The new fifth-gen Honda City is all set to go on sale in Thailand in the months ahead. Honda unveiled the car in a recent event where they also showcased the RS Turbo variant for the City. Honda plans to sell the City in Thailand and subsequently hit more international markets.
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Talking of the City RS Turbo, this is the sporty counterpart of the standard model. Sporty bumpers, a trunk lid-mounted rear spoiler, darkened glass for its taillamps and the full-LED headlamps with black inserts. The new RS Turbo gets 16-inch alloys instead of the 15-inch wheels which were seen in the standard version of the car.
The RS Turbo has a differentiated interior as well. Sportier trimming on the dashboard and centre console, different seat fabric and red accents on the instrument cluster add on to the distinguishing features.
Under the hood, the RS Turbo gets the same power as the standard City. The engine is a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine which comes along with a CVT gearbox as the City for Thailand.
The India spec fifth-generation Honda City is expected to have features that may be better than the outgoing model. The India bound model will have a BS6 compliant engine for both the petrol and diesel variants. Honda is planning to bring a new 1.5-litre petrol engine coupled with mild-hybrid tech. The 1.5-litre diesel engine currently available in the CIty will be updated to comply with the BS6 emission standards.
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The fifth-gen City is expected to arrive in India in the second half of 2020. This car has been loved by the Indian audience since its first generation was launched. We can expect a great response to the new-gen Honda City. The already existing rivals like the Hyundai Verna, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, the Toyota Yaris, the Volkswagen Vento and the Skoda Rapid can expect a great competition!