In Images – New Honda City unveiled, is it a game changer? [Images updated]

Posted on Nov 25 2013 - 2:00pm by Shrawan Raja
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Update – New gallery added to the end of the post.

The fourth-generation Honda City was unveiled to the world, just minutes ago in New Delhi, India.

On the outside, the new Honda City is the first Honda in India to adopt the company’s new “EXCITING H DESIGN”. Honda refers to the exterior styling of the new City as “Sleek Cross-motion form”.

New Honda City unveiling in India

The new City will be powered by a petrol engine, and for the first time ever, a diesel engine will also be seen powering the City. The diesel unit is the familiar 1.5-liter four-cylinder EarthDreams unit powering the Amaze. The petrol, though the same 1.5-liter i-VTEC as the current City, has been “improved”. Honda has not yet released the specifications of these motors.

New Honda City side

Speaking about specs, the new City measures 4,440 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width, 1,495 mm in height, and has a wheelbase spanning 2,600 mm. To put things in comparison, the new City measures the same as the old City in length and width, but has an additional 10 mm in height, and an extra 50 mm in its wheelbase.

New Honda City rear

Honda says this is the most spacious City ever made. Building on that, the new City features what Honda calls a “Layered Floating Cockpit”. To quote the company, this offers cockpit controls which are focused around the driver, and can be operated like a “smart phone”.

New Honda City 1.5L EarthDreams diesel engine

In terms of features, the new City gets rear AC vents, an 8-speaker audio system with USB, Bluetooth, Aux-in, iPod, a touch-panel auto AC system, cruise control, smart key and a sunroof.

New Honda City front seats

Honda have started bookings for the car, and deliveries will begin in January. Honda says 60 global markets will eventually retail the new gen City.

New Honda City Image Gallery

New Honda City Image Gallery from the turntable

New Honda City unveiled in India – Press Release

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  1. sid November 25, 2013 at - Reply

    oy vey! rear a la yl1 ?

  2. Tarun November 25, 2013 at - Reply

    Well they have definitely built a new car which is evident in the dimensional changes, but they have faltered in a very Tata-ish way in putting forth the same damn design.

    All the hoopla around the secretive launch, the entire automotive community expected a radical new design, but they have re-plated the old one which is pretty disappointing.

    The addition of the diesel engine will put the City into contention once again against the Verna which until now has uprooted the market and kept the spoils for its own. Equipment level seems good, but it isn’t a massive threat to Hyundai seeing as it still has the better engine range, equipment, and most of all – design.

    Also, lets not forget, the City as only now come home to the Verna’s playing field, but Hyundai is already planning a Verna update which might once again upset the Japanese.

    On the same note: Those butt-ugly alloys will kill City sales. That is also the reason why the Elantra didn’t do as well as it should have.

  3. Arjun November 25, 2013 at - Reply

    Just some cosmetic changes in the design.
    The interior is low stamdard plastic.. Inclusion of a 5 inch sceeen is not impressive considering the plastic looking ugly dashboard which looks ancient. Wheels are bad.. Bad alloys wheels design.
    Verna has better wheels… Thumbs down… No good..not premium…

  4. Pravin November 25, 2013 at - Reply

    Any word on the power?

  5. Ramesh November 25, 2013 at - Reply

    Good design. Hope Honda price it right.

  6. Ganesh November 25, 2013 at - Reply

    Without a doubt. It was already a game changer. How can you better a car that was already looking a few generations ahead. Only Diesel heart and equipment was missing, which is addressed in this and also the design language look more classier. That said, the pricing will be the key, lets wait and watch!

  7. Paulson November 25, 2013 at - Reply

    The interior plastic quality seems quite lower when compared to other cars of same segment..(exception : etios of course)… start-stop button lacks the premium feel…

    • JazzyB November 25, 2013 at - Reply

      Hi Paulson. I saw the car in flesh and I thought the interiors simply blew away everyone. In fact even more than the exteriors. And everybody there was saying “This Is It”. Impressive and muscular yet elegant and spacious car with great quality.

      Were you there at the launch or saying from just the photos? Which Media are you from…

  8. stephen November 25, 2013 at - Reply

    wow.. amazing

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