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Friday, March 19, 2021

5 Ways the All-New Honda City Leads the Sub-Compact Segment


Introduced in the Philippine market in 1996, the Honda City has become Honda Cars Philippines’s best-selling model over the years. With over 131,000 units sold since its arrival, the City consistently reflected the core values of smart style, outstanding interior space, and strong commanding presence.

Now on its fifth generation, the All-New City continues on that path and remains the leader in the sub-compact segment through its sportier exterior, comfortable and spacious interior, and performance that surpasses other subcompact sedans in the market.



#1. Head-Turning Design

Developed under the concept of “Ambitious Sedan,” the All-New City boasts of a cutting-edge sleek design. With its thick long nose, lowered full height, and widened full width, the fifth generation All-New City is now more stylish than ever. Standard on all models is LED daytime running lights, an expressive solid wing face, and LED tail lamps.

For those who want the personification of Honda’s sporty DNA, the first-ever City RS variant goes even bolder with its High Gloss Black front grille with RS logo emblem, two-tone 16-inch RS wheels, as well as other exclusive sporty black RS variant design cues.


#2. Enhanced Interior Feel

The All-New City’s sporty exterior opens up to an interior that emphasizes space and comfort for everyone on board.

Class-leading space is quickly evident, especially at the back with its expanded leg room and knee clearance. On top of that, the 1.5 V CVT and 1.5 RS variants now include a new Rear Ventilation system to further enhance the comfort for rear passengers.

Standard across the whole City line-up is a One Push Start System, as well as a new Air Conditioning Design with Rotary Knobs, Digital Display & Illumination.



#3. Surefooted Performance

The All-New City is powered by a new 1.5-liter 4-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC engine providing 121 PS at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm. Not only does it make the All-New City the most powerful in its class, but the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) balances that with fuel economy. It also has Honda’s Eco Assist System. With an ECON mode and Eco-Coaching Ambient light, it helps push fuel efficiency even further.

More than just power, the All-New City features lessened noise and vibration. Adopting spray polyurethane foam insulation at the bottom ends of the pillars and sound absorbers which is 3.5 times more than the previous model, all passenger can enjoy their conversations inside the car. Moreover, a thicker body and added stiffeners reduce cabin vibrations even more.


#4. Seamless Connectivity

With owners being more digitally savvy than ever, the All-New City is equipped with an 8-inch Advanced Touchscreen Display Audio. Available in the 1.5 S CVT, 1.5 V CVT, and 1.5 RS CVT, it comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and WebLink as standard.

Standard on all City variants is a 4-speaker system, but the City 1.5 RS satisfies even the most discerning audiophiles with its 8-speaker sound system.



#5. Unparalleled Safety

The All-New Honda City achieves a 5-star safety rating at the ASEAN NCAP, and was, in fact, recognized with the ASEAN NCAP Excellent Award for its consistent 5-star rating throughout its third, fourth, and now, fifth generation.

Aside from Honda’s G-force Control (G-CON) collision safety body that enhances crash safety performance, the All-New City includes other advanced safety features such as 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), and Power Door Locks with Speed Sensing Auto Lock. All variants also come with Side Airbags, while the 1.5 V CVT and 1.5 RS CVT come with a Multi-view Rear Camera with dynamic guidelines.

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