The Japanese Car maker finally decided to launch the fourth generation of Honda City in India with 12 variants – 5 for diesel, 5 for petrol and 2 for automatic. The top-end VX diesel variant is expect to cost you around Rs. 11.1 lakh, while the base petrol model comes with a price tag of Rs. 7.40 lakh. Honda City, for quite a while, has been facing the heat from it’s rivals due to the lack of a diesel engine. However, Honda now plans to make it right at the top of the list with it’s brand new offering.
Let’s talk a little about the History. The first generation Honda City was launched way back in 1996 and was based on a slightly modified civic platform. In 2002, the second generation was unveiled, and 6 years later in 2008, Honda launched the third generation, both of which were based on a platform used by Honda Jazz, just like the one used in the latest one.
In terms of design, the new Honda City has evolved greatly. Compare it with the third generation model, and the width and height is the same. Moreover, the exterior door handles too are identical. No doubt, the overall design is comparatively dynamic but still might somehow remind you of it’s earlier counterpart.
Step inside and there is a whole new world waiting for you. The dashboard is surrounded by a high gloss finish, the stereo gets a touchscreen interface, and clocks are now much more easier to read. Again, in terms of size, the car is the same, except the wheelbase that increases by 50mm which makes it a bit more spacious.
Equipped with a 1.5-litre engine, the new city claims to hit 100 kmph in 12.8 seconds. Above all the ARAI fuel efficiency figure is 26kmpl, which makes it more efficient than most of Honda’s earlier creations. So, overall, the brand new Honda City promises to offer you a whole bunch of goodness.