the production of the new Honda City will start in February 2020, while launch is likely in March 2020.
We informed you earlier that the next-generation Honda City will make global debut in October in Thailand. However, the India-spec model will only arrive in 2020. A new report from Team-BHP claims that the development of the next-generation Honda City is in the final stages. The report further claims that the production of the car will start in February 2020, while launch is likely in March 2020. It is expected that the sedan could debut at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo.
The current-generation City sedan was launched in India in January 2014. The company had introduced the facelifted model in 2017. It will complete its total life of 6 years. In comparison, the previous generations of the City were on sale for about 5 years.
The new-generation Honda City will initially come with the BSVI compliant 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engines. The company will also introduce the hybrid version of the sedan. Honda has started working on the full-hybrid version of the City, which is most likely to be launched in late 2020 or early 2021. This time, the new City could also receive the CVT option in the diesel version. The international-spec model is expected to be equipped with a 1.0-litre, turbocharged, 3-cylinder petrol engine paired to a six-speed manual or a CVT option. It will also receive a 1.5-litre petrol-hybrid with two electric motors.
The all-new Honda City will be bigger, spacious and feature-loaded. It is expected to share styling cues with the global Honda Insight and Accord sedans. The new model will ride on a longer wheelbase, which will allow Honda to create more space inside the cabin. With new City, Honda is likely to offer segment-leading fit and finish and top-notch material quality. Adding to it, the company will also work on reducing the NVH levels.
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