We informed you earlier that Honda has started working on the next-generation City sedan, which is likely to be launched in late 2019 or early 2020. Besides, Honda will also launch 4 all new cars including new Civic, CR-V 7-seater, a sub-4 meter SUV and a Hyundai Creta rival in the next 2-3 years. Adding to it, the company is also working on the next-generation Jazz hatchback, which is due in 2020-21. What’s more interesting is that Honda is considering the hybrid versions of the City sedan and the Jazz hatchback.
Honda believes that the infrastructure in the country is still not conducive enough to justify a full EV. Instead of full electric vehicles, the Japanese automaker would focus on diesel and hybrid powertrains. The new hybrid powertrain will also power the next-gen Jazz hatchback. It will be launched soon after the new City and will continue to feature the same diesel engine. Also See – Upcoming Honda Cars In India
The next-generation Honda City and Jazz will feature Honda’s new hybrid i-MMD technology for small and mid-sized cars. This technology is more efficient than the current i-DCD technology, which is currently offered in the Honda Accord Hybrid. According to the company, this system could deliver around 25kmpl of mileage. Also See – Honda to launch 2 new SUVs in India
The next-generation Honda City is likely to have a sleeker and more premium design with inputs from Honda’s global models like new Accord and Insight. It is likely to be based on the thoroughly upgraded version of the existing platform. Adding to it, the sedan will have feature-loaded cabin and will be more refined and more powerful than the outgoing model.