2019 Honda City is currently available in the price range of Rs 9.70 lakh – Rs 14.05 lakh.
Honda was among the several foreign manufacturers to make inroads in India towards the end of 1990s. And while the Japanese auto giant has rolled out several models all this time, Honda City sedan been the most successful car which was first introduced in 1998. Honda had launched new-generation City in 2014, which was followed by a facelift in 2017. Like the previous models, the City facelift is among the top-selling mid-sized sedan in the country. The new Honda City 2019 carline is currently available in both petrol and diesel engine options in manual and CVT variants priced in the range of Rs 9.70 lakh to Rs 14.05 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Read – New Generation Honda City Under Development
The City facelift comes with several features cosmetic upgrades in-line with Honda’s new design tenet. The 2019 Honda City model gets better in visual terms, thanks to new honeycomb grille, revised bumper, LED headlights, fog lights and reworked taillights with LEDs. Inside the cabin, the model has new 7-inch DIGIPAD touchscreen infotainment system. This system is compatible with satellite turn-by-turn navigation and Mirror-Link; however, it misses out on Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Read: New Honda Civic – 6 Interesting Facts
Power sources on the 2019 Honda City carline include a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC oil burner. These engines get a choice between a 5-speed & 6-speed manuals along with a CVT with paddle shifters. One must note that automatic variants are offered only with petrol variants.
New Honda City 2019 Key Features
– Automatic Rain Sensing Wipers
– Electric Sunroof
– Diamond cut alloy wheels
– 7-inch DIGIPAD touchscreen infotainment
– Turn-by-turn navigation system & MirrorLink
– LED headlights & taillights
– Engine one-push start/stop button
– Honda smart key system
– Automatic climate control with touch control panel
New Honda City 2019 Price List
|SV MT Petrol||Rs 9.70 lakh|
|V MT Petrol||Rs 10.39 lakh|
|VX MT Petrol||Rs 11.56 lakh|
|V CVT Petrol||Rs 11.75 lakh|
|ZX MT Petrol||Rs 12.75 lakh|
|VX CVT Petrol||Rs 12.86 lakh|
|ZX CVT Petrol||Rs 14.05 lakh|
|SV MT Diesel||Rs 11.00 lakh|
|V MT Diesel||Rs 11.75 lakh|
|VX MT Diesel||Rs 12.86 lakh|
|ZX MT Diesel||Rs 14.05 lakh|
The 2019 Honda City carline is offered with petrol and diesel units in two manual and one automatic gearbox. When launched in 2017, the facelifed version was priced in the range of Rs 8.71 lakh – Rs 13.82 lakh. The mid-size sedan, currently, costs between Rs 9.70 lakh – Rs 14.05 lakh. The petrol range starts at Rs 9.70 lakh and goes up to Rs 1405 lakh for the range topping variant. Diesel City on the other hand is priced between Rs 11.00 lakh to Rs 14.05 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. Read: Honda HR-V SUV Is Coming To India
New Honda City 2019 Exterior
The existing Honda City looks largely same as the pre-facelift version save for new Civic inspired elements. There is no change in terms of proportions as it retains the same proportions from the previous City. Most of the changes are made to the front as it gets new honeycomb grille, assertive bumper, LED headlamps, day time running lights, sleeker chrome-bar, fog lamps etc. Subtle changes have been made to the side and it looks largely same as the preceding model. In fact, there is hardly any difference in the new and old versions. Honda has made styling tweaks at the back. That said, the new City features LED bits on the taillamps and a trunk lid spoiler. Read – Affordable Honda Hybrid Car For India Under Development
Dimensions – In terms of proportions, the new Honda City 2019 measures same as its predecessor. That said, it measures 4,440mm, 1,695mm and 1,495mm in length, width and height, respectively. It sits on a long wheelbase of 2,600mm that translates into a spacious cabin and offers ample boot space for storing luggage. The vehicle has a large luggage space of 510-litres, which is more than sufficient to accommodate 4-5 suitcases.
New Honda City 2019 Colours
Recently, the carmaker added two new metallic colour scheme to the sedan lineup – Radiant Red Metallic and Lunar Silver Metallic. The car is also avialable in five regular exterior paint jobs – Carnelian Red Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic, White Orchid Pearl and Albaster Silver Metallic.
New Honda City 2019 Interior
Changes made to the interior make it more upmarket and more appealing in visual terms. While Honda has added new equipment, styling tweaks lend it a more premium look. That said, it gets a segment first soft touch material around the front passenger dashboard setting a benchmark in the segment. The sedan can accommodate five adults easily, albeit rear is a bit cramped with relatively less headroom.
