– 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.
– It will be powered by new BSVI compliant diesel and petrol engines.
– Diesel version could also get CVT automatic option.
Japanese automaker, Honda will launch 6 all-new cars in the Indian car market by 2020. In 2018, Honda will launch the next gen CR-V and the new Honda Amaze compact sedan which will be followed by the next generation Civic sedan in the Q1, 2019. The company will also introduce a new 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine in the CRV SUV, which will also power the upcoming Civic and the HR-V 5-seater premium SUV in the country. Adding to it, Honda has also 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.
If reports are to be believed, 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. Adding to it, the Honda City 2020 could have a sleeker and more premium design with inputs from Honda’s global models like new Accord and Insight. It is expected to be based on the thoroughly upgraded version of the existing plant. The sedan will continue to be offered with the existing set of engines – 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel. Both models will be offered with automatic transmission options. Also See – Upcoming Honda Cars In India
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.
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
The next city sedan will be equipped with BSIV 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. Adding to it, Japanese automaker could also launch the hybrid version of the next-generation Honda City. 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 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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