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Metropolis continues to be the bestseller for Honda | Autocar India

Written by Mohite Singh

Printed On Could 05, 2017 12:15:00 PM

Bookings for the recently-updated Metropolis sedan have crossed 25,000 items in India.

Bookings for the just lately up to date Honda Metropolis sedan cross 25,000 items; top-spec ZX trim most in demand

The favored Honda Metropolis has been a bread-and-butter mannequin for Honda ever since its launch in India and the facelift launched earlier this 12 months continues to be properly accepted. Based on the carmaker, the Metropolis facelift has obtained over 25,000 bookings since its launch.

The Metropolis facelift, which was launched at a beginning value of Rs 8.49 lakh for the bottom petrol variant, was a quantity driver for Honda in April, registering gross sales of 5,948 items. Honda Automobiles India reported home gross sales of 14,480 items in April, up 38.1 %.

Nevertheless, it stays to be seen if Honda’s sedan can as soon as once more rise to the highest of the bestselling mid-size sedan charts. With its rising reputation, the Maruti Ciaz unseated the Honda Metropolis final fiscal to turn out to be the nation’s highest-selling mid-size sedan, registering gross sales of 64,448 items in the course of the 12 months, as towards the Metropolis’s 57,984 items.

The 2017 Metropolis is equpped with a number of options reminiscent of electrical sunroof, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automated LED headlamps, fog lamps, daytime working lamps and LED inserts for the tail-lamps, in line with trim ranges. The highest-spec Metropolis ZX will get rain-sensing wipers, a boot lid spoiler and bigger wheels. That is additionally the one variant within the line-up to get six airbags; the opposite trims include two.

The refreshed Metropolis affords the choice of a 1.5-litre petrol or a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Gearbox choices embrace a five-speed guide or CVT for the petrol, and solely a guide for the Metropolis diesel. Honda claims that the petrol engine delivers 17.4kpl when paired with the guide gearbox and 18kpl with the CVT gearbox. The diesel Metropolis, alternatively, is alleged to return 25.6kpl.

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