Honda will debut the next-generation of its popular sedan, the City, on November 25. This will be the fifth iteration of the City and will be unveiled in Thailand first. In India, the 2020 Honda City is slated to launch in April next-year, as per reports.
The new-generation Honda City was spied testing on a number of occasions in the past few months. The company has managed to upgrade their current model of the City to make it compliant to the BS-VI norms. This will also apply to the 2020 City, which will be available in petrol and diesel motors.
Honda will offer the option of a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor alongside the 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol motor. The former, borrowed from the Amaze, makes 100 BHP of power and 200 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the petrol version makes 119 BHP of power along with 245 Nm of torque.
These engines will be available in a 5-speed manual transmission and a 5-speed CVT transmission. The next-generation City will carry some significant changes both on the exterior as well as the interior. These will be in touch with Honda’s current design theme, seen on models such as the Accord and Civic.
The new-gen City will borrow a few bits and features from both models mentioned above, to give it a premium feel. The 2020 City will be the next from Honda’s updated product pipeline here, with more new models set to follow soon. Honda could do with pricing the next-generation City at a starting price of Rs. 9 lakh, with the top trims costing Rs. 12 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
When launched, it will lock horns with the Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Toyota Yaris and the Skoda Rapid. The City has been Honda’s go-to model here, one for which the automaker is known for here. Honda will hope that history will repeat itself, with the next-generation City replicating the success of its predecessors here.
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