The Honda City is one of the most important model for the Japanese carmaker, and the fifth-generation of the B-segment sedan has finally made its world debut at Thailand. Its Indian launch is scheduled for early-2020.
The 2020 City is longer and wider than the outgoing version. However, the car’s overall height is shortened, and also the wheelbase is shorter than the previous model. The front end continues to feature Honda’s Solid Wing face, with influence from the larger Civic, most notably by the “jewel eye” headlamps and large chrome bar linking them.
The new City has a revised front fascia with a wide chrome insert and headlights flanked by LEDs. It has built-in headlights for LED daytime running lights. The car has a coupe-like roof line, and wraparound tail lights are provided at the rear. A gloss black grille insert, black ORVMs and fog lamps are available for the RS variant.
Talking about the cabin, the fifth-gen City comes with a 3-speed multi-function steering wheel and a twin-dial instrument. It has an infotainment head unit with 8-inch touchscreen with air-vents on either side. It comes with pedals of aluminum as well.
A 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine generating 120 BHP and 173 Nm of torque will be offered in the 2020 City. The turbocharged engine is the only option available to customers in Thailand market, omitting the previous 1.5-liter naturally-aspired unit. In addition, the downsized mill is matched exclusively to a 7-speed continuously variable transmission (CVT) – no manual gearbox option is available.
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