Honda Cars India Boosts Safety: City and Elevate Now With Six Airbags

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Honda Cars India has taken significant steps to enhance the safety features across its popular models, including the City, City e:HEV (Hybrid), Elevate, and Amaze. In a recent update, the company announced that the City and Elevate models will now come equipped with six airbags as a standard safety measure, a move aimed at bolstering passenger protection.

Enhanced Safety Across the Board

The safety overhaul doesn’t stop with airbags. Honda has also introduced 3-point emergency locking retractor (ELR) seat belts and seat belt reminders for all five seats across all trims of the mentioned models. This update underscores Honda’s commitment to passenger safety, ensuring that all occupants are reminded to buckle up, thereby reducing the risk of injury during a collision.

Additional Features and Adjustments

Beyond safety, the Elevate and City models have seen an infusion of new features. The Elevate now boasts adjustable head restraints for all five passengers, along with a digi-analogue instrument cluster that includes a 7-inch TFT display. The City model has also received upgrades, with the base SV variant featuring a new 4.2-inch TFT display for the instrument cluster, and the VX trim getting an 8-speaker premium sound system and a rear sunshade.

Impact on Pricing

With the addition of these new features, the prices of the Honda City and Elevate have been adjusted. The Elevate’s price range now starts from ₹11.91 lakh to ₹16.43 lakh, marking a slight increase from its previous pricing. Similarly, the base price of the Honda City has risen to ₹12.08 lakh, with the top-end variant now priced at ₹16.35 lakh.

Updates to Amaze and City e:HEV

The Honda Amaze and City e:HEV have not been left out of this round of updates. Both models now come with seat belt reminders for all five seats as a standard feature. The Amaze has seen the discontinuation of its entry-level E variant, with its price range now starting from ₹7.93 lakh to ₹9.86 lakh. The City e:HEV is available in a single, range-topping ZX variant priced at ₹20.55 lakh.

Engine and Performance

No mechanical changes have been made to the four cars as part of this update. The Honda City and Elevate continue to be powered by a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, delivering 121hp and 145Nm of torque. The City Hybrid uses a 1.5-litre strong hybrid petrol engine, producing a combined output of 126hp. The Amaze is equipped with a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine, offering 90hp and 110Nm of torque.

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