After a 3-months long delay Japanese carmaker Honda is ready to launch the fifth-generation of the brands best selling model for over a decade the all-new Next-gen Honda City sedan which according to certain media reports will be launched on the 15th July 2020.
Moreover, Honda has already begun the production and of the 2020 City, last month and has also started taking bookings for the same. You might be having a few questions about the Next-gen Honda city. So in this article, we have answered all of them. Have a look!
Where can I book the 2020 Honda City?
As we all know that in the current situation it is not at all save to step out and visit crowded places. So to make things more convenient Honda has allowed its customers to book their cars through the brand’s official website at a booking amount of Rs 5,000.
But if you are a person who likes to see things with your own naked eyes before buying you can also physically visit any authorised dealerships and book this beauty with a booking amount of Rs 21,000. Additionally, the carmaker has already begun dispatching the new City sedan to its dealerships pan-India from June 23, 2020.
Any major Engine updates on the 2020 Honda City?
|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.
Is it Bigger than the previous-gen City?
|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)|
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!
What’s NEW on the outside?
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.
What’s NEW on the Inside?
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 Colour 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.
How safe is the 2020 Honda City?
Well, It seems that Honda has taken the word ‘Safety’ to a whole new level as the 2020 Honda City sedan is one of the only few sedans in India to hold a Global NCAP score of 5 stars. The safety features on the City sedan includes.
- 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
What are the other options, if not the New City?
With its launch, we can say the fifth iteration of the City sedan is expected to rival the likes of the 2020 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 2020 Hyundai Elantra, VW Passat and its own cousin the Honda Civic in the full-size sedan segment.
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How much will I have to pay for the 2020 Honda City?
As of now, Honda has not revealed the prices of the next-gen Honda City but we can expect a decent price hike as the new city sedan is now bigger and better than the outgoing model. Guess we will only get to know about the real prices on the 15th of July only!1