How is the performance of Honda City?
The Fourth Generation Honda City is available in both petrol and diesel version. The petrol model carries a 1.5-litre, SOHC, in-line four cylinders i-VTEC engine. The powertrain of the car comes mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic gearbox, which churns out a maximum power output of 117bhp. While for the first time Honda has brought City in diesel model which in houses a 1.5 litre i-DTEC engine that produces a power output of 98.6bhp. What makes the City so good for city driving is continuous torque even on lower RPMs. You just don't need to change gears frequently. The midranges are also strong but here you miss that punch and the third gear is a bit hard and where you need to change gears a little early. After this, the fourth and fifth gears are smooth and the car goes quite well till the 6000rpm. The car reaches 150kmph mark with ease and the highest speed in terms of diesel variant is 190kmph, while, with petrol fuel trim, it achieves a speed of 165kmph. The good thing about Honda City is that it stays stable even on high speeds. Both the automatic and manual transmissions are smooth and there is a little to no gear lag. The top-end variant City VX CVT comes with paddle shift which is something you can find only in a limited number of cars. Paddle shift allows you to shift gears manually even in an automatic transmission car on a single touch. In a nutshell, Honda City is a good urban drive, which comes with a blend of performance and luxury. Check out the following video.