If you’re waiting to launch the fifth-gen Honda City on our shores, you’ve got even more excuses to remain vigilant now. In a crash test performed by the ASEAN NCAP the Thai-spec City received a five-star ranking. The frontal resident system of the City appeared intact and gave reasonable security to all the upper bodies of the dummy except the knees, which provided sufficient protection.
The City provided ideal frontal and side safety for the child seated on a 3-year-old CRS device and for the 18-month-old infant in terms of child occupant security. The ranking was 32.28 for adult safety (out of 36), and 44.72 for child protection (out of 49). The overall score hit 86.54 which rendered it qualify for a 5-star ranking.
This particular Honda City was a version of the Thai-spec SV, second from above. It is normal equipped with double front and side airbags. The top-spec RS model also sports curtain airbags. Other functions include pretensioner and load restricting seatbelt, ABS, seatbelt warning, automatic stability control, blindspot detection and emergency stop signal.
The fifth-gen Honda City was expected to debut here in April 2020 but its release has been delayed back by the lock-down. It is expected to bring similar safety features as its Thai-spec, albeit with a marginally higher price tag compared to its existing Rs 9.91 lakh to Rs 14.31 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) range.