Thirteen years since its last reveal, the Honda City has had a makeover
Honda says the third generation 2009 City "combines street smart features with fashion-forward styling and superior driving dynamics" in a new City sedan.
Since its debut in 1996, the City sedan has sold over one million units in 39 countries.
"When you look at the impressive features and affordable price-tag of this all-new Honda City it's easy to see why," says Honda New Zealand Managing Director Graeme Seymour.
Two models are available, the City S and more featured City E, and both boast a 1.5-litre SOHC i-VTEC engine with an output of 88kW and 145Nm. A fuel economy of 6.3L/100km (in the manual, 6.6 Auto) and CO2 emissions of only 148g/km, Honda says it's an environmentally sound choice also.
Although a small car, the City has plenty of space - easily accommodating five adults in comfort and boasting a bigger boot (506 litres VDA) than the rest of the Honda sedan range.
The City S comes equipped with tilt adjustable steering, power windows and mirrors, alarm and central locking and an iPod/MP3 ready single in-dash CD stereo with MP3 player compatibility. It has ABS brakes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist, dual front, side and curtain airbags and front seatbelt pre-tensioners as standard safety features.
The City E adds telescopic steering, 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome door handles, fog lights, sports trim and a leather steering wheel and shift knob.
The City E is available with the same 5-speed automatic transmission as the Civic, while the City S is available in both 5 speed auto or 5 speed manual.
"Consumers looking for all the benefits a small car delivers - whether that be affordability, driving ease, economy at the pump or environmental responsibility - now have a fantastic sedan option packed full of features and in tune with the needs of a modern driver," says Seymour.
Recommended Retail Pricing (plus on road costs) is:
City S $26,900
City S Auto $29,500
City E $31,900
The City is available in QuickSilver, Atomic Gold, Obsidian Black, Taffeta White and Habenaro Chili Red, all with a black interior featuring silver trim.
Compare the Honda range here.