The new headlights, front fog lamps, foldable ORVMs with turn blinker, sunroof, chrome door handles, shark-fin antenna, alloy wheels and several other styling elements reflect the premium class of the car. With a longer wheelbase, Honda City offers more cabin space than before. The sedan comes integrated with eight-speaker stereo system with CD player, Aux-in and Bluetooth support, a climate control unit with front and rear passengers, rear parking camera, power outlets at rear seats, a five-inch LCD display, an instrument cluster with the ‘Econ’ light setting, a start-stop button, a touch-screen panel, and several other advanced features.
This time, Honda is more focussed on fuel efficiency and has introduced Honda City diesel, which delivers a class-leading mileage of 26 kmpl (ARAI certified). The sedan shares both its petrol and diesel engines with the compact sedan – Amaze. The 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine delivers a peak power output of 98 bhp and a torque of 200 Nm. This power unit is offered with a six-speed manual gearbox only.
The City petrol comes boosted with a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine, which can be bought either with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic transmission. It offers a maximum power of 117 bhp with 146 Nm of torque. On the fuel efficiency front, the City petrol leads its class and offers a whopping 17.8 kmpl and 18 kmpl of mileage with manual and automatic transmission, respectively. In terms of drivability, handling and safety, the fourth-generation Honda City has an upper hand as compared to its rivals. With low maintenance cost and cheaper spare parts, the City proves to be a worthy, economical deal. Available in five trims (E, S, SV, V and VX), the Honda City costs between Rs. 7.42 lac and Rs. 11.10 lac (ex-showroom, Delhi).