Honda City – Launched in Australia
As we reported earlier, the New 3rd Generation Honda City was recently launched in Pakistan. Following the trend of overseas launches, the Australian Auto-market is the latest recipient of the new Honda City.
The latest model of Honda City offers all new levels of styling, performance, driving dynamics and ride quality combined with outstanding packaging, functionality and versatality.
The City has been a very successful product for Honda, not only in Indian market but in other markets as well with over one million units sold in 39 countries since its debut way back in 1996.
In Australia, two variants are on offer, the VTi and the VTi-L, unlike India which sells E, S (M/T) and S (A/T).
The VTi is comprehensively equipped with basic features like power windows, electrically adjustable mirrors, central locking and an iPod ready single in-dash CD stereo with MP3 compatibility.
Additionally, it has a raft of safety equipment as standard – ABS brakes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist, dual front, side and curtain airbags and front seatbelt pre-tensioners.
The VTi-L gets tilt and telescopic steering, 16 inch alloy wheels(Which are missing from Indian version), chrome door handles, fog lights, premium grade trim and a leather steering wheel cover. One of the key features of the City is its overall interior spaciousness as it can easily accommodate five adults in comfort.
Both variants comes with either a 5-speed manual or Honda’s new 5-speed automatic transmission and are powered by a 1.5-litre SOHC i-VTEC engine that has an output of 88kW and 145Nm.
Honda Australia’s MD and CEO, Mr. Yasuhide Mizuno –
“From my previous experience in the Asia-Oceania region, I am very confident the new City will have universal appeal for buyers of all ages. It has the edgy styling that young people seek with plenty of room for those who frequently travel with friends. Added to that is the class-leading power, exceptional fuel economy, top-shelf quality and tremendous value-for-money that only Honda can provide. It sets a new benchmark for light sedans.”
Also read – Honda City – An Indepth Look