Printed On Might 05, 2017 12:15:00 PM
Bookings for the not too long ago up to date Honda Metropolis sedan cross 25,000 models; 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 yr continues to be effectively accepted. In accordance with the carmaker, the Metropolis facelift has obtained over 25,000 bookings since its launch.
The Metropolis facelift, which was launched at a beginning worth of Rs 8.49 lakh for the bottom petrol variant, was a quantity driver for Honda in April, registering gross sales of 5,948 models. Honda Vehicles India reported home gross sales of 14,480 models in April, up 38.1 %.
Nonetheless, 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 change into the nation’s highest-selling mid-size sedan, registering gross sales of 64,448 models throughout the yr, as towards the Metropolis’s 57,984 models.
The 2017 Metropolis is equpped with a number of options resembling electrical sunroof, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, computerized LED headlamps, fog lamps, daytime working lamps and LED inserts for the tail-lamps, based on 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 presents the choice of a 1.5-litre petrol or a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Gearbox choices embrace a five-speed handbook or CVT for the petrol, and solely a handbook for the Metropolis diesel. Honda claims that the petrol engine delivers 17.4kpl when paired with the handbook gearbox and 18kpl with the CVT gearbox. The diesel Metropolis, alternatively, is claimed to return 25.6kpl.