We informed you earlier that Honda has started working on the next generation City sedan. According to ACI, the new City will hit the Indian market by 2020. Japanese automaker, Honda is gearing up for the launch of the new generation Amaze. The new model will receive diesel CVT unit. It was speculated that the CVT gearbox could also be offered on the existing City. However, report suggests that the CVT option will only be offered in the next generation model.
The next-generation Honda City will be based on the updated version of the existing platform. It is expected to be more premium and feature-loaded than the outgoing model. Adding to it, the sedan will receive a new touchscreen infotainment system that is likely to be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The current unit misses out on these smartphone connectivity features. Also Read – Upcoming Honda Cars In India
It is expected that the next City will have better NVH levels. Honda has already started testing the BSVI compliant 1.5-litre diesel engine, which will power the next City sedan. This engine is capable of producing 99bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. The gasoline version will continue to feature the existing 1.5-litre i-VTEC unit that is good for 118bhp of power and 145Nm of torque. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic unit. Also See – Honda HR-V SUV – Five Facts You Should Know
The Honda Diesel CVT will rival against the likes of Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid and Volkswagen Vento. Previous reports suggest that the new-generation City’s design will be inspired from Honda Design C-001 concept. This concept has been designed by the same team that produced the Honda Crider and Honda Gienia.