Honda Cars India has revealed all upgraded specs of 6th-generation City in India which will come in both petrol and diesel engine, has more technological features, is larger as compared to its predecessors and is due to hit the roads next month.
Amid a sense of buzz that has returned to the rather sedate sedan segment in India, car enthusiasts in Pakistan are also keeping an earnest eye out as the 6th-generation offers a slew of upgrades — both in terms of style and drive capabilities, Hindustan Times reported.
Honda City is quite a popular model in Pakistan but the car has not received much in terms of facelifts and upgrades over the last few years. In a recent comparison between the upcoming City in India and the existing model doing the miles in Pakistan, PakWheels pointed out the glaring differences while also highlighting that the price difference is next to negligible.
According to the automotive blog, the existing City in the country lacks some of the most basic features that are now almost standard in cars sitting in a much lower segment in the Indian market, as well as in the previous generation City there. The absence of airbags, cruise control, LED headlights, LED taillights, remote entry, rear AC vents, one-touch sunroof are some of the key features that the model in Pakistan skips altogether. Quite obviously then, the City in Pakistan also does not have new features that the sixth-generation model incorporates like Lane Watch camera, Alexa compatibility and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TMPS) display.
While Honda Cars India will officially launch the new City on July 15, Honda Atlas Cars is not expected to launch it in Pakistan anytime before 2021. And even when launched, the car could be priced a lot more than its Indian counterpart because of factors such as vastly different demand scales, production scales and tax structuring etc.