Honda has taken the wraps off its City hatch, which is set to go on sale in its first market, Thailand. The Honda City hatchback has been revived from
Honda has taken the wraps off its City hatch, which is set to go on sale in its first market, Thailand. The Honda City hatchback has been revived from the history books, and with a beautiful story behind it, we take an in-depth look at the new model.
City vs City
The new City hatchback shares the same platform as the new City sedan, with most of the body panels the same up to the C-pillar, after which you’ll see a stylish looking rear hatchback. At the rear, you’ll notice wide, horizontal but attractive tail lamps, stubby overhangs and a gracefully curved look, giving it a very proportional stance. The rear bumper also looks attractive with modern looking fake air vents. There’s also a nice, black rear Fox diffuser to go with it.
What you see, in front of you, is the City hatchback in its top-spec version, the RS Turbo – which means it has sporty bits and bobs like a smoked-out grille and a dark chrome look for the 16. -In alloy wheels. In the cabin, however, not much has changed. But you do get lovely rear seats that split 60:40, can be folded down, making room for luggage in the boot, while also being folded down to improve vertical space, making it extremely practical.
The City hatchback measures 4349mm in length, 1748mm in width, 1488mm in height, while the wheelbase measures an impressive 2589mm. The City hatchback is not small, but rather big and its attitude is sure to attract buyers. It is bigger than the current generation Honda Jazz sold in India.
power of speech
The new City hatchback is powered by a 1.0-litre, turbo-petrol engine that produces 120bhp and is mated to a CVT unit. We look forward to Honda cars offering a fleet of engines with different gearboxes for different markets.
Coming to India?
maybe. Or maybe not, as the new City hatchback has been designed with markets like Malaysia, Thailand, South America and Indonesia in mind. This car will replace the Jazz in those markets. In Japan and Europe, the fourth generation Jazz is already on sale but it is unlikely to come to India due to the more expensive part of the platform. As for India, the third generation Jazz will continue to cater to our market while waiting for the city hatchback to reach our shores can only leave us hoping. Also read the latest car comparisons, only on AutoX.