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Monday, November 25, 2013

NEW HONDA CITY 2014 UNVEILED :- FIRST LOOK AND IMAGES

picture courtesy: indiaautosblog.com




Honda on Monday unveiled the fourth-generation variant of its City sedan with a fresh crisp design. The new City will be available in India from January 2014.

Honda's new City The fourth-generation car is bigger, sleeker and sharper looking than its predecessor but it’s more of an evolution than a revolution. and carries premium features in a move to wrest back its coveted top slot that it had lost to Hyundai Verna. The new Honda City follows its ‘Exciting H’ design language which is to be carried over to other Honda models as well .While the legroom has been improved by 60 mm, the height of the sedan has also been increased by 10 mm.
 

Honda claims that the new City has the 'best in class' fuel efficiency. The car will be available in both diesel and petrol variants, boasting of a 1.5 litre iDTEC and 1.5 litre i-Vtec engine respectively. 


The City is based on the Jazz hatchback platform and will have more design lines flowing on the exterior to make it more fluidic styled and appealing for the C-segment customers.
It has bigger wrap around clear lens headlamps with projector lights to give a clean look with a totally reworked integrated LED tail-lights on the rear. The new City, which saw a worldwide launch will be available in 55 countries. 


Honda Motors is currently riding on the success of its Amaze compact sedan, which also offers a diesel option. With over 35,000 Amaze having been sold since April, Honda is aiming for leadership in the mid-size sedan segment. 


Honda has bucked the general trend with sales growing 69% to 59,617 units in April-September period. 



Pre-launch bookings of the model have begun across the country, the company said.
Introduced in India in January 1998 (first generation), the City has 4.3 lakh customers across the country.
 
The front still retains the ‘arrow-head’ shape of the earlier car but has a more prominent grille, twin-barrel headlights and a sharper bumper.
 
The sides of the car have strong character lines running through the doors whilst the rear tail-lamps which extend into the boot lid of the car, accentuates the 1695mm width of the car. In fact, carmaker claims the new Honda City is the widest car in its class which is quite believable when you get into the car. Legroom is particularly spacious thanks to the increased wheelbase (up by 50mm to 2600mm) and the flat floor only adds to the sense of space and comfort. Rear seat passengers are further pampered with a rear air-con vent, a first on a City. The new Honda City is loaded with equipment like never before. You get a large, five inch multi-function screen takes care of all the audio functions but the talking point is a unique touch panel for the all the aircon controls which is easy to use and looks pretty high-tech and upmarket.
 
The 8-speaker sound system is supported with USB, aux-in inputs and unlike the previous City Honda has caved heeded to customer feedback and given a CD player. Another unique feature are four power output sockets to keep to full house of battery munching smart phones topped up. Other features include; a start/stop button, sunroof, cruise control and a rear view camera with different views.
 
The all-new interiors feel much more upmarket than before with richer plastics, a piano black finish on the top bit of the instrument panel and sturdy vents that sit right at the top of the dash. The chunky steering wheel feels great to hold and the mesh finish on one of the spokes is a cue taken from the Honda Civic.
 
The driving position, like most Hondas, is spot on with the stubby, leather clad gearlever falling nicely to hand. The dashboard cowl, however, is higher than before which will make short drivers make full use of the seat height adjust function.
                                                      NEW CITY 5" LCD SCREEN
NEW CITY AC VENT
NEW CITY EXTERNAL SOURCE VENT
NEW HONDA CITY BOOT SPACE
                                            NEW HONDA CITY CENTRAL CONSOLE
NEW HONDA CITY GLOVE BOX
NEW CITY PROVIDES ENGINE START STOP BUTTONS
                                                            NEW CITY ENGINE
NEW CITY FRONT SEAT
NEW CITY 2014
 
 
The new Honda City will be powered by the familiar 1.5 litre i-VTEC engine from the previous City but this latest version has been tuned for further efficiency. The big news, however, is the addition of a diesel engine in the City, which is essentially the same 1.5 i-DTEC motor from the Amaze. Honda has concentrated on fuel efficiency over performance and the Honda City diesel is expected to return best-in-class fuel economy, no doubt aided by the disappointingly skinny 175/65 R15 tyres.
The new Honda City is expected to go on sale in January 2014.

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