The all-new Honda City sedan launch has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The sedan is now likely to be launched in the country in May 2020. The official details are yet to be revealed; however, a leaked official brochure reveals important details about the new City sedan. Here are key facts you should know about the upcoming new-gen Honda City sedan –
The all-new Honda City sedan comes equipped with all-LED lights. Similar to the Civic sedan, the new sedan gets full-LED headlamps. It comes with 9 LED lamps and an integrated LED DRL (Daytime Running Lamps). It also gets L-shaped turn signals integrated into the headlamps. The sedan also gets Z-shaped wrap-around 3D rear combination lamps with LED edge light and LED side marker lamps.
Honda’s First Connected Car in India
The all-new Honda City will be the first car from the Japanese automaker to offer connected car technology in India. It will come equipped with Honda Connect with a telematics control unit. This system will show several features like real-time vehicle tracking and remotely share car status details. Also See – Upcoming Honda Cars in India
India’s First Car with Amazon Alexa support
It will be India’s first car to support Alexa remote capability. The car will sync with the Alexa home devices and the owner can control number of things from the car itself. This system will help buyers to change songs, order online, set reminders and others.
Similar to the CR-V and the new-gen Civic sedan, the new-gen Honda City will be benefitted with lane watch assist system. This system will activate the camera on the left ORVM on the use of indicator. This will help driver to get view of blind spot and helps in lane switching.
Safety Features (Segment-first VSA and AHA)
The new-gen Honda City will be equipped with several segment-leading safety and security features. The top-spec model will get six airbags (dual front airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags), a tyre pressure monitoring system, ABS with EBD, reverse camera, etc. For people not in the know, the Thailand-spec new City rewarded with 5-star safety rating in the ASEAN NCAP.
The new-gen Honda City also gets segment-first Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Agile Handling Assist (AHA). The VSA uses independent brake on each wheel to maintain the balance during sharp corners. On the other hand, the AHA works by applying brakes on the interior wheels during a corner.
7-ich HD MID with G-Force meter
The sedan will be equipped with a coloured 7-inch HD MID, which is also the segment-first feature. It also gets a G-Force meter, which we have already seen on sports car like Nissan GT-R.
Interior – What’s New?
The new-gen Honda City comes with all-new interior, which is inspired by bigger siblings. It gets a large 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, full HD MID, multi-functional steering wheel, bluetooth telephony, automatic AC, rear AC vents, cruise control and leather seats. Instead of touch unit, the climate control system now has rotary knobs. The sedan will continue to offer the powered sunroof. The fifth-gen City will be the longest and the widest in its category, which ensures segment-leading cabin space.
Design of the new City is inspired by bigger Honda sedans including the Civic and the Insight sedan. It gets signature chromed grille, sleeker wraparound headlamps with LED DRLs, conventional bumper with new fog lamps, sculpted bonnet and relatively flat front profile. Other design highlights include wraparound LED tail-lamps, flat bumper with vertical reflectors, strong beltline, ORVMs with integrated blinkers and diamond-cut alloys.
In terms of proportions, the new-gen Honda City is 4,549mm in length, 1,748mm in width and 1,489mm in height. It is 109mm longer, 53mm wider and 6mm shorter than the outgoing model. The wheelbase remains the same at 2,600mm.
Engine and Transmission
The upcoming new City will be offered with 2 BSVI compliant engines – a 119bhp, 1.5L i-VTEC petrol and a 99bhp, 1.5L i-DTEC diesel. A six-speed manual gearbox driving the power to the front wheels will come as standard, while CVT automatic unit will be offered as optional. This is for the first time, Honda is offering CVT unit with diesel version of the City sedan.