Honda has now kickstarted the series production of the sedan at its Greater Noida plant, after letting us in on all the juicy details of the new City last week. The organization claims it enforces all the health procedures required by the government during the production process. While an official word is yet to come, we expect Honda to open formal reservations in early July.
The new Honda City features headlamp LED units, fog lights, daytime running lamps, and tail lamps. It features sunroof and 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.
Within, there’s a leatherette upholstery and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment package with assistance from Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and WebLink. Also adding to the features list is a semi-digital instrument cluster with a 7-inch screen, along with automatic climate control and tyre pressure monitoring. With six airbags, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability control, hill control assist and LaneWatch camera, safety goodies are abundant.
The City gets 1.5 liter petrol (121PS/145Nm) and diesel (100PS/200Nm) engines to choose from. Both engines receive a standard 6-speed manual transmission while a 7-step CVT can also be used to have the petrol unit. Right now, the Amaze is the only Honda on sale to get a diesel automatic. You can see how the new City is different from its predecessor (here), which is likely to stay on sale alongside.
Honda is planning to launch the fifth-gen City sometime next month, with prices expected to range from Rs 11 to Rs 16 lakh. It will come in three variants: V, VX, and ZX.