Honda launched the 5th generation City in December last year in the Thailand market and the brand teased the new Honda City in India with only a silhouette image of the car which reveals the latest generation LED tail light from the side. But information on the India-spec Honda City has been scarce and only rumours and speculation about the sedan have been circulating the internet, until now.
That said, new brochure images of the 5th generation Honda City have emerged on the internet which are believed to be for the top of the line ‘City ZX’ trim variant. According to the leaked images, on its exteriors, the Honda City ZX variant in India is likely to be offered with an in-line shell consisting of 9 LEDs in the headlamp unit, integrated LED daytime running light, L-shaped LED turn signal indicators, Z-shaped wraparound combination tail lamps in LED, LED edge light and LED marker lights.
Inside the cabin, the Honda City ZX is expected to feature, a dual-tone dashboard with soft-touch materials, silver trim around the air-conditioning vents, the gear select lever and on the three-point control mounted steering wheel. The ZX is likely to feature premium leather seats with a contoured design, soft padded centre armrests & door pads, headrests, electric sunroof and rear air-conditioning vents.
The City ZX is likely to feature a 20.3-cm touchscreen infotainment system with next-generation Honda connect telematics and claims an industry first connected car with Alexa remote capabilities. The car also gets an analogue-digital instruments cluster with a 17.7-cm full-colour TFT multi-information display with a G Meter.
In terms of safety, the Honda City ZX is expected to come with 3-point seatbelts for all passengers including the middle passenger in the second row, 6-airbags that includes dual front airbags, side airbags & side curtain airbags, hill-start assist, vehicle stability assist, agile handling assist, tyre pressure monitoring system and a Lane Watch camera that is mounted on the left-hand side mirror that displays the blind-spot image on the centre screen.
The Honda City is likely to be unveiled as soon as the lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak is lifted and more details on the sedan will be revealed soon. The new Honda City is expected to be launched with a price tag between INR 10 lakh and INR 15 lakh.