that I feel is a generation ahead of the competition. Similar to the hi-tech design of the previous Civic, the City interiors follows a futuristic ‘layered floating cockpit’ concept with an instrument panel that changes colour based on driving style. Higher trim levels get touch-based auto air-conditioning controls, start/stop button, 5-inch colour display screen for the entertainment system and Bluetooth hands-free calling. Boot space is also top-in-class at 510 litres.
The diesel is finally here in the City, so is it the best buy out there? All in all, with increased space, more upmarket design and high quality interiors, the City is definitely a very strong contender. Why the City is the best pick and is likely to remain the favourite in the segment is its focus on being the most fuel-efficient in its class. But there are few buyers who want power as well, and the new City could find it tough to convince them. Will the strength of the Honda brand win over in such cases? Only time will tell.