Honda has unveiled the all-new Honda City in the country, digitally, and it is even longer and wider than the Maruti Ciaz. Check here for more details.
Maruti is the largest carmaker in the country. It’s C-segment offering – Ciaz has the longest wheelbase in its class. Therefore, it also offers ample cabin space to its occupants. It is the longest car in its segment. However, things are soon going to change with the launch of new-gen Honda City. Honda has already unveiled the car in India and has revealed all of its technical specifications. The new-gen City has surpassed the Ciaz in terms of overall length and overall width. Indeed, it is now the longest and widest car in its segment.
The new-gen City measures at 4,549 mm in length, 1,748 mm in width, and it is 1,489 mm tall. The Ciaz, on the other hand, tapes at 4,490 mm in length, 1,730 mm in width, and 1,485 mm in height. Evidently, the new-gen City is 59 mm longer, 18 mm wider, and 4 mm taller than the Ciaz. However, if the measurements for their wheelbase are to be considered, it is the Ciaz that wins the plot here. It boasts of 2,650 mm long wheelbase, which is 50 mm longer than that of the new-gen City.
The City’s wheelbase measures at 2,600 mm, which is similar to its outgoing model. Thus, we can assume that City will not be short of cabin space in any manner. However, the longer wheelbase of the Ciaz gives it immense straight-line stability. With a higher length and a shorter wheelbase than the Ciaz, the new-gen City gets long overhangs at both the ends. However, Honda claims that they have managed to keep the approach and departure angle similar to the outgoing model of the City.
Also, Honda claims that the new-gen City gets the exact same ground clearance as before of 165 mm, along with an identical break over angle. Comparing the power plants on the two, the new-gen City will come with 2 engine options – 122 PS 1.5L petrol and 100 PS 1.5L diesel, while the Ciaz only gets a 105 PS 1.5L petrol motor. Nevertheless, it is the Ciaz that also offers the convenience of a 48V mild-hybrid setup.