New Delhi: Honda Siel Cars India, today, launched the third generation model of its popular sedan Honda City, which features a completely new design, new engine, spacious cabin and equipped with various active and passive safety features. The all new City has been designed for Indian market, said Honda.
The car sports a strong and sleek exterior style, with a unique 'Arrow Shot Form' design, which gives it a powerful and imposing presence, according to the automaker.
On the front is the streamlined grill and sharp headlights, which deliver a distinctive road presence. With the City's shortened rear end, the aerodynamic looking rear combination lights enhance its sporty looking tail design. The new City has a 15 inch wheel base.
The car measures 4420 mm in length (5 mm longer than its predecessor if license plate is excluded) and 1695 mm in width (5 mm wider). While maintaining the same ground clearance and same head clearance, the height has been lowered by 15 mm to 1480 mm delivering a sleeker and sturdier body shape to give a refined driving position.
With its wheelbase extended by an additional 100 mm, efficient use of space has been made for both driver and occupants to create a spacious cabin interior. The all-new City has a practical and spacious trunk offering a one class above capacity of 506 litres.
The interiors of the car look very attractive with the advanced looking meter design and soothing colour contrasts of the new City promises its consumers with a stylish, spacious and comfortable lounge.
The all-new Honda City is powered by a 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder new generation i-VTEC engine that delivers class leading power of 118PS while providing good fuel economy similar to the City ZX. In line with the Honda's policy of reducing impact on the environment the engine is E10 compliant and has Euro IV emission levels.
The higher body rigidity with improved MacPherson strut in front and H Type torso beam suspension in the rear offers solid road handling and supple ride feeling.
The 3rd generation Honda City will be the only car in its segment to be equipped with 5 Speed Automatic Transmission with a ''Paddle Shift'' option to allow the driver to enjoy a manual transmission-like driving feel.
Safety of passengers and pedestrians is a first priority for Honda and the new City's safety features are now a standard offering across the entire range of Honda in the Indian market. It comescomes fully loaded with various active and passive safety features including ABS (anti-lock braking system) with brake assist (BA), dual SRS airbags, pre-tensioner seat belts and G-CON (G-Force Control Technology) body with a crush-proof survival zone. The front body structure of the new Honda City ensures advanced pedestrian safety features.
The car has an advanced integrated audio system, which is the world's first car audio exclusive to digital media. This audio system offers consumers the liberty to integrate with any of the newer technologies like iPOD, MP3player, USB memory, cell phone with MP3 Player. The system promises a high quality sound with advanced functionalities. The audio system comes with steering mounted controls and separate remote control.
The Honda City has two grades 1.5E (MT) and 1.5S (MT and AT) and is available in six colours. Customers buying the new Honda City will get a 2+2 year warranty and 24-hr roadside assistance as standard value for all City buyers.Bookings for the all new City will start immediately at all Honda dealers nationwide however deliveries will begin from the month of November 08.