Japanese automaker, Honda has started testing the next-generation City sedan on the Indian roads. The new model will make its global debut in Thailand by the end of this year, while India launch expected in early 2020. The sedan is likely to make public debut in India at the Auto Expo 2020. Ahead of the launch, a new rendering of the new Honda City shows the possible rear-quarter design.
The next-gen Honda City will come with evolutionary design changes and will retain the overall portfolio. It will have Honda’s global design language, and the styling will be inspired by the bigger sedans including the Accord and the Insight. The changes will be significant in terms of styling and will offer more elegant look than sportier.
The rendering shows sculpted bumper and boot lid and the flat tail-lamps. On the sides, the greenhouse looks largely identical to the existing model. It will ride on newly developed 16-inch machined alloy wheels. The side profile will have strong belt line and new ORVMs with integrated blinkers. Also See – all-new Honda City to make global debut this year
Going by the spy images, it is visible that the next-gen Honda City will have revised front bumper, Civic-styled radiator grille, and aggressive headlamps. The cabin of the new City will receive comprehensive makeover with new colour schemes and high-end comfort and convenience features. It will offer better NVH levels with improved plastic and material quality. The sedan will be equipped with a larger touchscreen infotainment system, which will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The 2020 Honda City will be offered with 2 engine options – a BSVI compliant 1.5-litre petrol and diesel. While the gasoline unit is good for 118bhp and 148Nm, the oil burner produces 99bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. Transmission options are likely to include a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic. Honda will also launch a full-hybrid variant of the new City in the international markets. For the Indian market, the company will introduce a mild-hybrid variant of the sedan.
Source – IAB