Honda unveiled the fourth generation of its City model for the first time in both petrol and diesel variants on Monday. The company plans to start selling the new models in India from January.
"With the unveiling of the all new City, we are entering a new phase of trying to regain dominance in the premium car segment. This is Honda's counter attack," Honda Cars India President and CEO Hironori Kanayama said.
The petrol variant of the new Honda City comes with the existing 1.5 litre iVTEC engine, while the diesel variant would have the recently launched 1.5 iDTEC diesel motor.
The company had launched the first generation Honda City in India in 1998 and has so far sold 4.3 lakh units of the car.
The once-popular City had lost ground in recent times to its rivals, including Hyundai's Verna, Renault's Scala and Nissan's Sunny.
Honda will launch three more models, including multi-purpose vehicle Mobilio, in India early next year.
With inputs from agencies