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Honda City

Honda City
Manufacturer Honda
Production 1981–present
Assembly Argentina: Campana, Buenos Aires
Brazil: Sumaré, São Paulo
China: Guangzhou (GHAC)
India: Greater Noida (Honda India)
Indonesia: Karawang
Japan: Suzuka, Mie
Malaysia: Alor Gajah, Malacca
Pakistan: Lahore (HACP)
Philippines: Santa Rosa, Laguna
Thailand: Ayutthaya
Turkey: Gebze, Kocaeli
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact (1981-2002)
Compact (2002-present)

The first generation Honda City was a subcompact car and is now a compact car since the fourth generation, and is manufactured by the Japanese manufacturer Honda from 1981. Originally made for the Japanese, European and Australasian markets, the City was retired in 1994 after the second generation.

The nameplate was revived in 1996 for use on a series of compact four-door sedans aimed primarily at developing markets, first mainly sold in Asia outside of Japan but later also in Latin America and Australia. From 2002 to 2008, the City was also sold as the Honda Fit Aria in Japan. It is a compact sedan built on Honda's Global Small Car platform, which it shares with the Fit/Jazz (a five-door hatchback), the Airwave/Partner (a wagon/panel van version of the Fit Aria/City), the Mobilio, and the Mobilio Spike—all of which share the location of the fuel tank under the front seats rather than rear seats. By mid-2009, cumulative sales of the City has exceeded 1.2 million units in 45 countries around the world since the nameplate was revived in 1996.[1]

In 2011, the City is also sold as Honda Ballade in South Africa.


  • First generation (1981–1986) 1
  • Second generation (1986–1994) 2
  • Third generation (1996–2002) 3
  • Fourth generation (2002–2008) 4
  • Fifth generation (2008–2014) 5
    • Facelift 5.1
    • Production 5.2
    • Diesel variant 5.3
  • Sixth generation (2013–present) 6
    • Regions 6.1
  • References 7
  • External links 8

First generation (1981–1986)

Body and chassis
Body style 2-door convertible
3-door hatchback/van
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine 1,231 cc ER I4
Transmission 4-speed manual
5-speed manual
4+3-speed Hypershift manual
3-speed Hondamatic automatic
Wheelbase 2,220 mm (87 in)
Length 3,380–3,420 mm (133–135 in)
Width 1,570–1,625 mm (61.8–64.0 in)
Height 1,460–1,570 mm (57–62 in)
Curb weight 640–810 kg (1,410–1,790 lb)

The first Honda City (AA for sedans, VF for vans and FA for the wider Turbo II and Cabriolets) was introduced in November 1981 with the innovative "Tallboy" design; of unusual height it enabled four adults to fit comfortably in the very short City (under 3.4 m or 11.2 ft).[2] Produced as a 3-door hatchback in a variety of trim levels, the City was also available together with the Motocompo, a special 50cc 'foldaway' scooter designed to fit in the City's small luggage area. At the time of its introduction, it was Honda's smallest car, while not being in compliance with Japanese Government kei regulations. It was longer than the Honda N360 by 383 millimetres (15.1 in), but shorter than the Honda Civic first generation by 171 millimetres (6.7 in).

Honda City Cabriolet

The Honda City Turbo was introduced in September 1982. It was powered by a turbocharged version of the 1231 cc Honda ER engine. A Pininfarina designed drop-top Cabriolet utilized the wider fenders and bigger bumpers of the Turbo II "Bulldog", but was only normally available with the naturally aspirated 67 PS (49 kW) engine. There was also a Pro-series of van versions with either two or four seats. A high-roof "R Manhattan Roof" version with a 10 cm taller roof also appeared.

Exports of the City were primarily to Europe (where it was renamed Honda Jazz, due to Opel having trademarked the City name), Australia (in two-seater 'van' form, to circumvent Australian import restrictions on passenger vehicles at the time) and New Zealand (where it was locally assembled). Production ended in late 1986 with the introduction of the GA type City.

