The new Honda City 2020 will make global debut in Thailand, which is most likely to happen in October 2019.
Japanese automaker, Honda has started testing the next-generation City sedan in Thailand. The new Honda City 2020 will make global debut in Thailand, which is most likely to happen in October 2019. For the Indian market, the City sedan is expected to receive new-generation model in 2020. A possible debut at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo can’t be ignored.
The fifth generation Honda City is currently in the advanced stage of development. In fact, the model spotted testing was equipped with the production body. And the pictures clear that the new Honda City sedan design is heavily inspired from bigger Honda sedans including Accord and Insight. The sedan comes with radical design changes in terms of bigger size, more squarish rear profile, prominent front end with large grille with chrome enhancement and newly developed and angular headlamps with LED daytime running lights.
At the back, the 2020 Honda City sedan gets new bumper, redesigned tail-lights and tailgate, sloping roofline and roof-integrated spoiler. Overall design is largely in-line with the Honda’s latest design language, which we have seen on the latest Accord sedan. What’s more interesting is that the new City has grown in size, offering more premium and spacious cabin. There will be increase in legroom and shoulder space, which should further improve the comfort quotient to the rear occupants. Also See – 2020 Honda City – 5 big changes to look out for
The 2020 Honda City sedan will also receive the new and advanced touchscreen infotainment system, which will be compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and other connectivity features. Adding to it, the company will improve the plastic and material quality of the interior. The next City will also offer better NVH levels.
The 2020 Honda City will be available with the BS-VI compliant versions of the current 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. In the current form, the petrol and diesel engine produces 118bhp/175Nm and 99bhp/200Nm respectively. Similar to the City petrol CVT, the diesel version will also receive the CVT automatic transmission.
The next generation Honda City will also receive a hybrid version. It was expected that the new model will have a mild-hybrid system, but the Government assurance of not discriminating between electric and hybrids create a possibility of strong City hybrid. The hybrid version is likely to arrive in the second half of 2020, while the regular model will be launched in the first quarter of 2020.
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