Monday, 25 November 2013

Fourth-gen Honda City revealed in India

Honda has introduced the fourth generation of the Japan-developed City in New Delhi, India.

The new fourth generation Honda City has just been unveiled by Honda. It will come in both petrol and diesel-engined variants. The official launch of the car will take place only in January 2014, and prices will be announced then. The new Honda City has been one of Honda’s best-kept secrets, with very little details of the car trickling out, leading to a whole lot of speculation.

The mid-size sedan was created at Honda's R&D center in Tochigi, Japan and represents the firm's first model to implement the new "EXCITING H DESIGN!!!" styling language. The vehicle has the same 4400mm length and 1695mm width as the previous generation, but its height has increased by 10mm to 1495mm while the wheelbase has been stretched by 50mm to 2600mm.

Power will come from a 4-cylinder, 1.5-liter DOHC i-DTEC diesel engine created exclusively for the Indian market which uses the latest Earth Dreams Technology. There will also be an upgraded 4-cylinder, 1.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC gasoline engine promising to bring a better balance between performance and fuel economy.

On the interiors, the cockpit gets a layered, floating effect. It comes with a touch screen music system, and analogue gauges in the instrument panel with blue backlighting. The combination meter shows fuel efficiency, temperature and trip meters. It also sports rear AC vents. It has a key-less entry, push-button ignition, touch-screen climate control panel and a sun-roof.
The rear has a low floor, which makes it decently comfortable for a fifth passenger as well. It will have Bluetooth, reverse camera and sensors, and handsfree phone system. It has eight speakers for the audio system. There are a total of four power outlets in the car.
Already available on order, the new Honda City will go on sale in January 2014 in India and will be followed by 60 other markets.

Source: Al Ain Japan