Japanese car manufacturer Honda officially revealed fifth-generation of their popular sedan City in Thailand. The new-generation City will go on sale in Thailand first and then slowly make it’s way to Indian market later next year. Till then all that we have is a bunch of studio images of the new City. Let us have look at the new City through these images.
The all new City looks completely different from the current gen City. The grille is the main noticeable change. It now resembles more with the new Amaze or even the Honda Civic. It seems like Honda has chosen this as their signature style when it comes to designing front grille of their cars.
When we look closer we see more similarities with its elder sibling, Honda Civic. The Headlight unit is full LED and looks like it got its inspiration from the Civic or even the bigger brother Accord. Bumper is also redesigned and houses the fog lamps which is also LED.
Coming to the profile of the all-new City, there are two noticeable character lines. One starts from the headlamp and ends where the the tail lamp starts. Other one starts from the front bumper and ends at the rear one. The alloys look extremely good on the new City. The new city is also longer than the current generation sold in India.
Rear of the new City is also promising. It has that shark fin antenna on the roof and towards the rear it feels like the roof has slightly sloping design. It also has a new design to the rear bumper.
In this new-gen City, the tail lights are also LED. It looks very aggressive and has a split design to it.
The new City has a massive boot space. Exact capacity of the boot in litres is not available as of now.
Driver info display in the new City gets a new design. It is a combination of both digital info display and two analog meters.
The cabin of the new city is totally redesigned. It gets an all-black treatment with brushed aluminium touches at places.
The infotainment at the centre supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay. The AC knobs are also manual which replaces the touchscreen panels in the current gen.
The increased wheelbase has definitely freed up some space. The cabin now looks more roomier. The rear seats gets an armrest with a space to hold cups.
The Indian version of the Honda City is likely to continue with the 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine options.
The all-new City will be available in four variants – S, V, SV and RS. It is not known if the Indian market will get the new RS version. RS Version of the city is powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 122 PS and peak torque of 173 Nm. The price for the new-gen City in Thailand is Rs 13.72 lakh and we can expect similar pricing strategy in India too.