March 31, 2020, 06:03 PM IST by Nikhil Puthran1489 Views
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New Honda City earns five-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating

– Thailand-spec Honda City has an overall score of 86.54 points

– Standard safety features – four airbags, SBR and ESC 

The new Thailand-spec Honda City has scored a full five-star safety rating during the crash test conducted by the ASEAN NCAP.  The international spec model obtained an overall score of 86.54 points which sees it receive five-star ASEAN NCAP rating. The City sedan has received 44.83 points for the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) category, 22.82 points for Child Occupant Protection (COP) category and 18.89 points for Safety Assist Technologies (SATs). 

The standard safety list in the Thailand spec Honda City, includes – four airbags, Seatbelt Reminder System (SBR) for both of its frontal occupants and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The vehicle also gets the emergency stop signal technology which is sold in Thailand either as standard or optional fitment. In addition to this, all the safety assist technologies that are assessed by ASEAN NCAP will also be available as either standard or optional in the variants that will be launched soon in some of the markets in South East Asia.

The new-generation Honda City has been recently spotted testing in India. Based on what was seen, it will get wrap-around LED tail lights, shark fin antenna, chrome door handles and a diamond-cut finish for the alloy wheels. At the time of launch, the India-spec Honda City is expected to be powered by 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine options.

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New car launches delayed because of Coronavirus pandemic

March 26, 2020, 11:55 PM IST by Ajinkya Lad51903 Views
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New car launches delayed because of Coronavirus pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic has crippled the world and the situation is no different in India. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, various carmakers have delayed the launch of their upcoming cars indefinitely. Here’s a list of cars whose launch has been delayed.

Hyundai Tucson Facelift

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The Hyundai Tucson facelift was scheduled to be launched in India this month. However, the launch has now been pushed ahead amidst fears emanating from the COVID-19 outbreak. The new Tucson gets full-LED headlamps, redesigned grille and bumpers and machined alloys. Under the hood, it will get BS6 compliant 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines that are paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Hyundai Verna Facelift

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Hyundai recently revealed the updated Verna in India. Like the Tucson, the Verna too was expected to be launched this month, but the launch has now been pushed indefinitely. The new Hyundai Verna features a completely revised front-end complete with a wide cascading grille and new LED headlights and bumper. As a part of the facelift, it will get the Hyundai Creta sourced 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines with a choice of manual as well as automatic transmissions. It will also get a 1.0-litre TGDi petrol unit coupled to a seven-speed DCT.

Skoda Rapid 1.0

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Skoda Auto India has already begun reservations for the Rapid 1.0 TSI in India. Deliveries were expected to commence from 14 April, however, the nation-wide lockdown means the official launch has been delayed by a few weeks if not months. Besides the 1.0-litre TSI motor, the 2020 Rapid doesn’t get any changes. This motor comes coupled to a six-speed manual or a torque converter automatic.

Tata HBX

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The Tata HBX is the smallest SUV in Tata‘s portfolio and was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. The production-spec HBX was expected to launch in April 2020, but the launch is now pushed to FY2021 because of the Coronavirus threat. Based on the ALFA architecture, the production-spec HBX will draw 90 per cent of its design and parts from the concept.

Honda WR-V Facelift

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Honda Cars India revealed the new WR-V facelift a few weeks back, and has commenced reservations for the same. The launch was expected to take place this month, but Honda has pushed it ahead now. Once the Coronavirus situation subsides, we expect Honda will announce the revised launch timeline. The WR-V facelift features visual updates that include a revised fascia with a redesigned bumper, new grille, LED projector headlights and LED taillights. It will continue with the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines, albeit in the BS6 guise.

New Honda City

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The fifth-generation Honda City was scheduled to be unveiled in India in mid-March and a market launch was likely to take place in April. However, with the uncertainty caused due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Honda has delayed the launch by a few months. The new City is longer and wider than the outgoing model and takes design cues from the Honda Accord and the Civic. The India-spec model will retain its 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine, but will be updated for BS6 compliance.

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New Honda City spotted undisguised ahead of launch

March 16, 2020, 02:43 PM IST by Aditya Nadkarni12242 Views
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New Honda City spotted undisguised ahead of launch

– Fifth-gen Honda City features beige interiors

– Model could be launched later this month

Ahead of its launch that is likely to take place later this month, the new-gen Honda City has been spotted completely undisguised for the very first time. A single spy image shared on the web reveals the rear profile and side profile of the model.

The spy image is reported to have been taken in Goa where Honda had planned to conduct the media drive of the model before it was cancelled owing to the Coronavirus. As seen in the spy image, the India-spec fifth-gen Honda City will receive beige interiors and a new alloy wheel design.

A few other features that can be seen on the next-gen Honda City in the image above include wrap-around LED tail lights, shark fin antenna, chrome door handles and a diamond-cut finish for the alloy wheels. Previously leaked data revealed that the model will be available in six trims, details of which are available here

The new Honda City will be powered by a BS6-compliant 120bhp 1.5-litre petrol engine. We expect the brand to also offer a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre diesel engine. Once launched, the new City will rival the Maruti Suzuki CiazHyundai Verna faceliftVolkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid.

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