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Old 25th November 2013, 13:59   #46
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Default Re: Confirmed: 2014 Honda City to be unveiled in November 2013

To summarize a part of it:

-2014 City claims to make a bold statement. Will be available in both petrol and diesel models, confirms Honda
New City will be powered by a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine.

- Honda is confident that the diesel city will be the most fuel efficient car in its class.

- 2014 City will be launched in January next year.

- 50,000 units of Amaze sold in 8 months with 70 per cent of buyers opting for diesel variants.

- Honda has been selling the City in over 55 countries since launch in 1996.

- New City designed using Honda's latest Exciting H!!! design philosophy.
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To quote the company, this offers cockpit controls which are focused around the driver, and can be operated like a “smart phone”.

Pics & Report: 2014 Honda City unveiled in India-newhondacitydashboard.jpg

- Talking about the design, 2014 City to feature Low, sleek-looking aerodynamic front-end. Wider stance at the rear end with dynamic presence.

- Interior to feature layered floating cockpit. Clever packaging means class leading space expected with the new City. - The legroom is increased by an impressive 60mm!

- Previous City enjoyed 67 per cent market share in petrol C segment class.

- Standard features will include 5-inch display for audiosystem with hands-free function, steering mounted controls, rear parking sensors, rear aic conditioning vents, 8-speakers, four power outlets, multi-function instrumentation and much more.

- First in class features include touch controls for air conditioning, cruise control and more gizmos

-In terms of features, the new City gets rear AC vents, an 8-speaker audio system with USB, Bluetooth, Aux-in, iPod, a touch-panel auto AC system, cruise control, smart key and a sunroof.

-As far as hardware is concerned, the sedan’s chassis and suspension system have been revisited to reduce the overall weight. Honda claims that the car will have improved driving dynamics as well.



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Default Re: Confirmed: 2014 Honda City to be unveiled in November 2013

Maybe some of the pics I took will shed some light on engine specs and transmissions.

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Although I suspect, complete details will be revealed when they organise the media drive in December, and disclose the pricing & variants in the first week of January.

Eagerly waiting for the Team-BHP comprehensive review now. Next month or January, guys?!
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Default Re: Confirmed: 2014 Honda City to be unveiled in November 2013

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I hope they announce the engine specs, feature list and dimensions of the car today.
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Four pages of whumph but no real tech specs! Come on folks.
Today is just the Global unveil of the 4th Gen City, so do not expect any tech specs or intricate details, lest you want to be disappointed!

But from the presentation -

>Diesel would have a capacity of 1.5L and would be the most fuel efficient in its class - but power / torque figures not disclosed.

>Petrol will be a revamped and updated version of the current 1.5L i-Vtec - No info on AT option ( thought its understood ) and revamped could mean - Better Power & Torque figures / Better efficiency / Better NVH or all the above
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- New City designed using Honda's latest Exciting H!!! design philosophy.
- I have seen few current City with similar grill mod, and they almost look like this one.

- Interior mods are really good, one step above Verna.

- Those tyres look skinny!

Honda's latest exciting H!!! philosophy, you mean H philosophy?

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This will surely sell due to the added tech, space and diesel motor but let's hope they don't price it much higher just because of a few added gizmos.

I for one am really dissappointed with this launch. The blue honda rendering with the couple standing alongside and a tree next to it looked much much better according to me. This car begs for bigger, thicker wheels, a less lazy design; the previous gen looked much better this one just took the same design and added a little here and there (always a big mistake) which makes it look less impacting and original. Oh and please don't tell me that those are the alloys that will be offered, they look BORING!

Lastly it is very shameful on Honda's part to steal the design of the authentics concept displayed in the summer by what is a less established manufacturer in the four wheeler space. This kind of unethical practice took place once already when they copied the look of the frankly boring Hyundai Sonata Embera. Wonder if Suzuki will spice up the YL1 to differentiate its lovely bum.

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It is a face-lift alright, but a very good one. It looks much more beautiful than the outgoing City. Hope they don't jack up the prices.

Interior design is good, but the materials look a bit downmarket (probably, the pics).

Weird alloys, though.

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Overall a great package. This should literally blow away the Verna and Elantra sales. I hope they price it properly on par with Verna instead of trying to pitch it in as a competitor to Elantra.

Everything will boil down to which features they would offer in lower variants and how they price them. Interiors are really refreshing and the new features are really welcome. I hope they give safety kit as standard across all variants.

With the increase in wheel base, I hope it doesn't turn out to be another Civic when it comes to the battles with Indian speed breakers.

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Key slot for the boot is missing compared to the old City's boot. Release mechanism through latch alone?
Possibly an electromagnetic lock with a boot unlock button in the key.

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Key slot for the boot is missing compared to the old City's boot. Release mechanism through latch alone? Old City's rear for reference.
Well, the smart key system has 3 buttons, so I am guessing we will have a remote boot release button on the key fob as well.

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It is a face-lift alright, but a very good one. It looks much more beautiful than the outgoing City. Hope they don't jack up the prices.

Interior design is good, but the materials look a bit downmarket (probably, the pics).

Weird alloys, though.
Face-lift? Its a All-new City, a new generation, which just looks similar to the out-going car. Like the Swift!

Alloys are better in the current car. Alloys and tyres are very disappointing!
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Aren't the interiors eerily similar to the new Toyota Corolla? Look at the air con vent's, then the big touch screen system under it and finally the air con control's. The entire design is so similar. I am attaching a picture of the interior's of the Corolla.

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Quick points from me -

> Pics on grey look smashing as volkman10 pointed out.

> Engine start/stop button, AC vents could have been a little better in design in my view on the interior front. Otherwise, it is super-blue-cool.

> Yes aravind.anand a.k.a Auto, tires and alloys are a spoilsport on the exteriors, I go with you.

Can't believe the outgoing and the just-unveiled cars having different underpinnings almost wore the same hat (correct me if I'm wrong about this.)
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Honda has worked on some of the lousy bits in the previous generation, the horrid silver central console , HU with old school fonts and the 80's style plasticky AC controls. Good to see ACC make an appearance, it was certainly a deal breaker on the old car, especially the top end models.

I am surprised that fixed rear headrests are still around, it is really uncomfortable for taller people on long trips, hope Honda adds it in the production version. The current V alloys and a diesel automatic, should make it an awesome replacement for the Fiesta. The new alloys look terrible.
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The first City with a diesel heart, it is a legend already! Perfect evolution of its predecessor. Also, finally gets auto climate control. Just hope it drives well too. Bank on Honda to heavily advertise it with the i-dtec. Also assuming the claimed diesel mileage to be around the 20-24kpl mark. A segment best.
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Absolutely no correlation between the revolutionary design sketches and the actual car which looks like a better revamp of the current City. This is the first time in the City's life cycle that they haven't come up with a totally new design.

A touch disappointing.

You know i felt the same way when i saw the actual car after i saw the sketch. The sketch makes the car look way more muscular and fluidic.
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