Honda City 2014

  • Used Honda City GM6 (2014-2020) Buyer’s Guide

    Used Honda City GM6 (2014-2020) Buyer’s Guide

    If you’re in the market for a reliable used sedan, the Honda City GM6 may just be the perfect fit. Since its launch, it has been hailed for its space, performance, and value. But what should you look for when buying a used Honda City GM6? Here’s a guide.


    The Honda City GM6 stands out in the B-segment due to its impressive rear passenger space, best in its class. With a wheelbase length of 2,600 mm, it provides ample room for both drivers and passengers. The 536-litre boot was also segment-leading at launch time, offering considerable storage space for luggage or shopping.

    Model Years

    The Honda City GM6 was first launched in 2014, and was updated with a facelift in 2017. It remained on sale up to 2020, when it was replaced by the 5th gen car in October 2020.

    Given that the last unit of the City GM6 would have been sold in September 2020, its 5 year warranty would only expire sometime in September 2025. Buying it now would mean a car that still has a considerable amount of warranty left.

    Engine and Performance

    Used Honda City GM6 (2014-2020) Buyer’s Guide

    Under the hood, the 2014 City houses a 1.5 litre SOHC i-VTEC engine, which is known for its durability and power. The engine produces 120 PS at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm at 4,600 rpm.

    When inspecting a used City, check for any unusual noises or issues during a test drive. The car comes with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which should transition smoothly between gears.

    The first ever Honda City Hybrid in Malaysia

    The very first Honda City Hybrid was launched in Malaysia sometime in 2017. The engine used here isn’t the one found in the regular City facelift, but a unique Atkinson cycle DOHC i-VTEC unit with 110 PS and 134 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. Combined with a 30 PS (22 kW)/160 Nm electric motor, the system produces a combined 137 PS and 170 Nm of torque.

    Honda claims that the Sport Hybrid i-DCD (Intelligent Dual-Clutch Drive) system delivers performance equal to that of a conventional 1.8 litre naturally-aspirated engine (the Civic 1.8 makes just 4 PS/4 Nm more), with much lower fuel consumption.

    Design and Aesthetics

    Used Honda City GM6 (2014-2020) Buyer’s Guide

    The 2014 Honda City has a sleek design, with the dashboard pushed forward and the hip-point brought back, which along with a longer wheelbase, helps maximize the interior space​​.

    The 2017 facelift of the Honda City has a more significant remodeling, with redesigned LED headlights on the top-spec V variant, a slimmer chrome bar, and a more elegant front bumper design. The rear bumper design is sportier, and new two-tone alloy wheels are introduced​.

    Fuel Efficiency

    The Honda City GM6 is also noted for its improved fuel consumption – 17.5 km/l according to Honda’s own tests. This makes it an economical choice for a used car, especially for those who frequently drive long distances or commute daily. For the City hybrid model, the claimed official figure is 25.6 km/l.

    Safety Features

    The Honda City GM6 is equipped with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, and dual-airbags as standard. The E and V grades also feature Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Hill Start Assist. VSC stability control was made standard on all variants when the 2017 facelift model onwards. We recommend buying a car with VSC.

    If you are considering a used unit, please check with Honda Malaysia if the chassis number of the car is involved in a Takata airbag recall, and perform the recall as soon as possible.

    Honda City specs and pricing

    Used Honda City GM6 (2014-2020) Buyer’s Guide

    Honda City 2014 spec sheet – click to enlarge

    Honda City Hybrid spec sheet – click to enlarge

    Honda City GM6 Available Colours

    Used Honda City GM6 (2014-2020) Buyer’s Guide

    When it was launched in 2014, the Honda City was available in five colors: Modern Steel Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Taffeta White, Crystal Black Pearl, and Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic.

    In 2015, Dark Ruby Red Pearl was added to replace the blue. The 2017 facelift added a new hero colour, Lunar Silver Metallic. In 2019, Passion Red Pearl was added to replace Dark Ruby Red Pearl.

    When purchasing a used City, ensure the paintwork is in good condition, and there are no major scratches or dents. Honda City GM6 used car prices will vary based on mileage, condition, and the specific variant, so compare prices from different sellers to ensure you’re getting a fair deal.


    The Honda City originally came with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty. This means cars registered in the second half of 2018 onwards (at time of publishing this story) should still have the original warranty remaining.

    If you’re buying a car from 2018 onwards, check whether the warranty is still valid. This is because if the car is not serviced at authorised Honda service centres, the warranty would be void. Service history is an important factor when buying used cars, a well-maintained car should have regular service records.

