The 2009 Honda City European version is powered by a new 1.4 i-VTEC engine that delivers 100PS. This 2009 Honda City comes with manual version and able to get from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.8 seconds (a 1.6 seconds improvement over the previous model), while the automatic one needs 14.7 seconds to reach the same speed. The manual transmission of the 2009 Honda City is modified versions of the current one, receiving a carbon synchromesh for smoother changes.
The new engine, which is also shared with the new Jazz is fitted with Honda’s acclaimed i-VTEC system, which provides excellent performance and flexibility, without compromising fuel economy or emissions. The new engine gives the City 100PS, a healthy 17 PS increase over the previous model. This extra power helps the new City complete the benchmark 0-100 km/h in just 11.8 seconds for the manual version, an improvement of 1.6 seconds. The automatic version hits 100 in 14.7 seconds, almost half a second quicker than before.
The design changes are complimented by several improvements to the Noise Vibration and Harshness technologies applied to the car. A host of new features in the body, interior, suspension, engine and mountings have been included to bring further refinement to Honda’s newest sedan. The NVH enhancements allow customers to make the most of the new audio system which offers iPod connectivity and better sound quality.
The New City is based on the platform of the award winning new Honda Jazz, and benefits from the many of the technologies seen in the new hatchback. The longer wheel base gives a significant improvement in interior space as well as the associated ride and handling benefits. Safety performance is also enhanced with the adoption of the ACE Body Structure (Advanced Compatibility Engineering), which better protects occupants of both cars in the event of a collision between vehicles of different heights.