Honda New City and City e:HEV launched in India

The New City comes equipped with 37 Honda Connect features and comes with 5-year free subscription.

Honda Cars India on Thursday announced the launch of the new City and City e:HEV sedans in the market. The pricing starts from Rs 11.49 lakh (ex-showroom) for the City (i-VTEC) and Rs 18.89 lakh (ex-showroom) for the City e:HEC hybrid sedan. For 2023 it has been offered in a range of colour options including the new Obsidian Blue Pearl colour. Also, the new sedan has now become BS-6 RDE compliant on E5 fuel and E20 material compatible.

Commenting on the launch of the New Honda City, Mr Takuya Tsumura, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd. said “Honda City has been our strongest pillar of business, defining the mid-size sedan segment in India and has achieved immense success during its 25-year glorious legacy.  With India as the lead market for the model, we are excited to introduce the New City with sportier new look and enhanced new features for advanced safety, connectivity and convenience. We are confident that our esteemed customers who are increasingly prioritising Safety and Eco-friendliness in their vehicle choice will appreciate the New City.  The expansion of Honda Sensing application in New City Petrol line-up and new grade introduction for City e:HEV is aligned with Honda’s global vision to promote safety, environment friendly and fuel-efficient vehicles that meet the changing needs and preferences of today’s consumers.”

The new City gets sporty and stylish new looks with a New Sporty Front Grille with Diamond chequered flag pattern, newly designed Front Bumper with Carbon wrapped Lower Molding, Sporty Fog Lamp Garnish, New Rear Bumper with Sporty Carbon-Wrapped Diffuser, Body coloured Sporty Trunk Lip Spoiler and newly designed R16 Dual-Tone Diamond-Cut Multi-Spoke Alloy Wheels. A brand-new addition to the New City’s fascinating and distinctive colour palette is the Obsidian Blue Pearl colour.

In line with Honda’s Global Safety Vision to strive for Zero Collision Fatalities involving Honda vehicles by 2050, the New City (Petrol) now comes with Honda Sensing – an advanced driver assist safety technology that alerts the driver to minimize risk of accidents and in some cases intervene to mitigate a collision or lessen its severity. The City e:HEV which already comes with Honda Sensing, will have additional feature of “Low-Speed Follow” in Adaptive Cruise Control function that helps to maintain safe distance from the preceding vehicle while driving at low speeds/ stop and go traffic. Another new feature ‘Lead Car Departure Notification System’ has been added in Honda Sensing suite of safety features in both City (petrol) and City e:HEV that informs the driver with visual and audible alerts when the preceding vehicle starts moving in situations like Traffic Lights junctions. 

The Honda Sensing uses a high-performance front camera with a wide-angle, far-reaching detection system to scan the road ahead and alert the driver to minimize risk of accidents and offer a safer driving experience. Honda Sensing signature safety features include:

Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)

Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow (New),

Road Departure Mitigation System

Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)

Lead Car Departure Notification System (New)

Auto High-Beam

New Honda City Engine and Transmission under the hood of the new City (petrol) sedan sits a 1.5L i-VTEC DOHC engine. This powertrain comes with a Variable Timing Control (VTC) technology which has been added to deliver high fuel efficiency, and lower emission. The engine has been rated to deliver 120 bhp of power at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm of peak torque at 4,300 rpm. The engine delivers quicker torque at lower speeds, the company claims. This engine has been offered with a 6-speed manual transmission and 7- speed CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). The fuel economy stands at 17.8 kmpl and 18.4 kmpl, respectively.

The City e:HEV continues to feature the same 1.5-litre Atkinson-Cycle DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine with an advanced Lithium-ion Battery.

The updated City sedan gets several new features including a 20.3 cm Advanced Touchscreen Display Audio with Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, One- Touch Electric Sunroof, Web Link smart connectivity, Ambient Lighting, 8 speakers premium surround sound system and LED Interior Lamps, Steering Mounted Paddle Shifters for CVT. In addition, there is also a 17.7cm HD full color TFT meter with multi-function driver information interface.