New-gen Honda City awarded 5-star rating in ASEAN NCAP crash test
The new-generation Honda City, that will be launched in India shortly, has been awarded a 5-star rating in the ASEAN NCAP crash test. This is the third time that the City has been assessed with the maximum rating in the ASEAN crash test - the first and second were done in 2012 and 2014.
During the Phase I of ASEAN NCAP assessment in 2012, the Honda City was awarded with 5-Star rating for Adult Occupant Protection with a score of 15.44 over 16.00 points and 81 per cent compliance for the Child Occupant Protection category. ASEAN NCAP again assessed the model in 2014 in which it received two ratings (4- and 5-Star) for AOP with the score of 15.80 points over 16.00 and 4-Star for COP category with 83 per cent compliance.
The crash test mentions, the sedan obtained an overall score of 86.54 points resulting in a 5-Star ASEAN NCAP rating. For each assessed category from this accumulated score, the City received 44.83 points for the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) category, 22.82 points for Child Occupant Protection (COP) and 18.89 points for Safety Assist Technologies (SATs). The Thai-spec Honda City comes with a standard fitment of four airbags, seatbelt reminder for both of its frontal occupants and electronic stability control across all its variants. Depending on the variant, the emergency stop signal feature is available as standard or an optional extra.
The India-spec version of the new-gen Honda City will retain most of the design elements from the international version, except for a minor tweak and larger dimensions than the ongoing model. It gets newly-designed all-LED headlamps, tail lights and also reworked bumper design. The features list too will be suited for the Indian audiences and should boast of the latest, especially when its closest rival the Hyundai Verna comes loaded with tech and equipment.
In terms of powertrain, the international model comes with a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre petrol with mild-hybrid. We expect the latter to come to India as well. However, the 1.5-litre diesel unit, from the Amaze, and a 1.5-litre petrol will be offered in the India-spec model. The launch of the new-gen Honda City was delayed due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic that has compelled the country to go into a lockdown.
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