A 7.0-inch advanced touchscreen infotainment system sits inside. It additionally packs in an in-built satellite-linked turn-by-turn navigation system, 1.5GB internal media memory, MirrorLink support for smartphone connectivity, WiFi USB receiver support for internal browsing, email & live traffic, voice recognition for media, navigation & smartphone, AM, FM, MP3/WAV,i-Pod, i-Phone, Bluetooth for handsfree & audio streaming, 2 USB ports, steering mounted audio & hands-free telephone illuminated switches. Read: All New Honda Civic Sedan – Each & Every Detail
If reports are to be believed, next-gen City will have new infotainment system with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay support. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 501-litres for storing luggage. It additionally comes with a lamp for the convenience of occupants.
New Honda City 2019 Specifications
|Engine||1.5-litre, 4-cylinder i-DTEC Diesel|
|Maximum Power||99bhp @ 3600rpm|
|Maximum Torque||200Nm @ 1750rpm|
|Engine||1.5-litre, 4-cylinder i-VTEC Petrol|
|Maximum Power||118bhp @ 6600rpm|
|Maximum Torque||145Nm @ 4600rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual & CVT|
|Front Suspension||McPherson Strut with coil spring|
|Rear Suspension||Torsion Beam with coil spring|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||40-litres|
The 2019 Honda City line-up is available in both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol version is powered by a tried & tested 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder i-VTEC unit that produces 118bhp of power at 6,600rpm and 145Nm torque at 4,600rpm. The diesel City gets Honda’s 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder i-DTEC oil burner that makes 99bhp at 3,600rpm against 200Nm torque at 1,750rpm. Transmission options include a conventional 5-speed manual unit, a 6-speed manual gearbox and a CVT that is available only on select petrol variants. Suspension set-up comprises McPherson Strut with coil spring and Torsion Beam with coil spring at front and rear respectively. Read: 2020 Honda City – 5 Interesting Facts
Featuring the same engines used in the pre-facelift model, there is no significant change in performance. However, the NVH levels have improved though noise still seeps inside the cabin, hence there is some room for improvement. The low-end power delivery on the diesel engine makes it suitable for city driving. The road grip has also been improved courtesy new 16-inch tyres. The next-gen City will receive BSVI compliant engines, which will offer better NVH levels and performance.
New Honda City 2019 Mileage
|Petrol Model||17.4kmpl (MT) & 18kmpl (CVT)|
Powered by Honda’s 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine, the petrol City is rated at 17.4km/l in manual version opposed to 18km/l in CVT option. Diesel City is claimed to return excellent mileage compared to its petrol counterpart with 25.6km/l of ARAI rated fuel economy.
New Honda City 2019 Comfort
The new Honda City 2019 comes loaded with a raft of comfort bits and infotainment tech such as an automatic climate control with touch control panel, rear air conditioning vents, engine one-push start/stop button and Honda Smart Key System. In addition to the above features, it also packs in driver side power door lock master switch, multi-view rear camera, cruise control, 7-speed paddle shift, automatic headlight control with light sensor, power folding mirrors, telescopic steering adjustment for reach, tilt steering adjustment for height, rear head restraints and driver seat manual height adjuster to name a few. Read – Honda Amaze Based New Compact SUV In The Development
New Honda City 2019 Practicality
Utility points for storage within the cabin include bottle holders on all doors (front and rear), driver side coin pocket, glove box, front centre armrest with storage, rear armrest with cup holders, front console cup holders and rear armrest cup holders.
New Honda City 2019 Safety
The safety brigade on the new Honda City 2019 carline comprises standard dual SRS airbags for driver and co-passenger, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX compatible rear side seats with lower anchorage & top tether. Top-spec variants additionally pack in front side and side curtain airbags. Other prominent bits include engine immobiliser, day & night IRVM, rear windshield defogger, driver seatbelt door ajar & trunk open reminders & indicators, dual horn and fuel reminder control system (diesel only). Braking performance on the new City is adept and it maintains poise even if the breaks are exerted abruptly.
Honda City Competition
The Honda City primarily competes with Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna in the mid-size sedan segment. Other than these two models, the City also fields against Skoda Rapid and Volkswagen Vento in this space. While arch rival Hyundai Verna recently witnessed generation change, a mid-life facelift for Maruti Ciaz is underway. Check Out – 2019 Honda Passport SUV Pictures & Details
Should You Buy It?
The new Honda City 2019 looks sportier and receives new elements inspired by Civic. Most of the changes on the outside are made to the front that injects aggression to the face. Interiors too get updates for a more upmarket look. The material quality has improved, and it packs in additional kit including some of the segment first features. On the safety front, the 2019 Honda City features standard dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX child seats. Although, Honda claims to rework the NVH levels, but there is still room for improvement.
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