Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium
cars in India, today launched its much-awaited All New 5 th Generation Honda City in India.
First introduced in India in January 1998, Honda City has been the country’s most successful
mid-size sedan. Now in its 5 th Generation, the City has always defined the original authentic
shape of sedan in India and reinvented itself according to the needs and aspirations of its
customers. The much awaited All – New Honda City has been conceptualized to carry
forward its legacy, deliver supremacy and exceed previous benchmark by offering superior
value proposition to its customers.
The new Honda City has been developed at Honda R&D Centre located in Tochigi, Japan
following extensive market surveys in India, ASEAN countries and other markets for people’s
driving needs and lifestyles.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Gaku Nakanishi, President & CEO, Honda Cars India said,
“Honda City has been our key pillar of business for more than 22 years, being one of the
longest running nameplates in the Indian automotive history. With cumulative sales of more
than 4 million units worldwide, it has provided joy to almost 8 lakh customers in India and
many more aspiring to own the model. Each generation of the City has raised the bar on
design, technology, quality, driving pleasure, comfort & safety, and has come with several
industry firsts or segment first features.” “Our vision has been to offer our customers with a
new value that is unprecedented in the history of City and we are confident that the All New
City will create fresh excitement in the mid-size sedan segment,” he added.
In the All New 5 th Generation Honda City, the length and width has been expanded making it
the longest and widest sedan in its segment. The All New City takes a huge leap in
Connected Car Services with Next Generation of Honda Connect available as standard
offering across all grades along with 5-year free subscription. It is India’s First Connected
Car with Alexa Remote Capability.
The all-new Honda City has been introduced in both Petrol and Diesel, powered by Honda’s
superior EARTH DREAMS TECHNOLOGY range of BS-6 compliant powertrains – All New 1.5L
i-VTEC DOHC Petrol engine with VTC and India exclusive refined 1.5L i-DTEC Diesel engine
respectively delivering high fuel efficiency, low emission and spirited driving performance.
The Grand Concept of the 5 th Generation Honda City is ‘Ambitious Sedan’ which aims to
complement its customer’s ambitions and provide them a strong sense of confidence to
upgrade their lives. Its design concept accentuates enhanced stance, higher strength,
sportiness and sophistication. The All New City boasts of the largest in segment dimensions
including 4549 mm length and 1748 mm width. The height of the new model stands at 1489
mm and wheelbase of 2600 mm.
Mr. Rajesh Goel, Sr. Vice President & Director, Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd.
said, “Our aim was to make an ambitious sedan for an ambitious customer. The City has
always enjoyed strong brand equity and with the 5 th generation, we have further enhanced
the Intelligent, Confident & Secure presence. City customers have always been very
discerning and want a car that is class above the rest. Hence multiple ‘industry first’ and
‘best in segment features’ for Styling, Connectivity, Safety and Convenience have been
offered as standard from the entry V variant of the All New City, setting a new benchmark
for the segment.”
Supremacy of Design
The overall styling of the All New City with its Full LED Headlamps with 9 LED Array Inline
Shell, Integrated LED DRL, L Shaped LED Turn Signal and distinct Z- shape 3D wrap-around
LED tail lamps with Uniform Edge Light, One-touch Electric Sunroof, R-16 Diamond cut alloy
wheels and shark fin antenna will surely be eye catching on Indian roads and immediately
identifiable as ‘City’ even at a glance. In addition to stylish exterior, the 5 th Generation
Honda City delivers ambition of spaciousness and comfort within the car. Inspired by putting
people first, the interiors are based on ‘Man Maximum Machine Minimum’ philosophy. The
new City offers Best in class knee room and legroom, enhanced rear seat shoulder room, an
ergonomically designed cockpit, multiple storage spaces and top Class Trunk Capacity of
Supremacy of Powertrains
In addition to grandeur, strength and stance, the 5 th Generation Honda City offers
Supremacy with Honda’s Earth Dream Series advanced and innovative powertrains which
greatly enhance driving performance and fuel economy.
The Petrol variant of the All New City is powered by new 1.5L i-VTEC DOHC petrol engine
with VTC, which is Honda’s first in India. Based on the High Accuracy Valve Technology
DOHC + VTC, this newly introduced BS-6 engine improves combustion efficiency, reduces
friction and lowers emissions. This high performance engine delivers 89 kw (121PS) @6600
rpm best in segment power and 145 [email protected] rpm torque, with quicker torque increase
at lower engine speed. It has been mated to an All-New 6 speed Manual Transmission and
New 7 speed CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) offering fuel efficiency of 17.8 kmpl
and 18.4 kmpl respectively.