    Honda City Review

    You can read our previously published Honda City reviews here:

    What do Honda City owners think of their cars?

    We analysed a total of 62 owner reviews of the Honda City GM6 on’s Owner Review section and this is what we found. You can also read the owner reviews yourselves via the links below.


    Excellent fuel efficiency: Owners consistently praise the car’s fuel economy, stating that it has great fuel consumption and an efficient engine.

    Performance and handling: Owners appreciate the responsiveness of the i-VTEC engine, the car’s power delivery, and the handling, which some describe as wonderful and stable.

    Spacious interior and trunk: The Honda City has been lauded for its large cabin and boot space. One owner noted that the trunk could hold many items, while others emphasized the impressive legroom in the rear seats.

    Value for money: Owners believe that the Honda City provides good value for its price, with one noting that it offers C segment features at a B segment price.

    Safety features: The Honda City is commended for its safety features, including vehicle stability assist (VSA), anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), and multiple airbags​.

    Comfort: Owners find the seats supportive and comfortable, and they appreciate the quiet and smooth drive the car provides.

    Ergonomics and design: Some owners appreciate the car’s ergonomic design and stylish look, praising elements such as the armrest and car knob placement, as well as the touch screen LCD.

    Econ Mode: This feature, which helps improve fuel efficiency, is liked by several owners.

    Sound system: The car’s sound system, which includes 8 speakers, is noted as a positive aspect by some owners.

    Reliability: Some owners mention that they have not experienced major issues with the car after several years of use​.

    Boot space: The spacious boot, which can be expanded with fold-down backseats, is seen as a significant plus. One owner even mentioned it could accommodate an IKEA flat-pack shelf.

    Other features: Additional features like rear air conditioning vents, smart entry & push start, a 7-inch head unit, touch screen air conditioning panel, auto volume, and one-touch signal are also appreciated.


    Obviously no car is perfect, and these imperfections make themselves more obvious the longer you own a car. Here’s some negative points on the Honda City as listed by owners on

    Some owners reported noise issues, including a squeaky dashboard and noises coming from the driver’s side door. Several owners mentioned poor build quality, including uneven bumper clips and other defects. One owner mentioned that the suspension feels stiff, leading to a bumpy ride on certain roads.

    Some owners felt that the steering wheel size should be bigger for better comfort. There are also reports of steering rack issues, which is said to cost around RM2,000 or so to fix.

    Some suggested improvements include improving local assembly quality especially with respect to bumper clips and better paint quality particularly on the front bonnet.

    Used Honda City price

    A quick check on local classifieds sites reveal prices for the Honda City GM6 starts from RM38k for a 2014 model. The Honda City facelift is priced around RM52k for a 2018 model year. The 2018 hybrid model seems to be priced around the same. For a 2020 model year car, we found pricing from around RM59k all the way up to RM78k. These prices are based on what we observed at time of publishing.

    Used Honda City

    We also checked myTukar Certified’s list of cars for sale and found three used Honda City GM6 for sale.

    There’s a 2016 E spec model with 95,191km mileage going for RM54,800 and a 2019 facelift S spec model with 73,898 km mileage going for RM64,900. The lowest mileage model is a 2017 V spec model with 67,764km mileage going for RM68,500.

    All myTukar Certified cars have undergone a 160-point inspection. All damage, major or minor has been listed in a detailed Inspection Report. You can view the inspection report in each listing by clicking “View Full Inspection Report”.

    In the 160 point report, go to the “Underbody And Under The Hood” section. You will see a line item “Rack And Pinion, Linkage & Boots”. This will apply to the RM2,000 steering rack issue mentioned above.

    Honda City available cars

    From RM 689 a month
    RM 62,900
    From RM 744 a month
    RM 67,900
    From RM 645 a month
    RM 58,900
    From RM 1,042 a month
    RM 95,100
    From RM 502 a month
    RM 45,800


    In conclusion, the Honda City GM6 is a practical and reliable choice for a used car, boasting impressive space, performance, and fuel efficiency.

    As with any used car purchase, it’s important to thoroughly inspect the vehicle and its records before making your decision. Happy hunting!

  • Driven Web Series 2014 #1: Best of the B-segment – 2014 Honda City vs Toyota Vios vs Nissan Almera

    Enough waiting, Driven Web Series is back with a new season, powered by the new Petronas Primax95 with Advanced Energy Formula!

