Honda Car India seems to be on a roll as the company launched the much awaited Jazz based WRV crossover today. On the other hand, the Japanese manufacturer had launched the City facelift last month and it has received more than 14,000 bookings till date and at least 40 percent have been of the newly introduced ZX variant.
Honda City boasts of better equipped exteriors which consist of sleeker looking LED headlamps with LED DRLs, redesigned bumper and fog lamps, while the wheels are 16inch diamond cut alloy ones. Towards the rear it gets LED taillights and stylish bumper.
On the inside, it comes with well laid dashboard with a 7 inch touchscreen Digipad in the center which has Mirrorlink, USB, Bluetooth and AUX connectivity. Along with that it gets rear parking camera and GPS navigation. The Honda City also features leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, leather upholstery, sunroof, cruise control, auto climate control, push start/stop button, multi function steering wheel and front armrest.
In terms of safety features, Honda City comes with dual SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, hill hold control, child safety lock, engine immobilizer, speed sensing door locks which are in line with Honda’s safety first approach.
The engines on offer are still the same, there is the 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol unit doing duties and churning out 117 bhp @ 6600 rpm with torque of 145 Nm @ 4600 rpm and is available with an option of a 5-speed manual or CVT transmission. On the other hand, the 1.5 litre i-DTEC unit puts out 99 bhp of power output with top torque output of 200 Nm while mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
The competition for the Honda City comes from Volkswagen Vento, Suzuki Ciaz and Skoda Rapid.