2014 HONDA CITY
The light sedan has proved popular in overseas markets however, and with an all-new Jazz revealed earlier this year, a new City was not going to be far away.
And here it is. Unveiled in India this week, the new City will make its international sales debut in early 2014 and should follow the Jazz to Australia sometime in the middle of next year.
Full details are still to be revealed, although Honda has confirmed that its overall length has grown 25mm to 4440mm, the City's wheelbase is also up 50mm to 2600mm, ensuring greater interior space. Boot capacity is listed at a relatively capacious 510 litres.
In India, the latest generation of the Civic-inspired City will be powered by a pair of 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel and i-VTEC SOHC petrol engines.
The 88kW/145Nm petrol engine is an upgrade of the unit offered with the current model, while the 73kW/200Nm diesel is a a version of the 1.6 diesel that features in Honda's new Earth Dreams engine range.
Developed in Japan at Honda's Tochigi R&D centre, the City will be offered in most Asian countries, while taking on the light-car market in Australia.
Australian specifications and details won't be revealed until next year, but expect the new City to enter at around the same $16,490-$20,490 price range that the current model plays in.