Honda City hatchback is powered by a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine developing 120 bhp maximum power and 173 Nm of peak torque
We showed you pictures of the fifth generation Honda City based hatchback a few months ago as it was spotted testing in Southeast Asia. Now, it has been launched in Thailand as it will act as a replacement to the Jazz in many markets. It will be introduced in more ASEAN markets as the City brand name has been well regarded.
In the Thai market, the model has been christened just the City Hatchback and it has several commonalities with its sedan sibling. On the outside, it looks similar to the sedan (identical grille, headlamp, bonnet structure, fog lamps and bumper) but only until the C-pillar with a longer roofline. The rear end of the Honda City Hatchback has been redesigned to accommodate the hatch styling with new tailgate, integrated spoiler, wraparound LED tail lamps, and bumper.
The Honda City Hatchback is available in three variants. They are 1.0 TURBO S+, 1.0 TURBO SV and 1.0 TURBO RS. The latter being the range-topper, just as the RS-spec variant on the City sedan. As for the performance, it is powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine, which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 120 bhp.
It generates a peak torque of 173 Nm and is connected to a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT. Some of the key features in the Honda City Hatchback are 16-inch alloy wheels with 185/55 section tyres, LED headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights, LED fog lamps, LED tail lamps, Honda smart key system, push button start, automatic AC with digital display screen, and cruise control.
It also gets an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, eight-speaker audio, multi-angle parking camera, six airbags, speed sensing auto door lock, Vehicle Stability Assist, Hill Start Assist, paddle shifting function, etc. Markets other than Thailand could get 1.5-litre, a 1.5-litre turbodiesel, and a 1.5-litre hybrid engine options.
The City sedan in its fifth generation has been performing well on sale charts as it continues to be the best-seller in the C-segment in recent months. It drives in decent volumes for the Japanese manufacturer domestically alongside the Amaze.