Honda Motors India is one of the most appreciated car brands in the country. Its Honda City sedan has been one of the most popular models from its stable. The second model in the Honda City range is Honda City E. This model is placed just above Honda City Corporate and is priced above the base model. Honda City E comes equipped with a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol motor that produces 116bhp along with 146Nm of peak torque. The engine has the same displacement as Honda City Corporate. The features are bit enhanced over the base model of the sedan. The enhancement that is done in this model is that this model sports an advanced integrated audio system that will allow the owner to zoom away with music. The upholstery inside is done carefully with beige colours that give a very lavish and luxurious feel to the passengers. On the outside, unlike the base model, the all new Honda City E has body coloured door handles, body coloured ORVMs and mud guards. The other features such as power windows, power steering, fog lamps, air conditioning, 2 SRS air bags, ABS with EBD and brake assist are standard. All these combined make Honda City E quite a choice.
The exteriors of Honda City E are impressive and very elegant. The company has kept in mind the needs and requirements of the consumer in terms of design. This car model meets all the requirements when we first look at the exteriors. At a first glance, the model has a very sophisticated and premium appeal. The front profile of the car shows off a smooth bonnet along with a headlamp cluster comprising of adaptive headlights and turn indicators. The shape of the headlamps is one of the most exciting things at the front. The chrome finished grille with bumper enhances the front appearance. The side profile of the car has power adjustable ORVMs along with smartly pronounced wheel arches. The flair and smooth silhouettes are carried on to the rear portion and make the car look attractive from the rear as well. The tail lights are stylish, while the rear bumper is done with utmost finesse. Overall, the exteriors of Honda City E are inspiring and very sophisticated.
As soon as you step inside Honda City E, the one thing that attracts you the most is beige upholstery for the seats. The smooth and high colour fabric dipped in beige makes the cabin appear to be roomier and more spacious. The air conditioning on the front has been positioned well with the vents, while the adjustable steering column is idyllic. Furthermore, to enhance the interiors there are some chrome highlights here and there, which add a bit of bling to the interiors. The car also has a tachometer, glove compartment and front door pockets. Hence, we can say that the car interiors here are subtle and elegant at the same time, keeping in mind the premium image of the car.
Talking about the comfort and convenience in Honda City E, the car has been endowed with all the base features, which should be present in a premium sedan. However, being the second variant in the range, the car model hasn’t been loaded with all the features in order to keep the price in control. Therefore, you will find all the basic premium comfort features here. The air conditioning system is very efficient and effective and cools down the cabin in just a few minutes. At the same time, the heater is just as resourceful as the AC. The power steering wheel makes the handling of the car smooth and hassle free, while power windows are present for both the front and rear. Apart from this, Honda City is also blessed with features like remote fuel lid and boot opener, low fuel warning light, accessory power outlet, rear seat headrests, rear centre arm rests, and front seat lumbar support.
Under the bonnet, Honda City E comes with an influential and hearty 1.5-litre petrol engine that has a displacement of 1497cc. This engine has the capacity to produce maximum of 116.38bhp at the rate of 6600 rpm along with maximum torque of 146Nm at the rate of 4800 rpm. The engine has been combined with a standard 5-speed manual transmission, which makes sure that the car delivers an amazing performance on road. Honda City S houses the power to touch the 100 kmph speed mark in 10 seconds and has a top speed of 170 kmph. Coming to the mileage department, the car manages to deliver 16.8 kmpl of mileage on road, which is very impressive for a premium sedan. Technically Honda City E is very inspiring and doesn’t let down the car owner at all.
Braking and handling
The braking and handling of Honda City E is notable. The car has large disc brakes for the front, while the rear wheels have drum brakes. This braking system is completely receptive, which in turn ensures the performance of the car is not hindered. These are further enhanced by by Anti-Lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution System and Brake Assist. Coming to the handling of the car, it is amplified by a superior suspension system. This consists of McPherson strut with stabiliser, coil spring type suspension on the front, while a torsion beam axle with stabiliser, coil spring type suspension functions for the rear. The power steering wheel also assists in handling of the car.
Coming to the safety feature of Honda City E, the car maker has made sure that this car variant is blessed with all the basic safety features. This sedan comes with an Anti-Lock Braking System with Brake Assist; while responsive brakes make sure that the car stops as and when required. Apart from this, Honda India has maintained the safety of both car and the occupants. The construction of the car is muscular with the insides featuring options like airbags for the driver and front co-passenger that keep them unharmed during an accident. Furthermore, this premium sedan has also been endowed with power door locks, child safety locks, anti-theft alarm system, day and night rear view mirror, passenger side ORVM, halogen headlamps, seat belts for all occupants, seat belt warning, front and side impact beams, and engine immobiliser.
Premium appearance with superior safety and comfort features
Lack of diesel engine option
The mechanism by which power is transmitted from the engine to the wheels.Transmission type could be Manual,Automatic, Continuously Variable Transmission, or Semi-Automatic.
The maximum amount of fuel that the engine can burn in one complete cycle of all the cylinders together.
The amount of work the engine can do over a period of time. It is measured in Horsepower. One Horsepower is equal to the energy needed to lift 550 pounds at a height of one foot for one second. 1 PS=1.01387 bhp.
The maximum power output the engine can
produce over a particular range of speed.
Sudden braking at high speeds can cause the brakes to lock up and the car to skid. The electronic sensors in the Anti Lock braking System rapidly pressurize and depressurize the brakes, thus stopping them from locking up.
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