– To be launched in 2020, the next generation Honda City could also get a hybrid powertrain.
– New generation City is expected to share design cues from latest Accord and Insight.
Japanese automaker, Honda is planning to launch 4 new cars in the Indian car market by 2020. The company will soon launch the new-generation Civic sedan in the Q1, 2019, which will be followed by the long-awaited Honda HR-V 5-seater SUV in late 2019. These 2 new models will be powered by a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine, which also powers the new CR-V SUV. Adding to it, Honda has started working on the next-generation City sedan. The new Honda City 2020 is expected to make its world debut at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo.
Media reports claim that the next-generation City sedan will be rolled out from Honda’s Greater Noida plant. The current model is manufactured in India at the company’s Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. The upcoming Honda City 2020 will have a sleeker and more premium design with inputs from Honda’s global models like new Accord and Insight. Moreover, the cabin will receive majority of the changes in the form of advanced touchscreen infotainment system and upmarket quality materials. It is expected to be based on the thoroughly upgraded version of the existing plant. What’s interesting is that Honda is also readying a petrol-hybrid version of the City. The diesel version will be powered by the BSVI compliant 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine. Both models will be offered with automatic transmission options. Also See – Upcoming Honda Cars In India
New Honda City 2020 Launch Date
The next generation City sedan is expected to make its global debut at the 2020 Auto Expo, while launch could take place by the end of Q1, 2020. We will update you on this as soon as Honda reveals anything on its launch timeline.
New Honda City 2020 Price
The new City will come with BSVI compliant petrol and diesel engines. Adding to it, the next model will be more premium and tech loaded, which is expected to make it costlier than the outgoing car. We believe that this model could be priced between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 15 lakh. You May Also Like – Honda Civic 2018 | Honda CRV 7 Seater SUV
New Honda City 2020 Specifications
The next-generation City sedan will be equipped with BSVI compliant engines, which are likely to be enhanced version of the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel units. If reports are to be believed, the company has already started testing the BSVI compliant diesel engine. Japanese automaker has also started working on the petrol-hybrid version of the sedan. It will be a mild-hybrid alternative and won’t be as costlier as the fully-fledged hybrid technology, which is available in the City sold abroad. The decision on mild-hybrid tech for Honda City 2020 is yet to be finalised and will depend on the government’s auto policy on future mobility. The company is also considering offering a CVT option in the diesel-powered model.
In current form, the 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine offers 99bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. On the other side, the gasoline unit – 1.5-litre i-VTEC unit churns out 118bhp of power and 145Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed CVT automatic unit with paddle shifters.
Honda City 2020 Other Details
Honda had showcased a new concept – Honda Design C 001 at the 2017 Qingdao Auto Show. This concept has been designed by the same team that produced the Honda Crider and Honda Gienia. If media reports are to be believed, the next generation Honda Greiz (Honda City in India) could take design inspiration from this concept.
The next-generation Honda City is likely to get all-new design and feature-loaded cabin. Additionally, the next City could be more refined and more powerful than the outgoing model. Media reports suggest that Honda is also contemplating a coupe based on the City sedan. Though, India will only get the sedan version of the car. The vehicle is likely to share most of its styling cues from the 10th generation Honda Civic sedan.
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