Honda has launched the City e:HEV hybrid in India as the brand new flagship within the City vary and will likely be promoting the fourth-gen model alongside its fifth-gen iteration. It has additionally launched mild updates to each generations of the City sedan in India.

Honda continues to promote the 4th-gen City in India in two trims — SV and V — solely in a petrol-manual guise. With this newest replace, the bottom SV trim has been moreover outfitted with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system which was solely obtainable on the higher-spec V trim.

The infotainment system, nevertheless, is Honda’s previous-gen software program and doesn’t get the most recent tech and options. Surprisingly, regardless of the addition of the brand new touchscreen, costs for the 4th-gen City SV trim stay unchanged.

The Fifth-gen City sees a number of minor deletions — the bottom V trim won’t be supplied with entrance and rear mud guards as normal anymore, with the chrome-finished inside door handles being changed by plain, black plastic door handles throughout all trims.

The greatest loss from the Fifth-gen City’s options listing is the dual-tone 16-inch spare alloy wheel. This as a substitute has been changed by a 15-inch metal area saver unit.

While the brand new touchscreen on the 4th-gen City is actually a welcome addition, the updates on the Fifth-gen City are merely cost-cutting measures. 

Honda will likely be eradicating trim badges from all their fashions in India. That means the varied trims — V, VX and ZX — badges of which have been placed on the tailgate, will likely be finished away with. There is only one exception although — the e:HEV badge on the City Hybrid’s boot lid will likely be retained.

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