A Look Into the New Honda City – Sixth Generation

New City tail light

The 6th generation Honda City was launched globally in 2013. It is the Honda’s second model to be based on the “Exciting H-Design”. The first Honda model to be based on this design was the third generation Honda Fit/Jazz. The 6th generation Honda City comes with a range of new features, which make the car far more exciting than its predecessor.

Exterior:

The 6th generation Honda City is slightly longer than its predecessor. It is 4,442mm in length, which is 22mm longer than the 5th generation. The car also has a longer wheelbase, which is 2600mm. Honda made the wheelbase longer to create more space inside the car’s cabin. However, Honda compromised comfort at the expense of more space. The silver grill in front of the car somewhat merges with the headlights giving the car a bold look. The design of the bumper has greatly improved the looks of the car. The doors have been sculpted, which gives the car a more aerodynamic look. The rear tail lights are quite different and look a bit similar to that of the Honda Accord.

Interior:

Honda has somewhat, compromised on the comfort, in order to make the car more spacious. The front and rear seats are thin, flat and firm. The rear seats are cramped, especially for people who are over 6 feet tall. The steering wheel is multifunctional and the dashboard has been improved greatly. The combination of blue and white lights in the dashboard give the car a cool look. The New City’s boot is 30 litres bigger at 536L. This makes it even bigger than a mid-sized Honda Accord. It comes with an all new Display Audio infotainment system. The system also features Bluetooth phone, audio streaming, a reverse camera and a 7 inch colour, touchscreen. The new Honda City also features capacitive touch surfaces for volume control and climate control. The car has a piano black centre stack, which is button-free. Other features include cruise control, a trip computer and voice control. The VTi-L (premium model) comes with keyless entry and push-button start, leather-wrapped gear knob and paddle-shifters.

Engine and Performance:

Internationally, 6th generation Honda City has been launched with the following engines:

  • 1.5 L L15Z1 i-VTEC SOHC I4 (117hp)
  • 1.5 L L15B Earth Dreams i-DTEC DOHC I4 (132hp)
  • 1.5 L Earth Dreams i-DTEC I4 (99hp)

New City Engine

In India, the 6th Generation City is available in two engine options, the new 1.5 litre Earth Dream i-Dtec diesel and a 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol. The 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol engine is the same as the one in the 5th Generation City. Based on official figures, the City is the most economical light sedan available in the market. The CVT does 5.7L/100Km, while the manual transmission does 5.8L/100km.

Safety Features:

The car comes with electronic stability control, ABS, Variable stability assist (VSA), Hill start assist and Honda’s G-CON technology. The G-CON technology impact absorbing structure, minimises injury to passenger in the event of a collision.

(Video Courtesy: HondaHville)

Conclusion:

The New Honda City has a lot to offer, when compared to its predecessor. The height, width and length of the 6th generation City is more than its predecessor. The car has 10mm more height making the ground clearance even more than the 5th generation. The Performance of this car is better and the figures on the mileage it offers are remarkable. The interior has improved greatly, the button less stack makes the car feel modern. The car cost  about $13,000-$15000.

Let’s see when the sixth generation Honda City makes it to Pakistan.  The sixth generation Honda City price in Pakistan is expected to fall somewhere between 1.5 to 1.8 million PKR.

Samiullah Sharief

Samiullah Sharief is a car enthusiat. He is passionate about writing blogs and reviews about cars. His hobbies are driving,watching TV Shows like Top Gear, Mega Factories and he follows Popular car magazines. You can reach out to him by tweeting @sami649

  • Sporty man

    Hamare qoum ko mehro hee achi lagti he.
    Ha Ha

  • Aqeel Zia Nayyer

    5 L L15Z1 i-VTEC SOHC I4 (117hp)
    5 L L15B Earth Dreams i-DTEC DOHC I4 (132hp)
    5 L Earth Dreams i-DTEC I4 (99hp)

    5 L engine in city???

  • Aqeel Zia Nayyer

    “Let’s see when the sixth generation Honda City makes it to Pakistan.”

    that a preety much old article. shared many times here. i dont find a reason to write such article again.

  • “The design of the bumper has greatly improved the feel of car.”

    How does a redesigned bumper improve the feel of the car?

    “The CVT does 5.7L/100Km, while the manual transmission does 5.8L/100km.”

    A CVT is less economical than a manual – that’s a first.

    Aqeel Zia Nayyer has already pointed out the 5L engine capacity blunder. The writer is careless, the editor is even more so. Even Honda’s SQ Dept is more capable and we all know how capable they are at what they do.

  • Sanjay Natarajan

    A CVT is most of the times less economical than a manual. You can check about rubber band effect and other things responsible for the increased consumption.

  • Zee

    @shirazmaqbool:disqus – CVT consumes 5.7 liters of fuel to go 100 kms. Manual takes 5.8 liters to go 100 kms. CVT uses less fuel to go the same distance. How is this less economical? Learn to read units.

  • I stand corrected.

  • Zulfiqar Ali Soomro

    MIND BLOWN :p

  • I don’t agree, Sanjay. I’ve driven three cars of the same type and engine in the same conditions – Namely 2006 Honda City with a 1.5L iDSI engine, in Manual, Auto and CVT (Also called Steermatic in Pakistan). In city driving, the Auto was the thirstiest, followed by the manual. In fact, the CVT was the most economical by a couple of KM to the litre. Of course, I didn’t drive like an utter nutter. The rubber band effect comes into play when you floor it and the car says hmm… lemme think… okay… lets go. I don’t do that… Gentle driving is the key.

  • Sanjay Natarajan

    Yeah agreed that the way people drive their cars are also responsible for the fuel economy.

  • Ammar

    You really think there are editors here on PakWheels? There is absolutely ZERO standard for articles here.

  • Mohammad Saad

    Common they have good articles.. errors happen its natural, i dont think you should react this way about it man.

  • Mohammad Saad

    The writer didnt say CVT is more economical than manual.. read the article properly.. perhaps if you read the article for reading sake instead of removing useless mistakes you would undertand the article better…

  • Mohammad Saad

    He didnt say CVT is more economical, does 5.7L for CVT while 5.8L/100Km for manual… manual is still more economical.. Seriously looking at the comments i doubt people read these article with their minds

  • Mohammad Saad

    @zee im beginning to feel people come to read articles only to criitisize not to read the article

  • To point out mistakes is the responsibility of the reader – if you don’t point out the mistakes, people will assume that the article is correct and perhaps base their buying decisions on it – investing their hard earned money based on a review they think was done by an expert. So do the right thing and point out mistakes that you see. Everyone makes mistakes, we’re not gods.

    The writer says the CVT consumes 5.7L/100KM and the manual consumes 5.8L/100KM. Do the math. Its implied in the article.

    I appreciate and welcome it when people point out my mistakes. You haven’t pointed any mistakes in my comment – apparently you misinterpreted my comment. Kindly read the comment again.

  • Ehs

    This city is already 3 years old so you can’t exactly call it “New City” anymore..i guess six gen is more suited.
    Anyway main of this model over its predecessor are:-

    1. CVT transmission – (far more economical than 5 Speed Auto in older model)
    2. Upgraded Engine – (better economy)
    3. More safety features

    For other posters below – CVTs have now started to become slightly more economical than manuals. With newer technologies auto transmissions are now getting better and better over time compared to manuals.

  • Ehs

    official economy figures of CVT 2016 City (south east asia) are slightly better than manual. YESSS that’s true !! This is increasingly becoming the case nowadays as manuals are becoming less and less common. Far more R&D is being put into CVT/AT transmissions.

    Things are changing slowly…this was hard to believe some years ago

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