According to one of the recent reports from Overdrive, the India launch of new Honda City RS Turbo is under consideration and the brand may launch the top-spec model in the Indian market to compete with the likes of turbocharged petrol variants of Hyundai Verna and Skoda Rapid.
To jog your memory, Honda is all set to launch the regular models of the 2020 City sedan in the Indian market on July 15. The upcoming car is expected to get a starting ex-showroom price tag of around INR 10 lakhs. As far as the top-spec RS Turbo model is concerned, it has been recently launched in Thailand with a price tag of 739,000 baht (INR 17.80 lakh approx).
Coming to the exterior of the sedan, the brand has equipped the RS variant with 16-inch alloy wheels in comparison to the 15-inch units offered on the other three trims. The unique front grille of the sedan has been adorned with a glossy back colour while features an RS emblem on the top right side.
In addition to this, the brand has also redesigned the front bumper in the RS variant while offering more sportier looking headlight assembly mated to unique LED DRLs. The ORVMs have also been finished in a black shade while the trunk spoiler also features the RS logo.
Talking about the interior of the new Honda City RS Turbo variant, the brand has offered the cabin with a sportier look with the use of premium leather upholstery and seats with red stitching. The instrument console on the sedan further features red illumination detailing while getting two analogue dials in addition to a digital MID placed in the centre. The G-CON (G-Force Control) body structure offered to the RS variant of the sedan offers more rigidity, flexibility and more stiffness.
Adding to the sporty exterior of the sedan is the ‘Ignite Red’ shade that is authentic to the RS variant only. Powering the new Honda City RS Turbo is the 998cc, VTEC, turbocharged, 3-cylinder petrol engine that is capable to generate a maximum power of 122 HP @ 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 173 Nm @ 2,000-4,500 rpm. The engine is mated to CVT gearbox while the fuel efficiency stands at 23.8 kmpl.
New Honda City RS Turbo Photos