Japanese automaker, Honda had unveiled the next-gen City sedan in Thailand in November 2019. The new Honda City 2020 will be launched in our market in May or June 2020, depending on the COVID-19 pandemic situation. It was earlier planned to be launched on March 16, 2019; however, the event cancelled due to rising Coronavirus threat. It is expected that Honda will launch the City only after the situation improves in India. The new model will be manufactured at the company’s Tapukara plant in Rajasthan.
The upcoming Honda City 2020 comes with a sleeker and more premium design with inputs from Honda’s global models like new Accord and Insight. Moreover, the interior will receive majority of the changes in the form of advanced touchscreen infotainment system and upmarket quality materials. It is based on the thoroughly upgraded version of the existing platform, which also underpins the new Jazz (On sale in select international markets). What’s interesting is that Honda is also readying a petrol-hybrid version of the City; however, the sedan will initially offered with BSVI compliant 1.5L petrol and diesel engine options. Both models will be offered with automatic transmission option . Also See – New Honda City – Top 5 Changes
The top-end Honda City 2020 model comes equipped with several high-end features including 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Alexa Remote, app-based connectivity – called the Honda Connect, G-Meter on the instrument console and powered sunroof. Similar to the Civic sedan, the all-new Honda City comes equipped with Honda’s Lane Watch camera. There will be a camera on the left ORVM that will show the feed to the centre screen.
Already on sale in Thailand, the next-gen City sedan will make its India debut in May-June 2020. It is expected that the new model will arrive in our market in June. We will update you on this as soon as Honda reveals anything on its launch timeline .
Honda City 2020 Price
|Minimum||Rs 10 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 15 lakh|
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 – 2020 Honda City gets significantly bigger
New City 2020 Specifications
|Engine||1.5L petrol & 1.5L diesel|
|Power||118bhp & 99bhp|
|Torque||145Nm & 200Nm|
|Gearbox||6-speed MT & CVT automatic|
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. 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.
The oil burner is capable of producing 99bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. On the flip side, the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine is good for 118bhp of power and 145Nm of torque. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed CVT automatic unit with paddle shifters.
The new City sedan will come equipped with cleaner and fuel efficient BSVI compliant petrol and diesel engines. We believe that the City petrol could return close to 20kmpl, while the diesel model could deliver around 28kmpl.
– 8-inch touchscreen
– Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
– Alexa Remote
– Honda Connect
– 7-inch HD, full-colour MID
– Cruise control
– Automatic climate control
– Six airbags
– Traction control
– Electronic stability programme
– Hill-start assist
– Low-tyre-pressure warning system
– 3-point seatbelts for the rear middle passengers
– LED headlamps and tail-lighs
– Honda’s Lane Watch camera
– Reverse Camera
The design of the new Honda City 2020 is inspired by bigger Honda sedans including the Civic and the Insight sedan. Up front is a signature chromed grille, sleeker wraparound headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights, conventional bumper with newly designed fog lamps and sculpted bonnet. The front design looks flat rather than the curvish profile in the current model.
The rear looks rather conventional and is inspired by the Insight sedan. It comes equipped with 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 measures 4,549mm in length, 1,748mm in width and 1,489mm in height. It is 109mm longer, 53mm wider and 6mm shorter than the outgoing model. The wheelbase remains the same at 2,600mm; however, the global model has a wheelbase of 2,589mm. The increase in length and width should free up more space inside the cabin for the rear occupants. In terms of proportions, the new City is longer than the Maruti Ciaz and the Hyundai Verna.
Honda City 2020 Interior
Honda will surely working on the quality and NVH levels of the new Honda City. With increased length, the new model will offer more legroom space for rear occupants. The new model will receive better quality material and top-notch fit and finish. The model unveiled in Thailand comes with all-black interior scheme; however, the India-spec model is most likely to feature dual-tone (black+beige) theme. It features a conventional looking dashboard with brushed aluminium and piano black trims, an 8-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.
The next generation Honda City will also be equipped with several new safety and security features. Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, rear parking sensors, seat belt reminder and speed alert will come as standard. The top-spec model could get up to six airbags, traction control, and other safety features.