Keeping up with the intense competition in the Indian car market and to be compliant with the latest government safety standards, Honda Cars India has updated its bestselling City sedan in terms of safety. The Japanese car major has added more safety equipment to the whole range of the highly popular and iconic Honda City sedan. More interestingly Honda has kept the price range of the City unchanged which starts at Rs. 9.72 Lakh and goes up to Rs. 14.07 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
All the Honda City models that are manufactured after 28th of May, 2019 have been endowed with a speed alarm system, which gets activated at a speed level of 80 kmph, and after that keeps on beeping if the car touches the speed of 120 kmph. Apart from these, the City will also come braced with a front passenger seat belt reminder.
Honda has updated the safety equipment list of the City sedan to amend by the government vehicle safety mandates that are applicable to all vehicles manufactured after 1st July 2019. The new Indian government vehicle safety standards require all vehicles to offer the mentioned safety features, along with a driver’s airbag and ABS as standard. The entire Honda City lineup already offers dual airbags and ABS as part of its standard package.
The ongoing Honda City model was first launched in India back in 2014 and we expect the next-gen City model to come sometime in 2020, and is already on the anvil. The City packs in a 119 hp 1.5L petrol mill that’s paired with a 5-Speed manual transmission and delivers a mileage 17.8 kmpl.
The next-gen City will be a tad larger and is expected to be packed with great features to the brim. Meanwhile, Honda Cars India is also planning to launch the HR-V SUV towards the end of this year.
The iconic Honda City fights with Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris, Skoda Rapid, and Volkswagen Vento.