Thursday, October 22, 2020

Honda Cars PH Moves Sub-Compact Sedan Goalpost with All-New 2021 City (w/ Specs)


Honda Cars Philippines wants to turn the tide against the prevalence of sub-compact crossovers by giving its 2021 City the most dramatic and most feature-packed transformation yet. The fifth-generation in Honda’s storied line of sub-compact sedans, the all-new City redefines the segment in every imaginable way.

In terms of appearance, “Civic lite” easily comes to mind with its low and wide appearance. Despite competing in the sub-compact segment, the all-new City is dimensionally close to offerings a size bigger: 4,553 mm in length (+113 mm), 1,748 mm in width (+53 mm), and 1,467 mm in height (-10 mm). LED daytime running lights and LED taillights are standard, as are, depending on the trim, 15- or 16-inch alloy wheels.



For the first time ever, the all-new City gets the RS treatment. Sitting atop the range, the 2021 City RS adds uniquely styled bumpers (with a built-in diffuser out back), machine-finished 16-inch alloy wheels, full LED headlights and front fog lamps, and high-gloss black accents on the grille, mirrors, and spoiler.

Inside, the 2021 City continues with Honda’s “man-maximum, machine-minimum” philosophy giving it with the largest cabin in its class. The new horizontally-oriented interior reduces visual bulk, while more soft-touch points and improved interior materials makes for a truly class-above feel. A traditional two-gauge cluster greets the driver, but at the center is a standard (except for the base MT) 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and WebLink. Automatic climate control and keyless smart entry is standard on the V and RS grade.



Just like its exterior, the City RS is well-differentiated inside with its all black interior with sporty red accents. Leather and suede seats come standard as do eight speakers for the infotainment system, and a Civic Type R inspired leather steering wheel and aluminum sports pedals for the driver.

For the Philippine market, all variants of the 2021 City is powered by a new 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine. This powerplant makes 121 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque, mated to either a 6-speed manual or the Earth Dreams CVT. All variants benefit from the Eco-Coaching light, but only the automatic variants have the Econ Button.



For safety, the latest City scores an impressive 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating. Four airbags (dual front and side-impact), ABS with EBD, and electronic stability control are standard, while the V and RS add a multi-view rear camera. The RS also gets side curtain airbags.

The 2021 Honda City comes in the following colors with the corresponding prices (introductory prices valid until December 31, 2020):
  • 1.5 S MT - P 838,000
    Colors: Taffeta White, Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic
  • 1.5 S CVT - P 878,000
    Colors: Taffeta White, Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Ignite Red Metallic
  • 1.5 V CVT - P 968,000 
    Colors: Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Metallic, Ignite Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl
  • 1.5 RS CVT - P 1,048,000
    Colors: Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Ignite Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl


2020 Honda City Specifications
  • Overall Length: 4,553 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,748 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,467 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,600 mm
  • Front Tread / Rear Tread: 1,495 mm / 1,483 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 134 mm
  • Turning Radius: 5.0 m (at center)
  • Curb Weight: 1,083 kg (1.5 S MT), 1,106 kg (1.5 S CVT), 1,113 kg (1.5 V), 1,120 kg (1.5 RS)
  • Trunk Size: 519 liters
  • Seating Capacity: 5
2021 Honda City Engine & Powertrain
  • Type: Inline-4, DOHC, i-VTEC
  • Fuel Supply System: PGM-EFI
  • Engine Displacement: 1,498 cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 73.0 mm x 89.5 mm
  • Compression Ratio: 10.6:1
  • Maximum Power: 121 PS @ 6,600
  • Maximum Torque: 145 Nm @ 4,300
  • Drive-By-Wire: Yes
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT / Earth Dreams CVT
  • Paddle Shifters: 1.5 RS
  • AT Shift Lock: AT variants only
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 40 liters
  • Emissions Rating: Euro 4
  • Remote Engine Start: 1.5 RS
  • Eco Button: Yes
  • Eco-Coaching: Ambient Meter (AT variants only)
2021 Honda City Chassis & Steering System
  • Front Suspension: MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: Torsion Beam
  • Front Brakes: Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes: Drum
  • Parking Brake System: Hand Brake
  • Steering: Electric-Assist Rack & Pinion
  • Steering Wheel Material: 3-Spoke Urethane (1.5 S), 3-Spoke Leather (1.5 V, 1.5 RS)
  • Steering Adjustment: Tilt & Telescopic
  • Steering Controls: Audio & HFT (1.5 S), Audio, HFT w/ Voice Recognition (1.5 V, 1.5 RS)
  • Cruise Control: 1.5 V & 1.5 RS


