The new-gen Honda City sedan is presently slated to be launched in India, in July 2020
Honda Cars India has commenced sequence manufacturing of the quickly-to-be-launched new-gen Honda City at its Greater Noida plant, in Uttar-Pradesh. While the automobile was purported to be launched in April 2020, the coronavirus pandemic and the resultant lockdown compelled the corporate to droop operations and postpone the launch. The Honda plant has resumed manufacturing operations from mid-June in-line with authorities rules, whereas the automobile itself is presently slated to be launched in India, in July 2020.
Commenting on the beginning of manufacturing, Rajesh Goel, Sr. Vice President & Director, Honda Cars India stated, “We are delighted to begin the production of the all-new 5th generation Honda City which will be launched next month. The aspirational sedan comes with a rich legacy of over 22 years across four generations and has been synonymous with Honda brand in India. The excitement and anticipation around the 5th generation City in the pre-launch phase has been extremely encouraging despite the currently prevailing market challenges. The all-new City is an engineering marvel on all aspects of design, technology and features and will strongly appeal to our modern age customers.”
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Globally, the Honda City is in its seventh era. However, it was the third-gen mannequin that first got here to India in 1998, and that by the way makes the upcoming mannequin the fifth-era Honda City for the Indian market. The firm just lately additionally launched the engine specification and different particulars concerning the automobile, and as we had talked about in our earlier reviews, it will get each petrol and diesel engine choices. The former comes with a 1.5-litre i-VTEC DOHC engine tuned to make 119 bhp and 145 Nm, whereas the oil burner, a 1.5-litre i-DTEC unit, gives 99 bhp and 200 Nm of peak torque. Both adjust to the brand new BS6 emission norms.
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Visually, the brand new Honda City borrows its cues from the present Civic sedan, particularly the entrance part. The automobile additionally comes with a couple of premium gear like full-LED headlamps, Z- Shaped wrap-round LED Tail lamp and sporty twin-tone alloy wheels. In phrases of cabin options, the automobile comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. In reality, it is India’s first related automobile with Alexa distant functionality and is supplied with subsequent-gen Honda Connect with Telematics Control Unit. The automobile additionally will get new twin-tone beige & black inside remedy.
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The new metropolis additionally comes with a 7-inch digital show for the instrument cluster, ambient lighting, one-contact begin/cease, keyless entry, distant engine begin, electrical sunroof, all auto energy home windows, rear sunshade, steering mounted paddle-shifters, auto headlamps and comply with-me-dwelling lights. Safety options embody – six airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist, LaneWatch digital camera (much like the Civic), Agile Handling Assist, Hill Start, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), ISOFIX appropriate rear seats, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, multi-angle rear digital camera, and extra.