Honda Cars India claims the 5th Generation City has an ASEAN NCAP 5-star equivalent safety rating. It’s a bold claim, but the safety technology and features offered in the top-of-the-range mid-size sedan look really promising. Indian customers are increasingly security-conscious, which is a good thing. This has forced car manufacturers to equip their products with the latest equipment to ensure high safety ratings. A vehicle’s NCAP score began to influence the decision making of potential customers while researching a brand new car. We have to thank Tata Motors for bringing us India’s first 5-star safety car, the Nexon. The trend has caught up well and continues to this day. Let’s see what the safety features of the Honda City look like.
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Honda City NCAP Safety Rating
Honda India is confident that the 5th generation City has a safety rating of the other model on sale in international markets (5 stars ASEAN NCAP). This is due to the long list of passive and active safety features offered by Honda City. This includes, first of all, the body structure which is built using advanced compatibility engineering (ACE), ultra high tensile steel for the body, steel with very high formability 980 MPa, as well as safety features such as 6 airbags, vehicle stability assistance with Agile handling aid, tire pressure monitoring system, lane monitoring camera, seat belts at 3-point for 5 passengers, ISOFIX child seat supports, ABS, EBD with brake assist, pedestrian injury mitigation technology, neck injury mitigation, front seat headrests and much more Continued. The features are the reasons Honda City is equivalent to the ASEAN NCAP 5-star safety rating.
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The Honda City comes with a 1.5 liter petrol engine developing 121 PS of maximum power and 145 Nm of maximum torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or CVT transmission. The other powertrain features a 1.5-liter diesel engine delivering 100hp of maximum power and 200Nm of maximum torque with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The fifth generation model is currently selling in India between Rs 11.16 lakh and Rs 15.11 lakh, ex-showroom. The rivalry comes from Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz, the recently introduced Skoda Slavia and the upcoming VW Virtus (new generation of VW Vento).
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