Honda readying City-based hatchback
Honda is working on an all-new hatchback that is based on the current-gen City sedan. A first set of photos of this new hatchback have surfaced in China. Currently, the City sedan is sold in China but under a different name and with mild exterior tweaks. The new hatchback will be called Honda Gienia.
Going by the leaked images, the new hatchback gets Honda’s signature styling up front, partly inspired by the Concept B, shown in 2014. It gets Honda’s ‘Solid Wing Face’design, also seen recently on the Avancier SUV. The thick gloss black grille holds the large Honda logo and has a chrome strip that runs across itwhich lowers down to the chin in the centre. The headlights get projector units and do resemble the ones seen on the City sedan sold in India.
The side profile of the Honda Gienia is City-like but features a truncated boot design. The Gienia looks very stylish when viewed from the back, thanks to the new boomerang tail-lamps like those on the Civic, a neatly sculpted bumper with subtle chrome accents and a distinct rear spoiler as well. The hatchback will be powered by a 1.5-litre petrol motor and will get the option of a CVT gearbox.
While the hatchback is expected to launch in China sometime in the near future, there is no news about Honda bringing this model to India as of now.