Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) has officially launched the 5th generation all-new Honda City - the nameplate that holds the distinction of being the brand's best-selling nameplate for the longest time.
The much-awaited model features a sportier exterior, a bigger cabin, and includes new technologies for driver convenience and safety.
"At Honda, we do not only strive to equip our cars with powerful technology and engine performance but take pride in producing and developing powerful vehicles at a low cost of ownership," said Atty. Louie Soriano, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. Sales Division Head and Spokesperson. "Our latest line-up of vehicles need only be taken in for maintenance checks 2 visits per year only. That’s on top of the previously mentioned fuel-efficient engines," he added.
Compared to the previous iteration, the 5th generation all-new City is 111 mm longer, 54 mm wider, and lowered by 10mm. It sports a new Chrome Front Grille that is paired with a new Front Bumper. The front fascia is even more stylish now with its new LED Daytime Running Lights across all variants that express its integrated solid wing face and presents Halogen Projector Headlights for other variants. At the back, rear LED Tail Lamp is also now standard across all variants.
On the side, sharp horizontal character lines inspired by a katana blade in motion is visible for a more commanding road presence.
For driving convenience, the all-new City maintains its Power Adjustable Door Mirrors across all variants, and Power Folding Door Mirrors with Integrated Side Turn Signals for the 1.5 RS CVT and 1.5 V CVT variants.
Inside, the all-new City features high-quality textures and takes a functional approach to achieve sophistication and comfort for both driver and passengers. The spacious cabin's soft pads and polished textures, plus accents that further enhance its high-class sedan feel.
Adding to the comfort and advanced features, the all-new City gets an upgrade with its new One Push Start System across all variants, with the Smart Entry Keyless Entry System for 1.5 RS CVT and 1.5 V CVT, and Keyless Entry for 1.5 S CVT and 1.5 S MT variants.
The center console offers an ergonomic design that allows passengers to have their essentials within reach. It is now equipped with an 8-inch Advanced Touchscreen Display Audio with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto & WebLink, that is now available in 1.5 RS CVT, 1.5 V CVT, and 1.5 S CVT variants. Also noticeable are the new rotary knobs for the air conditioning that come with Digital Display & Illumination.
The 1.5 V CVT variant emphasizes a posh and sophisticated interior with Ivory accents, while the 1.5S CVT gets a full black interior.
Rear passengers get to enjoy the expanded legroom and knee clearance of the all-new City. On top of that, the 1.5 RS and 1.5 V CVT variants now include new rear ventilation to further enhance the comfort provided for rear passengers.
All-new City RS
The top tier variant of the 5th generation all-new City is the 1.5 RS CVT variant that has a sportier and more premium look. Included in the RS package are the following: High Gloss Black front grille with RS logo emblem; sporty front bumper and grille; full LED Headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL); LED Fog Lights; Sporty Black Power Folding Door Mirror with Integrated Side Turn Signals; Gloss Black Trunk Spoiler with RS logo; and a newly designed sporty 16-inch Alloy Wheels.
The inside, the RS variant sports newly designed leather and suede seat material with Black and Red stitching interior trims, new Sport Pedals, 8 (4 + 4 Tweeters) Speakers, and a Multi-information Display with red illumination that are exclusively available for the 1.5 RS CVT variant.
The RS variant is also equipped with a new Remote Engine Start - a new feature for the City - as well as Paddle Shifters for a more engaging driving experience.
For added protection, a Side Curtain Airbag is available to enhance the safety of the passengers.
Engine and transmission
The all-new City is powered by a new 1.5-Liter 4 Cylinder DOHC i-VTEC engine paired with a Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT). This powertrain is able to produce up to a maximum power output of 119hp at 6,600rpm and a maximum of 145Nm of torque at 4,300rpm. For those who prefer driving stick, a wide-range 6-Speed Manual Transmission option is available for the 1.5 S MT variant.
Similar to recent Honda City models, Honda’s Eco Assist System, which consists of the ECON mode and Eco-Coaching Ambient Light is still available to help encourage drivers to drive efficiently.
In addition, all passengers can enjoy their conversations inside the car with the All-New City’s lessened noise and vibration.
Moreover, this is the first City to adopt spray polyurethane foam insulation at the bottom ends of the pillars, and the amount of sound absorber adopted for the engine under-cover is 3.5 times more compared to the previous model. The thickness of the body is increased and stiffeners to suppress vibration are placed in each position to provide a quiet vibration-less cabin with a high-quality feeling.
As Honda continues to strengthen its “safety for everyone” global campaign, the all-new City continuously prioritizes safety through Honda’s G-force Control (G-CON) Collision Safety Body that enhances impact absorption for the added protection of passengers in the event a collision occurs.
Other safety features that are available across all variants include Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Agile Handling Assist (AHA); Emergency Stop Signal (ESS); Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS); Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD); Hill Start Assist (HSA); Power Door Locks with Speed Sensing Auto Lock; as well as front driver, passenger and side airbags.
In addition, the 1.5 RS CVT and 1.5 V CVT variants are equipped with a Multi-view Rear Camera with dynamic guidelines.
Honda is happy to announce that the all-new City also boasts a 5-star rating from the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP).
AVAILABILITY AND COLORS
The all-new City is now available at all 34 Honda dealerships nationwide and comes in six (6) colors:
- Ignite Red Metallic (New color; 1.5 RS CVT, 1.5 V CVT, and 1.5 S CVT)
- Platinum White Pearl (New color; 1.5 RS CVT and 1.5 V CVT only; Additional Php 20,000)
- Modern Steel Metallic
- Taffeta White (1.5 S CVT and 1.5 S MT only)
- Lunar Silver Metallic (1.5 V CVT and 1.5 S CVT only)
- Crystal Black Pearl
The all-new City is available at special introductory prices until December 31, 2020
Special Introductory SRP
All-New City 1.5 RS CVT
All-New City 1.5 V CVT
All-New City 1.5 S CVT
All-New City 1.5 S MT
To know more about the all-new City, visit the nearest Honda Cars dealership, or access Honda Cars Philippines, Inc.’s virtual showroom through HCPI’s official website at www.hondaphil.com.