The next-generation Honda City sedan will arrive in the first quarter of 2020.
It is no secret that Honda is working on the next-gen City sedan, which will come in early 2020. Besides the new City, Honda will also launch the HR-V 5-seater premium SUV to challenge the likes of Hyundai Creta and the Nissan Kicks. Japanese automaker will also enter into electric vehicle space and will launch a city car or SUV with electric powertrain in 2023-24.
Coming back to new City, it will be the brand’s second car to feature a hybrid powertrain. Instead of a full-hybrid system, the next-gen City will come with a mild-hybrid system. The full-hybrid powertrain will be too expensive for the price sensitive Indian market. Moreover, no incentive from the government for hybrid vehicles is another reason behind not considering the hybrid electric vehicles. Also See – Honda City 2020 – 5 Things We Know
The sedan is most likely to feature a petrol-hybrid powertrain, which should help in achieving higher fuel efficiency. Besides hybrid powertrain, the City will continue to offer diesel option. It will receive the same 99bhp, 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine, which will be paired to a CVT automatic gearbox for the first time. This engine will also receive changes to meet the upcoming BS6 emission norms.
The sedan will receive significant changes in terms of design and features. Honda is also likely to upgrade the platform to achieve better NVH levels. Moreover, the next gen City will be bigger in dimensions to create more space inside the cabin. It will also receive the next-gen touchscreen infotainment system, which will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.