Wednesday, September 10, 2008

2009 Honda City!

Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has started selling the all-new Honda City in Thailand today. It will be sold in Thailand for between 524,000 to 694,000 Thai baht. We don’t have much details on the wheelbase and some other details yet.

The new Honda City is powered by solely by a 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine mated to either a 5-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual It is 4,395mm long, 1,695mm wide and 1,470mm tall, so it is slightly longer (+5mm), slightly wider (+5mm) but not as tall (-25mm) as the previous model. Making it wider and not as high reduces the whole hatchback with a boot tagged on look that the City it replaces had.

Euro Civic Front+ 1st Generation Vios Butt= All New City
Look nicer than it's main competitor, 2nd generation Toyota Vios, but i think that is mainly because Toyota Vios is actually a 3 year-old design (firstly launch in Japan as Toyota Belta in 2005).
However, dashboard looks quite cheap, the actual stuff? hmm....need to wait for the showroom car and see it for myself to give further comment.
The point is, will you choose this over Toyota Vios?

Thursday, September 4, 2008