The next-generation iteration of the Honda City mid-size sedan will make its global debut sometime during the end of this year. It is expected that the same will arrive on the Indian shores during the year 2020, probably during the Auto Expo that year in February. This fifth generation update of the City is going to get petrol and a diesel engine in its model line-up. With this update, this sedan is finally going to get an automatic transmission with the diesel variant. There are chances that Honda might introduce a full-hyrbid variant of the City by the year 2021.
2019 Honda City Next Generation- Price In India
The competition in the mid-size executive sedan segment is getting quite aggressive these days. Hence, to stand as a tough competitor, the next-generation iteration of the City has to have a highly competitive price range.We expect, the prices of this sedan’s updated version to cost somewhere in-between INR 9 Lakh to 14 Lakh.
2019 Honda City Next Generation- Launch Date
So far there is no official confirmation regarding the launch of the next-generation iteration of the Honda City in India. However, expect this car to make its global debut sometime during the second half of 2019. Consequently, we expect this car to launch in India within the first half of 2020.
2019 Honda City Next Generation- Engine Specifications
The new-generation 2019 Honda City will be underpinned by a modified version of the current car’s platform. Honda might go on to offer a new version of the 1.5-litre iVTEC petrol engine. In its current state, the motor outputs a maximum power of 119 PS along with a peak torque of 145 Nm. The current Diesel motor, which has received a lot of flak for its high NVH and mediocre performance, is also likely to receive many updates.
Currently, this oil burner outputs a maximum power of 100 PS along with a peak torque of 200 Nm. Honda Cars India will even launch a petrol-hybrid by 2020. In addition to all this, the new City will have a CVT automatic gearbox in the diesel variant as well.
2019 Honda City Next Generation- Mileage
As mentioned before, the engine specifications of the new Honda City are likely to remain the same. However, it will get BS-VI complaint versions of the existing engines. Not only this, but the Japanese automaker might also introduce a mild-hybrid or even a complete hybrid powertrain option if Government policies and localizations allow.
Hence, realistically speaking, we expect the mileage of the petrol derivative of this vehicle to stand around 18 km/l while that for the diesel around 21 km/l.
2019 Honda City Next Generation- Features
The current generation of this mid-size executive sedan is already loaded with a whole bunch of features. However, we are expecting the next-generation iteration of this vehicle to have an even more expansive feature list.
Expect the range-topping models to come with features like automatic wipers, automatic headlamps, LED projector headlamps, LED tail-lamps, electric seats to name a few.
- LED Projector Headlamps
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- LED Tail-lamps
- Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
- Automatic Headlamps
- Rain-Sensing Wipers
- Automatic Climate Control
- Touchscreen Infotainment System
- Multi-Functional Steering Wheel
- Adjustable Steering Wheel
- Height Adjustable Driver’s Seat
- Leather Upholstery
- Key-less Entry
- Push-Button Start Stop
2019 Honda City Next Generation- Safety Features
Since new safety regulations come in effect starting April 1st 2019 and the estimated launch timeline for the new City is around December the same year, it becomes obvious to believe that it will get several safety features as standard and then some more. Standard safety kit is going to include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat anchorage and rear parking sensors.
In addition to this, range-topping models can come with additional safety kit such as side, knee and curtain airbags, traction control, electronic stability program among other electronic driver aids.
- Dual Front Airbags
- Side And Curtain Airbags
- Reverse Parking Sensors
- ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
- Traction Control
- Electronic Stability Program
2019 Honda City Next Generation- Exterior Design
As per this rendering, the front-end of the 2019 City will feature a really big hexagonal grille that will get black horizontal slats. The gaping grille will be flanked by really sleek LED headlamps with LED DRLs. The bumper features a pair of LED fog lamps with air vents below them. In side profile, the speculative rendering here shows a clean surface with fewer creases.
The wing mirrors seem to have grown in size while the DLO seems to be unchanged in proportions. The alloys seem much like those on the current model.
2019 Honda City Next Generation- Interior Design
The Honda City has always had one of the most stylish cabin designs among its competitors. With the generation update, expect this car to get an equally appealing design. That said, Honda will for sure add a premium touch to the interiors, for City being an executive sedan. Consequently, expect it to come with a dual tone cabin colour scheme of black and beige.
Cabin space has always been one of the major strong points of the City. The next-generation model is likely to use an all-new platform. This could translate into improved cabin space. Honda is currently working on re-establishing itself as the manufacturer of premium cars. Hence, we are expecting the Honda City 2020 to have good material quality on the inside.
2019 Honda City Next Generation- Competition
As always, this vehicle will compete in the mid-size executive sedan segment. Hence, its main rivals are going to be the Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento and the Toyota Yaris.
2019 Honda City Next Generation- Specification Table
|Model||2019 Honda City|
|Launch Date||December 2019|
|Price||INR 9.5 Lakh to INR 14 Lakh|
|Fuel||Petrol / Diesel|
|Engine||1.2-litre / 1.5-litre|
|Power||88 BHP / 99 BHP|
|Torque||110 Nm / 200 Nm|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual/ 6-Speed Manual / CVT|
|Mileage||18 km/l / 22 km/l|
|Features||Touchscreen Infotainment System, Auto Climate, Projector headlamps, LED DRLs, Alloy Wheels|
|Safety Features||Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Reverse Parking Sensors, Reverse Parking Camera|