The Diesel variant of the All–New City is powered by new 1.5L i-DTEC DOHC Diesel engine
mated to the 6-speed manual transmission. It delivers best balance of powerful
performance and high fuel economy with 73 kW [100 PS] @ 3600 rpm power, 200 Nm
@1750 rpm torque and impressive fuel economy of 24.1 kmpl. Application of advanced
exhaust gas after-treatment system with NSC (NOx Storage Catalyst) and DPF (Diesel
Particulate Filter) has been done to meet the challenging target of particulate matter (PM)
and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission in case of diesel engines.
Supremacy of Connectivity
The All New City is India’s first connected car with Alexa remote capability and is equipped
with Next Generation Honda Connect with Telematics Control Unit (TCU) standard across
all grades with 5-year free subscription. The Next Gen Honda Connect, with over 32
features, aims to provide a sense of safety & security, convenience and peace of mind for
customers. By giving voice commands to Alexa, the cloud-based voice service from
Amazon, customers can use 10 key features of Honda Connect to monitor and control their
car from home. Hence, they can remotely access features such as car AC On/ Off, door lock/
unlock, check fuel status, locate the car, and status from the car dashboard, for unparalleled
comfort and convenience.
Supremacy of Safety
The City’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body enhances self-protection
while mitigating damage to other vehicles in the event of a collision. The 5 th Generation
Honda City offers host of active and passive advanced safety features like 6 Airbags system,
ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Assist with Agile Handling Assist, Hill Start
Assist, Honda Lane Watch™ camera, Multi angle Rear Camera, Emergency Stop Signal,
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, ISOFIX compatible Rear Side Seats with Lower
Anchorages & Top Tether, and Immobilizer with anti-theft alarm.
Supremacy of Convenience
In the All- New City, convenience reigns supreme in the form of Honda Advanced Smart Key
System with the Walk Away Auto Lock feature, Remote Engine Start (in CVT) & Keyless
Window Remote Operation, Fully Automatic Climate Control with Max Cool, Click feel AC
dials with red blue elimination, Rear AC vents with Charging Ports, Driver Seat Height
Adjuster, LED map and Rear reading lamps.
Cockpit of Supremacy
The ergonomically designed and thoughtfully laid instrument panel sports the 20.3 cm
Advanced Touchscreen Display Audio which connects with Apple Car play and Android Auto
opening new ways of staying social and digital on the drive. The other features include
17.7cm HD full color TFT meter with Multi-function driver information interface with G-
meter, Digital Speed and Cruise Control display, Web Link smart connectivity, 8 speakers
premium surround sound system, Ambient Lighting and LED Interior Lamps, Steering
Mounted Paddle Shifters for CVT.
The All New 5 th Generation Honda City will be available in 3 feature packed grades offered
in Petrol and Diesel variants – V, VX and ZX. The Petrol model will be offered in 6-Speed
Manual Transmission and 7-Speed CVT and the Diesel model will be offered in 6-Speed
Manual Transmission, across the 3 grades. Multiple ‘industry first’ and ‘best in segment
features’ for Styling, Connectivity, Safety and Convenience have been offered as standard
in all the three grades setting a new benchmark for the segment.
The All New City will be available with a choice of 5 colour options – Radiant Red Metallic,
Platinum White Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Golden Brown
5 th Generation City also offers wide array of accessory choices to customers with wireless
charger (with smartphone holder), front parking sensor with switch, leg room lamp, trunk
spoiler with LED, front & rear bumper protector, Side air bag compatible seat cover, Door
visor with chrome among many others.
HCIL will start deliveries of the Petrol variants of the new City immediately from the HCIL dealer
network across the country. The deliveries for the Diesel variants would begin from August
The All-New City offers complete peace of mind with 3 years Unlimited Kilometres
warranty as a standard benefit to the customer. Additionally, customers can opt for
Extended Warranty for an additional two years Unlimited / Limited kilometers for extra
peace of mind. The car offers a low cost of maintenance with Service interval of 1 year/
10,000km whichever is earlier.
Customers can also book the All-New City online from the comfort of their home through
Honda’s online sales platform “Honda from Home”, alongside HCIL authorized dealership
network across the country.