Honda City CNG 2012

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  1. Dhillon

    Dhillon Administrator Staff Member

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    Lack of Diesel variant has massively effected the sale figures of Honda City. Though Honda City Diesel is due sometime next year (2013), Honda may intermittently offer a CNG variant around diwali to boost sales.

    The car will be powered by 1.5 Litre, four cylinder i-VTEC produces 100 Bhp power and 127 Nm of torque.slightly lower than the current petrol only variant.

    Rear suspension will be beefed to handle the extra weight of CNG tank.

    City CNG will cost around Rs. 50,000 - Rs. 80,000 more than City petrol.

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  2. Dhillon

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  3. Codename.47

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    is CNG cheap to run ?
     
  4. Arun Malhotra

    Arun Malhotra New Member

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    Honda City CNG variant price is expected to be a little more than the City’s current cost, adding an extra burden of Rs. 50,000-60,000 on customer’s pocket. Retaliation of the Honda will be limited as the company has decided to introduce only limited CNG variants in the market. Well the auto group is not concerned for this decision as it is developing a small diesel engine which is hoped to come in production by next one year however the company has denied commenting on this matter.
     
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  5. Dhillon

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    yes, CNG costs around Rs40 per kg and petrol is RS 70+
    and you get better mileage with CNG.
     
  6. Dhhawal

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    but they've ruined the boot
     
  7. Codename.47

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    Also to add to that
    I heard the life of the modern engines do depreciate with the use of CNG if am not wrong?

    Say Petrol engine @ 200K is healthier then CNG engine at 150 K ?
    is that correct
     
  8. Dhillon

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    Timing and compression ratio is slightly increased for CNG to work in Petrol engine and also there is some loss in power, you'll be revving harder.
    So CNG would run the engine bit harder.
     
  9. Codename.47

    Codename.47 Guest

    yeah I know there are long term engine effects on the car.
    Thanks bhaji :)
     
  10. Dhhawal

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    compression cannot be increased Dhillon, although timing corrections and mixture corrections are made due to the difference in flame front speed, also the ignition system takes a beating due to the higher flashpoint of cng, and lower thermal yield
    CNG - what is cng? compressed natural gas used an an alternative fuel

    this impacts the engine and it runs hotter, especially if the head is cast iron(most engines today are all aluminium so they are suited for cng as they have better heat dissipation characteristics)
     
  11. anshu

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    Hi,

    Due to Petrol prices on hikes and Honda's diesel plan have been delay for a while Now. I really impressed with the announcement of Honda that they would soon bring the environment friendly CNG variant of their renowned Honda City sedan.
     
  12. luckysingh

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    Hi,

    The CNG variant is being offered with a warranty of three years or 100,000 km, whichever comes first. Two trim levels are available the S CNG, which has been priced at 6,59,000 Baht (or Rs 11.71 lakh approximately) and V CNG, which has been priced at 7,06,000 Baht (or Rs 12.55 lakh approximately.) A total os six colour options are being offered.
     

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