    Just like last season, we’re kicking things off with everyday cars. The ever-popular Toyota Vios came out tops in our mixed pairing last year, so now we’re pitting it against its closest class rivals, the 2014 Honda City and Nissan Almera – all in top-spec TRD Sportivo, V and VL guises respectively.

    Looks, performance, handling, comfort and safety – everything considered, which is the best B-segment sedan on sale in Malaysia? Watch the video above to find out the Driven Web Series verdict. As usual, we hold no punches.

    Thanks for watching, and be sure to head over to to compare the full specifications of the three cars here. It’s sure good to be back, and we hope you enjoy the show!

    PS: No, Harve won’t be wearing a dress in this episode – that’s so 2013, anyway. But don’t worry, other surprises await, and next week we’ll have three sexy cars with a guest host that looks properly stunning in white. Stay tuned :)

  • VIDEO: A walk-around tour of the 2014 Honda City

    Teaser. Preview. Launch. Test drive. Old car, new car. Grade-by-grade comparison. And if you’re a seasoned visitor, you won’t be surprised to hear we’re still not done with the 2014 Honda City. After all, cars as significant as this don’t come every day, do they?

    The very day after the launch, we visited Sumber Auto in PJ to find a top-of-the-range Grade V example, in the new Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic shade, taking pride of place on the showroom floor. We arrived as early as we could – yet, as you can see, we weren’t the only ones there. And by lunchtime…

    Still, we’ve managed to bring you a comprehensive walk-around video of the latest alternative to the Toyota Vios and Nissan Almera – and I got a bit of my own back in the process, too. Have fun watching, and subscribe to our Youtube channel for more of such videos, which are coming your way!

    See our entire string of 2014 Honda City-related stories here.

    GALLERY: Malaysian launch of the 2014 City

  • GALLERY: 2014 Honda City spec-by-spec comparison

    If you think we’ve covered all possible angles of the 2014 Honda City by now, well, you thought wrong, as here comes our spec-by-spec comparison of the four available grades in Malaysia. The new City’s prices vary from RM75,800 for the base S to the range-topping V’s RM90,800, and the like-for-like pictures below show you all their differences.

    Obviously, all the fancy features (platinum grille, 16-inch wheels, touch-sensitive multimedia head unit and automatic air-con controls, six airbags) are exclusive to the most expensive Grade V, while the entry-level variant appears rather basic in comparison (silver-painted grille, 15-inch steel wheels with covers, single-DIN head unit, manual air-con, dual airbags).

    Meanwhile, the S and S+ models are also marked out by their conventional front fender indicators and body-coloured door handles, next to the E and V’s wing mirror-mounted LED repeaters and chrome grips. Beyond the obvious are smaller spec changes too, such as the traditional antenna on the S, as opposed to the stylish shark fin-like item on the others.

    A Grade V example fitted with the optional Modulo and Premium packages are pictured below too. You can refer to the official spec sheet for a more detailed list of the equipment spread. With such big differences in prices though, it’s fair to say that you get what you pay for with Honda’s new Toyota Vios rival. Or should we say Vios-beater? Find out in our initial drive report of the new City.

    2014 Honda City Grade V with Modulo and Premium packages

    2014 Honda City Grade V 2014 Honda City Grade E 2014 Honda City Grade S+ 2014 Honda City Grade S

  • 2014 Honda City launched in Malaysia, from RM76k

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    We’ve followed the new Honda City from its world debut to market launches in India and Thailand, before previewing the Malaysian-spec locally-assembled City last month, twice. We have even got behind its wheel for a test drive report, and compared it shoulder-to-shoulder with the outgoing car. It has been quite a journey, and here’s the climax – the official local launch of the 2014 Honda City.

    Let’s do a recap, shall we. The all-new Honda City, which shares a platform with the new Jazz, has grown in size – while it is just 25 mm longer than the previous car, the new wheelbase length of 2,600 mm is a significant 50 mm more, which means that overhangs have been minimised. 2,600 mm matches the Nissan Almera‘s WB and eclipses the Toyota Vios‘ by 50 mm.

    Honda says that rear passenger space is best-in-class. The target was D-segment space, and backbenchers get more room here than in the Civic and Toyota Camry, it is claimed. Honda, which has always excelled in packaging, pushed the dash forward and brought the hip-point back – these, plus the longer wheelbase helped realise the interior space gains. Also segment-leading is the 536-litre boot.

