The all-new 2020 Honda City has just secured a 5-star rating under the ASEAN NCAP. This has been the third time when a Thailand spec model of the Honda City has been awarded the maximum number of stars by the ASEAN crash test safety agency. Earlier the same rating was then awarded to the third-gen and fourth-gen Honda City by the ASEAN NCAP in 2012 and 2014 as well.
A major thing to be noticed that the tested car was the Thailand spec variant of the Honda City, which is soon to make its way to the domestic market.
The new 2020 Honda City was able or secure an overall score of 86.54 out of 100 in the frontal and side-impact test, with regards to the evaluation of safety features mounted on the car. The new City also scored an impressive 44.83 for AOP (Adult Occupant Protection), 22.85 for COP ( Child Occupant Protection) and 18.89 points for SATs (Safety Assist Tech).
The Thai spec model of the Honda City which was put to test was loaded with some top segment safety features including.
- G-CON (G-Force control body structure)
- Six airbags
- VSA (Vehicle stability assist)
- Hill-start assist
- Multi-view reverse camera
- Emergency stop signal
Given that the current ASEAN NCAP norms are very stringent and if the 2020 Honda City has managed to secure a 5-star then it should also person well in the Global NCAP’s crash test protocol which also happens to be its test platform before hitting the European markets.
Coming back to the India-specific model which will look quite similar to the east-Asian brother but the Indian version of the 2020 Honda City will have a number of cosmetic and mechanical changes in its brink.
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Under the hood, The 2020 Honda City for India will come powered by a 1.5-litre petrol unit compliant to the upcoming BS6 emission norms. The engine the City will come paired to with either a 5-speed manual or a CVT automatic gearbox depending upon the variant you go for.
However, there are also talks of all-new 1.5-litre petrol with mild-hybrid tech to join the City line-up at a later date.
Read more about the fifth-generation Honda City HERE0