Honda Launches Updated City!


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New Delhi, September 15, 2009: Honda Siel Cars India (HSCI) Ltd., leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today launched a new feature packed Honda City 1.5V and the new Honda City 1.5S with brand new beige interiors.
The top grade sparkling new variant of the Honda City has been launched as part of the Great Honda Fest promotion and will add to the festivities this season for all the Honda City lovers.

The new City 1.5V (MT & AT) comes with the introduction of attractive 5 spoke Alloy Wheels and elegant Front Fog Lamps for enhanced style and better visibility. The exterior looks of the new City 1.5V gets further stylized by addition of Chrome door handles, new Sporty Exhaust Finisher and Front & Rear mud guards.

The new variant has a complete new interior look with the newly introduced Beige high quality fabric seats, Silver Colored Fan Knob, silver color inner door handles, door lining garnish and power windows panel. The car also gets the Dual front tweeters which will enable the customers to enjoy their best quality music and a driver seat back pocket for added convenience.

The new Honda City will now be available as SMT, VMT and VAT. Additionally, all the variants will be available in 2 attractive types – Elegance and Inspire.
Honda City which clearly dominates the premium sedan segment in India will have an additional colour option Deep Sapphire Blue for a limited period during festive season along with existing colors available in the range.

The Honda City comes equipped with a 1.5L, 4 cylinder new generation i-VTEC engine that delivers class leading power of 118PS. In line with the Honda’s policy of reducing impact on the environment the engine is E10 compliant and has Euro IV emission levels.

The Safety of passengers and pedestrians is a first priority for Honda. Honda City is fully loaded with various active and passive safety features as standard including ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with Brake Assist (BA), Dual SRS airbags, pre-tensioner seat belts and G-CON (G-Force Control Technology) body with a high integrity survival zone. The front body structure of the Honda City ensures advanced pedestrian safety features.

The All New Honda City is a winner of 12 Auto Awards including the most prestigious ‘Indian Car of the Year 2009’ (ICOTY) Award. The new Honda City’s instant success is testified by the fact that it has sold nearly 38,000 units since its launch in September last year.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Masahiro Takedagawa, President and CEO, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd said, “We are happy to introduce this new V-Grade in response to our discerning customers’ feedback. With the recently launched Honda Jazz, the refreshed new Honda Civic and now this V-Grade Honda City, we have a whole new line-up for all our customers to choose from.”



Source: Indian Autos Blog
 
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@CC: I think this is to reduce the reviews stating "high end car without an alloy"

@Zinam: Prices for you (Ex - Showroom Chennai)
City 1.5 S MT : Rs. 857,000
City 1.5 V MT : Rs. 902,000
City 1.5 V AT : Rs. 974,000
City 1.5 V Elegance : Rs. 34,000/-(approx) additional
City 1.5 S Elegance : Rs. 36,000/-(approx) additional (with Exhaust Pipe Finisher)
City 1.5 S & V Inspire : Rs. 70,000/-(approx) additional
 

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that takes the top end version to be 11.5 lakhs on-road, base version costing 9.5 lakhs, on-road! what is honda thinking??? cant blame them when the car sells like hot cakes.

moreover the alloys look very boring. the ones on the thailand version were much much better.
 
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Boy, this is news!! So many honda city versions on the roads now. God alone knows how the second hand car market valuation will be evaluated with so many versions.

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this is surely the fiat linea's effect which is why after this long time Honda thought to give some addons to their honda city with price rise as well.
 
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City Goes Cheaper!

I recently came to know that Honda has released a stripped down version of city which is called the "E" variant and comes at Rs. 7.94 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom Delhi). Some of the cost cutting involves black plastic work on exteriors as well as interiors along with dull gray looking seat covers. More details can be found on official website : Honda City India .

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Wow!

After started facing heat from the European competitors, Japanese slashing down the price ?

Great to hear! BTW City is now affordable & VFM.
 
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Am not so sure black bumpers will looks so good on the Honda.
Maybe the targeted segment is the luxury taxi segment, but in that case, the lack of a diesel will hurt.
 
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Though this is good i suspect whether the black bumpers will look good on City as Aditya mentioned! Personally i din like this move from Honda , lets wait for the results of these changes!
 
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With the dying sales of Jazz, It became necessary for Honda to offer the big discount to regenerate all the excitement. About the Honda City it is a great move, City is one of the finest car in segment but pricing was too steep, Though we can see it was selling despite of this fact and hey, I don’t think the Bumpers are black, the other plastic work on exteriors such as door handles, ORVM shell etc are not body colored.

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Oh okay if that is the case it is better! They can change some of the interiors also and make it exciting but still even without these changes i see a lots of new gen City's in Chennai!!
 
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