Spy shots of new Honda City for China have been leaked. To be produced by Dongfeng Honda, the new Honda City for China bears marked differences as compared to the one on sale in ASEAN markets.
Longer and wider than the India-spec model, Honda City in China measures 4495 mm in length, 1705 mm in width, 1477 mm in height. Its counterpart in India measures 4440 mm in length, 1695 mm in width, 1495 mm in height. Both models sit on the same wheelbase measuring 2600mm.
Exterior updates include a new front fascia with a wider grille and new bumper (very much like the new Jazz) while headlight clusters are also different. At the rear, new C shaped tail lamp clusters are evident along with a new boot lid. The new Honda City gets new alloy design, and receives a new crease line down its lower half of the body adding an illusion of length.
Honda City in China will be powered by a 1.5 liter, four cylinder, i-VTEC petrol engine offering 117 bhp peak power and 145 Nm peak torque mated to either a manual or CVT gearbox. As seen on the outgoing City, the new Honda City will also be offered in three trims.
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No indications on pricing of the new Honda City in China as on date, but estimates indicate a starting price of 90,000 Yuan – around INR 9.15 lakhs while it will compete with the Chinese spec Hyundai Verna and Suzuki Alivio (Maruti Ciaz in India).