The next-gen Honda City has been spied testing for the first time. It has been spotted testing in Thailand, but will also come to the Indian market.
Looks like Honda has begun testing the new City as the first set of spy shots are out. The sedan has been spied in Thailand, which will also come to the Indian market. This will be the 5th generation of the sedan.
The new Honda City looks a bit bigger than the current model, a bit longer. At the front, the grille looks new and somewhat similar to what found on the bigger Honda models. Other details at the front include wide headlamps, LED DRLs and the same chrome strip with ‘Honda’ badge.
The tail part of the new version looks a revised, donning a new shape. The LED headlamp unit remains the same. The alloy wheels are similar to what come on the current-spec sedan.
Most likely, the next-gen City will continue with the same engine capacities, of course, BS-6 compliant. Currently, it gets a 1.5 Litre petrol as well as a 1.5 Litre diesel unit. But, it will also be available with a mild-hybrid petrol option.
The 1.5 Litre i-DTEC engine produces 99 BHP and 220 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The 1.5 Litre i-VTEC petrol unit produces 117 BHP and 145 Nm of torque with options of a 5-speed MT and a CVT gearbox.
The mild hybrid engine will come on the petrol engine. Reports suggest that the new Honda City could come with the petrol-hybrid option right from its launch in 2020. Can we see it in a production avatar at the 2020 Auto Expo? Let’s hope so.
Additionally, the City might finally get the Diesel-CVT combo, which recently came on the Amaze. Expect new features and slightly upgraded cosmetic appearance to come alongside.
As usual, it will continue to rival Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz, Toyota Yaris, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid. In the executive sedan segment, the former two with the City are the most popular ones.