The Thailand-spec 2020 Honda City has scored 5-star safety rating in the ASEAN NCAP crash tests. We are expecting Honda to bring it to the market by the month of May.
For the third time, the Thailand-spec City has scored a 5-star safety rating. 2020 Honda City has secured the maximum rating in the recently conducted ASEAN NCAP crash tests. The third-generation and fourth-generation City have also received a 5-star rating.
Although, we should first clarify that the Thai-spec 2020 Honda City is slightly different than the India-spec, the latter being bigger. The safety features might be the same but there are some mechanical changes to differentiate both of the versions.
The new City has scored 86.54 out of 100 points in the safety rating. Out of that, 44.83 goes for adult protection, 22.85 for child protection and 18.89 for the safety tech. The crashed mule is the mid-spec SV variant with four airbags and not six. We might possibly see a 4-star or a 5-star safety rating in the global NCAP crash test too.
Features on the top-spec Thai-spec City include six airbags, ABS with EBD, multi-view reverse camera, hill start assist, emergency stop signal and vehicle stability assist (VSA). Reports suggest that these features could also come on the India-spec City.
There are very few sedans that have received good safety rating in India. The list includes Tata Tigor, Honda Amaze and Toyota Etios, all three securing four-star safety rating. The top three safest cars in India include Mahindra XUV300, Tata Altroz and Tata Nexon.
Moving on to the new City, it was supposed to debut in India this month itself. Now, we are expecting Honda to bring it to the market by the month of May. The fifth-generation City gets a complete makeover with refreshed exteriors and interiors, BS6 compliant engines and many new features.
Under the hood, it will continue with the same 1.5 Litre petrol and diesel engines. Sometime later, the same petrol engine will get a mild-hybrid technology as an option. Transmission options will include a 5-speed MT for petrol, a 6-speed MT for diesel and a CVT gearbox for both of them as an option.
You can also check the crash test results in detail over here: http://www.aseancap.org/v2/?p=4986