The long-awaited new generation Honda City has recently been introduced in Thailand. The new model is scheduled to be launched in our market in the first half of 2020. It comes with significant design changes, all-new interior and a new set of engine options. Here is a list of top 5 changes you will see in the next generation Honda City sedan –
The styling of the new City is heavily inspired by bigger Honda sedans including the Civic and the Insight sedan. The front looks like Civic, thanks the signature chromed grille, sleeker wraparound headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, conventional bumper with newly designed fog lamps and sculpted bonnet. The rear looks rather conventional and is inspired by the Insight sedan. It gets stylish wraparound LED tail-lamps, matured tailgate and flat bumper with vertical reflectors on both ends. The side profile looks evolved, thanks to strong beltline that runs across the length and a new set of new diamond cut alloy wheels.
The new Honda City comes with all-black interior scheme; however, the India-spec model could get dual-tone (black+beige) theme. It gets a conventional looking dashboard with brushed aluminium and piano black trims, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Honda Connect, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic AC, push button start and multi-functional steering wheel. Instead of touch-type buttons for AC and other functions, the new City gets conventional knob type buttons.
New Turbocharged Engine
The new Honda City gets a new 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that powers the global Civic hatchback. This engine is capable of producing 122bhp of power and 173Nm of torque. It is paired to a CVT automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. Honda could bring this engine in India; however, nothing official has been revealed.
In terms of proportions, the new City is 4,533mm in length, 1,748mm in width and 1,467mm in height. The new model is 100mm longer, 53mm wider and 28mm shorter than the outgoing model. The wheelbase has been reduced by 11mm. The increase in length and width should free up more space inside the cabin for the rear occupants.
1.5L Mild Hybrid Petrol Engine
The new Honda City also gets the regular 1.5-litre i-VTEC 4-cylinder petrol engine, which is now paired with i-MMD mild-hybrid system. This hybrid system has recently been introduced in the new Jazz hatchback. It is likely to arrive in our market by the end of 2020 or early 2021.