Honda unveiled the fourth generation City last month in India and bookings for the vehicle have already commenced. Now the Honda City diesel has been scooped for smaller yet finer details. For starters, the 2014 Honda City will be launched on the 7th of January next year. The delivery for diesel variants will begin from as early as the 15th of January while the delivery for petrol variants will begin only from the second week of March. A total of five variants will be launched including E, S, SV, V and VX. ABS will be standard across all diesel variants.
The exteriors of the 2014 Honda City has been given mild cosmetic upgrades but the body panels are all new. The front grille and the rear tail lamps have been redesigned. The shark fin antenna on this car looks very BMW-ish. The interiors of the fourth generation Honda City is where most of the changes have been incorporated in comparison to the previous model. The LCD screen with reversing display, rear AC vents, four individual charging points, increased legroom, cruise control, Pedestrian Injury Mitigation Control and touchscreen climate control are some of the newly incorporated features on the new Honda City.
However, there are some shortcomings on the new Honda City. The tyres provided on this car are way too puny and that seems to be done in the interest of mileage. The space under the centre console feels a little cramped to accomodate a 600 ML bottle. The travel of the front seats is limited and Honda could have provided a little more. However, keeping the rear passenger legroom in mind, Honda has provided restricted movement of the front seats. The armrest in the centre is fixed and this could be bothersome for certain short drivers. Also the gearbox on the diesel variant is pretty hard and the diesel motor is very noisy. All these make up for some of the snippets of the yet to be launched 2014 Honda City.
Source – Team ICE