Going back to the top-grade 'RS' trim, it will be the most sporty-looking variant of them all. Some of its exterior features include differently-styled front bumper, gloss black front grille fairing the RS logo, much sportier-looking LED headlights with daytime running lamps (DRLs), LED fog lamps, sporty black power-retractable ORVMs with embedded direction indicators, also it's gloss black trunk spoiler comes badged with 'RS' logo.
Overall, the 2020 Honda City will be made available in six colour schemes such as new Ignite Red Metallic which will only be available on the RS variant, Platinum White Pearl which will be reserved for the RS and SV variants, while the remaining Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl and Taffeta White will be seen on the V and S variants.
For the customers who wish to give their Honda Cities their personal styling touches, the optional Modulo accessories set will provide the same at an additional cost.
2020 Honda City Modulo accessories prices (Thailand):
- Sport Pedals - 1,300 Baht (Rs 3,082)
- Side Step Garnish LED - 4,400 Baht (Rs 1,0434.19)
- Trunk Spoiler (Wing Type) - 8,150 Baht (Rs 19,326.96)
- 15-inch Sport alloy wheels - 3,600 Baht (Rs 8,537.06)
- LED fog lights - 5,500 Baht (Rs 13,042.73)
- Drive recorder - 3,850 Baht (Rs 9,129.91)
Also, this accessory set will be further made available in three packages:
- Modulo Aero Package - 15,500 Baht (Rs 36,756.79)
- Modulo Aero RS Package - 17,900 Baht (Rs 42,448.17)
- Modulo Aero Sport Package - INR 23,500 Baht (Rs 55728.04)
The all-new Honda City has been given a fairly updated set of interiors. The cabin is claimed to be more spacious, feature-rich, intuitive and modern. To start off with, the earlier seen triple-clock instrument panel has been given a miss and now sits a brand-new twin clock analogue cluster which features a centrally placed multi-information display (MID).
Also, it now uses an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Siri Voice Control. Furthermore, it gets a multi-function Steering wheel with HFT. While automatic Air-conditioning system and Bluetooth connectivity are also available.
The sportier 'RS'-spec being the top-grade variant receives its own share of exclusive interior bits such as red illumination over its instrument panel, newly-designed suede leather seats which feature red stitching, and other very intimidating red-highlights here and there.
Overall, the Honda City RS comes with a slightly more sport-oriented cabin to go along with the 'RS' badge. Just for the record, this is for the first time that Honda City has received this 'RS' badging.
The safety net on the 2020 Honda City has been updated to make it an, even more, safer car. Speaking of which, it now comes loaded with features like Multi-angle Rearview Camera, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), six airbags and a G-CON (G-Force Control) body structure, which Honda claims makes it stable and adds to its overall driving dynamics.
Dimension wise, it is now longer, wider and lower. It measures 4,553 mm in length, 1,748 mm in width and 1,467 mm in height. Its wheelbase measures at 2,589 mm which is now shorter by 11 mm.
While there have been prominent changes implemented to change the way it looks on the outside. The internal, or mechanical changes are even more extensive. The earlier 1.5-liter four-cylinder unit has been replaced with a new 1.0-liter VTEC Turbo turbocharged three-cylinder engine.
Honda claims that this engine is even more powerful than the old bigger capacity unit. It puts out 122 PS power at 5,500 rpm and 173 Nm of peak torque comes around 2,000 to 4,500 rpm. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) will be standard on this engine. It has been rated to deliver a claimed fuel-efficiency of 23.8 km/l. Also, it meets the EURO 5 norms.
The point to be noted here is that this is the same engine that powers all the four variants of the all-new Honda City including the sportier-looking 'RS' trim. It will be launched in the Indian market in early 2020.
2020 Honda City - Prices (Thailand)
S - 5,79,500 Baht (Rs 13,72,692.69)
V - 6,09,000 Baht (Rs 14,42,570.92)
SV - 665,000 Baht (Rs 15,75,221.12)
RS - 739,000 Baht (Rs 17,50,508.89)