2024 Honda City hatchback revealed: Gets ADAS and hybrid powertrain

Japanese automaker

Honda

launched the Honda City hatchback a year ago, and now the company have given it a big update in the form of cosmetic changes, additional features, added safety and also by introducing a new hybrid powertrain. The new City hatchback is now offered in five variants with prices starting from 599,000 baht (about Rs 13.9 lakh at current exchange rates).

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Talking about the cosmetic updates, the City hatch gets re-designed front and rear bumpers with a new grille.

It also gets a slimmer chrome strip at the front with sleek LED headlights. The RS variants feature a blacked-out grille with an aggressive design for the bumpers. At the rear, the changes are minimal it gets LED taillights with blacked-out lower aprons and the RS trims get a sporty diffuser.

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Moving inside, the overall layout remains the same except for a few tweaks. The hatchback gets USB-C ports with a dedicated smartphone inner pocket for rear passengers. Other features include a multi-angle reverse camera, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless

Android Auto

and

Apple CarPlay

, Honda

Connect

telematics, 16-inch alloy wheels, electronic parking brake, 7-inch digital instrument cluster, rain-sensing wipers and more.

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The car now also gets the

ADAS

suite which includes features such as Low-Speed Follow, Lead Car Departure notification, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control and more. Talking about the powertrain, the City hatch gets two engine options – a 1.0-litre VTEC Turbo petrol engine with 121bhp of power and 173Nm of peak torque. Another engine is the 97 hp, 1.5-litre Atkinson-cycle hybrid petrol engine with a 108 hp electric motor.

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