Second generation (1986–1994)

City Series GA1, GA2
Body and chassis
Class supermini
Body style 3-door hatchback
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine 1,238 cc D12A I4
1,296 cc D13C I4 Carb
1,296 cc D13C I4 PGM-FI
Transmission 5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,400 mm (94 in)
Length 3,560 mm (140 in) (GA1)
3,605 mm (141.9 in) (GA2)
Width 1,620 mm (64 in)
Height 1,335 mm (52.6 in)
Curb weight 680 kg (1,500 lb) (GA1)
780 kg (1,720 lb) (GA2)
Successor Honda Logo
Honda Capa
Honda City (GA1)

Honda replaced the original City series AA in November 1986 with this generation (designated GA1), and again with an update in 1989 (GA2). This model was produced until 1994. The Fit name also first appeared as a trim variant of the City. There was no convertible model, with both the convertible and Turbo models of the previous generation continuing on sale for a little while.[3] In most markets aside from Japan, the City's market position was left open until filled by the Honda Logo in 1999.

October 31, 1986 the second City was introduced with the slogan "City of talent." in Japan, and was available at Honda Clio dealerships. The Honda Clio dealership chain was being positioned as Honda's purveyor of luxuriously equipped vehicles like the Honda Legend, the Honda Concerto, and the Honda Accord, and this generation City enabeled Clio locations to sell economically priced vehicles normally found at Honda Primo.

In this remodel, there are major changes in the appearance of the vehicle Honda called "Crouching form", which consisted of a low and wide design that contributed to lighter vehicle weight (basic grade 680 kg) combined with improvements in driving performance. The styling reflects a corporate decision to enact a shared appearance with the first generation Honda Today kei car, the internationally strong seller, third generation subcompact Honda Civic, and the third generation compact Honda Accord AeroDeck. This generation shared its exterior dimensions and engine size almost exactly with the first generation Civic. The Honda CR-X was the only three-door hatchback that adopted a fastback, sloping rear hatch, similar to the Honda Verno products during the mid-1980s.

The engine configuration introduced the Honda D series, in the form of the type D12A, a 1.2 L SOHC straight-four 16-valve unit (1986, first as a mechanism for domestic vehicles) only available with a single carburetor, and basic level of equipment. The difference between the "GG" / "EE" / "BB" were just in the level of equipment. Power is 76 PS (56 kW) at 6,500 rpm. A five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission were optional.[3]

In October 1988 the main engine was changed to 1.3 L I4 SOHC type D13C. At this time, in addition to the traditional single carburetor, and introduced Honda's PGM-FI fuel injection. Single carburetor specification, the 1.2 L "BE" the other 1.3 L "CE" / "CG" is set, PGM-FI, spec, "CR-i" / "CZ-i" and consists of two trim packages.

The "CE" grade equipment with enhanced savings "CE Fit", PGM-FI specification is "CR-i" based only high-grade "CR-i Limited" was introduced, the late "CZ-i" is defined as the minor trim package. The word "Fit" appears as a trim package on the base grade "CE".

At the end of this generation, by grade consolidation, "Fit" is used for all single carburetor vehicles. The trim package "Fit" later became the model name of the successor of the Honda Logo which replaced this car.

The second generation was discontinued in 1993. The name "City" was retired at the end of this series' conclusion of production. The replacement vehicles introduced in 1996 on the GA base were renamed "Honda Logo" (three-door hatchback, GA3/5 series), and the Honda Capa with five-door hatchback bodywork.

