Honda has just launched the 2014 Honda City. The car is available in a total of 12 models with five trim levels – making it seven models in petrol, including two CVT automatic variants and five variants in diesel.

Prices of 2014 Honda City (fourth generation)

Petrol variants

Honda City iVtec E:  Rs. 7.42 lakh

Honda City iVtec S: Rs. 8.04 lakh

Honda City iVtec SV: Rs. 8.49 lakh

Honda City iVtec SV CVT: Rs. 9.49 lakh

Honda City iVtec V: Rs. 8.99 lakh

Honda City iVtec VX: Rs. 9.93 lakh

Honda City iVtec CVT VX: Rs. 10.98 lakh

Diesel variants

Honda City iDtec E: Rs. 8.62 lakh

Honda City iDtec S: Rs. 9.24 lakh

Honda City iDtec SV: Rs. 9.66 lakh

Honda City iDtec V: Rs. 10.16 lakh

Honda City iDtec VX: Rs. 11.10 lakh

*All prices ex-showroom Delhi

Feature-rich sedan

Honda has loaded the new City with a number of features, making it one of the most feature-rich cars in its cars. The top-end variant includes full keyless entry, push-button ignition, sunroof, rear-view camera, leather upholstery among others. The company has not compromised on safety either with all variants of the car coming with ABS and EBD. The base two variants get only a driver’s airbag, while the other three variants get dual front airbags.

The USP of this car is the space it offers thanks to a longer wheelbase. It has one of the most spacious cabins in its class and offers pretty good ride quality. Boot space at 510 litres is pretty good as well.

See table below for features of the Honda City across each variant:

Honda City Variants and Features

Honda City featuresESSVVVX
Power steeringYesYesYesYesYes
Tilt steeringYesYesYesYesYes
Power windowsYesYesYesYesYes
AirconditioningManual HVACManual HVACAuto Climate ControlAuto Climate ControlAuto Climate Control
Power adjustable mirrorsYesYesYesYesYes
Power folding mirrorsNoNoNoYesYes
Eco lightYesYesYesYesYes
Central lockingYesYesYesYesYes
Keyless entryNoYesYesYesYes
Driver's seat height adjustmentNoYesYesYesYes
Rear defoggerNoYesYesYesYes
Rear seat armrestNoNoYesYesYes
Bottle holders55555
Alloy wheelsNoNoNoYesYes
Front fog lampsNoNoNoYesYes
Chrome grilleYesYesYesYesYes
ORVM turn indicatorNoNoNoYesYes
Shark Fin antennaNoNoYesYesYes
Chrome door handlesNoNoNoNoYes
Dual tone upholsteryFabricFabricFabricFabricLeather
Rear cupholdersNoNoYesYesYes
Rear AC ventsNoNoYesYesYes
12 V power outlet front22222
12 V power outlet rearNoNoNo22
Steering audio controlsNoYesYesYesYes
Music systemNoUSB/FM/MP3USB/FM/MP3CD/MP3/FM/USB/Aux/DisplayCD/MP3/FM/USB/Aux/Display
Bluetooth Phone functionsNoYesYesYesYes
Push-button startNoNoNoNoYes
Front driver airbagYesYesYesYesYes
Front passenger airbagNoNoYesYesYes
ABS with EBDYesYesYesYesYes
Seat belt reminderYesYesYesYesYes
Smart key (full keyless)NoNoNoNoYes
Anti-pinch windowsNoNoNoNoYes
Cruise controlNoNoYesYesYes
Rear parking camera (3 views)NoNoNoYesYes

Performance and fuel efficiency

The car comes in both petrol and diesel engine choices. The diesel City is powered by the same 1.5 litre iDtec diesel engine that powers the Honda Amaze, but it now sports a six-speed manual transmission for better cruising ability and top-speed. Top speed is now a claimed 190 kmph. The engine puts out 100PS of power and 200 Nm of torque. The petrol City is powered by an improved 1.5 litre iVtec engine that puts out 119PS of power and 145 Nm of torque with a five-speed manual transmission. The automatic variants of the Honda City petrol come with a CVT automatic gearbox with paddle shifters offering 7-preset ratios. This comes in the SV and VX trim levels only.

The diesel City claims to be India’s most fuel efficient diesel car at the moment with an ARAI certified mileage of 26 kmpl, while the petrol City manual offers 17.8 kmpl and the CVT automatic offers 17.9 kmpl.

The car is offered with six colours: Golden Brown Metallic (new colour), Taffeta White, Crystal Black Pearl, Urban Titanium Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Carnelian Red Pearl.

See table below for full technical specifications of the new Honda City

Honda City Technical Specifications

Honda CityPetrolDiesel
EngineType4 cylinder SOHC i-VTEC4 Cylinder, DOHC i-DTEC
Displacement (cc)14971498
No. of Valves1616
Power (ps @ rpm)119 @ 6600100 @ 3600
Torque (Nm @ rpm)145 @ 4600200@1750
Fuel Efficiency (km/ltr)MT - 17.8, CVT - 17.926
TransmissionManual5-speed manual6-speed manual
AutomaticCVT with paddle shifts, 7-preset speedsN/A
Dimensions & WeightOverall Length (mm)44404440
Overall Width (mm)16951695
Overall Height (mm)14951495
Wheelbase (mm)26002600
Ground Clearance (mm)165165
Kerb Weight MT (kg)1065(VX)1165(VX)
Kerb Weight AT (kg)1085(VX CVT)N/A
Tyre Size175/65 R 15 84T175/65 R 15 84T
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)4040
Seating Capacity55
Boot Space (Litres)510510
Steering SystemTypeCollapsible Electric Power assistedCollapsible Electric Power assisted
Turning Radius MT (m)5.35.3
Turning Radius CVT (m)5.35.3
Suspension SystemFrontMcpherson Strut, Coil SpringMcpherson Strut, Coil Spring
RearTorsion beam axle, Coil SpringTorsion beam axle, Coil Spring
Brake SystemFrontDisc typeDisc type
RearDrum typeDrum type

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