Japanese car maker Honda has unveiled the City sedan based hatchback, Geinia, at China's Chengdu Motor Show. Geinia features a notchback kind of design and the company calls the vehicle as compact crossover hatchback. It will be available for sale in the Chinese market in October.
The basic design of Geinia is similar to the City sold in India except boot. The exterior design of the car is inspired from the Concept B design study that Honda unveiled at 2014 Beijing Auto Show.
The face of the hatchback gets Honda's 'Solid Wing Face' design wide grille. The thick black coloured grille houses the Honda logo. A chrome strip that starts below headlamps and touches the chin of the bumper adds uniqueness in front design. The projector headlamp unit design is a slightly tweaked version of City and it incorporates LED daytime running lights.
The side profile is identical to the City sedan till C-pillar. The boomerang shaped tail lamps looks modern and is in line with the Civic hatchback's tail lamp. The rear spoiler has been oddly placed at the centre of wind shield. Reworked rear bumper also sports chrome accents that adds richness.
Gienia measures 4,517mm in length, 1,705mm in width, 1,477mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,600mm.
In China, the hatchback will be powered by a 1.5-litre petrol motor mated to a CVT gearbox. Geinia will be a China only model for now. There is no word from Honda on bringing Geinia to India anytime soon.