2021 Honda City Exterior Features
  • Headlights: Halogen Projector (1.5 S, 1.5 V), Full LED (1.5 RS)
  • Auto Off Timer: Yes (15 seconds after engine off)
  • Daytime Running Lights: LED Guide Type
  • Fog Lights: 1.5 RS (LED)
  • Fog Lamp Garnish: 1.5 RS (Sport Type)
  • Side Turn Signal Lights: Fender Mounted (1.5 S), Door Mirror Integrated (1.5 V, 1.5 RS)
  • Tail Lights: LED
  • High-Mount Stop Lamp: LED
  • Front Grille: Chrome (1.5 S, 1.5 V), High-Gloss Black with RS Emblem (1.5 RS)
  • Sports Type Bumper: 1.5 RS
  • Door Handles: Body Color (1.5 S, 1.5 RS), Chrome (1.5 V)
  • Door Mirrors: Body Color (1.5 S, 1.5 V), High-Gloss Black (1.5 RS)
  • Power Folding Mirrors: 1.5 V, 1.5 RS
  • Trunk Spoiler: 1.5 RS
  • Front Wipers: Fixed Intermittent w/ Washer
  • Antenna: Sharks Fin
  • Tire Size: 185/60 R 15 (1.5 S), 185/55 R 16 (1.5 V, 1.5 RS)
  • Wheel Size: 15x6.0 J (1.5 S), 16x6.0 J (1.5 V, 1.5 RS)
  • Spare Tire: Space Saver Type
2021 Honda City Interior Features
  • One Push Start System
  • Keyless Entry System: Wave Key (1.5 S), Smart Entry (1.5 V, 1.5 RS)
  • Audio System: 2-DIN Audio (1.5 S MT), 8-inch Touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Weblink (1.5 S AT, 1.5 V, 1.5 RS)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB (1.5 S MT), Bluetooth, USB x 2 (1.5 S AT, 1.5 V, 1.5 RS)
  • Speakers: 4 (8 for 1.5 RS)
  • Climate Control: Manual (1.5 S), Automatic (1.5 V, 1.5 RS)
  • Rear Vents: 1.5 V, 1.5 RS
  • Tachometer, Speedometer, Fuel Level, Fuel Consumption Meter, Trip Meter, Range Computer, Temperature, Illumination Control
  • Interior Color: Black (1.5 S), Black w/ Ivory Trim (1.5 V), Black w/ Red Trim (1.5 RS)
  • Interior Trim: Interior Color (1.5 S), Hand-Wrapped (1.5 V), Hand-Wrapped w/ RS Stitch (1.5 RS)
  • Interior Accents: Silver (1.5 S), Piano Black (1.5 V, 1.5 RS)
  • Vent Outlet Garnish: Black (1.5 S), Silver (1.5 V, 1.5 RS)
  • Inner Door Handles: Black (1.5 S), Chrome (1.5 V, 1.5 RS)
  • Seats: Fabric (1.5 S, 1.5 V), Leather & Suede (1.5 RS)
  • Driver and Front Passenger Adjustable Headrests
  • Driver Seat Height Adjuster
  • Front Passenger Seatback Pocket
  • Front Center Armrest: Fabric (1.5 V), Leather (1.5 RS)
  • Rear Center Armrest: 1.5 RS (w/ Cup Holders)
  • Shift Knob: Urethane (1.5 S), Leather (1.5 V, 1.5 RS)
  • Sport Pedal: 1.5 RS
  • Power Windows: w/ Auto/Down for Driver
  • Windshield Defogger: Front & Side
  • Accessory Socket 12-volt: Front (1.5 S, 1.5 V), Front & Rear (1.5 RS)
  • Map Light
  • Dome Light
  • Trunk Light
  • Rear View Mirror: Day & Night
  • Vanity Mirror with Lid: Driver (1.5 S, 1.5 V), Driver & Front Passenger (1.5 RS)
  • Grab Handle: 3 (1.5 S, 1.5 V), 4 (1.5 RS)
  • Driver’s Side Coin Holder
  • Bottle Holder: 4
  • Cup Holder: 2 (1.5 S, 1.5 V), 4 (1.5 RS)
2021 Honda City Safety Features
  • Airbags: 4 (1.5 S, 1.5 V), 6 (1.5 RS)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Emergency Stop Signal
  • Multi-view Rear Camera (1.5 V, 1.5 RS)
  • Front Seat Belts: Adjustable 3-pt ELR x 2
  • Rear Seat Belts: 3-pt ELR x 3
  • Seatbelt Minder: Driver & Front Passenger
  • Power Door Locks: with Speed-Sensing Function
  • Driver’s Knee Bolster
  • Security Alarm with Immobilizer

3 comments:

  1. The exterior styling cues are reminiscent of the fourth-generation Jazz - mainly the lights and the grille. I'm glad Honda still sells this with three pedals.

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  2. The wheels seem small compared to the body.

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  3. The city seems to be getting uglier and uglier as time goes by. For me, the best looking was still the 2009 "transformer" look. Interior was so bland though.

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