Honda has launched the all-new City in the Indian market starting from Rs 10.90 lakh. In essence, the older car is the one that starts at Rs 9.91 lakh. Price of the updated City range is costlier by Rs 1 lakh at least with the base trim (Rs 10.90 lakh). There are nine trims with three main variants – V, VX, and ZX. The all-new Honda City has got petrol and diesel engines, with an automatic for the former as well. Bookings had started sometime ago, with the online booking costing only Rs 5,000 while the showroom one was for Rs 21,000. Colour options for this fifth-gen City include Radiant Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, and Golden Brown Metallic. This all-new City has got a five star crash safety rating at tests conducted by ASEAN NCAP. Interesting? Read on.
What are the goodies in this all-new Honda City?
The all-new Honda City has full-LED headlights with DRLs and LED projector fog lights. The tail lights are also a unique-LED pattern. 16-inch alloy wheels with a dual tone are being offered with the new car. Inside, the upholstery is new and so is the 8.0-inch infotainment system, complete with Alexa capability. With this infotainment, the City also becomes a connected car. There is also the regular Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Additional creature comforts include a 7.0-inch MID, electrically-operated sunroof, and more. There are AC vents at the rear with a climate control thrown in for the front occupants.
As far as safety is concerned, the all-new Honda City brings in six airbags, ABS with EBD, Vehicle Stability Assist, Brake Assist, hill-start assist and other. But of interest is the blind spot assist through a camera placed at the bottom stem of the left wing mirror. This is all-new in this segment. One also gets the automatic headlights and wipers.
The engine options include 1.5-litre gasoline and diesel motors. The petrol motor is all-new though, coming with a DOHC setup. This engine makes 122PS of power and 145Nm. It is mated to a 6-speed manual or 7-step CVT. As for the diesel engine, it is now BS6 compliant and produces 100PS/200Nm. Only a 6-speed manual is available because Honda’s research says that an automatic isn’t preferred by customers.
PS: The older City is available but only with a BS6 petrol engine.
Prices of the new Honda City
All New 5th Generation Honda City
1.5L i-VTEC Petrol Manual
1.5L i-VTEC Petrol CVT Automatic
1.5L i-DTEC Diesel Manual