|The Honda City was originally a three-door supermini-sized automobile hatchback manufactured by the Japanese Honda company, and was launched in 1981. It was one of the first "tall" hatchbacks: to maximize interior room without occupying more road space, the body was quite tall.
At the Tokyo Motor Show that year, one gimmick was a folding motorcycle that could fit into the City's boot. A turbocharged version was added to the range in 1982 and a cabriolet version soon after.
In 1983, the Honda City replaced the Mini in New Zealand Motor Corp.'s local assembly line-up.
Honda exported the City as the Honda Jazz in Europe, the City name being owned by Adam Opel AG at the time.