If anyone knows their mechanics, it’s the Japanese. Right from their dive into the world of photography with Canon to Sony’s Walkman, Japanese technology remains cutting edge and Honda is no different. While the conglomerate has spread its wings across the world, HCIL (Honda Cars India Ltd) has seen unprecedented growth given that its 1995 establishment makes it a fairly new company. In fact, the Rajasthan manufacturing unit in Tapukara is the brainchild of technologies and operational advancements from all of Honda’s other plants. This also implies that many of Honda’s classic cars are set to get cool upgrades that will make the purchase worthwhile.
The New Honda City
If you want to know what a sedan should look like, the Honda City has been the perfect example starting from the exteriors to its comfort and feel. Being a favorite for more than two decades, the Honda City will make a reappearance with BS6 compliance. This will help you stay safe and contribute to the environment. That said, the car also comes with some cool new upgrades that will make this mid-range sedan once again rule the world of sedans. And, the car is said to be more budget-friendly!
There are a few things that the new Honda City will boast of, like:
- LaneWatch camera for better visibility and safety
- New inline shell lamps with nine LED arrays and it also features DRL and L-shaped LED turn signal
- Full-color 7 inches TFT meter with enhanced driver information interface that also includes a deflation warning system based on the tire pressure
- 6 airbags that include curtain bags for better safety
- Hill Start Assist that lets you maneuver steep hills with ease
The world is moving to digitalization with a swiftness that would have been dizzying had the current pandemic not made it mandatory. Still having a car that you can operate with your smartphone – at least partial features – is a dream come true for many. Leading the country to this revolution, the 5th generation Honda City is set to become the first car that comes with great Alexa connectivity which also lets you control your car’s interior features like AC control, window control, and many others via telling the connected Alexa device what to do. If that doesn’t make driving fun, nothing will.
Next comes the addition of assist in terms of vehicle stability and agile handling. Basically, vehicle stability assist (VSA) allows you to tackle curves better and coupled with the agile handling assist (AHA) makes you be in better control no matter the speed and curvature. This smoothness is also enhanced with the trademark LaneWatch system that makes constantly looking in the side mirror a task of the past. The redesigned steel body is made to be more resistant to impacts and absorb shocks better.
The power and engine of the car is its defining feature. No matter how many luxurious additions are made to the interior and exterior, the engine will be the showstopper. With BS6 compliance, Honda made its Earth Dream Technology powertrain range smoother, faster, and compact hybrid engines that house a 1.5-liter i-VTEC DOHC petrol engine and a 1.5-liter i-DTEC engine. The engine also comes paired with a manual transmission of 6 speeds. This car is the perfect blend of speed and safety.
Being a trendsetter, Honda has never failed to amaze everyone with its technology and features. The upgraded Honda City is all set to walk the same path of popularity that the original City paved. With a launch date set in the month of July, the Honda City, 5th generation will surely appeal to everyone.