Honda City is the most popular mid-size sedan in India which is set to receive tough competition from the recently launched Skoda Slavia. Has that resulted in such massive discounts?
The Honda City is available with massive discounts that could be due to the new entrant in the segment, the Skoda Slavia. Now, Skoda calls the Slavia a premium mid-size sedan and the variants with the larger 1.5-litre engine are certainly priced accordingly. The City and Verna are the chief rivals in the segment. Honda City enjoys a healthy market share in the market and has been around for a long time. Here are the latest discounts offered on the Honda City.
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Honda City Discounts
The Honda City can be purchased with benefits of up to Rs 35,000. This includes a cash discount of Rs 10,000, corporate benefits of Rs 8,000, exchange bonus of Rs 5,000, loyalty bonus of Rs 5,000 and an additional Honda to Honda exchange bonus of Rs 7,000. Such huge discounts make the relatively pricey Honda City a better value for money and much more attractive. Currently, the Honda City ranges between Rs 11.23 lakh and Rs 15.18 lakh, ex-showroom. This has been on a higher side before the arrival of the Skoda Slavia. Now, the top trim of Slavia retails for Rs 17.79 lakh, ex-showroom. All of a sudden, the City seems attractive and more so, with such massive discounts.
The Honda City comes with a 1.5-litre petrol engine making 121 PS of peak power and 145 Nm of peak torque. This engine comes mated to either a 6-speed manual or a CVT transmission. The other powertrain includes a 1.5-litre diesel engine making 100 PS of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
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The Skoda Slavia, on the other hand, comes with a 1.0-litre TSI and a 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine and three trim levels; Active, Ambition and Style. The smaller engine outputs a maximum power of 115 PS and a peak torque of 175 Nm, while the larger unit offers a maximum power of 150 PS and a peak torque of 250 Nm. The transmission options for the former include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic, while the latter comes with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG. Would you opt for the Honda City as opposed to the Skoda Slavia after these discounts?