The Honda City is a subcompact car which has been produced by the Japanese manufacturer Honda since 1981.
Originally made for the Japanese, European and Australian markets, the City 3-door hatchback was retired in 1994 after the second generation. The nameplate was revived in 1996 for use on a series of subcompact four-door sedans aimed primarily at developing markets, first mainly sold in Asia outside Japan but later also in Latin America and Australia. From 2002 to 2008, the City was also sold as the Honda Fit Aria in Japan. Since then, it has been a compact sedan built on Honda's Global Small Car platform, which is shared with the Fit/Jazz (a five-door hatchback), the Airwave/Partner (a wagon/panel van version of the Fit Aria/City), the Mobilio, and the Mobilio Spike—all of which share the location of the fuel tank under the front seats rather than rear seats. By 2017, cumulative sales of the City have exceeded 3.6 million units in over 60 countries around the world since the nameplate was revived in 1996. As of 2017, cumulative sales of the City reached 700,000 in India. Sales of the City in India contribute to 25 percent of global sales and the City is Honda's best selling model in India.
The City is also sold as the Honda Ballade in South Africa since 2011.
Honda Cars India Wednesday said it has launched a new variant of its mid-sized Sedan City priced at Rs 12.75 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The new trim – ZX MT – is powered by 1.5-liter petrol power train mated with manual broadcast and comes with added features like rear parking sensors.
The company said it has brought in the new trim due to high demand from buyers for top-spec petrol deviation in the manual transmission. Currently, Honda also sells a habitual description of the sedan.
"The addition of new colors and standard submission of rear parking sensors will further strengthen the City offering in the market," Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) Senior Vice President and Director (Sales and Marketing) Rajesh Goel said in a statement.
The model comes with various features like six airbags, electric sunroof, automatic headlights and rain sensing wipers among others.
Honda had first launched City in India in January 1998, and till date has sold over 7.5 lakh units of the sedan.