Like most of us during the COVID-19 outbreak, Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) also had to press pause on their most awaited plans and projects. The fifth-generation 2020 Honda city was scheduled for launch mid-April but being the party-pooper this year has turned out so far, Honda India simply couldn’t afford to launch their “bread earning” product in the country in such unfortunate times.
However since ‘Unlock 1.0’ is now underway, we might have some good news for the new City. Here’s everything we have so far and also the latest updates we have on the Honda City.
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New Engine on the New City?
The current model of the City recently got a BS6 compliant version of the 1.5L i-VTEC engine. Despite that, the company is not planning to use the engine for the next generation.
The new 2020 Honda City will have a completely new version of the 1.5L i-VTEC producing just slightly more power than the ongoing model @121 bhp and 155nm of torque mated to a 5-speed manual or a CVT based automatic unit. The diesel, on the other hand, was discontinued on the ongoing model as of now, however, it will be making a comeback in a BS6 avatar with the new car with same specs @99 bhp and 200nm of torque mated to a six-speed manual as before. No reports of a diesel auto as of now.
Honda City 2020 Exterior Styling & Dimensions
The new design, even though it consists of radical changes, is still able to retain the City DNA while keeping up with the new design language of Honda cars. The car resembles the company’s international model, Honda Insight with styling cues such as the huge chrome nose in the front and the LED headlamp unit.
The visual of the car makes it appear bigger than the ongoing model and why would it not since the new City is 113 mm longer and 53mm wider than the current car. The long bonnet and shorter boot also enhance the sportiness of the car, unfortunately, the shorter wheels just don’t seem to compliment the car’s overall interesting design.
Honda City 2020 | Features
The arch-rivals of the current-gen Honda City had pretty much started to overshadow the car when it came to the tech features they had on offer. Thankfully for Honda, the new City is here to bridge that gap.
The new car will come equipped with all the bells and whistles, mentioned below :
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
- Voice-command assist and Voice satellite Navigation
- All New updated Honda Connect, Geo-fencing, Vehicle security alerts, remote ignitions, Driving behaviour patterns, etc.
- 7-inch multi-info display with G-force meter
- Segment first Amazon Echo compatibility
The new city will feature all these first-in-class features along with all the existing fundamental features.
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2020 Honda City Safety Features
Before moving forward to other features of the car, safety comes first, as they say, let’s talk about all the safety features the new city has on offer.
The best safety features the new city has on offer are the ‘first in segment’ Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Agile Handling Assist both of them increasing cornering stability of the vehicle. Also, like the new Honda Civic, the updated city is also set to feature a ‘lane watch camera’ mounted on ORVMs for better elimination of blind spots in vision.
A further list of safety features include :
- Traction control
- Electronic Stability Programme Hill-start assist
- 6 airbags
- Low tyre pressure warning system
- 3-point seatbelt for rear-mid passenger
The new city has also bagged a Five-star rating and 86.54 points in the ASEAN New car assessment program (NCAP) crash test which is highly commendable.
Honda City 2020 Tentative Launch
Reportedly, the Senior vice-president & director of marketing & sales, Mr Rajesh Goel said that the company does not intend to delay the launch and once the operations begin in full swing again post the lockdown, they plan on announcing the official launch date. Hence the new Honda City is likely expected to be launched in June 2020.
Honda City 2020 Estimated Price Range
Honda Cars India Ltd. this time around has decided to sell the ongoing Fourth-gen of the City alongside the new Fifth-gen., Both with BS6 compliant engine options. The new city will be launched in V, VX and ZX trim just the current Honda Civic. The prices are expected at a premium of Rs 40,000 to 60,000 which currently stand between Rs 9.91-14.31 ex-showroom New Delhi.
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