Regulars here would remember that we reported in detail when the new Honda City was unveiled late last month. Now, here we have all the details on the new gen car.
The new gen City takes plenty of design cues from the H Design concept that was showcased earlier this year. The car gets a heavy dose of chrome on its front grille and overall, has an aerodynamic stance. The car also seems to have taken some inspiration from the current gen Civic and quite surprisingly, also manages to look like the current City when viewed from some angles.
The new City is 4440 mm long, 1695 mm wide, and is 1495 mm high. The car has a longer wheelbase than the outgoing model and summing it all up, we would like to say that the new City looks well proportioned and has a good mix of elegance and muscle.
The new gen City is considerably more loaded than the outgoing model and some of our favorite premium features on offer include-
- Electric Sunroof
- Touch screen panel for automatic air conditioner
- Push start / Stop
- Cruise Control
- Honda Smart key with proximity sensing
In Car Entertainment (ICE) fans should like the new City’s audio system, which consists of-
- 5 Inch Monitor Audio with handsfree functionality
- Capacitive display with sensitive touch
- Easy menus for simple operation
- Bluetooth Audio with Aux / ipod / USB connectivity
- Hands free telephony – speed dial and phone book access
- FM/ AM Radio, Music CD, Data CD
- Screen doubles up for rear view camera images
- Rear Camera has three modes – Wide, Normal and Top Down
- Custom wallpaper functionality on the screen
- Eight speaker loudspeaker system with claimed realistic sound quality
With the advent of the new gen model, the City brand name has received the much awaited 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engine. This is the same engine that powers the Amaze diesel and is a part of Honda Earth Dreams family. While the figures haven’t yet been announced, Honda claims that the engine would bestow the City with best-in-segment fuel efficiency. The engine would also have performance figures that would be at par with those from the rivals.
The petrol variant will be powered by the same 1.5 litre iVTEC 4-pot motor that powers the current model. For the new car though, the engine is expected to boast of better power output and higher fuel efficiency .
The new Honda City is close to entering our car market and it is expected that the new gen model won’t be significantly pricier than the current model.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the 2014 Honda City diesel and petrol India launch and details