President and CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd.
Honda Cars India Ltd., leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, will launch its new model Honda WR-V on 16th March 2017. India is the first country to manufacture and launch the Honda WR-V in the world. HCIL today commenced the pre-bookings of the WR-V at all authorized Honda dealerships across the country with a booking amount of Rs 21,000. The Honda WR-V is an all new premium model in the Honda family and features Honda's global DNA. The WR-V is the first model developed by Honda R&D India in association with Honda R&D Co., Ltd., Japan. It has been developed as a Sporty Lifestyle Vehicle for the Indian consumers who want sporty and stylish vehicles that are compact in size with premium interiors and loaded with advanced features. Talking about the launch of the Honda WR-V, Mr Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd. said, “The WR-V is an all new Sporty Lifestyle Vehicle in Honda's line-up. It will provide joy for recreational usage and comfortable driving for daily use in the city.” “Honda has started the year 2017 on a positive note. After a very successful launch of the New City 2017 in February, the WR-V launch is our second important launch this year. We are confident that both these models will propel Honda Cars India firmly on the growth path.”
Honda Cars India launches New City 2017
Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, today introduced the New Honda City 2017, with a new stylish and sporty exterior design, enhanced safety features and an advanced hightechnology infotainment system. Built on the Grand Concept of “Advanced, Energetic and Smart”, the new 4th Generation Honda City 2017 will delight the discerning customer with its wide range of
high-technology exterior and interior features, such as advanced integrated LED DRL,inline LED headlamps, LED fog lamps, new 16-inch alloy wheels with wider tyres and best-inclass interior features, including an advanced touchscreen infotainment system, called the Digipad. For customers, who want everything in their car, the City variant line-up has been enriched with the addition of a new flagship grade – “ZX”. Speaking on the occasion, , Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd. said, “The Honda City has been our most successful model in the country. It has brought joy to over 6.5 lakh customers across the country and has been India’s most successful sedan since its launch in 1998. It has also been the industry benchmark for quality and has been ranked No. 1 by the JD Power Initial Quality Study 14 times since its inception in the Indian market.” “With the launch of a much-enhanced new Honda City 2017 we aim to exceed our customers’ expectations by offering amazing value at a very competitive price. I am confident that with the new City, we will regain our leadership position in the segment”, he added. EXTERIOR DESIGN The exterior design concept of the new City 2017 is is Advanced and Energetic.The new City has a wide stance, with a sporty, wideopening bumper design and a new signature front chrome grillewith intricate design connecting the two headlights, which accentuates its premium appeal.The LED package, , including the integrated LED DRL (first time standard across all variants in the segment), the the inline LED headlamps, LED fog lamps, LED RR Combi, LED license plate lamps, trunk lid spoiler with LED would lend the new Honda City 2017 an exclusive design signature & luminescence at night. The new Honda City 2017 will also have new diamond-cut and twotone alloy wheel design for both 15 and 16 inch wheels.The new City also has first-in-segment auto-folding door mirrors in V, VX and ZX grades. INTERIOR DESIGN The Interior design concept of the new Honda City 2017 is “Rich & Sophisticated”, and includes several new features, including an an advanced 17.7 cm touchscreen infotainment system, called the Digipad, in the V, VX and ZX grades. The all-new advanced infotainment system has segment-best features like satellitelinked navigation, voice recognition, Bluetooth telephony, audio streaming, 1.5 GB internal memory, 2 USB-in slots, 2 microSD card slots and 1 HDMI-in slot. It also features the first in segment Wi-Fi support for Internet and Mirror Link support for smart phone connectivity. The New City has first-in-class softtouch dashboard on passenger side and
new white illumination in the advanced 3D multi-information meter. Other important interior feature enrichments include chrome plating on steering switches and chrome plated knobs for rear-aircon vent. Tilt and telescopic steering adjustment, new white and red illumination for engine one push start-stopignition system button, , fully auto-dimming inside rear-view mirror and new LED interior cabin lights lights are some of the other advanced & premium features in the new City. The ZX grade also has both rear-adjustable headrests. The interiors of the new City are premium beige upholstery with dualtone beige & black trims. POWERTRAIN The City adopts the best of Honda’s powertrains to achieve a perfect balance of performance and fuel economy. The Diesel City is powered by the 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine of Earth Dream Technology series and will deliver the best combination of excellent fuel economy of 25.6 kmpl and a maximum power of 100ps@3600 rpm with a max torque of 200 Nm@1750 rpm. It has been mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Further, in the Diesel model, a number of new sound and vibration absorption technologies have been applied to further reduce the NVH levels & ensure a comfortable cabin for all passengers. The Petrol variant of the City is powered by 1.5L i-VTEC engine that delivers a maximum power of 119 ps@6600 rpm and a torque of 145 N-m@4600 rpm. It has been mated with Honda’s innovative and advanced CVT with 7-speed paddle shifters that delivers top-class fuel efficiency of 18 kmpl along with an effortless driving experience. The 5-speed manual transmission delivers an impressive fuel efficiency of 17.4 kmpl. SAFETY FEATURES The New City 2017 is equipped with a range of Honda’s active and passive safety technologies, which are offered as standard equipment across all variants. Honda’s own ACE body structure, Dual SRS front airbags, Standard Anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), 3- Point ELR seat belts with pretensioners & load limiters, impact mitigating front head rest system, pedestrian injury mitigation technology, ISOFIX compatible rear seats and rear windshield defogger – all are offered as standard in the New City. Honda has introduced a new flagship grade City ZX with the new Honda City 2017. Apart from the safety features available in the other variants, the ZX grade features best-in-class 6 airbags – front dual airbags, both side curtain airbags and both front seat side airbags. The ZX variant would also include automatic headlights, headlamp auto-off timer and automatic rainsensing wipers. GRADES & COLOURS The new Honda City 2017 will be offered in 5 grades. Petrol Manual Transmission will be available in S, SV, V & VX grades. Petrol CVT will be available in V, VX and the ZX grades. The diesel manual City will be available in SV, V, VX & ZX grades. The New Honda City 2017 will be available in 5 colours – Modern Steel Metallic (New), White Orchid Pearl, Carnelian Red Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic and Golden Brown Metallic. All the colours will be available in all the variants of the new City 2017. SALES, SERVICE AND WARRANTY Deliveries of the New City 2017 will begin immediately from the HCIL dealer network of 332 facilities in 220 cities across the country. The New Honda City 2017 offers complete peace of mind with 3 years / Unlimited Kilometers warranty as standard benefit to the customer. Additionally, for the first time in the industry, customers can opt for Extended Warranty for additional two years / Unlimited kilometers for extra peace of mind.
Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd.
Honda WR-V 2017