2017 Honda City
2017 Honda City

The Honda Palace Ghana Limited recently released the all new Honda City which is a significant update of the existing Sedan.

Over the years, Honda has made many alterations to the car and with each successive upgrade; City has become more refined and sophisticated with a single press of a button to kick start the engine.

2017 Honda City inside decoration
2017 Honda City inside decoration

The Honda City comes in five different colours such as the White Orchid Pearl, Modern Steel Matallic, Golden Brown Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic and Carnelian Red Pearl. In its latest avatar, Honda has sharpened the looks of City’s arrow-shot design while building on its inherent qualities like well-proportioned demeanour and quality interiors.

Honda City 2017 comes with option of two powertrains – a 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol engine and a 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel engine, making raw force up to the tune of 118PS/145Nm and 100PS/200Nm respectively.

Petrol Honda City comes with both manual and automatic transmission options while the diesel City features the single option of 6-speed manual gearbox.

The most visible change to the car, of course, is to the front. The City now gets a bigger grille with a thick chrome strip running across.

The bumper is more muscular and brand-new too, which help give the car a more fresh look. In the top ZX variant the LED headlamps with daytime running in strips – a premium feature which buyers will surely appreciate and like.

Like the front, at the rear you get LED tail lamp units which look nice and the new boot-lip spoiler with integrated brake lamp accentuates the modern look.

As there are no sheet metal changes, the City looks exactly the same in profile albeit the larger 16 inch alloy wheels give the car a more dynamic stance. At the rear the biggest change is the bumper, which gets a faux grille that helps reduce some visual mass.

Every Honda car takes great pride in bringing the most updated safety practices.

Multiview Rear Parking Camera keeps every bit of the new City safe from scratches and dents. Auto Headlamps with Auto-Off Timer provide added safety.

Rain Sensing Wipers keep driving uninterrupted and a sudden change in weather and visibility during rain is no longer a threat to safety.

This revolutionary screen is here to keep occupants connected to their music, their social networks and their smartphone-enabled digital lifestyle through intuitive and easy-to-use controls while minimizing driving distraction.

Other specifications include cruise control, smart entry, one push start system, leather steering wheel, RR seat 6:4 fold down, AS Seat Pocket, Sunvisor Vanity Mirror DR&AS, TWEETER (8 SPEAKER) and many more.

The Brand Head, Honda Sales and After Sales, Manish Daryanani, in a presentation said the new model comes with driving dynamics, towering engine ratings, ride comfort, more-than-decent fuel economy, and overall interior space which is unique and powerful.

“The i-VTEC engine gives better fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions. Apart from that it also got Vehicle Stability Access (VSA) which helps the customer get a better response when turning than any other vehicle. The City also got Electric Brake System (EBA) which activates the ABS and the Andelop Braking System (ABS) prevents the car from scaling and gives you full control,” he indicated.

According to him, the Honda City has the best boot volume with split seats which gives customer amble space to park stuffs and items indicating that the economy of the car is far better compared to its predecessor.

Mr. Daryanani added that in case of accident, the new Advanced Compatibility Engineering technology helps reduce the impact which is created in the front collision on passengers inside the vehicle.

He emphasized that Honda has a very good research team who have put all these technologically innovative ideas together to create this powerfully designed vehicle.

“All these features makes the Honda City more attractive offer currently and we are expecting that all the customers who see the new vehicle will definitely appreciate the design, comfort features, safety and the connectivity features,” he opined.

By Abubakari Seidu Ajarfor

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