New Honda City with different front and rear revealed for China – Report
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Slightly longer and wider than the Indian-market City.
The new Honda City will soon go on sale in the Chinese market later this year, where it will be manufactured and sold by GAC Honda, one of Honda’s joint venture partners for the Chinese market. While the City was shown at the Auto Shanghai in April this year was in its ASEAN-spec, spied here is what is believed as the other iteration of the City that will be manufactured and sold by the Dongfeng-Honda JV.
The front fascia gets a larger and wider grille, a new bumper and new headlight clusters inspired by the Spirior concept. The rear though gets completely new C-shaped taillight clusters and a redesigned bootlid. Over to the sides, new alloy wheels and a new crease-line on the lower half of the body are notable changes.
According to Chinese media reports, the City measures 4495 mm in length, 1705 mm in width, 1477 mm in height and 2600 mm in wheelbase. For reference, the City sold in India has its dimensions at 4440 mm in length, 1695 mm in width, 1495 mm in height, but the wheelbase is identical at 2600 mm.
Power for the Chinese City is reported to come from a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine capable of 130 hp, and it could be paired to a manual or a CVT gearbox. Dongfeng and GAC have a similar product strategy with the Vezel. The former sells a visually modified version of the compact crossover under the name Honda XR-V, while the latter sells the global specification.
Honda City at Auto Shanghai 2015 – Image Gallery
[Source – AutoHome]