Honda has finally showcased the all-new or the 4th generation City in India. Infact, the event doubled up as a world premier for this iconic car. The new City will go on sale in India in Jan 2014. However bookings are now open for the car.
The new City follows Honda's new age design theme - the "Exciting H Design" and as far as dimensions go, has the same length and width as the outgoing car. The wheelbase however has been increased by 60mm and the height goes up by 10mm. The City looks modern and new and yet has enough design cues to represent its strong past heritage.
Honda has made a lot of changes on the inside and without a doubt this is the best cabin in the segment now. The earlier City was often criticized for having sober interiors - not this one though. The touch screen air-con controls, the 5-inch LCD display and the terrific looking speedometer console go a long way in giving that much needed Oomph factor to the new City. Further, it gets best in class space as well, thanks to that extended wheelbase. Rear air-con vents have also been added now.
The City finally gets diesel power and this will come via the new 1.5-litre diesel engine that powers the Amaze. Honda hasnt revealed any figures but we feel both the power and torque will see a bump by 10-15% and further, the City diesel will also have the best in class fuel economy of around 24kmpl as per ARAI. The petrol engine is the same as the earlier model though Honda claims a lot of changes have been done here too. Expect more power and better performance - brilliant! The 5-speed automatic transmission will be offered as option with the petrol engine.
Have a look at the launch video