Next-gen Honda City is likely to debut at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo.
India’s most loved mid-sized sedan, Honda City is facing a stiff competition from the likes of Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz. In fact, this segment will soon witness the arrival of Tata’s new mid-sized sedan which is likely to offer best-in-class space & performance. In order to remain at the pole position, Honda has started working on the next-gen City sedan. The all-new Honda City is expected to make its debut at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo, while launch is most likely in February-March 2020.
The next-gen Honda City sedan will be equipped with BS-VI compliant petrol and diesel engines. After Accord, the City sedan will be offered with a hybrid powertrain. Instead of a full-hybrid system, the next-gen City will arrive with a mild-hybrid system. The full-hybrid powertrain will be too expensive for the price sensitive Indian market. Also Read – New-gen Honda City – 5 Things To Know
The next City will receive a petrol-hybrid powertrain, which should return higher fuel efficiency. This model will directly challenge the Maruti Ciaz 1.5L petrol with SHVS mild-hybrid system. The company will also introduce the diesel powered model. It will get the BSVI compliant 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine, which in current form offers 99bhp and 200Nm of torque. The City diesel for the first will be offered with a CVT automatic gearbox.
Honda will surely work on the quality aspect of the City sedan. It is expected to come with better quality plastic and offers improved fit and finish. The company will also work on reducing the NVH levels for Diesel City. It is likely to receive additional sound deadening materials. Expect City diesel to offer more fuel efficiency and better NVH levels on higher speeds. Also See – Upcoming Honda Cars In India
The next-gen Honda City will also grow in size. It will offer more legroom and headroom space for rear occupants. Adding to it, the sedan will receive the advanced touchscreen infotainment system which will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.