Japanese automaker, Honda is all set to unveil the long-awaited new-generation City sedan in Thailand this month. The new generation Honda City will be launched in our market in the first quarter of 2020, most probably around Auto Expo 2020. It has already been spotted testing multiple times on Indian as well as Thailand roads.
A new media report from Thailand has claimed to reveal the engine specifications and design details of the upcoming new City sedan. The new model design inspiration will come from 3 big Honda sedans including Accord, Civic and the Insight. The front is slightly rounded, while the side mirrors are now positioned to the door frame. The report claims that the rear design is inspired by the Insight model.
The interior of the new Honda City is most likely to be shared with the new generation Jazz hatchback. It is also expected to receive the electronic hand brake with brake hold. The sedan will retain most of the features that are accessible in the current model. However, the quality of plastic and fit and finish will see a drastic improvement. Moreover, the new City will offer better NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness) levels.
The new Honda City for the Thailand market will be offered with 2 engine options. The sedan will receive a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged engine that also powers the Civic sedan in Europe and China. For the City sedan, this engine is reportedly to be tuned to offer around 120bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. The other engine will be the tried & tested 1.5-litre i-VTEC, 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol that is good for 118bhp and 145Nm of torque.
The all-new Honda City will also receive a hybrid powertrain. The hybrid version will only arrive in late 2020. The sedan is expected to receive the company’s new two-motor hybrid system, which recently debuted in the new generation Jazz hatchback.
The India-spec Honda City 2020 model will be offered with the BS6 compliant 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. The oil burner is good for 99bhp and 200Nm of torque. The company is also reportedly planning to launch the new City petrol with mild-hybrid system in India.