The Honda City is a subcompact vehicle that was introduced in 1981. It was only offered in Australia, Europe, and Japan. The vehicle stopped being produced in 2002. From time to time, there are still a few of them seen on the roads. This vehicle was a four door product that was aimed at commuters. In some locations, it was referred to as the Honda Fit Aria.
The first generation of the Honda City was very similar to the design of the Yugo. The vehicle didn’t get much praise at all for appearance. Yet it sold well due to the low price and the terrific fuel economy that it offered. This production lasted until 1986 when the decision was made to make the car more visually appearing.
The second generation Honda City was created through 1994 and it had a better design. Still, with a subcompact vehicle, there isn’t much room for changes without moving into the next class. Some changes were made to the seating design to offer more space for legs and storage. The front end of the vehicle was also sloped and that gave it a nice arch. This also offered more headroom within the cabin.
The third generation was called the Honda City Z and it offered upgraded trim. It also offered a more powerful engine which consumers really liked. It also featured an independent rear suspension which offered very smooth riding. The decision to drop this vehicle was made in order to focus on other Honda vehicles including the Accord.