    2014 City Interior

    Under the hood is the familiar but lightly-improved 1.5 litre SOHC i-VTEC engine, now with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), a new resin intake manifold and less friction. The motor makes 120 PS at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm at 4,600 rpm, and is mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission. Unlike the Almera and Vios, there’s no basic manual-transmission version offered here.

    The Earth Dreams Technology CVT replaces the previous car’s torque converter five-speed automatic. The change to CVT, coupled with lower weight and better aerodynamics, has improved fuel consumption – 17.5 km/l vs 15.3 km/l in Honda’s own tests. Also, ECON mode makes a debut in the City.

    Not the most important point in such a car, but the 1,075 kg City does the 0-100 km/h sprint in 10.5 seconds, or 10.8 seconds for the heavier (1,106 kg) and wider-tyred range-topping variant. Top speed is 190 km/h.

    The new platform is suspended by front McPherson struts and a rear torsion beam, the standard arrangement in this class. The rear brakes are drum units, but Honda says that braking performance is the same as before. The EPS steering turns 175/65 R15 tyres in all but the V, which is shod with 185/55 R16 rubber. The price-busting S rides on steel wheels with caps, while all other grades get alloy rims.

    Speaking of grades, four will be offered in Malaysia – S, S+, E and V. The top-spec V is richly equipped for a B-segment sedan. The above-mentioned 16-inch rims, touch-panel auto air-con, rear air-con vents, leather steering with audio/cruise control buttons, keyless entry + push start and illuminated meter are all standard, plus a touch-screen head unit with seven-inch screen and eight speakers.

    The E gets some of the V’s goodies, but not all of course, while the S is cheap (we mean the sticker price) and basic. Click on the spec sheet scan below for a detailed look at the equipment spread.

    Honda City Spec Sheet

    Click to enlarge spec sheet

    Safety-wise, the ABS, EBD, Brake Assist and dual-airbags are standard across the board. Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Hill Start Assist are only for the E and V, while side + curtain airbags are exclusive to the V, making it a total of six airbags. ISOFIX child seat mounts are standard.

    The 2014 Honda City is available in five colours: Modern Steel Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Taffeta White, Crystal Black Pearl and the new Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic.

    Prices start from RM75,800 for the S and RM78,800 for the S+, rising to RM83,800 for the Grade E. The range topping V is priced at RM90,800. There are two add-on packages – a RM3,200 Modulo Package (body kit, side skirts, boot spoiler, door visor) and a RM1,700 Premium Package (foot lights, sports pedal, side step illumination, trunk tray, trunk organiser).

    The City comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty, while the service interval is 10,000 km. Buyers get six times free labour service, alternating with paid service, up till 100,000 km.

  • DRIVEN: 2014 Honda City i-VTEC previewed in Phuket

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    Small cars are big business. As other industries gnash their teeth over sales declines and predict the end of the world, the automotive players, those with B-segment contenders in particular, are doing rather well. Significantly up last year and, with new entrants late last year and this year, almost certainly more in 2014.

    The rules of small cars are fast changing too. Until recently, small meant basic. If you wanted big car features you would (obviously enough) buy a big car. And if you couldn’t afford it, or fit it into your garage, tough.

    Enter the 2014 Honda City. It’s not a size thing – this car is as dinky as other, more utilitarian sedans. What it offers is big car equipment and interior space. Not minimalism, but rather downsizing. So is it any good, and more crucially, is it better than the Toyota Vios? We hopped over to Phuket, Thailand to find out.

    Click here for the full story and gallery of the 2014 Honda City.

  • GALLERY: Old and all-new 2014 Honda City compared

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    We’re reporting from Thailand, to preview the all-new 2014 Honda City before it’s introduced in Malaysia. The drive report will be up at a later date, but for now, let us take you through what is, to most of us at least, the new Toyota Vios-rival’s defining feature – its looks.

    When it comes to cars in this segment, price (Nissan Almera) and appearance (Toyota Vios) talk. So here is the upcoming Honda B-segment sedan, pictured next to the car it will replace very soon. In the next few weeks, in fact. Yes, we’re that close to the 2014 City’s Malaysian launch.

    Ignore the exact specifications of this very car for now, as this is a Thai-built, Thai-spec vehicle, which differs from the Malaysian-assembled, Malaysian-spec models you can buy locally. Just focus on the looks at the moment. Not a bad change of style, eh? Give us your thoughts below.

    2014 Honda City (Thai-spec) 2009-2013 Honda City (Thai-spec)

  • 2014 Honda City launched in Thailand – two airbags and VSA standard, six airbags an option


    Following the 2014 Honda City‘s global market debut in India just over two weeks ago, the car has now made its ASEAN debut in Thailand, with six versions available, priced from 550,000 baht.

