2009-2021 Honda City (5th Generation)
Current Price 2021:
- Honda City 1.3 MT= 24,49,000/- PKR
- Honda City 1.3 AT= 26,39,000/- PKR
- Honda City 1.5 MT=25,29,000/- PKR
- Honda City 1.5 AT=26,99,000/- PKR
- Honda City Aspire 1.5 MT=26,99,000/- PKR
- Honda City Asite 1.5 AT= 28,59,000/- PKR
The fifth generation of Honda City for Pakistan was introduced in January of 2009 by Honda Atlas and who could think that it will stay in the automobile markets for a decade without any update. The fifth generation of Honda City replaced the 4th generation in Pakistan after six years of the launch of the 4th generation. Honda was once a pioneer in updating its models, but unfortunately, it has delayed its upgrades for the recent models. The sixth or 7th generation of Honda City is yet to be launch in Pakistan, but Honda Atlas did-import CBU of the sixth generation of Honda City from Thailand earlier in 2020. There is news about the official launch of the 6th generation of Honda City soon in Pakistan too. Currently, the 7th Generation of Honda City is available in other countries like Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. The 7th generation of honda city unveiled in Bangkok on the 25th November of 2019. The 2021 year did not bring the latest generation for Honda City in Pakistan, and we are still getting the 5th generation of it. The 5th generation of Honda City was first-updated in 2017 with some facelift changes, and up till 2021, Honda brings no changes to its design language or features. One of the reasons for the delay of the new generation of Honda City in Pakistan is the prohibition on the no filers by the government, which discourage the non-tax filers from purchasing cars above 1300cc, and it slowed down the sales in markets as the majority of customers comprises of non-filers tax returns. Honda Atlas had requested the government of Pakistan to lift the ban from purchasing 1300cc above vehicles for non-filers, but the government is still to respond.
Till then, we are available with the option of only the 5th generation of Honda City.
Trims & Versions:
2021 Honda City Pakistan is available in two variants i-VTEC and Aspire. The Honda City Aspire 1.3 liters production was-halted at the end of 2017.
The i-VTEC Trim offers 1.3 and 1.5 liters engine options, while the Aspire Trim is only available in 1.5 liters engine options. All the trims are available with both manual and automatic transmission. The i-VTEC Trims have steel wheels, fabric-covered seats, manually controlled door locks, and rack and pinion steering wheel. On the other hand, the Aspire Trims come with alloy wheels, leather upholstery, power steering, power door locks, folding rear seats, fog lamps, satellite navigation, and a rear-view camera.
Engine & Power:
Honda City 2021 comes with two engine options that-include-either a 1.3 liters SOHC or a 1.5 liters SOHC engine. The 1.3 liters 16 valves i-VTEC engine produces 98 Horsepower at 6000 RPM and torque of 128Nm at 4800 RPM.
The 1.5 liters 16 valves i-VTEC engine produces engine power of 118 horsepower at 6600 RPM and torque of 145 Nm at 4800 RPM. The 1.3 liters and 1.5 liters i-VTEC offers both manual and automatic transmission. Similarly, the 1.5 liters Aspire trim is also available in manual and automatic transmission.
Performance & Drive:
The driving performance mostly depends upon the type of engine and transmission you are choosing, however as a whole Honda City is a refined and comfortable car to ride, which is not only family-oriented but also fun to drive. Both the manual and automatic transmissions are smooth and work efficiently. The automatic transmission of Honda City works better than many of its competitors because of the rubber band effect making it a well-synchronized unit. The engine does not complain even if you are revving it hard at 6500 RPM. The quality of ride it offers is pleasuring, and its handling is also nicely balanced, which gives drivers a lot of confidence in driving. The suspension of Honda City has tuned towards the softer side, which means the ride is more comfortable when driven in straight-line, but it doesn’t mean driving around corners makes the ride unstable. The ride quality remains good when turning and curving the car apart from driving it on the straight roads. The handling of Honda City remains the same when applying the brakes to the front wheels, so the vehicle remains planted, especially when going through a series of turns. The fuel economy of Honda City is the best in its segment giving you an estimated mileage of 18 kilometers per liter on highways and 14 to 16 kilometers per liter in the cities.
Exterior design and features:
Honda City 5th generation is a bit sharper than the previous generation model, and it comes with more contour lines and creases. The front end looks decent with its sleek headlamps and fog lamps. A chrome slat grill on the front is the trademark design of Honda, and some creases can be-found on the lower side of the front bumper. The hood is a bit crouch down low, giving it a low stance, and the rear is maintaining the sedan looks as-compared to the previous models. The roofline tappers between B and C pillars, adding sportiness to its body-language, and the sixteen-inches alloy wheels also enhance its sporty stance.
Interior design and features:
The inside of Honda City features an impressive design and comes with medium quality materials used. You can see black and silver-colored plastic trim pieces as soon you enter the Honda City, and the seats are covered in the fabric in lower trims and covered with premium leather in Aspire trim. You may also find wooden panels added on the dashboard in Aspire trims, giving a luxurious feeling to the cabin. It also has a touchscreen introducing an infotainment system inside compatible with Bluetooth. Talking about the space inside then it must be noted that there is a lot of room inside where five people can sit comfortably, and the storage space is also enough with door pockets and space underneath the driver armrest.
some of the standard features provided inside the cabin include:
- Two speakers audio system
- Cup holders
- Power windows
- Power steering
- CD player
- Central locking
- Keyless entry
- USB and Auxillary Cable.
Safety & features:
Honda City equips with various optional features that can make your long-distance ride hassle-free and safe. It provides you with seat belts on front and rear, adjustable shoulder anchor on the front, key alarm system, immobilizer, door opening warning, trunk opening warning, fuel consumption warning, and light on reminding.
Many of the Important safety features are also missing in Honda city that makes it an too old worthless choice in front of its present competitors.
It does not have airbags, blind spot detection, hill assist, traction control, parking sensors, and parking cameras, which are now the standard features of every new vehicle.
Price for 2021 Honda City ranges from 24.5 lacs Pakistani rupees to 28.6 lacs Pakistani rupees.
Honda City is the entry-level sedan in Pakistani automobile markets. There is no doubt the fifth generation of Honda City has improved with beautiful design and standard features making your ride comfortable and enthusiastic. But it is quite sad that we are still stuck with this old generation when global markets have the 7th generation. The 5th Generation of Honda City is too old for its competition, Honda must look forward to introducing the 7th generation of the city as this vehicle remains among the most selling and favourite cars in Pakistan. We are now hoping to see the latest generations of Honda City in the Pakistani automobile markets soon.