Last year in July, Honda had launched the Honda City facelift in Thailand. And now, a similar set of updates have been introduced for Honda City Hatchback. Both cosmetic and functional updates are part of the package. Honda, renowned for its innovation and commitment to safety, has unveiled the highly anticipated 2024 Honda City Hatchback Facelift, raising the bar yet again in the compact hatchback segment. This latest iteration of the City Hatchback comes with a refreshed design, enhanced features, and a groundbreaking addition: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) as standard across all trim levels. As compared to four variants earlier, 2024 Honda City Hatchback facelift has 5 variants. The base-spec model S+ is available at a starting price of 599,000 baht (approx. Rs 13.85 lakh). The SV variant is priced at 679,000 baht (~ Rs 15.70 lakh), whereas the RS variant costs 749,000 baht (~ Rs 17.32 lakh).
These three variants get power from a 1.0-litre inline-three VTEC Turbo petrol engine. It generates 122 PS of max power and 173 Nm of peak torque. The engine supports gasohol, a fuel mix with around 10% ethanol. Honda City Hatchback also gets a new e:HEV SV variant, priced at 729,000 baht (~ Rs 16.85 lakh). The other e:HEV RS variant has been retained. It has received a price cut of 50,000 baht (~ Rs 1.16 lakh). New price is 799,000 baht (~ Rs 18.47 lakh). The e:HEV variants use an Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) hybrid system. Power is sent to the front wheels.
Evolution of the Honda City Hatchback
The Honda City Hatchback has been an example of style, performance, and reliability since its launch. Honda continues to push the envelope of the automotive quality, and also to be introducing latest innovations and the technology to be satisfy evolving demands from the customers.
Refreshed Design and Styling
The 2024 Honda City features a refreshed design that exudes sophistication and dynamism. With its sleek lines, the sculpted contours, and bold front grille, and the City Hatchback commands attention on the road.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
A standout feature of the 2024 Honda City Hatchback Facelift is the inclusion of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) as standard across all trim levels. ADAS technologies leverage sensors, cameras, and the radar systems to enhance safety and the driver assistance, also to providing a higher level of protection and peace of the mind on the road.
Key ADAS features included in the City Hatchback facelift are
- Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS): CMBS helps prevent or mitigate collisions by automatically applying the brakes when an imminent collision is detected. This feature enhances safety by reducing the risk of rear-end collisions in various driving conditions.
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS): LKAS helps keep the vehicle centered in its lane by providing steering assistance if the driver unintentionally drifts out of the lane. This feature promotes safer driving habits and reduces the likelihood of lane departure accidents.
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): ACC maintains a set speed and following distance from the vehicle ahead, automatically adjusting the vehicle's speed to maintain a safe distance. This feature enhances comfort and convenience during long highway drives while reducing driver fatigue.
- Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR): TSR utilizes cameras to detect and display road signs such as speed limits, no-entry signs, and stop signs on the vehicle's instrument cluster or head-up display. This feature helps drivers stay informed about relevant traffic regulations and road conditions.
- Blind Spot Information System (BSI): BSI alerts the driver to vehicles in the blind spot area when changing lanes, reducing the risk of collisions with vehicles in adjacent lanes. This feature enhances overall awareness and visibility, especially in heavy traffic or highway driving scenarios.
Enhanced Connectivity and Infotainment
In addition to its advanced safety features, the 2024 Honda City Hatchback Facelift offers enhanced connectivity and infotainment options to cater to modern consumers' needs. The facelift introduces an updated touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone integration capabilities, allowing seamless access to navigation, music, and communication features on the go.
Efficient and Responsive Powertrains
The City Hatchback Facelift retains its efficient and responsive powertrains, offering a choice of petrol and diesel engine options to suit varying driving preferences. Both engine options deliver a perfect balance of performance and fuel efficiency, making the City Hatchback an ideal choice for city commuting and long-distance travel.
Interiors are largely the same as earlier. However, there are some minor tweaks and updates. For example, rear passengers now have two USB-C charging ports instead of the power outlet earlier. A dedicated smartphone inner pocket has also been provided for rear passengers. These updates are available with e:HEV variants only. Honda is offering ADAS features via the Honda Sensing suite for all variants. Higher trims get features such as multi-angle reverse camera, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Honda Connect telematics, 16-inch alloy wheels, electronic parking brake, 7-inch digital instrument cluster, rain sensing wipers and Honda LaneWatch. The 2024 Honda City Hatchback Facelift sets a new standard for safety, technology, and design in the compact hatchback segment. With its refreshed styling, enhanced features, and the inclusion of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) as standard, the City Hatchback Facelift offers a compelling combination of style, performance, and safety. Whether navigating city streets or embarking on weekend getaways, the City Hatchback Facelift provides drivers and passengers with a superior driving experience that prioritizes safety, connectivity, and comfort.