    All are powered by a 1.5 litre i-VTEC engine, which can also run on E85 fuel. The mill produces 117 hp at 6,000 rpm and 146 Nm of torque at 4,700 rpm (in India, 117 hp at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 4,600 rpm). Save for the baseline model, which has a five-speed manual gearbox, the new Honda City now comes with a seven-step CVT gearbox, replacing the outgoing model‘s five-speed automatic.

    The six variants of the Thai-market Honda City are the S MT, which is priced at 550,000 baht (RM55,650), the S AT at 589,000 baht (RM59,600), the V at 649,000 baht (RM65,670), the V+ at 689,000 baht (RM69,720), the SV at 734,000 baht (RM74,270) and the SV+, which goes for 749,000 baht (RM75,790).


    Like the Indian-market City, the interior features a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which supports a smartphone interface, and an automatic air-conditioning system with a touch-control panel for the SV and SV+ (the other variants get manual AC and a standard audio system). The triple gauges are illuminated by blue light rings and house a multi-information display on the V, V+, SV and SV+ versions – the baseline S has amber illumination.

    Other features include keyless entry with push-start ignition and a multi-function steering wheel with paddle shifters, cruise control, audio control switches and a hands-free telephone switch for the SV and SV+.

    Unlike the rather bare Indian-spec car, all the Thai models are equipped with good safety features as standard – ABS brakes, VSA stability control, Hill Start Assist and Emergency Stop Signal. Let’s hope the same goes for the Malaysian-spec car.


    The V+ and SV+ offer an upgrade to the standard safety specs, adding i-Side airbags and side curtain airbags to the mix and bringing the total airbag count to six. The ‘+’ in the model name also adds a multi-angle rearview camera, with three-level adjustment.

    There are seven colour choices for the car – Modern Steel Grey (metallic), Carnelian Red (pearl), Crystal Black (pearl), Alabaster Silver (metallic), Taffeta White are joined by two new shades, these being Brilliant Sporty Blue (metallic) and Golden Brown (metallic).

    Honda Automobile Thailand is targeting sales of 60,000 units of the new City per year. This should of course aid Honda’s cause in the 2014 passenger car sales race – Honda overtook Toyota in Thai passenger car sales for the first time ever in 2013.

  • 2014 Honda City launched in India – new details


    After a world premiere in November last year, the new 2014 Honda City has officially been launched in the Indian market. Two engines are available in India – a 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol as well as a 1.5 litre i-DTEC turbodiesel. The petrol unit now uses a CVT gearbox with paddle shifters instead of a five-speed auto, and can also be had with a five-speed manual. The diesel engine, meanwhile, is mated to a six-speed manual.

    The 1.5 litre i-DTEC engine has plenty of torque – 200 Nm at just 1,750 rpm, with a peak output of 100 PS at 3,600 rpm. That’s more torque than a Honda Civic 2.0. We managed to try the diesel on a Brio Amaze mule back in late 2012, but there’s probably no chance for the i-DTEC to make it to the Malaysian market, so let’s take a closer look at the 1.5 i-VTEC.


    The new City’s 1.5 litre i-VTEC engine produces 119 PS at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 4,600 rpm. This is 1 PS less than the engine in the current City sold in Malaysia, as well as the same peak torque, but the full 145 Nm kicks in 200 rpm earlier.

    Improvements to the petrol engine include a tweaked i-VTEC system, friction reduction (low tension oil seal, zigzag piston pattern coating), fuel consumption (exhaust gas recirculation EGR, valve timing, double needle plug) and weight reduction via an integrated resin intake manifold.


    Measuring 4,440 mm long, the 2014 Honda City is just 25 mm longer than the current car but the new wheelbase length of 2,600 mm is a significant 50 mm more, which means that overhangs have been minimised. The longer wheelbase (which matches the Nissan Almera’s) translates into greater interior space, which now includes rear air con vents.

    The longer platform rides on MacPherson struts at the front and a H-shaped torsion beam at the rear. Steering is via an EPS system. The car has the option for ABS brakes and the airbag count maxes at two for the highest spec car, but unfortunately none of the Indian spec cars will get stability control.


    Will Honda Malaysia offer VSA stability control on all variants of the City here? This important safety feature is available on the E and E+ variants of the current-generation City – a one-up on that would be great!

