2018 Honda City - The UAE’s Latest Fuel-Efficient and Affordable New Car

The 2018 Honda City is an affordable new car in the UAE market which has style, fuel-efficiency and all advanced safety features ensuring a safe and smooth drive. Being an affordable sub-compact sedan, the 2018 City is laced with convenience features, and driver assistance features to make in-city driving smooth and more enjoyable. It is a perfect vehicle for daily commuting and comes with technologies that help to improve the driving experience and makes a ride enjoyable for both passengers and driver.

The exterior of all-new 2018 Honda City is redesigned while the interior is spacious to give more room for the comfort of passengers. Being an affordable new car in the affordable sedans segment, it has an aggressive stance with elegant appeal, making it an impressive vehicle. The design elements of all-new Honda City include the new LED headlights, reworked rear and a new grille adding more grace to the exterior. It is laced with all advanced safety features coming as standard to make every ride safe and enjoyable for the occupants.

Here we will review the 2018 Honda City affordable new car and discuss in detail its design, technological, safety features and performance attributes.

Design of the 2018 Honda City Affordable New Car

The 2018 City is a sub-compact sedan in affordable vehicles category but it does not compromise on the good looks and modern day appeal of the car. Offering more legroom and headroom to occupants and elegant design elements, make it a perfect ride for daily commuting on a budget.


With a redesigned exterior the 2018 Honda City has improved design dynamics, elegant and sporty appeal. The rear and front bumpers are reworked to give it look of a more stylish sedan and a high contender in the affordable new car segment.

Exterior of the 2018 Honda City Affordable New Car

It has new Chrome Honeycomb Grille with LED Halogen Headlights and either side, paired with LED Daytime Running Lights enhancing the visibility on the road for driver and other commuters too. Also, the new design has a perfect blending of design elements and flows seamlessly, giving it a precisely designed sedan from every angle. Wider air dam with black mesh below the grille with two air intakes on both sides keeps the engine cooling function works better than before. The design elements offer modernity and enhance the functions of this vehicle as they are not merely a showpiece.

The lights mounted on air intakes provide more visibility on the road in low visibility driving conditions. This helps better vision on road and also enhances the visibility of vehicle on the road for other commuters. The precisely sculpted hood has sharp lines and contours designed and sculpted flawlessly to make the front of 2018 Honda City more impressive and dynamic. Furthermore, it has wide fenders, 15-inch alloy wheels (16-inch alloy wheels are available as an option too) accentuating the side stance of it as a muscular sedan.

Though it is an affordable new car in subcompact sedan category but looks sporty due to sharp character line starting from the front doors and merging with the rear taillights. To add more sportiness into the exterior, a Shark Fin Antenna is added to the rear that reduces the drag force, increases the aerodynamic efficiency and looks spectacular as well. The wrap-around taillights are still there to maintain the previous rear-end appeal of the vehicle. The 2018 Honda City comes in 5 exterior colours, which include, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Cosmic Blue Metallic, Rally Red and White Orchid.

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An ergonomically designed exterior of all-new Honda City reflected the true craftsmanship of Honda providing more comfort to the occupant. The designers at Honda had added more legroom and headroom to enhance the comfort of the passengers and maintain the class of this affordable new vehicle.

Interior of the 2018 Honda City

The spacious cabin has a multi-functioning steering wheel in front of the driver, which has all driver control and Multi-Information Display. All essential information is displayed in real time and enhances the driving experience. Seats of this all-new City are upholstered with soft-touch leather providing sheer comfort to all the occupants despite being an affordable sedan. Further, it has 60/40 split folding seats to increase the boot space of 536-litres and features comfortable front seats, making it a desirable vehicle for daily commuting.

Interior of 2018 Honda City

Technological Features

Despite being an affordable new car, there is no compromise on technologies, features and comfort of the passengers. The all-new Honda City 2018 has Bluetooth, Automatic Air Conditioning System, 7-inch Touchscreen Display Infotainment System, USB Port, AM/FM Radio, 8-Speaker Audio System and other notable technological features. Also, Satellite Navigation System, Automatic Climate Control and other such features come as optional.

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Performance of the Honda City 2018

The all-new Honda City affordable new car does not only has good design and technological features, but offers a great performance on the UAE roads too. It is powered by a fuel-efficient engine and makes your all in-city drives under the budget and enjoyable too. It is a front-wheel-drive sedan powered by a 1.5-litre inline 4-Cylinder i-VTEC engine with Honda Programmed Fuel Injection System, offering fuel-efficient performance every time you drive this vehicle on the UAE roads. The engine can produce 118 horsepower and 145Nm of torque and is paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission. The engine is capable enough to give an exhilarating driving performance without compromising on your budget. It can go from 0 to 100 Km/h in 10.1 seconds, has a top speed of 190 Km/h and offers fuel efficiency of 17.2 Km/L. It performs well even in challenging driving conditions with High-tensile Steel Body that observes a low centre of gravity. Featuring Electric Power-assisted Steering System for better handling and smooth drive on the UAE roads.  It also has an ECON Mode to save more fuel during driving.

Performance of the Honda City 2018

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Safety Features

Good looks, better driving dynamics, spacious interior and advanced technologies along with latest safety features make it a perfect ride for everyone. Either you want to go on a long highway road trip or using the Honda City 2018 for daily commuting in the city, this sedan has everything to offer. Here are some of the latest safety technologies fitted in this affordable new car that is as follow:

  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution
  • Vehicle Stability Assist
  • Anti-Lock Brake System
  • Brake Assist
  • Advanced Air Bag System
  • Cruise Control
  • Emergency Stop Signal
  • Immobilizer System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Traction Control System
  • Multi-view Rearview Camera

Safety Features of the Honda City 2018

Price of 2018 Honda City – An Affordable New Sedan

The Honda City 2018 has three trim levels available in the UAE car market. The starting price of 2018 Honda City DX affordable new car is AED 57,000 that can go as high as AED 58,000 depending upon the optional features and technologies. While the price of the 2018 Honda City LE starts from AED 59,000 and it can go as high as AED 60,000 and the EX trim level has a starting price of AED 66,000 that can go as high as AED 67,000.