Honda will not update the diesel engine to BS6 for current gen City.
Honda City is one of the most popular sedans in the Indian market. It has been the longest running name in the C-segment sedan space in India. The City is currently offered with both petrol and diesel engines but the latter is getting discontinued soon.
The diesel engine was introduced in the 4th generation City, which is the current one on sale. While the petrol engine will continue to be on sale as it has been updated to comply with BS6 emission norms, the diesel engine won’t be updated.
The Japanese carmaker will directly introduce the BS6 compliant 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine with the new generation model that was revealed recently. The 5th generation Honda City is expected to hit the Indian shores by mid-2020.
The new Honda City will come with a new design language, new interiors and more features. The petrol engine of the 5th generation City will also get mild-hybrid technology offering better fuel efficiency.
Honda City BS6 Diesel
– Current gen City will no longer come with diesel engine after BS6 deadline
– The 4th gen City will only get BS6 compliant petrol engine
– New generation City will debut with BS6 diesel and petrol later this year
Source – AutocarIndia.com