Honda Claims 5-Star NCAP-Equivalent Safety For Latest City

Honda Cars India claims that the 5th gen City comes with a safety rating equivalent to 5-star ASEAN NCAP. This is a bold claim but the safety tech and features offered in the premium mid-size sedan seem really promising. The Indian customers are getting more and more safety-conscious day by day which is a great thing. This has forced the carmakers to equip their products with the latest gear to ensure high safety ratings. The NCAP score of a vehicle has started influencing the decision making of the potential customers while looking for a brand new car. We have to give credit to Tata Motors who introduced us to India’s first 5-star safety rated car, the Nexon. The trend had caught up well and continues to date. Let us see what the safety features of the Honda City look like.

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Honda City NCAP Safety

Honda City NCAP Safety Rating

Honda India is confident that the 5th gen City has a safety rating of the other model in sale in international markets (5-star ASEAN NCAP). This is due to the long list of passive and active safety features that Honda City offers. This includes, first of all, the body structure that is constructed using Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE), Ultra High Tensile Strength Steel for the body, Super High Formability 980 MPa Grade Steel, along with safety features like 6 Airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist with Agile Handling Assist, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Lane Watch Camera, 3-Point Seatbelts for all 5 passengers, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, ABS, EBD with Brake Assist, Pedestrian Injury Mitigation Technology, Neck-Impact Injury Mitigation Front Seat Head Restraints and much more. The features are the reasons why Honda City is equivalent to the 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating.

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Honda City NCAP Safety

Specs

The Honda City comes with a 1.5-litre petrol engine making 121 PS of peak power and 145 Nm of peak torque. This engine comes mated to either a 6-speed manual or a CVT transmission. The other powertrain includes a 1.5-litre diesel engine making 100 PS of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The fifth-generation model currently retails in India between Rs 11.16 lakh and Rs 15.11 lakh, ex-showroom. The rivalry comes from the likes of Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz, the recently introduced Skoda Slavia and the upcoming VW Virtus (new gen VW Vento).

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