Expected Specs & Features of New Honda City
Since its introduction in Pakistan in 1997, Honda City has been one of the most famous sedans. Customers are still looking forward to the Honda Atlas in City's upgrades and enhancements. The new Honda City 5th generation is a significant improvement from the previous one. The 6th generation Honda City, which was launched internationally in 2013 and underwent a facelift in 2017, will be replaced by a 7th generation Honda City shortly. Despite this, Honda Atlas Pakistan has yet to replace the fifth-generation model with a new one.
While the new brands and their product lineups are flashy and appealing, there is one other long-running model in our industry that has always been the subject of debate, whether in a positive or negative light, and you can guess what it is: the Honda City
5th Generation, Longest Run in Market:
The lack of competition in the industry, as well as the lack of any small B-segment sedans, are to blame for the 5th generation Honda City is the longest-running Honda model in Pakistan. The customer could choose between small hatchbacks and flagship sedans like the Corolla and Civic.
Outside of Pakistan, the new Honda City model was introduced in 2008, while in Pakistan, it debuted in 2009 as the 5th generation with chassis code GM2/GM3, and Honda Atlas has been blessing us since then. The 6th generation chassis Code GM4/5/6 was launched “Outside Pakistan” in November 2013. Local Pakistani consumers hoped that after this facelift, we will see the 6th generation, as is customary after a facelift, but this did not happen. Then, in early April 2017, Honda Atlas began its teaser camping, and fans went crazy, thinking it was finally time for something different. However, all expectations were down when Honda Atlas unveiled yet another facelift, dubbed the New City.
Honda city 2021, 6th Generation:
. The current Auto Developing Policy 2016-21 attracted a huge number of new entrants to the industry. As well as significant local spending, resulting in a wide variety of new goods for customers. The car industry has been in full swing since mid-2019 when KIA began local production of their product lineup. We saw innovations one after the other, which held customers on their toes and piqued their interest. Honda City is the location this time.
Last year, there was news that the 5th generation would be replaced by the 7th and that the Honda Atlas would miss the 6th generation of City. Nonetheless, the 6th generation Honda City is scheduled to arrive soon. Following Honda Atlas' trailer, which suggests a new City will be released shortly, the company has uploaded a video displaying a front headlight with daytime running lights. Some units of the 6th generation Honda City were previously imported from Thailand. Now it's time to enjoy the locally assembled new Honda City generation. It will be built on the same architecture as the Honda City 5th generation, but with several differences such as a fuel tank that will be located under the rear seats and a revised steering wheel configuration with tilt adjustments.
The GM6 was first introduced outside of Pakistan in 2013/14, and it received a facelift in 2017 that included exterior and interior upgrades. The upcoming Honda City in Pakistan will be a facelift model with five models scheduled to be available.
The GM6 is simpler, faster, and less expensive to build because much of the infrastructure and modules are already in place. The new platform is not a plug-and-play solution that can be integrated into an existing line. It does necessitate the alteration of the assembly line infrastructure, which is not inexpensive. If Atlas had moved to GM6 in 2015/16, it would have been a huge success, and the company would have made enough money by now to upgrade to the newer 7th Generation City.
New Honda City Dimensions:
Minor changes include a length of 4442mm rather than 4395mm, a width of 1694mm rather than 1695mm, a height of 1477mm rather than 1480mm, and a wheelbase of 2600mm rather than 2550mm. This means the upcoming City will have a marginally larger footprint and a 2′′ longer wheelbase. Honda R&D Japan worked with Honda India to build the 6th generation. The latest mode land features of new Honda city 2021 is based on the same platform as the existing 5th generation, but with some changes and enhancements.
These dimensions aren't large, but they do increase passenger space, especially in the back seats, where legroom is increased by 60mm. Another significant change is the relocation of the fuel tank to a new site under the front seat of our existing City. The tank is now in the traditional manner, such as under the rear seats in the GM6 City.
The trunk volume is class-leading at 510 liters, up around 4 liters from the previous generation. Overall, we will undoubtedly have a better experience in terms of space. Through the inclusion of high-strength steel, Honda strengthened the GM6's construction and frame, making it more rigid, lighter, and heavier.
Interior of new Honda City 2021:
The increased passenger room will be one of the features visible inside the 6th generation Honda City. It would have enough space for five adults in both the front and back compartments. Leather upholstery will be available on higher trim levels, and the consistency of trim parts and technology will be among the enhancements.
Path noise, harshness, and vibration are reduced in the GM6 City thanks to better materials and architecture. The Honda brand concept of Man Full-Machine Minimum was used for maximum occupant comfort and minimal clutter in terms of the parts, with a driver-focused dashboard with readily accessible controls. The total interior space was increased by increasing the wheelbase. The steering wheel will be redesigned with a tilting adjustment, and the interior will be restyled as well. It will have a modern Display Audio infotainment device and a larger panel installed on the dashboard. Smartphone networking, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB port are all included in the infotainment feature.
