The Honda City has been around for quite sometime now, and the original model was launched in 1998. The car has been massively popular ever since and is on its 5th generation for India now. The all-new Honda City 2020 has already been unveiled in Thailand where it is on sale now. The new Honda City for India has been recently spied on Indian roads and the launch of the car is supposed to be just around the corner. Read on to find out more details about the car.
The New Honda City is expected to be somewhat different than the one sold there and will be getting some changes to the suspension setup as well as the features. It will also get some chrome additions to the exterior as the Indians like. The company has also launched some teaser images on its website so as to create some stir before its arrival on Indian shores.
New Honda City design
From the outside, it could be mistaken for the old Honda City as the styling is somewhat similar. The New Honda City has gotten longer overall with bigger overhangs on both sides. From the front, it gets a headlight setup that is similar to the new design language of the company and is also seen on the Honda Accord. On the rear, the tail lamps still look similar but now extend all the way till the side and point towards to the front of the car. It gets a lot of detailing around its fog lamps as well. The grille is also a bit different and is more dominant.
Honda City 2020 interiors
Front the inside, it gets a lot of changes from the previous model ranging from the quality of plastics that have been used, to a revised centre console that will now house Android Auto and Apple Carplay. The India specific features will include brushed aluminium and piano-black bits on its dashboard and centre console. Additionally, it will get dual-tone interiors and a lighter shade for the seats; top variants are expected to get leather seats. While there is no news about the City RS coming to India, the top-spec City ZX for our market will come with a sunroof, 16-inch alloy wheels and full-LED headlamps as standard.
Engine and transmission
At the heart of the car, the New Honda City will get the new BS6 compliant engines although the engine outputs are expected to be similar to that of the outgoing model with the car getting both petrol and diesel engines. Both are 1.5 litre units although the petrol will get a mild hybrid system that was also seen on the Honda Jazz. They will get a manual as well as a CVT option.
The car when launched will compete with the likes of the Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz and the Toyota Yaris and the launch will be by the end of March or early April. Till then you can check out our review on the current-gen Honda City: