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City 2015-2017 i DTec VX Option BL Overview

  • Mileage [upto]
    26.0 kmpl
  • Engine [upto]
    1498 cc
  • BHP
    98.6
  • Transmission
    Manual
  • Boot Space
    510-litres
  • Airbags
    Yes
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City 2015-2017 i DTec VX Option BL Review

Honda City is the C-segment car that redefined the entry level sedan segment in India with its modern design traits and luxury all at an affordable price tag. It is this model that helped the Japanese auto-maker to grab huge market share without a doubt. Last year, it entered into its 4th generation by undergoing a complete overhaul with respect to everything. Arrival of 4th generation model also marks the entry of diesel variants to the line-up. After one year, a new variant has been added to the series with all black interior scheme along with some new features. Let's take a close look into it.

Pros :

1. Huge cabin space, practical diesel engine and easy manoeuvrability for city roads.

2. Class leading safety and comfort features. It is a car that offers value for money.

Cons:

1. Its i-DTEC needs more refinements. Its rivals like Verna, Rapid and Vento deliver more power.

2. Its build quality feels cheap and is nowhere near to the levels of European rivals.

Standout features:

1. An advanced Audio Video Navigation system with 6.2-inch touch screen. It also features touch screen controls for AC unit, which is first in its class.

2. A huge 510-litre boot compartment can take in your entire holiday luggage.

Overall:

HCIL has managed to regain its top spot in the C segment, thanks to the 4th gen City. Last year, this sedan set the markets ablaze with its i-DTEC engine option. Now, the manufacturer has rolled out new variants into the line-up with all black interior scheme. The Honda City i-DTec VX Option BL is the diesel version that sits on top of all the variants in its lineup. Powered by a 1.5-litre oil-burner, this sedan delivers a peak mileage of 26 kmpl. This new variant also comes with additional features like rear ISOFIX child seat mountings. On the other hand, the entire City line-up gets dual SRS airbags as standard feature.

Exteriors:

There is no modification done to the exterior design whatsoever. The car maker kept the exteriors untouched, since this 4th-gen is just one year old. This new-gen model has a strong resemblance of its predecessor, owing to its aerodynamic body structure. Even most of its external dimensions remain to be the same as its earlier model, save for the wheelbase, which is increased by 50mm. Its front facade has a distinctive style with wing shaped chrome strip. It is embedded with the company's logo. Flanking this are the wide headlamp clusters comprising three segments. Its sides expresses the sporty characteristics with its crease lines. Being the top end trim, this variant gets alloy wheels as standard. These rims have an ordinary design and they are wrapped-in with skinny tyres. Chrome plated outside door handles and body colored ORVMs with turn indicators completes the overall picture. Its rear section has a more enriched look with everything designed in right proportions. There is a small chrome strip connecting both the light clusters and is accompanied by the Honda's logo on top of it.

Interiors:

Honda City's biggest plus point is its interior design. Its cockpit has a wide dashboard with modern design. There is an extensive use of metal inside that renders a premium touch to the insides. The steering wheel on the other hand, features a signature three-spoke design and is mounted with control buttons. There is enough space inside the cabin to accommodate five passengers. The interior design of this variant remains to be the same like other existing trims, except for the color scheme. Its interiors are done up in black rendering it a sporty appeal. The car also gets ISOFIX child seat mountings at rear that adds to the safety quotient. Apart from this, no other update has been given to this latest trim. It is loaded with tons of comfort features, which makes City the strongest competitor in its class. It has features like one push engine start/stop button with smart keyless entry, auto climate control with touch screen controls, reverse parking camera and cruise control system.

Performance:

Under the hood, there lies a powerful 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel power plant, which is also powering the Amaze compact sedan. Its really disappointing since the company has not tuned up this motor for City and as a result, it lags behind many of its nearest rivals. The only change that you can notice is that the motor is mated with a 6-speed manual gearbox, instead of a 5-speed gearbox in the Amaze sedan. As a result, the drivability on city roads feels much better. Also, it delivers high torque at low rpms, which eventually results in a better mileage. Leaving disappointments aside, we are completely satisfied with the way it performed. There is hardly any turbo lag and the power delivery remains linear. On open roads, we have reached a top speed of 140 kmph. Until 110 kmph mark, this engine feels relaxed, but once reaching 120 kmph mark, it starts to vibrate.

Ride and Handling:

Handling this sedan is simpler, thanks to the responsive steering. It comes with a suspension system featuring McPherson strut stapled at front and torsion beam at rear axle. Its handling remains predictable and gets better and better as the speedometer ticks up. The steering wheel feels very light and it does add-up to the fun on highways. This is an ideal car for city roads. If you are expecting for sheer dynamics of a European car, then this car won't fit into your requirements.

Safety:

This C segment sedan comes with an ACE body structure, a signature layout of Honda for high strength. Being the high end trim, it gets all the necessary safety features including dual SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, security alarm and an engine immobilizer unit. Also, it is loaded with features like key-off reminder, day/night inside rear view mirror, driver seatbelt reminder, rear windscreen defogger and other such features. Now, this latest Black Edition trim also gets ISOFIX child seat mountings at rear that further enhances its safety quotient.

Verdict:

Despite having certain drawbacks, City is a perfect sedan for families. It is an ideal vehicle for day-to-day usage. It delivers better mileage, offers decent handling. Also, Honda's fuss-free after-sales and ownership experience are few reasons why you should go with this sedan. However, if you are a performance lover, then there are other models like Vento and Rapid for you to choose from.

