixth Honda City will officially make its way in Pakistan in July and will compete with the likes of the Toyota Yaris, the Changan Alsvin, and the Proton Saga.
However, the sorrow tale of Pakistan’s automotive industry is again evident as Pakistan would be seeing one version older than what the world is experiencing the 7th generation city with obviously better features, looks, and performance.