Honda is going to unveil the new generation City in India soon and ahead of that, we have spied it completely uncamouflaged on our roads.
We have an exclusive spy shot of the new generation 2020 Honda City. The updated sedan was spotted testing on the roads of Goa, where we were supposed to drive it for our review. However, due to the coronavirus outbreak, we would not be driving it anytime soon.
The spy shot that we have is taken from the back, so the front styling still remains unseen. As you can see, at the back the shape of the boot is different and somewhat similar to Amaze. The design of the tail lamps and alloy wheels are also fresh.
At the front, it will sport a new chrome detailed grille with new headlamp styling as well. The front and rear bumpers will be sharper but not aggressive. The side profile of the new City will remain largely similar to what we have now.
Under the hood, you have the same petrol and diesel engines with BS6 compliance. It will continue with a 1.5 Litre i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5 Litre i-DTEC diesel engine. The power figures will be similar to the BS4 version, petrol motor producing 117 BHP and 145 Nm and the diesel motor putting out 100 BHP and 200 Nm.
The petrol engine will also get a mild-hybrid technology, similar to what is seen on Ciaz. The gearbox options will include a 5-speed MT for petrol and a 6-speed MT for the diesel engine. Finally, there will be a CVT gearbox offered with the diesel engine along with the petrol motor.
Inside the cabin, there will be changes made to the instrument cluster and touchscreen infotainment system. Going by the spy shot, the 2020 Honda City will get beige interiors. We might see a more premium cabin with the updated sedan.
New features onboard would include automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, new touchscreen infotainment system and LED projector headlamps. Existing features like cruise control, rear AC vents, steering mounted audio controls and an electric sunroof will be continued.
Further, the list of safety features will include six airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors with a multi-angle rearview camera, vehicle stability control, auto-dimming IRVMs and rear defogger.
The new Honda City will continue to rival Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz, Toyota Yaris, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid. Verna is also going to get a major facelift this month, which will make the competition even more fierce. On the other hand, Vento and Rapid have lost their diesel engines and are petrol-only sedans with Ciaz.