Third generation (1996–2002)

Third generation (3A2/3A3)
Facelifted third generation Honda City
Also called Honda City Type Zp
Production 1996–2002
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout FF layout
Platform 3A2/3A3
Related Honda Civic (sixth generation)
Engine 1.3 L D13B I4
1.5 L D15B I4
1.5 L D15B VTEC I4
Transmission 5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,500 mm (98 in)
Length 4,225 mm (166 in)
Width 1,690 mm (67 in)
Height 1,395 mm (55 in)
Curb weight 940–985 kg (2,072–2,172 lb)
Third generation Honda City, pre-facelift (Malaysia/South East Asia)

The third generation Honda City, codenamed SX8 but with chassis codes 3A2 (1.3) and 3A3 (1.5), was based on the EF Civic platform. It was designed for and sold in the South East Asian market only, launch with slogan "Smart for the new generation" in 1.3-liter version launch, 1.5-liter version are launch with "Top-in-class smart" slogan . First production began in an all-new plant in Ayutthaya, Thailand, in April 1996. From the beginning, these Thai Citys had more than 70% local content. The bumpers were constructed in three separate pieces to allow for easier shipping from Japan. There were originally a lower grade LXi and a higher-spec EXi available. This generation vehicle was sold in Japan alongside the Honda Domani at Honda Clio dealerships in Japan.

This City is still a subcompact slotting beneath the Honda Civic, but a four-door sedan model instead for developing markets in Asia, and was built in Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and India. A revised, face-lifted third-generation City was released in 2000, called the "City type Z" in some markets. By 2001 a model powered by Honda's 1.5 L VTEC engines (VTi) appeared, featuring a rear-stabilizer for better handling. The facelift model received new front- and taillights, as well as one-piece bumpers.

The third generation city had fuel-injected SOHC 16-valve D-series engines, namely variations of the D13B and D15B. The original 1.3 L (1,343 cc) D13B produced 95 PS (70 kW) at 6,400 rpm for a claimed top speed of 171 km/h (106 mph) and 0–100 km/h in 11.3 seconds.[4] This was later complemented by the 1.5-litre D15B, which was reduced in power for the Asian markets where the car was sold. The D15B engine also arrived in a version featuring VTEC, with an output of 115 PS (85 kW). The VTEC-engined City has a 0–100 km/h time of around 10 seconds.

In many of its intended markets it was one of few sub-compacts with a fully independent rear suspension that was dropped in the later models due to its high cost.

Fourth generation (2002–2008)

Fourth generation [GD8/GD9]
Also called Honda Fit Aria
Guangzhou-Honda City
Honda City ZX
Everus S1
Production 2002–2008
2010 – present (Everus S1)
Assembly China: Guangzhou (GHAC)
India: Greater Noida (Honda India)
Japan: Sayama, Saitama
Malaysia: Alor Gajah, Malacca
Pakistan: Lahore (HACP)
Philippines: Santa Rosa, Laguna
Thailand: Ayutthaya
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout FF layout (GD6/GD8)
4WD layout (GD7/GD9)
Related Honda Fit/Jazz
Honda Airwave
Engine 1.3 L L13A i-DSI SOHC I4
1.5 L L15A2 i-DSI SOHC I4
1.5 L L15A1 VTEC SOHC I4
Transmission 5-speed manual
7-speed Multimatic CVT
Wheelbase 2,450 mm (96 in)
Length 4,390 mm (173 in)
Width 1,690 mm (67 in)
Height 1,485 mm (58.5 in)
Curb weight 1,190 kg (2,620 lb)

The fourth generation City made its world debut at the Thailand International Motor Expo in November 2002. It was now offered as a four-wheel drive version. It was imported from Thailand and launched as Fit Aria in Japan domestic market[5] from December 20, 2002. The word "aria" is a type of expressive melody, usually heard in opera. Honda chose the word, continuing its musical naming tradition used with the Honda Prelude, the Honda Accord, the Honda Ballade, the Honda Quintet, and the Honda Concerto. In the People's Republic of China, the model was named Fit Saloon and was sold from September 2003 to December 2008. Compared to its predecessor, it retained similar exterior dimensions, but increased significantly in interior space thus bumping up City to a compact car size segment.

