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Old 13th December 2022, 13:08   #346
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In the year 2014 I bought Hyundai fluidic verna diesel for myself and Honda Amaze for my wife. In the same year my brother bought newly launched Honda city petrol for himself and Toyota Etios for his wife. 5 years down the line both Honda's in the family had rattles. Amaze build quality was extremely poor and but real surprise was rattles in the famed "Honda city".
Everyone knows that the Amaze as well as the Gen4 City have poor build quality. This is common public knowledge. Page after page has been written about this, there are dedicated threads on this and I have suffered the infamous Gen 4 build myself.

The improvements in the Gen5 are also well documented. The hybrid City is a definite step up from the petrol Gen5, and overall feels much better built.
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Old 13th December 2022, 13:30   #347
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I know sir the 5th Gen does feel better but it's still 2 yrs since it's launch and not many people have bought it unlike 4th Gen. So we never know if the improvements really made a big difference in the long term ownership.

Actually 4th generation brought a big doubt on the minds of Honda fans. Honda lost its legacy not just to SUV era but also because of the way the 4th Gen users suffered.

Today Toyota is in the same boat. They themselves are resorting to same cost cutting techniques by joining hands with maruti. It's only time which will tell if Hyryder has Toyota skeleton or Maruti's. This is the first product from maruti/Toyota duo from Toyota factory and sharing which goes beyond badge engineering. Choosing Global C platform is not a bad decision as Global C platform is either equal to or better then Toyota TNGA-C platform. Choosing maruti interiors will still be ok. But choosing Maruti build quality specially when it comes to chasis will not be acceptable, and i hope it's not the case. Doors are definitely Maruti but Bonet Dicky rest of panels are at par with the competition.
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Old 13th December 2022, 17:19   #348
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It is common knowledge that Hyryder is based on Suzuki C Platform even Toyota mentions it in their brochure so glossing over the facts would not solve the purpose. But it being manufactured on this platform is not a problem at all as I already said that this platform can take abuse and is pretty strong in itself and I plan to buy the Hyryder myself as a second car. Further, platforms are not created for every car and cannot be mixed and matched just for 1 market without extensive research.
Also, everyone is here free to choose the product they like and need not justify their purchase, but that decision should not be made while bashing other products and denying the facts and the fact of the matter is both are new cars and both technologies are new for India at the moment and equally unproven.
And for every bad experience there are several great ones as well and if people were to choose on those bad experiences, then companies like Tata would have shut shop long ago.
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Old 4th February 2023, 14:47   #349
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Uncle Khong giving the beans to Honda City Hybrid hatchback:

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Old 15th February 2023, 13:18   #350
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Re: Honda City Hybrid Review

Honda City e:HEV set to get new entry-level variants.

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Honda currently offers the e:HEV powertrain only on the top-spec, fully loaded ZX trim. Priced at Rs 19.89 lakh (ex-showroom), it’s also considerably more expensive than the standard City petrol that currently tops out at Rs 15.62 lakh (ex-showroom). We are told that Honda will introduce a more affordable trim of the City e:HEV, thus, decreasing the gap between the petrol and the hybrid.
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Honda City e:HEV set to get new entry-level variants.
The much hyped hybrid variant didn't find much takers as per the sales personnel at Honda. At ₹24 lakh itís ₹5.5 lakh costlier than the ZX petrol version. Not going to be economical for most. I don't think adding an entry level variant in VX is going to make any big difference, unless they bring out hybrid in ĎVí trim and price it at ₹19 lakh. I donít think thatís going to happen, itís mostly going to be stopped once the kits are used up.
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Hybrid Civic at 25/26L may have done better. 'Badi Gaadi' with decent FE.
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With three people and two medium sized suitcases and two duffle bags the boot was sufficient. The small storage area under the boot mat also had a small tool bag that I have kept there permanently. We travelled from Bangalore to Goa with this much luggage and had no issues with the boot.
Crossposting from other thread - It would be helpful if you can share some pics of how are you managing to fit your two medium sized suitcases and two duffle bags without removing the spare wheel. Though the depth is good enough, the height of the boot is really low and I wasn't able to accommodate more than one American Tourister checkin baggage inside the boot in any mode of arrangement. It was a total misfit and the Honda test drive person couldn't help me with any details on what luggage size is ideal for e:HEV's boot.

