New Honda City 2020 could be priced in the range of Rs 11 lakh to Rs 16 lakh.
Japanese automaker, Honda is all set to launch the much-awaited new-gen City sedan. The new model was earlier planned to be launched in April; however, launch has been delayed due to Coronavirus pandemic. We reported earlier that Honda will continue to sell the current-gen City sedan alongside the new model. The next-gen City will be positioned premium over the current model.
The new Honda City will be priced significantly higher than the outgoing model to create significant difference between the two. The BSVI Honda City is available in the petrol version only, priced between Rs 9.91 lakh and Rs 14.31 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It is expected that the new Honda City 2020 could be priced around Rs 11 lakh for the base model and Rs 16 lakh for the top-end model.
It was speculated that the current Honda City will target the fleet owners; however, the company believes that the car will continue to target the regular buyers. This will allow Honda to target wider audience with the City brand. It is also expected that the new City could come with new Suffix (Like Innova Crysta) to distinguish itself from the outgoing model. Also See – Top 10 features of the new-gen Honda City
While the current model is available in the petrol version only, the next-gen Honda City will be offered with petrol and diesel fuel options. It will also mark the debut of new 1.5-litre petrol engine, which is basically the de-tuned version of the global Civic’s 1.5L turbocharged petrol engine. This engine is capable of producing 121bhp of power and 155Nm of torque, which offers more power and torque than the current BSVI engine. The diesel version will be powered by the BSVI compliant 1.5-litre i-DTEC unit that produces 99bhp and 200Nm of torque. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic.
The new Honda City will also grow in size and will be the biggest in its segment. It measures 4,549mm in length, 1,748mm in width and 1,489mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,600mm. The new model is 109mm longer, 53mm wider and 6mm shorter than the outgoing model. The increase in dimensions will create more space inside the cabin.
The sedan will have all the features that are available in the current model. The new City will get the Lane Watch Assist System, which we have already seen on the CR-V and the new Civic sedan. Adding to it, the sedan will get segment-first Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Agile Handling Assist (AHA). The top-end variant of the new City will receive six airbags, a tyre pressure monitoring system, ABS with EBD, reverse camera, etc. It will also receive a coloured 7-inch HD MID, which has a G-Force meter (normally available in high-end cars). The new City also gets an all-new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Amazon Alexa Support (India’s first) and Honda Connect with Telematics.