Honda City is one of the highest-selling cars from the Japanese manufacturer, and is all set to come in a new-generation soon.
The new-generation City has already been unveiled at the Thailand Motor Show last year but will make its India debut this month, followed by a launch later this year. In a new media report, it has been confirmed, the new City will be offered in 3 variants. It will also get a lot more features than the car it will replace. With all LED lighting around, for the headlamps, fog lamps, and tail lamps, Honda will refrain itself from using conventional halogen bulbs on this car.
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To hold on to the safety quotient, City will come equipped with 4 airbags, 3-point seatbelts, vehicle stability assist, traction control, cruise control, and whiplash head restraints for all 5 seats. The new City will also feature an 8-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment unit coupled to 8 speakers, steering mounted audio controls, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, electric sunroof, and synthetic leather upholstery. The Alexa enabled vehicle telematics features will be standard across the range in the next-generation Honda City.
The City will be offered with 2 power plants to choose from. A 1.5L i-VTEC petrol unit and a 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine are on cards. The engines will, however, be in a higher state of tune to tune and will produce more power and torque than the current petrol and diesel engines, which produce 119 PS/145 Nm and 100 PS/200Nm, respectively. To send the power to the wheels, petrol unit will be offered with a 5-speed manual transmission and a CVT, while the diesel engine will use a 6-speed stick shift for manual variants and a CVT for the automatic variants.
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The new City will also boast of improved handling and NVH levels. Although to make everything better, Honda will charge a premium over the current ex-showroom price of the City. The prices are expected to start from northwards of Rs. 10.00 lakhs. Once launched, the new City will compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid, and upcoming Hyundai Verna facelift.