Thursday, 30 August 2012

Honda City CNG launched in Thailand - India launch in next few weeks

Honda Automobile (Thailand) has debuted the City CNG subcompact locally, its first model that can use compressed natural gas. Honda City's much required Diesel engine is still couple of months far in March 2013, but the Japanese car maker which once had a upper hand in sedan segment and had a class leading City available and was undoubtedly the first choice among sedan buyers is now all set to roll out CNG variant of the car in October 2012.

The City CNG, which is powered by a 1.5-litre engine that runs on both petrol and CNG, features electronic fuel injection and a unique suspension design.Safety features include an electronic safety control box and solid cross bar with enhanced stability.The car is produced in accordance with Euro 4 emission standards at Honda's Ayutthaya factory.

Honda has decided to do fitment of the CNG kit and cylinder at the dealer-end and not at its factory. The factory will produce a special 'CNG variant' of the City. The price of the CNG variant is expected to be at least Rs 50,000-60 ,000 more than the City's price.

However, the car maker once again confirmed that the works on new 1.5L diesel engine is on and will be launched by March 2013. Meanwhile, Honda has decided to discontinue the Civic for the Indian market.


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