The New Honda City’s launch seems to be imminent now. It has been spied testing on the Indian road a number of times now. The company has also launch a teaser image for the India-specific car. The City 2020 is expected to get some India specific changes such as addition of chrome elements, tweaked suspension, and changes to the interior such as a dual tone interior. The launch date has also come out and it will be showcased on 16th march and bookings are expected to commence from the same day itself. Find out more details about the City below.
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.
New Honda City interiors
From the inside, the New Honda City 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.