The present generation Honda city is a remarkable subcompact car. Originally launched in 1981, the Honda city has come a long way till date. Launched in Malaysia and India in September 2008, this small car is also offered in some European nations. The three flavors of the latest Honda City are the S, V and the SV trims. The elements of the previous generation Honda City have been done away with, at least mostly. A radically new Honda City awaits approval in 2008 from the auto market. The hyped 1.4L i-VTEC engine helps the car deliver an impressive 100 PS. This and a host of other new additions make the car a must drive.
While the 1497 cc petrol engine is obviously very competent, the manual transmission has been worked upon, with optimized gear ratios. Now the car gets a new automatic transmission as well. With the enhanced engine mated to an improved manual transmission, the car races from 0 to 100 kmph in just 11.8 seconds. 6-speed i-SHIFT automated manual transmission is new in the present generation Honda City.
In terms of comfort and convenience features, the base trim comes with Remote Control Key with Immobilizer, Beige tone interior, and third rear brake indicator. The higher trim V adds some safety features like Dual airbag SRS, while the SV has tons of other features right from Switch steering to Map lighting and Mounted paddle shift, along with ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution, BA. Seating is better this time, and the interior upholstery is good. The NVH system helps with sound quality in this comfortable sedan. Storage capacity has been increased for convenience.
The exterior though is radically different than the original Honda City and was criticized initially. However it has been accepted widely by people through the years. Compared to the classy and traditional original Honda City, the new City is more modern in design and has an “either-you-love-it-or-you-hate-it” appeal to it. The brand of Honda along with a host of promising features makes it an attractive buy.
The Honda City is powerful, comfortable and convenient than before. While there is always room for improvement, the car does not disappoint in any aspect.
Honda City Prices
|Honda City E MT||8.15||7.91||8.89|
|Honda City S MT||8.68||8.48||9.45|
|Honda City S AT||9.42||9.20||10.23|
Honda City Mileage, Honda City Fuel Economy
|Honda City E MT||10.82||18.20||12.66|
|Honda City S MT||10.82||18.20||12.66|
|Honda City S AT||NA||NA||NA|
Honda City Specifications, Honda City Specs
Engine: 1.5L (SOHC) 4 cylinder, 16 valve i-VTEC
Fuel System: Electronic Fuel Injection
Type: Synchronized, 5-Speed Forward & 1 Reverse
Max. Power: 118 / 6600 PS/rpm
Max. Torque: 146 @ 4800 Nm @ rpm
Steering System: Rack & Pinion
Power Assist: Power Steering (EPS)
Minimum Turing Radius: 5.3m
Front Brake: Disc
Rear Brake: Drum
Front Suspension: Mc pherson Strut with Stabilizer, Coil Spring
Rear Suspension: Torsion Beam Axle with Stabilizer, Coil Spring
Tyre & Wheels
Wheel Type: Steel
Wheel Size: 15 X 5. 5 J
Tyre: 175/65 R15 (Tubeless)
Overall Length: 4420mm
Overall Width: 1695mm
Overall Height: 1480mm
Ground Clearance: 160mm
Kerb Weight:1100 KG
Fuel Tank Capacity: 42 lit
Our verdict: A good buy if you want a decent subcompact car.