2009 Honda City spy shots from China

2009 Honda City spy shots from China

Believe it or not, but there are people out there who actually worship the perennially awful Honda City. Most of these people reside in countries such as India, Malaysia and China, and they’ve been tracking the progress of the upcoming 2009 model. We have to say, the new model actually looks rather decent, even though it looks nothing like any other Honda, in keeping with the company’s unfortunate tradition of all its models not sharing any corporate styling features among one another.

The photos taken of the test mule on the flat-bed truck where apparently taken in China. More messy photos were taken in India by a bystander, showing the front of the car.

This photo to be a picture of the actual car from the brochure. We had to mildly edit the photo as parts of it was missing.

We later found this photo from Pakistan of the interior. It is all hard plastics, but at least the design is interesting.

The new model will debut in the GCC during the first few months of 2009. The new 2009 Honda Jazz is coming by the end of the year, and will probably share its range of 4-cylinder engines with the City.

Update: The 2009 Honda City has been officially launched.

What do you think?



  1. thanx God little bit nice shape

  2. it looks much better than the current model…it has some thing taken from the civic….the front side maybe. thanks for the pix

  3. All new Honda City to be out in Showroom on 13 October 2008 In INDIA :mrgreen:

  4. The third pic is from stie http://www.team-bhp.com as the car is seen on testing in PUNE INDIA

  5. If a car gives 430km mileage for 48 dhs with AC on and 4 passengers…what else would you do…WORSHIP..Civic,Corolla,Tida guys don’t talk about speed and pickup…even the current city reaches 168km hr…agreed it takes a bit more to do it…but that’s what you will get from 1.3 or 1.5…the only problem we found was the horrible drum brakes in our office City Fleet…and we blame RTA for that…because every morning in Dubai road changes and in the night RTA quietly keeps barriers and diversions…almost all the fleet drivers complain, imagine the plight of truck drivers…Honda please put big disc brakes on all the wheels…especially for Dubai…we hate drum, drum disk combination. …we are ready to pay a bit more…

  6. i think i see 4 wheel disc brakes in the 1st pic.

  7. ya…me too…but the problem is most of time honda always pushes a low profile model of city in GCC…same as Mazda pushes poorly powered mazda 3 and mazda 6 but in other countries you get good specs…hope this time city comes with full disc brake options as seen in picture and with all the accessories…

  8. Hope it gives tough competition to Tiida & yaris

  9. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 :grin

    I would like to congratulate Honda company for launching a most attractive and stylish car.Interior of car also impressed me.In its range City is very attractive bcoz of its low fuel consumption and cheap maintenace.I am also using City and found it very reliable car.This car is technically sound.Once again Honda made my mind to book one car for me bcoz i cant resist it.
    Thank you Honda
    Mohammad Waseem KHan

  10. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀



  11. eesh, Kia forte looks better and has more hi-tech stuff for the same price as this city. what wrong with honda? the civic, cr-v, accord and current city looked so good. design is becoming much more freaky and cheap starting from the pilot and ridgeline and now; city.

  12. I love the change in the front and rear part. It’s a revolution of shape. It looks like civic adn matches those who cannot afford to buy civic. Thanks, Honda. Hopefully the price will not go too far beyond the one of its former city. I look forward to driving you soon on my city’s streets.

  13. hi my name is pervaiz i am waiting for new model off honda city bcos i like city it is smoll & sportive car & pickup of city is beter then ather cars like toyota 1.3 models

  14. Dear Sir,

    Please confirm us when will release new honda city model 2009 in Pakistan.

    Best Regards,

  15. I would like to congratulate Honda company for launching a middle range car with most attractive and stylish. It looks very extraordinary from outside, especially front, but rear is not equally impressive. I personally feel that the combination of the proposed front and outside appearance of new-Honda city with the rare shape of existing City ZX VTEC Plus would be much more attractive than the projected one. After going through the web site (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2009-honda-city/1029182/) and known features from earlier Honda City ZX VTEC Plus, I am very much fascinated to purchase this car instead of New Toyota Corolla Altis. What will be the price of this new Honda city model? (I really appreciate, if the Honda company’s gives response via e-mail). Is there any chance to become owner before October 2008?
    J. Venkateswara Rao, Scientist, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

  16. you ask as if this is a honda site. well it isnt. call your local showroom.

  17. This model off City look like the New Accord “it’s great that honda is moved 2 new generation!!!”

  18. this might be 3rd gen. the first gen never sold well and was nevr noticed. the first gen looked like civic. you can google it out to see images.

  19. 😀 😀 😀 😛 I would like to congratulate Honda company for launching new Honda City it’s great and the best model in the city 2009.

  20. 🙁 not nice at the back

  21. it looks really bad at the rear the current one’s back is more stylish.

  22. I have the Model 2008 Honda City, But When i heard about the 2009 Model, I have sold out my present Honda 2008, Now i am waiting 2009 City,
    I am searching for launching Colors in Pakistan.
    I want to book this attaractive car as soon as launch.

  23. Anybody has some idea when the new Honda City 2009 model will be launched in Pakistan?

  24. Thanks God the shape has been changed previously it was like RAT shape..i liked its interior and Inshallah will book order today

  25. Dear Mobee. The New Honda City will be launched on 25th January 2009. You can visit physically on this date and enjoy the interior with this beaurifull model.

  26. It looks like the City got an extrme makeover.

  27. still nothing compare with the chevrolet aveo sedan..

  28. i want to buy honda city so plz send me some more pics of this car i cant say any thing at the moment bcoz i am not sure abt it at the moment and what abt the reatures of honda city ?

  29. I have a Honda City model 2008 purchased in Jan 2008.

    I am interested in exchanging my model 2008 with new model of Honda city 2009. How much do I have to bear the cost in exchange with your show room. I need to know soon.


  30. who’s showroom? you mean in UAE?

  31. Nighat call ur nearest Honda dealer:) but i dont think they wud give a nice price for your car, depends!!!

  32. like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!one of the beautiful car among the city

  33. nice shape but price is high

  34. i love new honda city model this is the best model ever it ooks very agressive

  35. 😉 very good shape of new model. but you should write the cost below. thanks

  36. So, the wait is over, in Pakistan Honda City 2009 is going to be launched on January 31, 2009.

  37. Where is the new city man? It has been ages since i read this post, not able to spot single new model in Dubai, all the old models on road as usual.

  38. honda city 2009 best car in the pakistan 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 i wish honda co

  39. which one is better toyota xli vs honda city, safety features, gas millage

  40. I bought this car A STAR VXI one month back. It gives me good mileage, comfort, easiness in driving. It is an ideal vehicle for middle class families. EPS, integrated audio system, power windows on all 4 doors, remote fuel lid opener, boot opener, effective A/C ample power, contemporary style and FE makes this vehicle ideal.

  41. Hi ,, im saghir frm Pakistan
    super super super
    this is 2010 super class car
    My Favorite
    thank you HONDA

  42. hello,city is the best in its class…for some model..it comes with shift paddle,5 speed semi automatic..i love honda 🙂 …..from Malaysia..peace 😀

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