It is likely that the next-generation Honda City could launch in India by the year 2020. It will come with a much more sleeker and stylish exterior profile. Could get a complete overhaul of its engine specifications. In addition to this, it is most likely to feature a CVT automatic gearbox with the diesel engine.
Honda Car India is currently shaping up the next-generation City. The new Honda City is likely to launch in India during the year 2020. It will come with a major overhaul of its exterior and interior design. The design of the new iteration of this mid-size executive sedan will take its inspiration from the Honda Insignia concept. This means that the sedan is going to get a much sleeker and sportier aesthetics. In addition to this, since the vehicle will undergo a generation update in 2020, the interiors of the car will also see major alterations. We expect the next-generation Honda City to regain its charm which it has lost over the years.
The next-generation Honda City will finally get a CVT automatic gearbox in the diesel derivative. At the 2018 Auto Expo, Honda did showcase this version, However, according to some recent media reports, the CVT gearbox (with the diesel engine) will not make it to the current generation of the City. The automaker believes that the number of sales is not going to justify the amount of investment needed for the development done for the current generation model. Hence, we will have to wait for the next-generation iteration of the Honda City for the diesel CVT option.
The Honda City has been around for almost two decades in India. Since then this sedan has garnered a huge fan base. The first generation of the City is known for its quality along with supreme driving dynamics. It established Honda’s reputation as a premium car marker in India. However, that reputation is slightly lost in the due course of time. With the new generation version of the City, Honda aims to change that.
There are no concrete details at the moment regarding the exact specifications of the next-generation City. However, we can safely assume that the new City’s design will in in-line with its classic futuristic styling. Furthermore, just like the current spec model, it will come loaded with features right up to the brim. Expect the sedan to come with features like automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, automatic climate control, automatic headlamps to name a few.
The engine specifications of the Honda City are likely to remain the same. The petrol derivative is going to get the 1.5-litre i-VTEC motor. While the diesel derivative is going to get the 1.5-litre i-DTEC motor. A 6-speed manual gearbox will be available as standard across the range. In addition to this, the sedan will also get a CVT automatic gearbox, on both the petrol and diesel derivatives. However, by the year 2020, new emission regulations will come into effect. It could be the case that the automaker completely overhauls the engine specifications.
Honda is planning to launch a total of 6 new vehicles in India within the span of next three years. Out of these 6 new models, 4 will be above the INR 8 lakh to INR 10 lakh range. As mentioned before, these will help Honda once again establish its premium reputation in India. These new models include the likes of CR-V, Civic, HR-V and generation updates for the City, Amaze and Jazz.