Doha Marketing Services Company (Domasco), the exclusive distributers of Honda in Qatar, has announced the arrival of the new Honda City, following the recent launch of the all new CR-V.
The Honda City’s popular ‘Arrow Shot Form’ has new striking definitions on exterior body giving an even more dynamic presence on the road, the company said.
The new chrome grille and rear tail-lights, well-defined front and rear bumper, and new design 16” alloy wheels (available on EX model) accentuates the sophisticated sedan appeal, it said.
The interior changes include upgraded dashboard instruments with new blue lighting, and chrome touches to centre console.
Greig Roffey, sales and marketing manager for Honda in Qatar said City is back in stock after a break in production due to devastating floods in Thailand last year. “Demand had been outstripping supply, but this popular car is now back in stock and the changes to City make it even more appealing and better value for money.”
The new City is longer than the outgoing model by 15mm, providing a lounge experience to customers with its spacious cabin.
Reclining rear seats along with innovative storage spaces, a lower driving position, excellent head room, and 506 litres of trunk capacity are among the highlights.
The City comes equipped with a 1.5L, 4 cylinder new generation i-VTEC engine, delivering class-leading power of 118hp while providing good fuel economy.
Unique in its class, the City is also equipped with 5-speed automatic transmission. There is a ‘Paddle Shift’ option on the EX model.
The higher body rigidity on account of McPherson strut suspension at the front and H Type torsion beam suspension at the rear offers solid road handling and a supple ride. Electric power steering is designed to give direct and steady manoeuvring at any speed. Improvements to the front suspension geometry and steering also help maintain a shorter turning radius of 5m.
The safety features include anti-lock braking system, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, dual SRS airbags and pre-tensioner seat belts, which come standard across the new City range.
The G-Force Control Technology controls the impact energy in the event of a collision to reduce pedestrian injury.
The advanced integrated audio system allows the integration of any digital music player and delivers a high quality sound with advanced features like a DSP Equaliser.
The new City is covered by Honda’s standard warranty of three years or 100,000km (whichever comes earlier).