The fifth-generation Honda City was scheduled to make its India debut on 16th March, 2020. The carmaker, however, cancelled the unveiling event due to coronavirus scare. Now, the sedan is likely to see a release sometime next month. Official launch date is yet to be announced.
– The 2020 Honda City model lineup will be spread across three trims (V, VX, ZX) powered by a BS6-compliant 1.5L i-VTEC petrol engine.
– The updated petrol motor will return a maximum power of 119bhp at 6,600rpm and 145Nm at 4,600rpm. While the power figure has been increased by 2bhp, the torque output remains unchanged.
– For performing transmission duties, the sedan will get a 5-speed manual and an optional CVT automatic gearbox. All variants will be available with automatic transmission option.
– The 2020 Honda City has witnessed significant dimensional changes. Compared to the current generation, the new model is around 109mm longer, 53mm wider and 6mm shorter. It measures 4549mm in length, 1748mm in width and 1489mm in height.
– The wheelbase, however, remains unchanged (i.e. 2600mm). Besides growing in size, the new City is around 65kg heavier than the existing model.
– The 2020 Honda City will offer some class-leading features such as Amazon’s Alexa enabled telematics (standard) and tyre pressure monitoring system. It will also get an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
– With respect to safety, there will be four airbags, traction control, vehicle stability assist system (VSA) and 3 point seat belts. Read – 2020 Honda Amaze Facelift In The Works
– Features such as full LED lighting, 16-inch alloy wheels and a sunroof are likely to be reserved for the top-end ZX trim.
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