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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

New 2014 Honda City Made Its World Debut In India

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The all-new 2014 Honda City has made its world debut in India. The fourth-generation B-segment sedan brings to the class recent styling, a larger body, longer wheelbase and for India’s case, a one.5L i-DTEC turbodiesel option alongside an improved 1.5L i-VTEC petrol unit.

Carrying new styling 1st seen on the third-gen Honda Jazz hatchback that was launched this year, as well as “Exciting H Design” and “Solid Wing Face” cues (launch story here, live Tokyo 2013 gallery here), the new Honda City has grown in size.

Measuring four,440 mm long, it's just 25 mm longer than the current third-gen City, but the new wheelbase length of two,60zero mm could be a significant 50 mm additional, that means that that overhangs are minimised.

New City Old City New Vios Polo Sedan Almera
Length 4,440mm 4,415mm 4,410mm 4,384mm 4,425mm
Width 1,695mm 1,695mm 1,700mm 1,699mm 1,695mm
Height 1,495mm 1,470mm 1,475mm 1,466mm 1,510mm
Wheelbase 2,600mm 2,550mm 2,550mm 2,552mm 2,600mm
Luggage 510L 506L 506L 454L 490L

To put that in perspective, a pair of.6 metres between the wheels puts the new City at the top of the category together with the Nissan Almera, and similar to the current Toyota Corolla Altis, that is after all from a section above. The present ninth-gen Honda Civic‘s wheelbase is seventy mm ahead at a pair of,670 mm.

This elongated wheelbase means a extended cabin, and coupled with Honda’s trademark Man Maximum, Machine Minimum philosophy, should translate to a lot of cabin space for all. Total boot volume is 510 litres with a full-sized spare wheel, as well as under floor storage. Four golf bags shouldn’t be a downside.

Indian customers will opt for from two 1.five litre engines, an i-DTEC turbodiesel or an improved version of the i-VTEC SOHC petrol engine we’re acquainted with in the present car. The new 100 PS/two hundred Nm i-DTEC engine, part of Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology family, is a variant of the one.vi i-DTEC used the the Honda Civic Euro, with a shorter stroke.

The diesel, which conjointly powers the smaller Indian-market Honda Brio Amaze with twenty five.8 km/l economy, can be greeted warmly within the subcontinent, where diesel cars are getting terribly common. However, it’s unlikely to succeed in our shores due to our sub-par diesel quality.

The petrol, that is more relevent to us, has been improved in the areas of VTEC performance, friction reduction (low tension oil seal, zigzag piston pattern coating), fuel consumption (exhaust gas recirculation EGR, valve timing, double needle plug) and weight. The latter is via an integrated resin intake manifold. No figures got though. This City engine does 120 PS and one hundred forty five Nm.

At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Sho Minekawa, managing officer and COO of regional sales operations revealed that Honda can be rolling out a City Hybrid next year – click here for the full story.

The suspension system consists of front MacPherson struts and a rear torsion beam, while the EPS steering is of a brand new column-controlled design. Safety wise, the new City comes with dual airbags, ABS/EBD in India. In Malaysia, the present City facelift has all that and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) on the upper grades.

Speaking of kit, the new City is now obtainable with things sort of a sunroof, smart key with push begin and a bit-panel digital air con system for the very best spec cars. As you'll be able to see above, the multi-information meter panel is additionally a ton additional premium looking with new functions, and there’s a 5-inch screen for the audio system, which has phone functions. Rear AC vents are currently included.

India will be the primary market to urge the new City, that will be launched there in January 2014. The Indian-market City will roll out from Honda’s factory in Greater Noida, and we tend to expect production to start in Thailand and Malaysia within the near future. Another coming back soon car is that the Honda Vezel a.k.a. Jazz SUV, which made its debut at Tokyo 2013.

A lot of details will be forthcoming when the 2014 Honda City is officially launched. Likewise, the gallery can be updated when official press pics become accessible. Like what you see so so much?

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