– To be launched in 2020, the next generation Honda City could also get a hybrid powertrain.
Japanese automaker, Honda had announced to launch 3 new cars in the Indian car market by 2020. The company has recently introduced the new-generation Civic sedan, which is gaining overwhelming response from buyers. The company will also launch the long-awaited Honda HR-V 5-seater SUV in India by the end of 2019. Adding to it, Honda has started working on the next-generation City sedan. The new Honda City 2020 is reportedly will make global debut in Thailand in October 2019, though the India debut is likely at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo. It is reported that the new City sedan is in final stages of its development. In fact, testing of the new-gen City sedan has already been started in Thailand.
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. The spy images also confirm that the new City gets stylish design heavily inspired from new-gen Honda sedans. 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 reportedly to make its global debut in Thailand in October 2019. It is expected that the sedan will make India debut at the 2020 Auto Expo, while launch could take place by the end of Q1, 2020 (Most probably in March). We will update you on this as soon as Honda reveals anything on its launch timeline.
New 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 – Honda Civic 2018 | Honda CRV 7 Seater SUV
New Honda 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. 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 Mileage
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.
Honda City 2020 Exterior
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. New media reports also claim that the new City sedan design inspiration will come from Honda’s bigger sedans like Insight and Accord. Interestingly, the Honda Crider sedan has also been patented in India. This model could also inspire the new City sedan.
The next-generation Honda City is likely to get all-new design. It will also grow in size and will ride on a longer wheelbase. It is likely to get Honda’s new signature grille with chrome bar and Honda logo at the centre, wider central air-dam, sleeker headlamp that merges well with grille to form a single unit, LED daytime running lights and newly styled fog lamps. It is expected that the new City will be wider and longer than the current model, though the height could have been reduced for better riding experience. Similar to the new Civic, the new Honda City could get coupe-like profile and squarish rear end. The tail-lamp design could also be inspired with the new Civic.
Honda City 2020 Interior
Honda will surely work on the quality and NVH levels of the new Honda City. With longer wheelbase, the new model is most likely to offer more legroom space for rear occupants. The new model will receive better quality material and top-notch fit and finish. In terms of features, the City 2020 is likely to get a new touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, keyless entry and push button start/stop, automatic climate control with rear AC vents, soft touch materials on the dashboard and door panels and leather seats. The sedan will also offer the panoramic sunroof.
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.
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