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Key Specifications of Honda City 2015-2017 i DTec VX Option BL

ARAI Mileage26.0 kmpl
City Mileage22.0 kmpl
Fuel TypeDiesel
Engine Displacement (cc)1498
Max Power (bhp@rpm)98.6bhp@3600rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)200Nm@1750rpm
Seating Capacity5
Seating Capacity5
TransmissionTypeManual
Boot Space (Litres)510
Fuel Tank Capacity40
Body TypeSedan

Key Features of Honda City 2015-2017 i DTec VX Option BL

Multi-function Steering WheelYes
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYes
Touch ScreenYes
Automatic Climate ControlYes
Engine Start Stop ButtonYes
Anti Lock Braking SystemYes
Alloy WheelsYes
Fog Lights - FrontYes
Fog Lights - RearNo
Power Windows RearYes
Power Windows FrontYes
Wheel CoversNo
Passenger AirbagYes
Driver AirbagYes
Power SteeringYes
Air ConditionerYes

Honda City 2015-2017 i DTec VX Option BL Specifications

Engine and Transmission

Engine Typei DTEC Diesel Engine
Displacement (cc)1498
Max Power98.6bhp@3600rpm
Max Torque200Nm@1750rpm
No. of cylinder4
Valves Per Cylinder4
Valve ConfigurationDOHC
Fuel Supply SystemDirect Injection
Bore X Stroke76.0 X 82.5 mm
Compression Ratio16.0:1
Turbo ChargerYes
Super ChargeNo
TransmissionTypeManual
Gear Box6 Speed
Drive TypeFWD
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Fuel & Performance

Fuel TypeDiesel
Mileage (ARAI)26.0
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)40
Emission Norm ComplianceBS IV
Top Speed (Kmph)175
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Suspension, Steering & Brakes

Front SuspensionMacPherson Strut
Rear SuspensionTorsion Beam
Steering TypePower
Steering ColumnTilt & Collapsible
Steering Gear TypeRack & Pinion
Turning Radius (Metres)5.3 meters
Front Brake TypeDisc
Rear Brake TypeDrum
Acceleration10 Seconds
0-100kmph10 Seconds
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Dimensions & Capacity

Length (mm)4440
Width (mm)1695
Height (mm)1495
Boot Space (Litres)510
Seating Capacity5
Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)165
Wheel Base (mm)2600
Front Tread (mm)1480
Rear Tread (mm)1465
Kerb Weight (Kg)1165
No of Doors4
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Comfort & Convenience

Power Steering
Power Windows-Front
Power Windows-Rear
Air Conditioner
Heater
Adjustable Steering
Automatic Climate Control
Air Quality Control
Remote Trunk Opener
Remote Fuel Lid Opener
Low Fuel Warning Light
Accessory Power Outlet
Trunk Light
Vanity Mirror
Rear Reading Lamp
Rear Seat Headrest
Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
Cup Holders-Front
Cup Holders-Rear
Rear AC Vents
Heated Seats Front
Heated Seats - Rear
Seat Lumbar Support
Cruise Control
Parking SensorsRear
Navigation System
Foldable Rear Seat
Smart Access Card Entry
KeyLess Entry
Engine Start/Stop Button
Glove Box Cooling
Voice Control
Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles
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Interior

Tachometer
Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
Leather Seats
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Steering Wheel
Glove Compartment
Digital Clock
Outside Temperature Display
Cigarette Lighter
Digital Odometer
Electric Adjustable Seats
Driving Experience Control Eco
Folding Table in The Rear
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
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Exterior

Adjustable Headlights
Fog Lights - Front
Fog Lights - Rear
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
Rain Sensing Wiper
Rear Window Wiper
Rear Window Washer
Rear Window Defogger
Wheel Covers
Alloy Wheels
Power Antenna
Tinted Glass
Rear Spoiler
Removable/Convertible Top
Roof Carrier
Sun Roof
Moon Roof
Side Stepper
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
Intergrated Antenna
Chrome Grille
Chrome Garnish
Smoke Headlamps
Roof Rail
Alloy Wheel Size15
Tyre Size175/65 R15
Tyre TypeTubeless,Radial
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Safety

Anti-Lock Braking System
Brake Assist
Central Locking
Power Door Locks
Child Safety Locks
Anti-Theft Alarm
Driver Airbag
Passenger Airbag
Side Airbag-Front
Side Airbag-Rear
Day & Night Rear View Mirror
Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
Xenon Headlamps
Rear Seat Belts
Seat Belt Warning
Door Ajar Warning
Side Impact Beams
Front Impact Beams
Traction Control
Adjustable Seats
Tyre Pressure Monitor
Vehicle Stability Control System
Engine Immobilizer
Crash Sensor
Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
Engine Check Warning
Automatic Headlamps
Clutch Lock
EBD
Follow Me Home Headlamps
Rear Camera
Anti-Theft Device
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Entertainment & Communication

Cd Player
CD Changer
DVD Player
Radio
Audio System Remote Control
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Integrated 2DIN Audio
USB & Auxiliary input
Bluetooth Connectivity
Touch Screen
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Honda City 2015-2017 i DTec VX Option BL Colours

Honda City 2015-2017 is available in 6 different colours - White Orchid Pearl, Tefeta White, Urban Titanium Metallic, Carnelian Red Pearl, Golden Brown Metallic and Alabaster Silver Metallic - Honda City.

  • Tefeta White
    Tefeta White
  • Urban Titanium Metallic
    Urban Titanium Metallic
  • Carnelian Red Pearl
    Carnelian Red Pearl
  • Golden Brown Metallic
    Golden Brown Metallic
  • Alabaster Silver Metallic - Honda City
    Alabaster Silver Metallic - Honda City
  • White Orchid Pearl
    White Orchid Pearl
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