The Honda City was initially launched with a twin-spark, lean burn ‘i-DSI’ engine producing 88ps that was primarily designed to provide outstanding fuel economy. The VTEC version of the Honda city is launched later. The VTEC trim of the Honda city is offered with 15-inch alloy wheels compared to the 14-inch offered in the i-DSI and the rear brakes are solid discs on the VTEC variant instead of drums in the i-DSI. Also, the VTEC model uses a 7-speed Multimatic CVT automatic transmission.

Speedometer dials on a Honda City VTEC model.

In September 2005, a face-lifted version of the City was launched in Thailand, Malaysia in October 2005, and Indonesia in November 2005. In Thailand it is known as the City ZX. The most significant changes are a new exterior (new front grille, new headlamps, new fog lights, new taillights and bumpers). The front end has been extended forward by 65 mm (2.6 in) while the rear has been extended by 15 mm (0.6 in). The side mirror is electronically foldable. Both the i-DSI and VTEC trim levels have 15-inch alloy wheels as standard equipment. Interior changes are minor but it does include an armrest for the driver and additional map lights. The interior colour tone of the VTEC variant is now black.

The L-series engine remained but the intake manifold has been repositioned, resulting in a 6°C drop in the intake air temperature,[6] the suspension has been upgraded as well.

Honda City in India, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan, Singapore and Malaysia uses the CVT gearbox for both i-DSI and VTEC variants. The CVT gearbox simulates a 7-Speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic style override using paddle shift buttons on the steering wheel itself.

This model also saw limited availability in certain right-handed traffic markets outside Asia such as Egypt.

The fourth generation was resurrected in China as the Everus S1, a new budget car brand for previous Honda models.[7]


City/Fit Aria:

Fifth generation (2008–2014)

Fifth generation (GM2/GM3)
Also called Guangzhou-Honda City
Honda Ballade (South Africa)
Honda City S


2008-Present (Pakistan
Assembly Argentina: Campana, Buenos Aires
Brazil: Sumaré, São Paulo
China: Guangzhou (GHAC)
India: Greater Noida (Honda India)
Malaysia: Alor Gajah, Malacca
Pakistan: Lahore (HACP)
Philippines: Santa Rosa, Laguna
Thailand: Ayutthaya
Turkey: Gebze, Kocaeli
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout FF layout
Related Honda Fit/Jazz (2nd gen.)
Honda Freed
Engine 1.3 L L13A i-VTEC SOHC I4 94hp
1.5 L L15A7 i-DTEC SOHC I4 117hp
1.8 L R18A i-VTEC SOHC I4 140hp
Transmission 5-speed manual
5-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,550 mm (100 in)
Length 4,395 mm (173.0 in)
Width 1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height 1,470 mm (58 in)
Curb weight 1,095–1,155 kg (2,414–2,546 lb)

The fifth generation Honda City was unveiled in Bangkok, Thailand in September 2008 followed by launches in India, Pakistan, Malaysia,[8] Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and China (Guangzhou Honda) in the following months. It is manufactured in number of locations including Turkey, Thailand, Pakistan and Brazil.

Depending on market conditions, the City is available in a range of engine and specification levels. Generally in Asian markets the City comes in three variants – S, V and SV models. In some markets the V and SV is replaced by the E. For South America the range includes the DX, LX, EX, and EXL models.

The range of four-cylinder engines include a 1.3 producing 73 kW (98 hp) at 6,000 rpm,[9] a 1.5 engine putting out 120 PS (88 kW), which both are available in manual and automatic transmissions (Indonesia) and a 1.8-liter R18A engine (China markets only).[10]

In South America the range is offered with the i-VTEC 1.5-liter flex-fuel engine that is shared with the Brazilian Honda Fit. The power output is 115 hp with petrol and 116 hp using ethanol. Manual and automatic gearboxes are available.

In the Philippines, the 5th generation City was launched in 2009 available in 2 trims: 1.3 S and 1.5 E. The 1.3 liter is available in 5 speed manual or 5 speed automatic while the E variant is only available in 5 speed automatic with paddle shifters.

