Why has the new Honda City disappointed Pakistani car enthusiasts even before the launch?
Honda Atlas has already been under fire for selling old vehicles in Pakistan at extravagant prices.
Honda Atlas recently released a teaser of the “New Honda City,” which has caused a fair degree of distress among Pakistani car enthusiasts. The trailer of the vehicle revealed a design detail that has caused the disappointment.
The Distressing Detail
In their latest video teaser, Honda revealed the shape of the DRLs on the New Honda City, and they seem to give away the silhouette of the headlights. Experts have pointed out that the headlight design is that of a 6th Generation Honda City.
Details of the 6th Generation Honda City
The 6th generation Honda City made its global debut back in 2014 and became one of the most popular subcompact sedans in India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, and even China.
The vehicle was launched with several powertrain options, including a hybrid powertrain. The most common engine option was a 1.5 liter 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that featured 120 horsepower and 145-newton meters of torque with a 5-speed manual or a CVT automatic transmission.
Other salient features of the vehicle included:
- Electronic stability control
- Variable stability assist (VSA)
- Hill-start assists
- Smart Infotainment System with Bluetooth Connectivity
- Reversing camera
- Parking sensors
- Keyless entry and go
- Cruise control
Previously, the Honda Grace was launched by the auto company between 2014 and 2020, which was an iteration of the 6th generation Honda City. However, soon after, this particular generation of the Honda City was replaced worldwide with the 7th generation Honda City.
The reason why Pakistanis are Unhappy
Pakistanis are unhappy with the impending arrival of the “6th generation” Honda City in the county while the rest of the world enjoys the “7th generation” of Honda City featuring a new lineup of powertrain options, new looks, and better features.
Honda Atlas has already been under fire for selling old vehicles in Pakistan at extravagant prices. The debut of yet another old car in the Pakistani auto market hints that the trend is seemingly set to continue.
Experts believe that the auto company has been following this trend for a while now. Earlier, the rest of the markets received refreshed versions of the Hyundai Elantra and the KIA Sorento, while Pakistan was presented with the old versions of the vehicles. Only time will tell how the car enthusiasts react to the release of the New Honda City in Pakistan.
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