Fifth-generation Honda City sedan gets 'Ok Google' voice command facility
Honda has introduced the updated version of its Honda Connect in India with the addition of Honda Action on Google. The new feature, made available on the fifth-generation City, will allow customers to operate some in-car functions using Google Assistant's 'Ok Google' voice commands. The automaker has also introduced four new connected features for the Honda Connect platform, taking the total functionalities to 36.
The Honda Action on Google offers 10 voice-enabled features that can be performed via Google Assistant-enabled devices. By saying "Ok Google," functions like locking/unlocking doors, switching the AC on/off, as well as finding the car can be performed. The Honda Connect platform has also been updated with features like Valet Alert, Cost of Maintenance Analysis, Fuel Log Analysis, and Enhanced options for Service Products.
The Honda City has an eye-catching look, featuring a sloping roofline, a muscular hood, a chromed grille, LED headlights with DRLs, and wrap-around LED taillamps. On the sides, the car is flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, sharp body lines, and designer multi-spoke wheels. As for the dimensions, the vehicle has a wheelbase of 2,600mm and a length of 4,549mm.
The Honda City is offered with a BS6-compliant 121hp, 1.5-liter petrol engine and a 100hp, 1.5-liter diesel mill. Transmission duties on the car are taken care of by a 6-speed manual or a CVT automatic gearbox.
The Honda City has a 5-seater cabin with leather seats, auto climate control, parking sensors, and a multifunctional steering wheel with cruise control. It houses an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The safety of the passengers is ensured by six airbags, ABS with EBD, crash sensors, an engine immobilizer, and a rear-view camera.
In India, the fifth-generation Honda City starts at Rs. 10.99 lakh for the base-end V (petrol) model and goes up to Rs. 14.94 lakh for the range-topping ZX (diesel) trim (all prices, ex-showroom, New Delhi).