The City was briefly offered in selected European countries including Poland with a 1.4-litre i-VTEC engine mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed i-SHIFT automated manual transmission.

Honda City VTi (Australia).

Since it was launched in India in November 2008, the City became the best-selling model of the company in the country, with sales volume even surpassing that of Thailand, previously the best selling market for the City. The Honda City has been the leader in the premium mid-sized sedan segment for a decade, with 35% market share in 2010.[11]

In February 2009, Honda Australia have released the Thai-made City into the Australian market in two 1.5-litre variants (VTi and VTi-L). According to Honda Australia's boss, Yasuhide Mizuno, the City will compete with other light sedans such as the Japanese built Toyota Yaris, the Korean-made Holden Barina and the Nissan Tiida (also Thai).[12] This will be the first City released in Australia since the 1980s. It replaces the formerly smaller-sized Civics.

The City was launched in 2011 in South Africa as the Ballade,[13] to fit below the Civic and above the Jazz (Fit) sold there.[14]


Facelifted Honda City
Facelifed Honda City rear

In September 2011, Honda Automobile (Thailand) Ltd revealed the revamped Honda City, with new front grille design, new front and rear bumpers, new taillamps design, new alloy wheels, eco driving indicator and dual front airbags to every model.[15] The revised model was launched in India in December 2011 including five variants – Corporate, E, S, V and V (Sunroof)[16] – and increased ground clearance to 165mm (previously 160mm) and also length increased by 20mm.

Honda cars Philippines launched the facelift version of the City in early 2012 it has redesigned front grille,front and rear bumper and new alloy wheels for the 1.5.E variant,Blue Illumination gauge and silver accent aircon switch.In 2013 a new designed alloy wheels for both 1.3. And 1.5. Variants and a color of the City has been replaced habanero red has been replaced with carnelian red for the city.Modulo is available in both variants and in 2013 a mugen version is available for the 1.5.Variant only.

Honda Siel Cars India the Indian subsidiary of Honda Motors has launched the facelifted Honda City 2012 in India. The new Honda City 2012[17] is launched in India in seven variants. All variants are powered by the same 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol engine which delivers 118PS of power with 146Nm of maximum torque. Also, the company is planning to launch the Honda City diesel variants in the local market, which is expected to be launched by the end of year 2012. Here is the list of Honda City petrol models with their respective features.

Honda City Corporate MT This is the base variant of Honda City comes with basic features like fabric black seat upholstery, fuel consumption display, steel wheels, power windows etc. It is as safe as other higher-end City sedan variants with dual front SRS airbags, ABS-EBD and G-CON.
Honda City E MT This variant has got beige seat fabric, silver center AC knob, integrated audio system along with front speakers, speed volume compensation, aluminum finish central console panel, steel wheels etc.
Honda City S MT The S variant of City sedan has got some extra add-on features unlike the base and E variant. The variant gets 5 spoke alloy wheels, chrome centre AC knob, silver finish steering panel with mounted audio controls, wireless audio remote control, rear speakers, driver seat height adjuster, chrome plated hand brake knob, keyless entry with answer back etc.
Honda City V MT This trim of New Honda City comes featured with 10 spoke alloy wheels, front fog lamps, ORVM with turn indicators, exhaust pipe finisher, cruise control, tweeters, front seat back pockets, silver door switch panel, chrome inside door handle etc.
Honda City V AT It carries the same specification and features like V MT variant except the automatic transmission integration. The AT variant gets some extra weight and delivers lower mileage than the MT variant.

Honda Atlas (Pakistan) resumed the production of Honda City on May 1, 2012 after it was halted due to supply chain disruption caused by massive flooding in Thailand. This resumption of production is marked by Honda as it comes with the range of facelifted Honda City under the banner of Honda City Aspire. In October, 2014 Honda Atlas launched the facelifted Honda City, with new features including new taillights, blinkers on side mirrors, rear window brake light, and keyless entry system. The speedometer dials were changed from orange to blue in colour.


