The all-new Honda City, is making waves even before its launch in India. In the latest crash tests conducted by ASEAN NCAP, the new Honda City has scored the maximum five stars. It can be safely said that it’s a hattrick for the City. The previous crash scores too were a perfect in, first in 2012 and then in 2014. It though may be kept in mind that the ASEAN NCAP is done at much lower speeds as compared to the Global NCAP. So this test result can be taken with a pinch of salt.
Still, five stars is a good thing for the all-new Honda City
Yes, it is. The sedan stood out with an overall score of 86.54 points resulting in a 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating. Going to the specifications, the City received this accumulated score as mentioned – 44.83 points for the Adult Occupant Protection category, 22.82 points for Child Occupant Protection and 18.89 points for Safety Assist Technologies. The model that was tested was the Thailand one. It comes with four airbags ,seatbelt reminder for front occupants, ABS, EBD, and Brake Assist as standard. The Thai-spec Honda City also comes with an emergency stop signal feature as well as ESP as standard.
When it will be launched here in India, the City will get two airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, reverse parking sensors, reverse camera and speed limit warning as standard. Along with this, the top trims will get six airbags, traction control and front parking sensors. The all-new Honda City will look exactly like the Thai model but have a revised cabin approach.
Speaking of cabin, there will be a 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, tyre pressure monitoring system, Alexa-enabled telematics, digital instrument console, sunroof and touch panel climate control. The exterior will get all-LED lights as standard along with 16-inch alloy wheels.
Coming to the engines, there will be a choice of three engines, including two petrols and one diesel. The diesel will be the familiar 1.5 litre engine which will make 100PS of power and 200 Newton-metre of torque. It will be paired to a 6 speed manual transmission as well as CVT. The 1.5-litre petrol will be vastly the same as the outgoing motor but will make 121PS. There is also the 1.0-litre turbo petrol in the offing.
The all-new Honda City price in India could start from Rs 10.50 lakh. There will be less trims, precisely two for each engine. Competition comes from the new Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Volkswagen Vento.