We should assume the same style, but with certain differences depending on the trim level. Top models will have a digital control panel for single-zone temperature control, while base models will have traditional knob controls. Even in its most basic form, it is a step forward from the previous one.
The GM6 City is a development of the previous City (5th generation). In 2017, the model received a facelift, roughly a year after the introduction of the 10th generation Civic. On the front, the face lifted City showed a design influence from the Civic X. The facelift received a new honeycombed front grill and a Honda front chrome panel that runs the length of the vehicle, which Honda refers to as the Honda Wing.
It will have a silver grille on the front that will blend with the diamond-cut headlights, as well as daytime driving lights. The bumper has been modified, and the doors will be sculpted for a more aerodynamic appearance. In comparison to the preface boost, the City retains the same low front overhang with a sloping hood and a redesigned bumper that is now more angular and sporty. Standard halogen headlights with DRL and regular halogen fog lights are planned. Honda Atlas would even like to retain a few features with their facelift, which we might see in a few years.
On base models, 15-inch steel wheels with covers are expected, while new 15-inch alloy wheels in the 175/55 size will be available. Overseas models also have a two-tone 16′′ with a 185/55 size range. I'm hoping to see anything like this on our top-of-the-line model.
Honda City Specifications Pakistan:
Following are the main specifications of new Honda city:
- Road noise, harshness, and vibration are all reduced by this design.
- The dashboard is designed with the driver in mind, with readily available controls.
- The steering wheel has been replaced.
- An instrumental row/panel of three rings
- LCD view with multiple details
- Automatic door lock and power windows
- Side-view mirrors that fold up with the push of a button
- Push-button start and keyless entry
- 60:40 divided back seats with middle armrest with rear AC vents
- Cruise control is a feature that allows you to drive
- Adjustable steering tilt
It has a turning radius of 5.3 meters, which is acceptable in comparison to other sedans, and it can easily navigate city streets and highways, but bumps and breakers may detract from the overall results.
This sedan's handling movements are also easy, making turning and curving around corners a breeze. As for the transmission, you have the option of a five-speed manual or a Continuously Variable Transmission.
Honda City Engine Specifications:
The GM6 engine is a carryover from the previous version, with some modifications. The two engine choices should be anticipated. A 1.5L SOHC i-Vtec inline 4 with approximately 118HP at 6600 and 145NM of torque at 4600. The 1.2-liter engine has a rated output of 89 horsepower and 114 Nm of torque. It, like the 5th generation, will offer both manual and automatic transmissions.
The front suspension is MacPherson Strut with Stabilizer, while the rear suspension is a high-rigidity H-shaped twist beam. With decreased vibration, the electric power system has been retuned and structurally strengthened. Overall, the new suspension, steering assembly, and more rigid frame increase ride handling, safety, and road dynamics significantly.
The fuel economy of the Honda City 6th generation is also expected to increase, with an average mileage of 12 to 14 kilometers per liter in the city and about 20 kilometers per liter on the highways. It has a top speed range of 170 to 180 kilometers per hour.
Shifting from the existing 5th to 7th generation in 2020 and beyond, as total brand revenues are still declining due to new rivalry, becomes an extremely expensive proposition. Consumers were searching for alternatives, and they found them, and the market share for each player began to diminish, implying increased rivalry.
It has the most up-to-date technology, allowing you to have a relaxed and exciting journey. The vehicle stability control feature increases vehicle stability by minimizing grip loss, while the Anti-Lock Braking mechanism stops the brakes from locking up in an emergency.
Parking sensors will be included for your convenience so that you can park your car easily, and a rearview camera can aid in your parking. You can also use the cruise control to ensure that you travel safely on the roads while keeping a reasonable distance from approaching cars. Two front airbags will be optional in the new edition. Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control are also used. I'm hoping that would be normal for the whole product lineup. Hill-start support, as well as ABS with EBD, will be included in the protective kit. City Honda has since developed the quality of headrests to better prevent neck injuries and minimize impacts.
New Honda City 2021 Price in Pakistan:
The base model of the new Honda City would cost about 2.5 million Pakistani Rupee. The top-of-the-line 1.5L Aspire CVT would cost around 3.1 million Pakistani Rupee. There are no official words on the price or date of the new Honda City's launch in Pakistan.
The existing City is already selling as fresh, according to industry trends. Grace form / GM6 City is already well-known in Pakistan, and many people have purchased it as a JDM / import hybrid. Honda Atlas used to be able to market it however they wished when City was the only player in the competition, but that is no longer the case. The B-Segment is dominated by Yaris and Alsvin, with SAGA as an additional alternative, though it is not a direct competitor. Alsvin also has to prove itself as a new brand and offering, while the Yaris has dominated the market, and Toyota Indus is working overtime to meet Yaris orders as soon as possible.