Marked by the arrival of 2018 Model Year (18YM) vehicles during April, the new City sedan will continue to offer customers the smart packaging and competitive value that has seen it command as much as 35 per cent of the Light sedan market for private buyers over the past 12 months.
“The Honda City has consistently been one of the preferred sedan models for private buyers in the Light car segment during 2016,” said Honda Australia Director, Mr. Stephen Collins.
“Although the overall Light under $25K segment was down by 16.1 per cent last year, Light sedans were actually up by more than four per cent, so their appeal to customers has strengthened over the past 12 months and is trending upwards.
“This latest update for the City range delivers a range of enhancements that improve the value proposition of Honda’s small sedan, as well as giving it a stronger stance and bolder appeal, picking up key design cues from the 10th generation Civic.”
All 18YM City models gain a new, sophisticated front fascia design, incorporating LED daytime running lights (DRLs), redesigned front grille and headlights, and a revised front bumper, which all combine to give it a lower, wider stance and increased road presence.
The rear bumper has also been redesigned, while new wheel trims on the VTi and new multi-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels on the VTi-L complete the freshened exterior package. A new metallic paint colour called Cosmic Blue has been introduced with the 18YM update, while Brilliant Sporty Blue metallic and Crystal Black pearlescent have been discontinued.
On the inside, all City models gain a new, simplified seven-inch touch screen audio system, along with new gunmetal tones on the instrument panel and silver accents around the air vents and transmission lever.
For the City VTi-L, an integrated satellite navigation system and leather-appointed seat trim are both now fitted as standard equipment, ensuring a premium experience for customers that sets it apart from its competitors.
The Manufacturer’s List Price for the entry City VTi manual remains unchanged for the 2018 Model Year at $15,990*, while the City VTi-L has received a nominal increase of $200 to $21,590* despite the inclusion of more than $2,000 of additional equipment and features.
The updated Honda City range will start arriving in Honda dealerships during April.
Honda City pricing (18YM)
|VTi (MT)||$ 15,990||$ 17,990|
|VTi (CVT)||$ 17,990|
|VTi-L (CVT)||$ 21,590|
* Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP) excludes Dealer Delivery and statutory charges. Metallic/Pearlescent paint incur additional surcharge
^ National Drive Away price
+ Leather-appointed seat trim means some parts of the seat may contain synthetic material.