Monday, 8 September 2008

Spy Pictures: 2009 Honda City scooped!

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You probably would have seen these 2009 Honda City pictures somewhere in blogosphere or in your email 'Inbox' by now. If not, here they are in all its captured glory at a Honda PDI inspection bay somewhere, somehow. Rumoured to be launched by mid-December 2008, the all-new Honda City is an attractive little sedan despite its 'budget' B-segment costings target.

Frontal visage depicts Honda's new design language. As seen in the 3-D grille design (ala FCX Clarity), slim-slanty headlamps, loss of body coloured claddings between grille & headlights and a more sculpted front bumper. Foglamps section reminds one of the new Accord.

1.5 i-VTEC lump seen lurking in the engine bay. No more i-DSI option for the 2009 City. Likely 5-speed auto tranny similar to the new Jazz.

Dash design simple and low rent. Centre console portion a wee bit gawky, with A/C controls/switches section aping old Vios to a certain extent!

Seats looked adequately sized (for its class). No short seat bottom like your 'Desirable' arch rival please Honda!

Steering nicked from 8th gen Civic, Stream et al. High-spec version of new City likely to have paddle shifters...and on-steering audio switches too from Honda Malaysia?

Solid disc adorn the rear axle. Take note of the sticky anti-rust coating in wheel arch. Great for improving NVH as well. Are we to get it too for our Melaka-born Citys?

Errr...doesn't this butt remind you of the 8th generation Mitsubishi Galant (1999-2003)?

*Thanks to reader BMW.Toyota for these pictures!

Related posts:
All-New Honda City due December 2008?
Is this the all-new 2009 Honda City?