2015 Honda City | new car review
* Neat touchscreen for the infotainment system in the top of the line model.
* Company car status.
The 2015 Honda City is certainly not an ugly car, nor does it stand out as a particularly pretty one. The front end has been styled in a similar fashion to that of the Civic, with a sharp grille and angular headlamps. The back is neatly arranged, which includes an ever-so subtle attempt at a rear spoiler. It certainly looks more attractive than its key rivals, namely the Hyundai Elantra and Nissan Sunny.
The interior of the City is not exactly awe-inspiring. It is simple motoring, with only the usual bare-bone equipment fitted in text-book fashion; there are few surprises. Although, credit must be given to them for the touchscreen infotainment display and capacitive touch switches for the A/C control system. A dash of creativity, I’d say.
One quirky feature of the 2015 Honda City is its reclining rear seats, meaning that there might be some excitement for passengers after all. The suspension has also been upgraded to provide a far more comfortable ride, which together with the new rigid lightweight bodywork will improve handling.
What’s on offer?
The entry DX model starts at AED 57,000, while the EX begins at AED 66,000. Both models are fitted with the same 1.5 litre engine which belts out 115 horsepower. There isn’t too much of a difference between the two models, with the EX being fitted with extra tricks like chrome handles, fog lights, and aluminium wheels as opposed to steel rims.
This car is an ideal company car. It is simple and functional with a fair-sized engine that will tackle urban traffic and motorways relatively well. If you’re looking for a fun car to nip around in, then buy a Jazz. If you would prefer to own a saloon, however, then the City is a fair choice. You won’t stand out, but you won’t be disappointed.
|Specifications||2015 Honda City|
|Engine/ Cylinders||1.5 litre / 4 cyl|
|Max Power |
|115 hp @ 6,600 RPM|
|145 Nm @ 4,600 RPM|
|Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||11.5 secs|
|Top speed||190 km/h|
|Price||AED 57,000 - 66,000|