The 2020 Honda city has been launched in Thailand is expected to come to India by mid of this year. The C-segment sedan is one of the most popular cars in India and with its new-gen gets a ton of new and updated features. Here is a brief comparison between the old Honda city Vs the new honda city. This blog is just a comparison between the new features and the old so no points will be awarded.
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The biggest visible difference in the exterior and interior of the car is the overall look. The old city looks a bit more curved and sporty while the new city is sleeker and sharper looking. The front of the new Honda City comes with wrap around LED lights. Both cars have the same alloy wheels. The new honda city goes for a more premium and elegant look while the old city is more of a sporty looking sedan.
The biggest change is the new conventional design of the dashboard instead of the older more asymmetrical design. A dual-tone colour scheme in the new City pops out and pleases the eye. The instrument cluster is changed from the older one with analogue dials and MID screens in between. The dashboard is covered with soft-touch material similar to the Old city. Rear bench gets an armrest and three adjustable headrests. Most of the switches are replaced with touch-sensitive controls.
An upgrade from the older engine, the 2020 Honda city gets a new 1.0L turbocharged petrol engine with an output of 122bhp and 173Nm paired with a CVT. This engine is not expected to come to India however. There are multiple new engine options including a 1.5L petrol engine which was available in the old city but now with upgraded i-MMD mild-hybrid tech. The i-MMD system involves using two motors to start the car thus helping save fuel and increasing fuel economy. The batteries for the car are charged by the regenerative braking system making it self-sustaining. The regenerative braking system involves making using the energy of the tires to create electricity when brakes are applied. Another final engine option for the new city will be a 1.5L Diesel engine. The old city has a 1.3L petrol engine that generates 100bhp and 110Nm torque while the 1.5L engine is the same as the one new honda city is getting sans the mild-hybrid tech.
This is the area where the biggest changes are present. The new honda city gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It also gets Andriod Auto and Apple CarPlay support. Mounted controls on a three-spoke steering wheel is also a new addition. Automatic climate control, two USB charging ports are the currently known features while more will be revealed when the car is close to a launch in India.
The 2020 Honda City is a 1.5L petrol engine with an i-MMD mild hybrid system and has a fuel economy of 23.8 km/l while the old Honda city really lags behind with no mild-hybrid tech offering only 13km/l. This is a huge change mainly because of the mild-hybrid system offering an extra 10 kilometres of distance per litre of fuel which just shows its quality. The electrical batteries being self-sustaining due to Regenerative braking system makes the new 2020 City more fuel-efficient at no extra cost.
The old honda city featured a boot space of 500Litres while the new 2020 Honda City gets only a small increase of 10 more Litres making it to 510 Litres, which is frankly not a difference at all. The boot space is, however, one of the biggest in its segment. Only outdone by Toyota Etios at a whopping 595 Litres. Etios, however, has been discontinued in India possibly making 2020 Honda City the car with the biggest boot space when it launches in India.
Even though the old honda city is laded with safety features the 2020 City improves on it. The 2020 City has also received a 5-Star rating in ASEAN NCAP crash test. The old city has, Anti-lock Braking System, Electrical Brakeforce Distribution, dual airbags and seat belt pre-tensioners. The 2020 city, on the other hand, has 6-Airbags, Traction control system, electronic stability programme and a blind spot camera on top of the features already provided by the old City.
The price range for the new Honda City has not been released yet but is expected to be in the range of 10Lakhs to 15 Lakhs due to the number of new features added. The current Honda City which we have named the Old honda city is priced at around 9.81 Lakhs and 14.16 Lakhs.
Rivals of 2020 Honda City
Both the new and old Honda City still face the same rivals due to not having that big of a difference in pricing and staying within the same segment. The main rivals of the Honda City are 2020 Honda City, 2020 Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz, Volkswagen Vento, Toyota Yaris and Skoda Rapid.
Even with the C-Segment sedans losing preference in the Indian automobile sector and some companies discontinuing their premium sedans, Honda still stays strong and keeps the segment on its toes and makes it interesting to watch it and its rivals duke it out.
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Honda city is really good car buttt!!!! The cost lets it off