Honda is preparing for the global debut of the 2020 Honda City in this month of November in Thailand. The all-new City premium will be available for purchase sometime next year.
The c-segment sedan market has taken quite a hit in the last few years. With the advent of sub-compact SUVs with all the latest features, gizmos and comfort c-segment sedans have started making less sense to the general Indian public. The current-gen Honda City use to average around 5,000 units months without breaking a sweat. That number has dropped down to 2,000 in the last few months.
Taking the matter in their own hands, Honda has decided to go all-out with the 2020 Honda City. The car will get a complete makeover and will be a departure from Honda’s conventional design language. Here are 4 things you can expect for the 2020 Honda City.
The 2020 Honda City will take a complete exit from Honda’s conventional design approach. The new City the latest design philosophy followed by Honda globally. The car will get revised LED headlamps with bumper-mounted DRLs. However, the new City will retain the front and side sculpted body panels albeit with more edges added to the car.
The 5th-gen Honda City will get a host of cabin and interior changes. A brand new instrument cluster will replace the quite-pathetic Honda Digipad, that comes featured in the current-gen City. The new City will now get a large touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Moreover, wireless charging, updated centre console and driver assistance programs will also feature in the car.
BS6 Compliant Engine
The 2020 Honda City will be available in both petrol and diesel; with the 1.5 i-VTEC doing its duty for the petrol and the 1.5 Turbocharged i-DTEC for the diesel. There are also speculations, that the new City will get a hybrid variant (petrol only). Both engines on the new City will be BS6 (Bharat Stage 6) compliant. Moreover, The 1.5 i-VTEC will reportedly feature Honda’s new i-MMD mild hybrid system which is expected to feature in new jazz
The 1.5 i-VTEC petrol will be offered in both manual and a 7-speed CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). And for the first time, Honda is offering the 1.5 i-DTEC diesel with a CVT automatic transmission.
The expected price range of the 5th gen 2020 Honda City is in the range of ₹10 lakh-₹15 lakh (ex-showroom).
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