The new Honda City (Code: 2CT) is built on the same platform as the upcoming new-generation Honda Jazz. The new car has a length of 4440mm (same as the current City), but the wheelbase is 50mm more at 2600mm, shoulder room 40mm more than the current car, height stands at 10mm more at 1495mm, width at 1695mm, legroom up by 60mm and knee-room up by 70mm.
The new Honda City will come with both petrol and diesel engine options. The 1.5-litre diesel is Honda’s new made-for-India engine, the same as seen on the Amaze, but is more fuel efficient and refined. The 1.5-litre petrol has also been tuned for better fuel efficiency and comes with a plastic intake manifold for weight reduction.
The car boasts a 24 percent improvement in structural rigidity as compared to the old car. There’s new MacPherson struts for the front suspension, while the rear gets an H-shape twist-beam suspension. Honda also claims that the brakes have been tuned to provide better feel.
In terms of equipment, the new 2014 Honda City comes with a five-inch LCD display, with in-built hands-free telephony, steering-mounted audio controls, and an eight-speaker sound system with USB, MP3 and Bluetooth connectivity as standard, along with a total of four power outlets for the front and rear seats. The car now also gets rear air-con vents, touchscreen air-con controls, a sunroof and cruise control.
Thanks to: Autocar India