In one word, the interiors of the fourth-gen new Honda City are international. Whether it be the interior colour combination scheme or the use of materials, Honda has truly made the new City a global product.
Space – 4M Principle at its best!
Space is the first noticeable thing that catches you once you sit in the City, its so spacious! Yes, Honda has said that it has increased the knee room by 50mm and head room by 10mm,but once you sit inside, its quite noticeable. The rear bench is comfortable and strangely, the AC vents at the rear don’t interfere too much at the rear. Honda has taken its 4M (Man Maximum, Machine Minimum) principle to greater heights with the new City.
Dashboard – Modern and Dignified
The dashboard of the 3rd gen City wasn’t to everyone’s taste, especially the use of silver accents and low quality knobs. But the 4th generation doesn’t leave anything to complain. Honda has stayed away from excess use of beige which is a positive, quality of the plastic is supreme, use of aluminium finish and glossy black is limited to liven up the cabin and that’s another positive, buttons on the steering wheel are easy to use, the AC and music system controls don’t look dated and driver info display is well laid out and well backlit. While that pretty much sums up the fact that the City will be a premium car in all sense however, if I stretch myself to the limit of criticism, I’d say that Honda could have made some changes to the gearbox’ design. But that’s the only thing, and trust me, even that isn’t worth a complain. So, full marks to Honda this time around for prepping the City’s cabin wonderfully.
Notice the Cruise Control and Bluetooth telephony controls on the new 2014 Honda City
Auto A/C and CD player a first for Honda City