The Honda City hatchback was recently revealed and will go on sale first in Thailand. The hatchback is set to be introduced in Nepal as well as other Asian markets in coming months. The hatchback version is reintroduced after a very long time. According to some open source there is a news regarding that the City hatchback will replace the third-gen Jazz in some international markets. The sedan is a veteran war horse and has done decent business in the Nepalese markets despite the challenges that the segment faces as a whole. City Hatchback will be offered in 1.0 TURBO S +, 1.0 TURBO SV, and 1.0 TURBO RS. Variables.
Honda City Hatchback has several common points and is based on the same platform as the next-generation City sedan that shares almost all of its body panels like the grille, headlamp, bonnet layout, bumper and fog lamps. The difference emerges when accessing the column C section. This is because the back of this car is completely different from the sedan version of City. The rear also features wide horizontally placed taillights, a shorter overhang, and a more rounded look, all of which look well-coordinated. The taillights, spoiler, and bumper have been completely redesigned to give this car its hatchback credentials.
The City Hatchback features a 1.0-liter turbo petrol engine that generates 122 HP and is connected to a CVT gearbox. Honda will also offer the model with other powertrain options, depending on the markets they delivered. The City Hatchback measures 4,349 mm in length, 1,748 mm in width, 1,488 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2589 mm. However, compared to the third-generation Honda Jazz, the City Hatchback is 314 mm longer, 53 mm wide and 59 mm longer in wheelbase. There is also 173 Nm of torque on offer and a six-speed CVT is likely to be the preferred choice for this hatchback.
Inside, the hatchback has an 8-inch touchscreen display that supports Android Auto and Apple car play as well as multiple parking cameras, eight-speaker audio system, among other feature highlights. Safety features are underlined by six airbags, vehicle stability assist, hill start assist and speed-sensing automatic door locks. There is no particular date yet on whether the City Hatchback will come to Nepalese market as the fifth-generation City sedan was only launched recently here. So, while Honda will replace the third-generation Jazz for the City hatchback in some markets, for now this will not be the case in Nepal, as the company will continue to sell the third-generation Jazz.