The New Honda City is a yet another offering by Honda, the world renowned car makers from Japan. Offering a unique combination of sleek design, super performance coupled with adherence to eco-norms and affordability, there’s no surprise that the New Honda City has managed to grab a number of honors and awards the world over. These awards include Indian Car of the Year 2009 award by the top automobile journalists of India, Viewers Choice Award (UTVi Autocar Award 2009), and Business Standard Motoring-Car of the Year 2009.
Both the exterior and the interior designs of the New Honda City have been tastefully done to provide the car lovers with a visual treat on the go. The “Arrowshot form” of the front-end design makes the car zoom virtually like an arrow striking ahead, while 2 character lines upon the engine hood add to its aerodynamic state. Similarly, the artistically carved out Tilting Steering, Spacious Pockets inside the doors and an optimally designed Dashboard equipped with enough room for a lot of useful stuff display the deep thought process that has gone into the design of the marvel.
Variants and Prices
The New Honda City is available in 3 variants, City 1.5 E MT, City 1.5 S MT and City 1.5 S AT. The Ex-Delhi price of City 1.5 E MT is Rs 7,81,000, while the same of City 1.5 S MT is Rs 8,32,000. The City 1.5 S AT variant is priced at Rs 9,04,000. The cars are available in a range of colors, including Habanero Red Pearl, Polished Metal Metallic, Bold Beige Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic and Tafeta White.
All the variants of the New Honda City are powered by a 1.5L (SOHC) i-VTEC engine equipped with 4 cylinders and 16 valves. The Displacement of the engine is 1,497 cc (Cubic Centimeters), which features an Electronic Fuel Injection system. The engine delivers a Maximum Power of 118 PS/6600 rpm, while the Maximum Torque offered by it is 146 Nm@4800 rpm.
The New Honda City is equipped with a comprehensive range of safety features, such as Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist (BA), Pre-Tensioner Seat Belts and Dual SRS Airbags. The vehicle also displays a G-CON (G-Force Control Technology) based body that features a crush-proof survival zone.
The Overall Length, Width and Height of all the variants of the New Honda City are 4420 mm, 1695 mm and 1480 mm respectively, while its Wheelbase is 2550 mm. With a Fuel Tank Capacity of 42 Litres, the New Honda City is equipped with a Front Suspension featuring McPherson Strut with Stabilizer and Coil Spring, and a Rear Suspension featuring Torsion Beam Axle with Stabilizer and Coil Spring. The vehicle displays a Rack & Pinion Steering System with Power Assist, and a Minimum Turning Radius of 5.3 metres. The Front Brakes of the car are Disc based, while the Rear Brakes are Drum based, offering greater control upon the vehicle.