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Eight lakh units of the Honda City have been sold in India since it was first launched in January 1998
The fifth generation of the Honda City was slated for launch on March 16 in India but the coronavirus pandemic pushed the launch as well as the media drives ahead by over three months. However, the launch is now rescheduled for some time in July while the media drives are right around the corner. Production of the new City too has begun at the brand’s manufacturing facility in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
The fifth generation Honda City is the longest and widest sedan in its segment. The 1.5-litre i-VTEC and the 1.5-litre i-DTEC engines are both BS6 compliant. It’s also the first car in the segment to feature Alexa remote capability and is equipped with connected car system with telematics control. What potential buyers will certainly appreciate, is the ASEAN NCAP 5-star rating that makes the Honda City one of the very few cars under Rs 20 lakh to come with maximum safety rating.
It’s also loaded with premium features like LED headlamps, wrap-around LED taillamps, HD color TFT meter with G-meter, LaneWatch camera for blind spot monitoring, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Agile Handling Assist (AHA) and many more. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay that were missing in the previous generation Honda City have now also been included.
Commenting on the start of production, Rajesh Goel, Sr. VP & Director, Honda Cars India Ltd said, “We are delighted to begin the production of all-new fifth generation Honda City which will be launched next month. The aspirational sedan comes with a rich legacy of over 22 years across four generations and has been synonymous with Honda brand in India. The excitement and anticipation around the fifth-generation city in the pre-launch phase has been extremely encouraging despite the currently prevailing market challenges. The all new City is an engineering marvel on all aspects of design, technology and features and will strongly appeal to our modern age customers.”