Honda unveils All New 4th Generation Honda City at a World Premiere in
ûAll New City to be launched with Diesel and Petrol
ûStarts pre-launch bookings for January 2014 launch
New Delhi, November 25, 2013: Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading
manufacturer of premium cars in India, today unveiled the all-new 4th
Generation Honda City at a World Premiere event in India. The world's
first glimpse of the car also marked the introduction of 1.5L i-DTEC
diesel engine in the all-new City. Scheduled to be launched in January
2014, the pre-launch bookings of the model have begun across the
The all-new Honda City has been developed at Honda R&D centre
located in Tochigi, Japan following extensive market surveys in India,
ASEAN countries and other markets for people's driving needs and
lifestyles. The development of all-new Honda City adopts Honda's new
'global operation reform' of concurrent development and implementation
of locally optimized design drawings to realize the best vehicle
specifications with speed, affordability and low CO2 emissions for our
India, being a key strategic market for Honda in the Asia and Oceania
region, has been specifically chosen to lead the global production for
the All New Honda City with the 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine which is
already gaining popularity in the country. This makes India the first
country to manufacture and sell the All New City, which will
eventually be sold in 60 markets to help expand Honda's footprint in
some of the fastest growing auto markets in the world.
The grand concept for the all-new City is No 1 mid-size sedan
impressing the whole world by being an Advanced Cool Stunner.
"Stunner" is at the core of this concept and reflects
sophistication and vigor while in motion and a striking presence when
The development concept focused on three aspects: Advanced Sporty
Design, Best Comfort and Best Fuel Efficiency.
Advanced Sporty Design
The All New Honda City expresses Honda's new design concept
"Exciting H Design" and will be the first model in India to
adopt this new design concept promoting unique character and strong
presence. This design concept boasts of a Solid Wing Face, Well Toned
Athlete Form body and Finely Honed Surfacing on the exterior.
The new Sleek Cross-motion form exterior styling of the 4th Generation
Honda City represents a breakthrough amongst conventional sedan
styling uniting powerful One Motion Styling and elegant Coupe Styling
to create a new expression with sporty feeling appropriate to Honda.
Advanced in every way, it is the perfect look for the benchmark mid
sized sedan. The All New Honda City is sure to be the most stunning
car on Indian roads.
The packaging of the All New City delivers 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, efficient use of space has been made for
both driver and occupants to create a spacious interior cabin with
widest front seat space and rear seat space beyond its class. The All
New City measures 4440 mm in length (same as its predecessor), 1695 mm
in width (same as outgoing model), 1495 mm in height (10 mm more than
the outgoing model) and 2600 mm as the wheelbase (extended by an
additional 50 mm over outgoing model).
In the most spacious and comfortable City that has been possible ever,
the sophisticated and futuristic Layered Floating Cockpit takes
refinement and ease of driving to the next level. The cockpit's
controls are concentrated for driver convenience and can be operated
like a smartphone. For fun, comfortable driving, the cockpit's
advanced interface gives the driver intuitive control and instant
access to all important information.
Best Fuel Efficiency
The All New City adopts the best of Honda's powertrains to achieve
best fuel efficiency performance. The Diesel variant of the City will
be powered by the 1.5L 4 cylinder DOHC i-DTEC diesel engine. This
engine has been developed exclusively for India considering Indian
driving conditions and is based on the Honda's latest 'Earth Dreams
Technology' realizing both excellent driving performance and offering
matchless fuel economy. The Petrol variant of the City will be 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.
Speaking at the occasion of its global unveiling, Mr. Yoshiyuki
Matsumoto, Managing Officer, Honda Motor Company and Representative of
Development, Purchasing and Production in Asia & Oceania Region
said, "Honda City is currently sold in 55 countries across the
world. City is the leading brand of Honda in Asia and Oceania region
and with the 4th generation Honda City, we aim to raise its popularity
further and make it a significant future model in Honda's global
portfolio which will be available in many more countries."
Focusing on the role and importance of Honda City for HCIL's business,
Mr Hironori Kanayama, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd said,
"With the unveiling of the all new City, we enter a new era of
Honda's dominance in premium cars. City brand has been the face of
Honda in India, enjoying strong leadership and popularity in its
segment ever since its launch. India has been the focus market for
Honda City, thus it was befitting to have the global unveiling of the
All New Honda City in India." "There has been very high
anticipation amongst the Honda loyalists who have been eagerly waiting
for the 4th Generation City and introduction of Diesel in the model.
We are sure that the car will further strengthen the bond with our
esteemed customers," he added.
Honda City has been one of the most successful car brands in India
with very high brand equity. First introduced in India in January 1998
and later launched as 2nd generation in November 2003 and 3rd
Generation in September 2008, Honda City has received a tremendous
loyalty with over 4.3 lakh happy customers across the country. It is
Honda's most awarded car winning 12 J.D. Power Initial Quality Awards
amongst many other accolades and recognitions.
About Honda Cars India Ltd
Honda Cars India Ltd., (HCIL) leading manufacturer of passenger cars
in India was established in December 1995 with a commitment to provide
Honda's latest passenger car models and technologies, to the Indian
HCIL has two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at Greater
Noida, U.P and Tapukara, Distt. Alwar, Rajasthan.
The company's product range includes Honda Brio, Honda Amaze, Honda
City, Honda Accord and Honda CR-V which are produced and assembled at
the Greater Noida facility. Honda's models are strongly associated
with advanced design and technology, apart from its established
qualities of durability, reliability and fuel-efficiency.
The company has a strong sales and distribution network of 157
facilities in 100 cities and is further strengthening its after sales
network in Tier II and III cities to 162 outlets in 102 cities during
2013 - 14.
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