It is no secret that Honda is readying the next-gen City sedan, which has recently been caught testing in India. The sedan is scheduled to be launched in our market in first quarter of 2020. A new media report claims that the next-gen Honda City will make global debut in Thailand in November, 2020.
The report suggest that the next-gen Honda City will meet the EURO 5 Emission standard and is likely to return close to 23.25kmpl in petrol avatar. As standard safety features, the new City will get ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), Brake Assist and Vehicle stability assist.
The 2020 Honda City will receive 2 new engine options – a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol and a 1.5-litre petrol with Hybrid i-MMD. The 12-valve 998cc, DOHC with variable valve systems come with single cross turbocharger. This powertrain is capable of producing 120bhp at 5,500rpm and a peak torque of 200Nm between 2,000-4,500rpm. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual or CVT automatic.
The 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine comes with new Hybrid i-MMD system, which will first debut in the new generation Honda Jazz. Technical details and power figures of the hybrid system is yet to be announced. Apart from the hybrid system, the new Honda City will also receive the naturally aspirated 1.5L petrol engine producing 118bhp and 145Nm of torque.
The India-spec next-gen Honda City will also receive the BSVI compliant 1.5-litre diesel engine. This engine is capable of producing 100bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic.