Honda Atlas is keeping the teasing session alive on its social platforms as the company is in process of introducing a replacement of the aging 5th gen City sedan that has been in production (in Pakistan) since January 2009.
For long it remained a mystery whether Honda will introduce 6th gen City or the latest 7th gen model that debuted in November 2019, however the latest teaser seems to have cleared this ambiguity. The teaser image which Honda posted earlier today shows DRL signature of the facelift of 6th gen City sedan. And if we enhance the image with a photo editor, it pretty much confirms that consumers will once again be embracing a globally retired model in Pakistan.
Honda City teasers on social media- (Right side: the enhanced version)
The 6th gen City went on sale in global markets in 2014, received a facelift in 2017 and was replaced by the 7th gen model in November 2019. However as practiced by most automakers in recent years, vehicles once done from their lives in the rest of the world are proudly being introduced in Pakistan, and the trend continues with the 6th gen City.
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So far there are no details regarding the pricing, equipment or powertrain options which the ‘new’ City will offer however most likely the engine & transmissions will be carried over from the previous model.
The globally retired 6th gen City will represent Honda in the subcompact sedan segment in Pakistan which has already welcomed newcomers including the hot-selling Toyota Yaris, Changan Alsvin and Proton Saga making the segment a lot more competitive than it used to be a couple of years ago. How well the 6th gen City will perform against these rivals, only time will tell. However, pricing & quicker deliveries will play a significant role in its success.
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