On a separate note, I have a feedback for Honda dealers that they should have some luggages in the showroom which are optimized for this car's boot and they should demo it for anyone who raises this concern with the sales folks. That way atleast they have a chance to convince customers that by buying the right sized luggage, they can get the best out of this small boot.
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Crossposting from other thread - It would be helpful if you can share some pics of how are you managing to fit your two medium sized suitcases and two duffle bags without removing the spare wheel. Though the depth is good enough, the height of the boot is really low and I wasn't able to accommodate more than one American Tourister checkin baggage inside the boot in any mode of arrangement. It was a total misfit and the Honda test drive person couldn't help me with any details on what luggage size is ideal for e:HEV's boot.

On a separate note, I have a feedback for Honda dealers that they should have some luggages in the showroom which are optimized for this car's boot and they should demo it for anyone who raises this concern with the sales folks. That way atleast they have a chance to convince customers that by buying the right sized luggage, they can get the best out of this small boot.
I fit them in longitudinally side by side lying flat. Don't have pictures but I think you get the idea. The space in the rear wings is used to stuff in the bags and small third bag can be put under the boot flap. There is a odd shaped cutout given there. Ofcourse the suitcases need to packed just right and not bulging otherwise they will foul with the hinges and the rods that are located in the upper area of the boot. Two checking bags are also put in the same way with ease and they slide all the to the back and then you have space left in the area ahead where a couple of bags can be tucked in.
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Old 2nd March 2023, 12:55   #355
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Re: Honda City Hybrid Review

Honda City facelift launched at Rs 11.49 lakh.

With the City facelift, Honda has introduced two new entry level trims and is offering ADAS even on the petrol variants.

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Honda has launched the facelift of the fifth-generation City starting from Rs 11.49 lakh and going up to Rs 20.39 lakh for the top-spec City Hybrid. The City facelift features minor cosmetic changes, more equipment, new entry-level variants and a new paint shade
The City Hybrid now retails between Rs 18.89 lakh and Rs 20.39 lakh.

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That 50K price increase for the ZX hybrid makes it more expensive in Karnataka since the ex showroom now crosses 20L.
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Crossposting from other thread - It would be helpful if you can share some pics of how are you managing to fit your two medium sized suitcases and two duffle bags without removing the spare wheel. Though the depth is good enough, the height of the boot is really low and I wasn't able to accommodate more than one American Tourister checkin baggage inside the boot in any mode of arrangement. It was a total misfit and the Honda test drive person couldn't help me with any details on what luggage size is ideal for e:HEV's boot.

On a separate note, I have a feedback for Honda dealers that they should have some luggages in the showroom which are optimized for this car's boot and they should demo it for anyone who raises this concern with the sales folks. That way atleast they have a chance to convince customers that by buying the right sized luggage, they can get the best out of this small boot.

Had an airport run today morning. One medium size suitcase picture for your reference. It was only my better half travelling so had only one suitacase. You can see it occupies exactly half the space. The space on the sides can acomodate the bags once each on the left and right side.

This is an American Tourister Check-in Suitcase that is filled to the brim.
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This is an American Tourister Check-in Suitcase that is filled to the brim.
Also, the spare tyre is aligned smartly that we can keep a backpack in the compartment below the parcel tray.
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Re: Honda City Hybrid Review

Any idea, is the 2023 hybrid model still a CKD for both V & ZX variants? How this is different in build quality compared to domestic production models?
Iíve seen non-hybrid physically but didnít get confidence on the build quality as against Virtus/Slavia.

And, how about the price for changing battery in case of usage beyond 1.6 lakh kilometres/8 years or if decrease in battery life?

Iím working on cost break even as Iím planning for heavy usage post purchase.
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Do we know if the eHev has also received any updates as part of March 2 facelift ? Also, is it possible to replace the existing display system and upgrade to something better available in the after market.

I wish, we could get powered seats at such price. Can that be installed ? at 24-25lakhs that's a steep price to be paid for no features.
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