Honda, last week, unveiled the newest B-segment City sedan ahead of 2019, with advanced stunning design, unprecedented space and fuel efficiency.
Coming ahead of time, the new City builds on its predecessor’s exceptional safety dynamics, donning high fuel efficiency, cool design, comfortable spaces, advanced technology and practical equipment.
Also designed with low-gravity, wide stance and trend-setting styling, the new Honda City flaunts a totality of upgraded features including cutting-edge four-door to catch consumers’ attention with open new horizons for urban sedan.
While bearing in mind Honda philosophy of “Man Maximum, Machine Minimum”, the 2019 Honda City retains the agility of the 1.5L even as the adopted Up-Class concept creates a super-sized interior similar to that of medium sedans.
Honda Western Africa Limited Lead Sales and Marketing Remi Adams who said this much at the media presentation of the car in Lagos said the new City exterior unlike its forerunner “boasts of a completely restyled front fascia with the New Honeycomb Grille giving it a bold and aggressive look.”
Adams added that the external styling embraces a new design philosophy of “Low center of gravity, wide stance” for a sportier and more innovative look.
“Sleek lines on both sides of the body lend a unique look to the new Honda City while the new LED Day Time Running Lights (DRL) adds luxury and class that immediately catches attention.”
In addition to the front exterior changes, the rear bumper has been redesigned to give a premium feel. This is in addition to the rear taillights, enhancing the visibility and stance of the new City, making its contour distinct from the crowd.
Other exterior features include Chrome Front Grille, Halogen Headlights, Power Door Mirrors and Shark Fin Antenna. The new exterior finishing however enhances the new model’s sense of agility and streamlined aesthetics.
A peep at the interior reveals a whole lot of cleverly generated interior space that exceeds its class by further evolving Honda’s ‘man maximum, machine minimum’ concept, which aims at maximizing the space available for people and minimizing the space required for mechanical components.
While maintaining compact dimensions and realizing longer wheelbase with efficient use of space for the comfort of both the driver and occupants, Adams said the new Honda City creates a spacious interior cabin with widest front seat space and rear seat space beyond its class.
According to him, the artistry in the 2019 City creates thoughtful interiors, with a new interior colour of Black; grand cabin space, extensive legroom, rear a/c ducts and an ergonomically designed cockpit that will delight all users.
The All New City measures 4455 mm in length (20mm more than the outgoing model), 1695 mm in width (same as outgoing model), 1485 mm in height (10 mm more than the outgoing model) and 2600 mm as the wheelbase (extended by an additional 50 mm over departing model).
The new Honda City is powered by an improved 1.5L 4-Cylinder SOHC i-VTEC Petrol engine designed to offer the best balance of engine performance and fuel economy. The engine is also equipped with maximum power of 118 bhp @ 6600 rpm and a maximum torque of 145 Nm @ 4600 rpm and mated to a new generation Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) the achieves a fuel consumption ratio of 20KM per litre.
Honda City’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body enhances self-protection while mitigating damage to other vehicles in the event of a collision, and enhancing occupant protection.
Other safety features include (ABS) Anti-Lock Brake System, which ensures drivers have full steering control to avoid the danger ahead.
Coupled with this is a dual front airbags that provides protection to occupants in case of an accident. This is in addition to ISO-Fix: three positions at the rear seat for adequate positioning of baby car seat and a Front Active Headrest with Pretension seatbelts.
The new Honda City styling, incorporating excellent fuel efficiency and agility is from all perspective capable of turning heads and sparking fresh round of rivalry among B-segment sedans.