Japanese automaker, Honda has recently introduced the new-gen City sedan in Thailand. Now, the company has started testing the new City based hatchback. According to the media reports, the new Honda City hatchback will make Asian debut in the second half of this year. It will also go on sale in the Brazilian market in 2021.
The new Honda City hatchback has been spotted testing in Thailand. The spy images confirm that the design of the hatchback will be very similar to the sedan. The new City sedan is 4,549mm in length and has a wheelbase of 2,600mm. The hatchback version will also sit above 4 meters in length and is likely to measure close to 4.2 meters in length.
Patent images of the upcoming Honda City hatchback have already been leaked on the Internet. The new model will come as a replacement for the Honda Jazz hatchback in select markets. The overall styling will be similar to the sedan until the B-pillar and the biggest change is made at the rear. The hatchback gets revised greenhouse area and the rear door. It will have sleeker tail-lamps and sportier rear bumper.
The interior of the upcoming Honda City hatchback is likely to be similar to that of the sedan sibling. It will receive a new, larger touchscreen infotainment system Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. Most of the features will be sourced from the new Thailand-spec City sedan.
The upcoming City hatchback will be powered by a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 120bhp and 175Nm of torque. Transmission choices will include a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic. The hatch could also receive a new 1.5L naturally-aspirated petrol engine that is good for 121bhp and 145Nm of torque. The Honda City hatchback won’t go on sale in the Indian market. In our market, the Japanese automaker will introduce the BSVI compliant Jazz hatchback with some design changes as well.