Honda City basic edition interior, Pakistan

The Honda City is produced in a number of locations around the world including India, Pakistan, Philippines and Thailand.[18]

In July 2009, the City was for the first time to be built and marketed (in large numbers) outside Asia, with production commenced in Sumaré, Brazil. The car was first available for sale in the Brazilian market, with exports to Mexico and other markets in Latin America from September 2009.[1][19]

Since March 2011, with the opening of a new factory, the Honda City began to be manufactured in Argentina.[20] It is the first car built by Honda in Argentina (and the first Japanese passenger car made in Argentina) and will be exported to all the countries in South America alongside with the Citys built in the Brazilian Sumaré plant.

Diesel variant

Honda cars India has now officially announced the launch of the much anticipated Honda City Diesel[21] in 2014. This was revealed by president and CEO of Honda Car India, Hirnori Kanayama in an exclusive media interview. Reports suggest that City will get a complete facelift in the year 2014 and it will be launched with two engines, 1.5L i-VTEC and newly developed 1.5L i-DTEC, 5th generation honda city model which later gets facelift in last months of the year.the 5th generation honda city with diesel(ARAI) ENGINES and petrol engines will be closed by november 2014 after that the all new sixth generation honda city with diesel and petrol cars with a facelift will b released soon after the closing of 5th generation honda city cars.this was a trail base in fewer parts of india states like delhi,punjab,tamilnadu,andhrapradesh and telangana. there were only produced fewer diesel cars in the 5th generation honda city and that made huge demand for the honda city and later it gets facelift as said above in november 2014. and next honda also powers the newly launched Honda Amaze.[22] Honda, unveiled the new City sedan for the global markets and it will go on sale in January 2014.[23] The two main rivals of Honda City Diesel are Volkswagen Vento and Hyundai Verna[24]

Sixth generation (2013–present)

Sixth generation (GM6)
Also called Honda Grace (Japan)
Honda Ballade (South Africa)
Production 2013–present
Assembly Brazil: Sumare, Sao Paulo
India: Greater Noida (Honda India)
Malaysia: Alor Gajah, Malacca
Philippines: Santa Rosa, Laguna
Thailand: Ayutthaya
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout FF layout
Related Honda Fit/Jazz (3rd gen.)
Engine 1.5 L L15Z1 i-VTEC SOHC I4 117hp
1.5 L Earth Dreams i-DTEC I4 99hp
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
7-speed CVT
Wheelbase 2,600 mm (100 in)
Length 4,442 mm (174.9 in)
Width 1,694 mm (66.7 in)
Height 1,477 mm (58.1 in)
Curb weight 1,029–1,165 kg (2,269–2,568 lb)
Honda Grace (City) interior

The sixth generation Honda City made its global debut in India on November 25, 2013.[25] It is based on the third generation Honda Fit/Jazz platform which offers a longer wheelbase and improved ergonomics as part of Honda's new Man Maximum and Machine Minimum philosophy. The sixth generation City offers a class-leading wheelbase length of 2,600mm, which is approximately 50mm longer than its predecessor. The shoulder, leg, and knee rooms have also been extended by 40mm, 60mm and 70mm respectively.[26]

The sixth generation City is Honda's second model to incorporate the new "Exciting H" design which was first seen on the third generation Honda Fit/Jazz that launched in September 2013.[25] The new City in its range topping trim features extensive premium equipments and kits, such as touch-panel auto climate control, rear AC vents, a 5-inch LCD display with navigation, Bluetooth audio, a reverse camera, eight speakers, and four power outlets.[27] Based on Honda’s new “Exciting H-Design” philosophy, the sedan looks refreshing and more premium than its predecessor. The overall height is increased by 10mm, while rest of the dimensions remains same[28]



The City was introduced in Brazil as its second generation there in 2014, following the current Fit, both produced at the Sumare plant. Only the 1.5-litre flex fuel (ethanol/petrol) engine is available, with manual and CVT transmissions. Direct injection is not used.


