Taipei, Taiwan - On October 13, Honda Taiwan presented the 2018 New CITY with upgraded safety, styling and quality. The new arrival builds on its predecessor's exceptional safety, excellent dynamics, high fuel efficiency, cool design, comfortable spaces, advanced technology and practical equipment. The New CITY is upgraded to be“4-door sedan with the best value” to catch consumers’ attention and open new horizons for the urban sedan. The 2018 New CITY will be available at dealerships nationwide in Taiwan from October 21 onwards.
Low-gravity, Wide Stance, Trend-setting Styling and Outstanding Spaces
The external styling of the 2018 New CITY embraces an new design philosophy of “Low center of gravity, wide stance” for a sportier, and more innovative look. The signature chromed Solid Wing radiator grill, new front and rear bumpers, distinctive aluminum rims as well as the ultra-wide-angle fog lights. Chromed license plate frame on the VTi-S enhances the new model’s sense of agility and streamlined aesthetics.
Under the Honda philosophy of “Man Maximum, Machine Minimum”, the 2018 New CITY retains the agility of the 1.5L even as the Up-Class concept was applied to create a super-sized interior approaching that of medium sedans. Noise-reduction engineering and sound insulation materials throughout the car keep noise to a minimum. New rear shock absorbers greatly enhance overall passenger comfort.
The VTi-S even comes with rear air-conditioning vents and touch control thermostats. The driver field-of-view and passenger comfort on the 2018 New CITY is unrivaled in its grade.
Nine Industry-Leading Safety Systems for the Best “Active and Passive Safety” in the Grade
Honda Taiwan set high standards for safety on the 2018 New CITY. The nine industry-leading safety systems in the form of Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (MA-EPS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Brake Override System (BOS), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Comfort Tuning Light System (CTS), and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), devices such as LED day lights, smart headlights and ISOFIX, along with anti-whiplash headrests, 6 airbags (Supplementary Restraint System) (VTi-S), Honda’s proprietary G-CON collision protection technology and ACE steel collision-resistant car body all come together to create a car built to the highest safety standards. The 2018 All New CITY’s comprehensive and industry-leading active/passive safety features make it the safest 4-door sedan of its class.
New Mobility Combining High-Tech Aesthetics and Smart Interface
The 2018 New CITY 1.5 VTi-S comes with next-generation “Touch-control Communications and Sound System” with 8 inch capacitive multi-touch screen. This supports the playback of high-quality media, integrated NAVI satellite navigation, wireless connection to smart phones, and support for multi-purpose Bluetooth and audio-video multimedia.The multi-purpose steering wheel makes driving safer, more convenient and more fun. The classic MID white laser 3-ring multipurpose dashboard is an example of functionality, visibility and attention to design by itself. Owners of the 2018 New CITY
ot only can drive their car but also enjoy a wide range of multimedia technologies and lifestyle entertainment. The high-tech aesthetics and smart interface gives meaning to moving in style.
Advanced Dynamics and Grade-Leading Fuel Efficiency
The 2018 New CITY has a cutting-edge 1.5L i-VTEC engine that is lighter and more fuel-efficient to operate while acceleration. Noise and vibration suppression technology improves the driving experience together with excellent fuel efficiency and emission/pollution control. The overall configuration not only improves the engine’s performance but also boosted average fuel consumption to 17.5 km/L. This excellent fuel-efficiency performance for all 1.5L cars in its class was awarded the Grade 1 energy efficiency rating (R.O.C. Energy efficiency labeling).Average consumption is also estimated to increase by 10% when ECON mode is turned on, extending the total range. When it comes to the transmission of power, the 120 hps output outperforms other competitors as well. Honda’s G-Design Shift means the latest Earth Dreams Technology’s CVT transmission can change gears like an AT transmission and provide strong linear acceleration. Paddle Shift and the simulated 7-speed gearbox can be used together to simulate gear changes on the VTi-S for maximum driving pleasure.
The 2018 New CITY features top safety features, trend-setting styling, and outstanding space, these along with the existing advantage in dynamics, grade-leading fuel-efficiency as well as the smartest and most comfortable cabin configuration .
The 2018 New CITY will be available at Honda Cars dealership in Taiwan from October 21, 2017 onwards and re-define the meaning of value for you. The All New CITY 1.5L VTi is priced at NT$ 629,000 and the 1.5L VTi-S is priced at NT$ 669,000.. For interested customers, please contact any Honda Cars dealers across Taiwan or visit the Honda Taiwan website at http://www.honda-taiwan.com.tw/auto/ for more information.