Honda City came to India back in 1998. In fact, it was the first car from the Japanese carmaker at our shores. 22 years later, there’s still no other sedan, other than Hyundai Verna of course, that has been able to take on the legacy of the City. Now, in its 5th generation, Honda City packs a lot of features, enough to make a grown man buy. Still, we present to you 10 reasons why Honda City should be your first sedan!
i-VTEC and i-DTEC engines
One of the most reliable families of engines. i-VTEC has been at the heart of Honda City since it came to India. The 5th generation gets a 1.5-litre i-VTEC as well as an i-DTEC engine. Let’s take a look the engine specifications:
2020 Honda City Engine Specs
Engine 1.5-litre i-VTEC 1.5-litre i-DTEC Capacity 1,498 1,498 Power 121ps@6,600rpm 100ps@3,600 rpm Torque 145 Nm@4,300 rpm 200 Nm@1,750 rpm Transmission 6-speed MT / CVT 6-speed MT Fuel Efficiency 17.8 (MT) / 18.4 (CVT) 24.1
Both the engines offer optimum performance as well as fuel efficiency. The petrol engine also has an option of a CVT transmission.
First-in-Industry Alexa Compatibility
Cars come with first-in-segment features. Honda City comes with the first-in-INDUSTRY ones. The all-new City comes with Alexa compatibility, a feature no other car in India currently boasts. This has taken the connected car feature to whole another level.
8-speakers premium surround system (1st-in-segment)
The cars in the segment come with a 4-speaker or a 6-speaker setup. The Honda City comes with an 8-speaker surround system! This makes it the first-in-segment to offer the setup. Tune in to your favourite music and grove to the melody while experiencing the cockpit of supremacy.
Walk-away auto-lock (1st-in-segment)
It has been often seen that people forget whether they locked the car or not. Well, with the 2020 Honda City, this worry is going to warry off (Pun intended) as the sedan comes with a Walk-away auto-lock feature, again 1st-in-segment. Carry the key with you, the car takes care of the rest. Do make sure that your child or your pet is not left behind!
Remote Controlled Power Windows and Sunroof (1st-in-segment)
The remote is not just for locking or unlocking the doors. You can remote start the engine, though only in CVT. You also get to control the power windows as well as the sunroof through the remote. This is what supremacy of convenience means, right?
Agile Handling Assist (AHA) and 6 Airbags (1st-in-segment)
The 5th Generation City comes with a combination of computer-aided assist to make the car feel more confident and planted around the corners. Both the VSA and AHA makes use of a balanced proportionate application of the brakes around all four wheels to make the car stable around the corners. Moreover, Honda City comes with first-in-segment 6 airbags, enhancing safety by folds.
LANEWATCH Camera (1st-in-segment)
Like its elder sibling the Honda Civic, the City also gets a lane watch camera mounted on the Left ORVM enhancing the overall driving experience. This feature comes in very handy on the highway as it gives you a vivid perception of the blind spots. This feature too is 1st-in-segment. That is a lot of firsts!
Loaded with Comfort and Convenience
The supremacy of comfort and convenience, this is what the City is. It offers you a plethora of features such as fully automatic air conditioning, rear AC vents, the tilt and telescopic steering, rear windscreen sunshade, driver seat adjuster, LED map and rear reading lamps, engine start/stop, ample storage space and much more.
Loaded with Safety Features
It’s not only the 6 airbags or AHA or the LANEWATCH camera that make the Honda City safe. You name it, the City has it. It is loaded with safety features up to the brim. The Honda City has ABS with EBD, VSA, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), auto-dimming interior mirror, auto headlamps, multi-angle rear camera and parking sensors, Hill-start Assist (HSA) and so on. No wonder that City 5th Generation has scored a 5-star rating at the ASEAN NCAP.
Honda City’s Legacy
Last but not least, its a legacy after all. You don’t get to experience the Supremacy every day until you own a City. Right from 1998 to 2020, 22 years of City have witnessed 5 generations of being superior.
So, what do you think about the City? Is it worth a buy? Let us know in the comments section below.
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