The next generation of Honda City will be unveiled on November 25.
It will be unveiled in Thailand just before the Bangkok Motor Show.
It will have new features, new engines.
Diesel will get an automatic gearbox as an option.
India launch in 2020.
The next generation of Honda City is ready, and Honda will take the covers off the fifth generation City on November 25 at an event in Thailand. Thailand is one of the most important markets for the City, so Honda has chosen to reveal the upcoming City just before the Bankok Motor Show.
The new City will follow a similar design language as the Civic and CR-V, with updated lamps and the chrome grille bar that seems to be extremely popular with Honda fans.
The 2020 Honda City interior will be updated and will address one of the complaints of City owners: it will have much better quality this time around. A larger touchscreen infotainment system and digital instrumentation are part of the features set.
Engine options for the India model will include the 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol motor, but it will be coupled with Honda’s e: HEV mild hybrid system. It will most likely be offered with a CVT automatic gearbox, although a six-speed manual might be launched as well.
Of course, the popular 1.5-liter four-cylinder diesel will be made available, but this time it will have the option of a CVT automatic in addition to a six-speed manual gearbox. Honda claims it will make it more refined, which is one of the few negatives of this diesel.
The Thai market City will have a turbocharged 1.0-liter petrol engine that generates 120 bhp. If Honda plans to put it on sale in other models like the Jazz and Amaze (either with a turbocharger or without), then there is a strong possibility it will be launched here as well.
The new-generation Honda City is scheduled for an India launch sometime in 2020. It will compete with sedans like the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz,Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris, Volkswagen Vento, and Skoda Rapid in the Indian market. The current City will get an engine update to a BS Vl compliant one for the moment, until the new generation launches.