The sixth generation City is available with a choice of two engines in India; a new 1.5-litre Earth Dreams i-DTEC turbodiesel and a refined version of the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol from the fifth generation City respectively.[25] The new 1.5-litre turbodiesel engine, which also powers the Honda Amaze is certified to deliver a mileage of 26 km/l (ARAI), making the sixth generation City the most fuel efficient car in its segment.[26] The 5th generation Honda City diesel cars were manufactured very few and in hundreds and are given to some selected dealers in only some states of India. The 5th gen Honda City Diesel is available on demand through the selected dealers and was launched in the starting days of January, only a few days before the sixth gen Honda City launch in India.

Honda launched the new Honda City on 7 January 2014 in India at Rs 7.42 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).[29] Honda City 2014 is available in five variants – E, S, SV, V and VX for both petrol and diesel. The petrol automatic will be available in SV and VX variants.[30]

The City has always been popular in India, its sales doubled after it was launched with a diesel engine. In March 2015, the City became the fastest selling mid-size sedan to reach the 1 lakh (100,000) mark in just 15 months.[31] Registering a sales record of 101, 299 units, since its launch, the Honda City has entered the list of 10 best selling cars in India in financial year FY 15 ( 1st April 2014 – 31st March 2015) [32]

From April 2015, the City is available with an additional trim: VX (O). It is positioned above the VX. It comes in white orchard pearl with a touch screen audio video navigation system.[33][34]

2014 Honda City at The 35th Bangkok International Motor Show (rear)

The sixth generation Honda City received its ASEAN début in Thailand on 23 January 2014.[35] The 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine, the only engine option for Thailand, has been tuned to comply with E85 fuel. The sixth generation City is sold in six variants ranging from 550,000 to 749,000 baht respectively. Unlike the Indian-market City, certain Thai-market variants are available with extensive safety features including 6 airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Hill Start Assist.[35]


Honda Taiwan first displayed the sixth-generation City at 2014 Taipei Auto Show in which Honda also exhibited its NSX concept sport car. The Taiwan-market City was formally announced on March 4, 2014 and went on sell in the second quarter of the same year. This was the first time the City had been on sell in Taiwan since 2002, when the third-generation City ceased production.

Honda Grace in Japan

The Honda City is not offered in Japan under this name. However, on 1 December 2014, the local division announced the Honda Grace but as a hybrid model. It's powered by Honda’s SPORT HYBRID i-DCD that combines a 1.5L Atkinson cycle DOHC i-VTEC engine, 7-speed DCT with high-output electric motor and with a built-in lithium-ion battery found on the Fit/Jazz. It is also available with all-wheel drive as an optional extra. Only minor cosmetic differences separate the City and its Japanese market equivalent.[36][37]


In the Philippines, the Honda City was launched in April 2014 and is available in 3 variants. The base 1.5 E is available in both manual and CVT transmission and for the manual transmission it receives full wheel cover and roof mounted antenna, while the CVT has different style alloy wheels and receives the shark's fin antenna. The 1.5 VX and VX+ which is top of the line model of the City, is only available in CVT and has unique style alloy wheels, front fog lights,HDMI and AUX/USB connection, 7 inch touch screen panel, side mirror with signal turning lights, push start/stop engine and blue illumination gauge. The VX+ receives leather seats, VSA (Vehicle stability assist and HSA (Hill start assist). Modulo kit is available on the E CVT, VX and VX+. In early 2015, the E variants receive navigation system adding the variant 1.5 E +navi and 1.5 E CVT+ navi.


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External links

  • Official websites for Brazil, China, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand
  • Honda City Change The Rules Microsite (Philippines)
  • Honda City "Touch Tomorrow" official site
  • History of the Honda City in detail (German)
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