Honda City Overview
Last updated in 2017, the Honda City still looks fresh and appealing. The cabin is also inviting as ever and leather embellishments on top-spec trims up the ambience. Quality is still a mixed bag and not everyone is a fan of the asymmetric dashboard, but if there’s one area where the City excels, its comfort. The seats are supremely comfortable and rear seat legroom is exceptional.Keen drivers will love the 119hp, 1.5-litre petrol engine’s rev-happy nature that’s best enjoyed with the 5-speed manual. Low-speed responses aren’t the best, however. The petrol-CVT auto works well and the standard fit paddleshifters are a nice inclusion. Honda’s 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel offers fantastic driveability and fuel economy but is noisy. The City feels quite nice in the bends but the ride is never completely settled.
Honda City Design & Style
As appealing and sporty as it could get, the Honda City 2017 is worked on Advanced Energetic Design which plays a pivotal role behind the sleek and attractive appearance. It is built as an epitome of high technology and high sturdiness in every bit.
Coming to the front end, the thick chrome strip stands out, especially with the way it flows into the steep headlamps clusters on both the ends. The front bumper is sharp and houses fog lamps, which are placed in a black plastic-cladded mesh design. The side section holds a sharp line running across the length of the car. The Honda City ZX trim gets bigger 16-inch alloy wheels while all the other variants get 15-inch wheels. The ORVMs get turn indicators installed on them.
Get to the rear end of the sedan and you will find that the attractiveness is carried well and fine. The split tail lights are extremely sleek. There is a shark fin antenna at the roof end. The top section of the bootlid gets a spoiler like design. However, the muscularity on the rear end is dominated by the rear bumper that houses reflectors on the two sides of the same mesh designed lip. The exclusive Honda City colours available are – White Orchid Pearl, Carnelian Red Pearl, Alabaster Silver, Golden Brown Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic.
Honda City Cabin & Space
The interiors of the updated City remain more or less the same in terms of styling. However, there are some small yet significant changes that makes the sedan more comfortable and practical. The ORVMs are now auto foldable, so if you unlock/lock the car, they will open/close automatically. The steering wheel now gets an additional button for voice command for the updated infotainment system. The steering mounted controls are now highlighted in chrome and the steering wheel itself is now reach and rake adjustable. The instrument cluster now gets white illumination instead of blue. The engine start/stop button now gets red illumination which looks dramatic. The inside rear view mirror is now frameless, which looks cool and also gets auto dimming function.
The centre console now comes with an updated touchscreen infotainment system which is bigger and more intuitive to use. The touch quality is excellent for car standards and there are a ton of features which you usually won’t find in a car belonging to this segment. There is no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto but you get MirrorLink support to integrate your smartphone with which you can access some of the apps on your phone. It has a satellite based 3D navigation system, 1.5 GB of storage for music, HDMI connectivity and even support for WiFi through which you can access the browser on the screen and surf the net! It also doubles up as a display for the rear parking camera. Unfortunately, you still don’t get parking sensors in the City.
The quality levels of the interiors have improved a bit since the upholstery has been updated with a new softer leatherette material that feels good. There is a new soft touch finish on the dashboard that adds to the premium appeal and even the steering wheel now gets a better finish. The seats are very comfortable and supportive, while the space, specially at the rear, is commendable for a C-Segment sedan. You get ample space at the back to stretch your legs and there are rear AC vents as well along with power socket to keep things convenient at the back. Even the boot space at more than 500-litres is very accommodating and usable. Some of the other features include cruise control, rain sensing wipers, auto headlamps with headlight auto off timer, all-LED interior reading lamps, etc. Check for Honda City in Agropedia
Honda City Engine & Performance
There will not be a change in the major specifications of the Honda City 2019. The 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine will continue to power this sedan. This will churn about 120 horses in power and about 145-150Nm of maximum torque. In terms of transmission, it will get a six-speed manual and a CVT option. This has been an exciting petrol engine for years now. There is more than sufficient torque in it across the rev range. This means to drive in city traffic you will not need to change gears very often making it convenient. To overtake as well, you will not need to downshift that often. This makes driving stress free.
The second engine on offer will be the 1.5-litre diesel. This engine should churn somewhere in the range of 98-105bhp. It will have a torque of 200Nm and a six-speed manual will be offered.Honda City is good in the field of fuel economy as well. The diesel trim of the sedan offers a good mileage of 25.6 km/litre as certified by ARAI. The petrol trim isn’t much efficient but still offers 17.4 km/litre mileage. However, the petrol automatic Honda City mileage is, surprisingly, as good as the manual petrol with around 14 km/litre mileage on offer.Check car loan for Honda City.
Honda City Driving Dynamics
The specifications of Honda City are so configured that the car offers a wonderful and pleasant drive on both city roads as well as the expressway. The petrol car is powerful for you to cruise at high speeds while the diesel version has a much-needed grunt that gets the accelerator pedal to be highly responsive. The sedan can be powered to a top speed of well over the 160 km/hour mark and can do the 0-100 km/hour round in just a 10 seconds. The radial tubeless tyres provides ample road grip and stability. It is suspended over MacPherson Strut for the front wheel and Torsion Beam for the rear. For price details on Honda City check AutoZhop.
Honda City Safety & Security
Honda has upped their game in terms of safety for the new City. The car now comes with dual front airbags, ABS, EBD and ISOFIX seats as standard across all the trims. On the range topping ZX trim you now get six airbags! Honda’s after sales is well known in India and the H badge is known for its reliability. The Japanese automaker has expanded its network from 295 dealers to 332 in this fiscal year. The City is heavily localised and the cost of maintenance is easy on the pocket. It even offers good resale value.
Honda City Cost in Ahmedabad
Honda City On-Road Price in Ahmedabad ranges from 9,92,540 to 15,44,889 for variants City S MT Petrol and City ZX CVT Petrol respectively. Honda City is available in 11 variants and 5 colours. Below are details of Honda City variants price in Ahmedabad. Check for Honda City price in Ahmedabad at Tryaldrive.
Honda City Round Up
Based on the Honda City price, the sedan is one of the best offerings in the segment. At the time when the Honda City car images had appeared on the internet, we weren’t expecting much of a difference over the last generation. The car is finely tuned for the city roads. But make no mistake, despite being a car that has always belonged to the city, the car has a good love for the highways as well. The engine is powerful and you won’t feel the roughness anytime during the high-speed drive.