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Old 21st February 2009, 00:17   #1
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Hi guys,

New Honda City is being launched in Dubai on 23rd feb. i will be covering that launch and will try to post the photos and also try to mention on how its different from the version in india.

one thing i noticed, is the alloy wheels on the city are real cool deal!

anyway.....keep an eye on this thread!

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Old 21st February 2009, 12:54   #2
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Thats on Monday !! Eagerly waiting see the pics.
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Great, let's see what did we miss and what we can expect from the ANHC here if Linea "really" makes any difference to their sales.

Awaiting your review and I got my eyes on this thread
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Let's see how Honda treats the ME compared to the rip-off attitude towards Indians.
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Let's see how Honda treats the ME compared to the rip-off attitude towards Indians.
you put words to my thought mate. I have always felt that honda products offered in India are no where on par with their international offerings.
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let me clear some misconceptions about treating indian market lesser compared to other markets!

honda civic came with paddle shift gears in india and it came later in Dubai. in dubai it came with 2009 facelift model.

honda accord in dubai is again without the paddle shift gears offered in india!

CRV in india comes with 2.4 and 2.0 ltr engines....here only 2.4!

its the taxes from the indian govt which make the car prices go up! to save on the rise in price.....OEMs cut on goodies like Airbags, ABS, Alloywheels etc!

blame the govt for taxes.....not the OEMs!

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The first batch of Civics for ME came with drum brakes for the rear.
anyways lets see what the new city has in store.
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The first batch of Civics for ME came with drum brakes for the rear.
anyways lets see what the new city has in store.
thank you for adding that on the civic for ME. i know the indian version has discs on all four!
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To add to Parm's post, the City S that we get here goes for 14L ex-showroom in Singapore.

But oh teh noes, it is only us that is getting ripped off. Pfft.
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Dubai & S'pore are low volument mkts for Civic. We should be comparing it with Thailand which is similar to Indian market in many aspects (or may be Malaysia).
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l.OEMs cut on goodies like Airbags, ABS, Alloywheels etc!
I am very much surprised that you call ABS, Airbags as goodies. IMO these should be made compulsory. Why is life on an Indian customer any less important then European or American customer ?
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I am very much surprised that you call ABS, Airbags as goodies. IMO these should be made compulsory. Why is life on an Indian customer any less important then European or American customer ?
well we get these goodies as add on features in high end models of various cars. the addition of these goodies makes the price of the car go up, thus resulting in less sales!

anyway its 7pm local dubai time launch for the Honda City, so expect the review on Tbhp by 9-10pm dubai time.
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ALL NEW City 1.5L LX 09MY

Performance Data

* Engine: 1.5L, i-VTEC
* Power: 118 hp @ 6600 rpm (NET)
* Torque: 14.8 kgm @ 4800 rpm (NET)
* Transmission: Direct 5 Speed Automatic

Exterior Features

* Halogen Headlight (with level adjuster)
* Steel Wheel 15"
* Power Door Mirror
* Body Colour Bumpers, Mirrors, Door Handles

Interior Features

* Tilt and Telescoping Power Steering
* Electronic Power Steering
* Power Windows
* Power Door Lock
* Air Conditioner with Heater
* Radio/CD (MP3) Player+USB/AUX with 2 Speakers
* DSP Graphics Equalizer
* Speed Volume Compensation (SVC)
* Trip Computer (with Fuel Consumption Display)

Safety Features

* Dual Airbags (Driver & Passenger)
* Anti Lock braking System (ABS+EBD)
* Brake Assist (BA)
* Immobiliser System

Source: Honda UAE
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Do post the pics of interiors, so that we can compare with Indian version.

Here as we all know, the interiors are the biggest let down.
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those alloys look like they are out of a Vauxhall( i think) but looks great though.

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