Introducing the Honda City 2023: ADAS, new looks, and new variants
Delhi : The next Hyundai Verna 2023, which will be introduced on March 21 as well as the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, will rekindle Honda City's competition. Together with these two, the new City will compete in the compact sedan market against the Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia.
On the outside, the Honda City 2023 receives a few superficial improvements. The front's broad chrome bar has been made thinner to make room for a larger grille with a honeycomb pattern. While the LED headlamp units are similar to those found in the powerful hybrid version introduced last year, the front bumpers have also been modified. The new Honda City's profile is similarly very similar to that of the previous design.
The newly created 16-inch alloy wheels are the most obvious alteration, though. Honda will also provide a 15-inch alloy wheel in a reduced size. Honda has modernised the bumper style at the back. For the new generation of the City, Honda has also unveiled a brand-new blue exterior colour scheme named Obsidan Blue Pearl.
The Honda City 2023's interior is largely unchanged from the vehicle from the previous generation. It is available with new upholstery and a dual-tone design. In addition to other features, it is still available with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 7-inch digital driver display, automated climate control, and a panoramic sunroof. Together with other inside amenities, Honda has added wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto charging.
The addition of the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) in the new Honda City employing Honda Sensing technology represents the biggest upgrade in terms of functionality. It is comparable to the one that was first used in the sedan's powerful hybrid model last year. Among other safety features, it provides adaptive cruise control, lane keep assistance, and automated emergency braking.
Honda has dispensed with its well-liked 1.5-liter diesel engine in order to comply with the more stringent BS6 phase 2 pollution standards. Instead, it continues to rely on the E20 ethanol-blend gasoline that is currently compatible with its 1.5-liter petrol engine. It has a maximum power output of 121 horsepower and a maximum torque output of 145 Nm.
The engine will be paired with either a CVT or a 6-speed manual transmission. Fuel economy estimates for the Honda City petrol are 17.8 km/l for the manual version and 18.4 km/l for the automatic version.
The 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle hybrid engine from Honda, which can produce 126 horsepower and 256 Nm of peak torque, will also be available in the City. The engine will be paired with an e-CVT transmission and is advertised as having a 27.13 km/l fuel efficiency.