The Honda City for first time drivers gets auxiliary ORVMs and IRVM, height adjustable seats and telescopic and tilt steering wheel.

Honda Grace City Driver Training Car
The driver training Honda Grace gets special additions to make learning to drive easier

Honda has launched the new Grace (City in India) sedan in its home market Japan, especially for driving schools and instructors. The new special variant has been launched just a month after the Grace made its debut in the country in June this year and is based on the non-hybrid LX version. Compared to the standard model, the driving instructor version gets special additions that helps first time drivers by making the learning process easier.

Compared to the standard version, the special Honda Grace gets auxiliary ORVMs, an additional interior rear view mirror, height adjustable front seats as well as telescopic and tilt steering wheel. In addition, power window switches have been shifted to the passenger side and gets passenger foot well with pedals (mandatory for all instructor cars). The touchscreen infotainment system from the standard version has been omitted, making way for turn indicator lights and a horn button in its place.

In terms of power, the Japan spec Honda Grace uses a 1.5-litre four-cylinder i-VTEC petrol engine producing 132 PS of power (India spec makes 118 PS) and is paired to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT automatic transmission option. Exclusive to only the Japanese market, the Honda Grace is priced from 1.79 million yen (approx. Rs. 9.1 lakhs). Meanwhile in India, majority of driving schools use entry-level cars like the Maruti Wagon R and Hyundai Santro. What car did you learn driving on?

Honda Grace Driver Training Version Interior
The interior setup is same as the regular model but with subtle changes
Honda Grace Driver Training Rear View Mirrors
The Honda Grace driver training version is exclusive to Japan alone at present
Honda Grace Driver Instructor Training Passenger Power Windows
The Grace driver training car lets the instructor remain in control at all times
Honda Grace Driver Instructor Training Pedals
The Grace gets training pedals on the passenger side mandatory on driver instructor cars
Honda Grace Driver Training Centre Console
The infotainment unit is replaced by turn indicator lights & a horn button