The Honda City 2019 will be coming next year. This time it is may also get an automatic (CVT) with its diesel version. RThe design language of the car will be more sleeker and might we say, European too. It will be another ace in the deck for Honda and a major breakthrough. The new City will be another big launch for Honda. The company is trying to increase its footprint in India, by launching several new models. The City has been the most important model for the Honda. Slated to enter its fifth generation, this new car will be launched somewhere in late 2019 or early 2020. City is the best selling Honda in India. Hence, it will be launched first in India. The fan following for the Honda City is huge.
The fifth-generation is based on a new platform. The new platform will be a reworked version of the current platform. However, it will be more rigid and be more safe. It will be lighter too, by using high tensile steel. The design of the new City will be the sleekest of all the generations yet. It will look more sporty. At the same time it will be looking much more premium and stylish. The space inside the car will be identical, but better managed. The City has always been a spacious car. This time it will get a better suspension set up, which will improve its ride quality significantly. This is the only area when the current model lacks compared to its rivals. The sedan will get more features too. The current Honda City is competing with the Hyundai Verna and the recently launched Toyota Yaris, which has more features. The engines will remain the same 1.5-litre petrol and diesel but they will receive some tweaking. These will be enhanced for improvement in performance and even mileage. The diesel will get a CVT gearbox, for more convenience. This is sure to further boost sales of the Honda City.
Honda City 2019 will have to compete with more players in the segment. The Toyota Yaris is the latest rival. Then there is the Tata X451’s sedan version, which will be launched. These will be new players for the Indian car market. The Honda City 2019 will improve on the safety aspect too.
Honda City 2019 Price in India
|Minimum Price||Rs 10 lakhs|
|Maximum Price||Rs 18 lakhs|
|Mild hybrid Price||Rs 19 lakhs|
Honda would not like to play around too much with the pricing of the Honda City new model. There might be an increment only for the top model. This will be the variant that will get the most number of features, hence the pricing will be higher. The entry-level model shall be offered with dual airbags, ABS and even ISOFIX. Hence we reckon the pricing of the new City 2019 to be somewhere in the range of Rs 10 lakhs to Rs 18 lakhs (on-road). The engines of the City will be BS-VI complaint. This will also be a reason for a slight price increase, specially in the diesel version. Honda is working on the City hybrid too, but that is still some time away.
Honda City 2019 Launch Date
|Honda City 2019||September 2019|
We expect the Honda City 2019 to be launched by mid 2019 or maybe even late 2019. This could ideally be in September, just ahead of the festive season. The current understanding is that the new-gen will make it into production by 2020. We think it will be other way and the 2019 Honda City shall be made available by 2019 itself as Honda has been particular about its 5-year cycle.
Honda City 2019 Specifications
|Engine||1.5-litre petrol||1.5-litre diesel|
|Transmission||6-speed manual/ CVT||6-speed manual / CVT|
There will not be a change in the major specifications of the Honda City 2019. The 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine will continue to power this sedan. This will churn about 120 horses in power and about 145-150Nm of maximum torque. In terms of transmission, it will get a six-speed manual and a CVT option. This has been an exciting petrol engine for years now. There is more than sufficient torque in it across the rev range. This means to drive in city traffic you will not need to change gears very often making it convenient. To overtake as well, you will not need to down shift that often. This makes driving stress free.
The second engine on offer will be the 1.5-litre diesel. This engine should churn somewhere in the range of 98-105bhp. It will have a torque of 200Nm and a six-speed manual will be offer. The turning point will be the introduction of a CVT automatic. The Amaze is the first car to come with a diesel CVT and the City will also get this. With the CVT, power may be kept at around 90bhp. This engine will be much more refined and the NVH levels are also expected to be better. Despite the fact that this segment is majorly dominated by petrol engines, this diesel engine has been doing good. The i-DTEC also has similar characteristics as it isn’t just quick but even is driveable. The CVT in diesel will be a good option as it will offer a relaxed driving experience. The only downside of the engine is its diesel clatter that intrudes inside the cabin.
We are expecting a hybrid to also be made with the Honda City 2019. We are not certain if the Indian car market will be get one. But a hybrid version is in the making. This will be powered by a petrol engine. Also, no information if it will be a proper hybrid or a mild hybrid like the Ciaz. The latter makes it more affordable and we cannot claim anything on it.
Honda City 2019 Features
- 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels
- Six airbags
- ABS with EBD
- LED headlamps with daytime running lights
- LED tail lamps
- Touchscreen with Android auto and Apple CarPlay
- Reverse Camera
- Leather Upholstery
- Ventilated seats
- Rear AC vents
- Rear arm rest
- Audio controls at the rear
Honda City 2019 Model Design
The dimensions of the new city will not change much. The wheelbase will be slightly increased. Also the ground clearance will be better. This will be a wider car than the current version. This will increase rear passenger space. The new City shall be sporty and sleek. As per a rendering made by Paultan, the new 2019 Honda City will be stylish and shall offer a lot more on the plate. In terms of design appeal, the new City will not just look stylish but sophisticated too. This is also what Hyundai did with the new-gen Verna.
For detailed information, it is a matter of time. We have to play the wait and watch game. The radical design update on the Honda City 2019 will excite all its enthusiasts. All depends on how well does it drive. There shall be 16-inch new design alloy wheels, daytime running LEDs, LED head lamps and tail lamps.
Honda City 2019 Interiors
Here is where the biggest changes will occur. The new dashboard will be radical. Some of the design bits will be lifted from the Civic styling. The current version of the City is more about being elegant. The first-gen City character is likely to come back with the hint of sportiness though. In terms of features there shall be a long list in the offering. to begin with 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. This model should even get wireless charging, ventilated seats, rear AC vents and leather upholstery. In terms of safety, higher models will have six airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX and even traction control. The additional features in the Honda City 2019 will include sun roof and even controls for music system from the rear seat.
In terms of space, there should be reasonable improvement in the cabin space. We expect the City to grow wider than longer. This will mean ample of room for three passengers on the rear seat. The City has been practical for storage too. The boot should be about 500 litres in space on the 2019 Honda City.
Honda City 2019 Mileage
As we have lived with the petrol City and the diesel engine, so it is a lot easier for us to predict its efficiency. The petrol engine should return somewhere in the range of 12-14km/l in the city, while on the open road it increases to about 17-19km/l. The 2019 Honda City diesel version will have a mileage close to 16km/l in the city and the number shoots up to 20-22km/l as we head on the highway.
Honda City 2019
Honda City 2019 will be an exciting new gen sedan coming to India. This will be a new product that will be making it to the Indian car market.