    The new car was developed at the Honda R&D Centre in Tochigi following extensive market surveys in India, ASEAN countries, as well as other markets. It will be sold in 60 markets, with India being the first. From what we’ve heard at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, it will also go on sale in Japan with a hybrid engine.


    Since the diesel engine is the more important one for India, deliveries for that model will start immediately, with the i-VTEC version of the car to come in February.

    Enjoy the videos and mega gallery including live photos from today’s launch as well as the world premiere in November last year, thanks to Shrawan from IAB.

  • 2014 Honda City makes world debut in India – class leading wheelbase, 1.5L diesel and petrol engines

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    The all-new 2014 Honda City has made its world debut in India. The fourth-generation B-segment sedan brings to the class fresh styling, a bigger body, longer wheelbase and for India’s case, a 1.5L i-DTEC turbodiesel option alongside an improved 1.5L i-VTEC petrol unit.

    Carrying new styling first seen on the third-gen Honda Jazz hatchback that was launched this year, including “Exciting H Design” and “Solid Wing Face” cues (launch story here, live Tokyo 2013 gallery here), the new Honda City has grown in size.

    Measuring 4,440 mm long, it is just 25 mm longer than the current third-gen City, but the new wheelbase length of 2,600 mm is a significant 50 mm more, which means that overhangs have been minimised.

    New City Old City New Vios Polo Sedan Almera
    Length 4,440mm 4,415mm 4,410mm 4,384mm 4,425mm
    Width 1,695mm 1,695mm 1,700mm 1,699mm 1,695mm
    Height 1,495mm 1,470mm 1,475mm 1,466mm 1,510mm
    Wheelbase 2,600mm 2,550mm 2,550mm 2,552mm 2,600mm
    Luggage 510L 506L 506L 454L 490L

    To put that in perspective, 2.6 metres between the wheels puts the new City at the top of the class along with the Nissan Almera, and similar to the current Toyota Corolla Altis, which is of course from a segment above. The current ninth-gen Honda Civic‘s wheelbase is 70 mm ahead at 2,670 mm.

    This elongated wheelbase means a longer cabin, and coupled with Honda’s trademark Man Maximum, Machine Minimum philosophy, should translate to more cabin space for all. Total boot volume is 510 litres with a full-sized spare wheel, including under floor storage. Four golf bags shouldn’t be a problem.

    Indian customers can choose from two 1.5 litre engines, an i-DTEC turbodiesel or an improved version of the i-VTEC SOHC petrol engine we’re familiar with in the current car. The new 100 PS/200 Nm i-DTEC engine, part of Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology family, is a variant of the 1.6 i-DTEC used the the Honda Civic Euro, with a shorter stroke.

    2014 Honda City India-13

    The diesel, which also powers the smaller Indian-market Honda Brio Amaze with 25.8 km/l economy, will be greeted warmly in the subcontinent, where diesel cars are getting very popular. However, it’s unlikely to reach our shores due to our sub-par diesel quality.

    The petrol, which is more relevent to us, has been improved in the areas of VTEC performance, friction reduction (low tension oil seal, zigzag piston pattern coating), fuel consumption (exhaust gas recirculation EGR, valve timing, double needle plug) and weight. The latter is via an integrated resin intake manifold. No figures were given though. The current City engine does 120 PS and 145 Nm.

    At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Sho Minekawa, managing officer and COO of regional sales operations revealed that Honda will be rolling out a City Hybrid next year – click here for the full story.

    The suspension system consists of front MacPherson struts and a rear torsion beam, while the EPS steering is of a new column-controlled design. Safety wise, the new City comes with dual airbags, ABS/EBD in India. In Malaysia, the current City facelift has all that and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) on the higher grades.

    2014 Honda City India-1

    Speaking of kit, the new City is now available with things like a sunroof, smart key with push start and a touch-panel digital air con system for the highest spec cars. As you can see above, the multi-info meter panel is also a lot more premium looking with new functions, and there’s a five-inch screen for the audio system, which has phone functions. Rear AC vents are now included.

    India will be the first market to get the new City, which will be launched there in January 2014. The Indian-market City will roll out from Honda’s factory in Greater Noida, and we expect production to start in Thailand and Malaysia in the near future. Another coming soon car is the Honda Vezel a.k.a. Jazz SUV, which made its debut at Tokyo 2013.

    More details will be forthcoming when the 2014 Honda City is officially launched. Likewise, the gallery will be updated when official press pics become available. Like what you see so far?

    UPDATE: Live pics from the Delhi debut have been added to the gallery, thanks to Shrawan from IAB.


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