Honda has finally unveiled the new 2020 City sedan in Thailand. The sedan is now bigger, more feature-rich and gets a new engine as well.
The new Honda City finally makes its debut in Thailand, with India launch set for 2020. The City was last updated in 2017 which was again a major facelift with a host of cosmetic upgrades and new features.
With the new generation, the City is now bigger, more stylish and feature-rich as well. Not to forget but the new City is now available with a turbo-petrol motor which is more powerful than its existing 1.5 Litre i-VTEC.
Here are some points about the new 2020 Honda City that could come onboard on the India-spec version:
|Expected Price (ex-showroom)||Rs 9.99 Lakhs to Rs 14.5 Lakhs|
Currently, the prices of City start off at Rs 9.81 Lakhs going up to 14.05 Lakhs (Ex-showroom). All these changes are expected to increase the prices of City, by a good margin. If the new engine options are confirmed, it will be the second smart-hybrid sedan amongst its rivals of Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid and Toyota Yaris.
|Engine||1.5 Litre Petrol Engine||1.0 Litre 3-cylinder BS-4/||1.5 Litre Diesel|
|Power||115 BHP/142 Nm||122 BHP/170 Nm||100 BHP/200 Nm|
Transmission options will include:
- Petrol – 5 Speed Manual/CVT Gearbox
- Turbo Petrol – CVT
- Diesel – 6-speed Manual/CVT Gearbox
The new City gets a 1.0 Litre i-VTEC turbo-petrol engine, that produces 122 BHP and 170 Nm of peak torque, mated to a standard CVT gearbox. The global-spec version only gets this engine as of now. However, later, it will also get the updated 1.5 Litre i-VTEC unit with mild-hybrid technology.
For India, the new 2020 Honda City will get the BS-6 versions of the 1.5 Litre petrol and the 1.5 Litre diesel engines, along with the 1.0 Litre turbo-petrol engine. Looks like a turbo-petrol engine is a new trend among automakers.The 1.5 Litre petrol engine will come with a small electric motor, making the upcoming sedan a hybrid car. After trying the same with Amaze, Honda is going to add the CVT gearbox on the diesel variant of City. With all of these changes, there will be some changes in the power figures as well. These will include all the mechanical changes on the City.
The new City is 100mm longer and 53mm wider than the outgoing version. To flaunt its sporty behaviour, the height and wheelbase have been decreased by 28mm and 11mm respectively.
Reports suggest that the new 2020 Honda City will offer better legroom space than the outgoing version. With the new dimensions, it is somewhat bigger than some of its rivals. The City sedan is one of the most spacious cars in its segment.
The current generation Honda City is well equipped in terms of features. These are the following features that come on the new version:
- New 8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System With Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
- Twin Pod Analogue Instrument Console With MID
- Hill Start Assist
- LED Projector Headlamps
- New Alloy Wheels
- Electric Driver Seat Adjustment
Safety features onboard the new 2020 Honda City include:
- Six Airbags
- ABS with EBD
- Day/night IRVMs
- High-Speed Alert
- Rear Parking Sensors
- Rear Parking Camera With Multi-View
- Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
In terms of styling, the new 2020 Honda City now looks somewhat inspired by the Accord and the new Civic. At the front, you now have tweaked front bumper, new headlamp design and a more elegant front grille. Besides the new alloy wheel design, the shoulder line on the side makes it look sportier than ever. Lastly, the newly shaped rear bumper and boot lid complete its new sporty look rather than the classy look on its outgoing version.
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