Japanese carmaker Honda has commenced the bookings of its most recent offering the 5th generation Honda City sedan ahead of its official launch scheduled for July 2020. The all-new 2020 Honda City can be booked both by physically visiting an authorised Honda dealership at a booking amount Rs.21,000 or through the brand’s official website at Rs 5,000. Honda has still not revealed the prices of the new City sedan. So it seems that we will have to wait until its launch.
Honda has already begun dispatching the 2020 City sedan to all of its authorised dealerships and according to the company’s website the Japanese currently has over 300 operational dealerships. However, as of now, Honda has not revealed the prices of the new city.
2020 Honda City | Engine Specification
|1.5L i-VTEC (Petrol)||6MT/CVT||121hp @ 6600rpm||145Nm@ 4300rpm||MT – 17.8 kmpl /CVT – 18.4 kmpl|
|1.5L i-DTEC (Diesel)||6MT||100hp @ 3600rpm||200Nm @1750rpm||24.1 kmpl|
Under its hood, the City makes use of a 1 petrol and 1 diesel engine. The new 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine unit capable of generating 121hp @6600rpm with 145Nm of peak torque while the 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine generates up to 100hp @3600rpm with a peak torque of 200Nm @1750rpm. Both the engine variants are mated to a 6-speed manual and an option CVT transmission.
2020 Honda City | Dimensions
The company also claimed the 5th generation has the longest wheelbase in its designated segment so let’s compare the 2020 version to the previous generation model and see if what Honda is true or just mere hoax!
|Dimensions||2020 Honda City||Old Honda City||Difference|
|Length||4,549mm||4,440mm||109mm (2020 City is longer)|
|Width||1,748mm||1,695mm||53mm (2020 City is wider)|
|Height||1,489mm||1,495mm||6mm (2020 City is shorter)|
|Boot Space||506 litres||510 litres||4 litres (2020 City has less space)|
2020 Honda City | Features
On the outside, the new city gets a new thick and elongated nose which helps enhance its strength and presence amongst its rivals. It also features a new chrome-plated front grille which has now become signature in the brand’s top-class sedans.
The new longer and wider sedan also feature a new set of integrated LED DRL’s integrated with the sedan’s wing face for a discerning front face. It also gets new LED Headlamps with 9 LED Array Inline Shell, integrated LED DRL and L Shaped LED Turn Signal in the front.
On the rear the new 5th generation sedan supports Z Shaped 3D Wrap-around LED tail lamps with LED side marker lamps, follow-me-home / lead-me-to-car headlamps with auto-off timer. The new city sedan also gets a new set of massive 16-inch alloy wheels.
Talking about the interior features we will get to see a new and somewhat better looking 8.0-inch advanced touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Honda’s brand new Seamless Smartphone Connectivity app along with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and segment-first Weblink connectivity.
The new city also gets the Honda Connect telematics system gets 32 connected car features and Alexa remote capability which is also a first in India feature.
Additional features on the inside include a 7.0-inch HD Full Color TFT Meter, multi-functional driver information interface with a G-Force meter, one-touch electric sunroof, rear sunshades, 4-power windows, auto power windows with sunroof, ambient lighting, LED interior lamps, seat-back pockets with smartphone sub-pockets
The new 5th gen City sedan also features new leather upholstery, contemporary seat design, centre armrests, door trims with soft pad, rear AC ventilation with improved airflow. It seems that the new and more spacious cabin is sufficient enough to store its plethora of features.
2020 Honda City | Safety Features
- 6 Airbags
- Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
- Agile Handling Assist (AHA)
- Hill Start Assist (HSA)
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Honda LaneWatch Camera
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
- Deflation Warning System)
- Emergency Stop Signal
- Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
- Seat belts and Head Restraints
- ABS with EBD and BA
- ISOFIX compatible with Rear Side Seats
- Multi-angle Rear Camera
- Variable Intermittent Wiper with Headlight Integration
- Pedestrian Injury Mitigation Technology
- Neck-impact injury mitigating Front Seat Head Restraints
2020 Honda City | Expected Price & Rivals
Honda has not yet revealed the prices yet but we can sure expect a nice hike as the new city is now much bigger with a number of some first in segment features which might result in the city to be launched with a decent price hike.
Talking about its rivals the new and updated 5th generation city sedan will continue to rival the likes of the Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, recently launched 2020 Skoda Rapid and the VW Vento. However, with its bigger dimensions, the 2020 City can also turn out to be a possible competitor to the Hyundai Elantra and its own cousin the Honda Civic in the full-size sedan segment.