Expect an early launch for the Honda City BS-VI Petrol.
An RTO circular signifies that the existing petrol engine of the Honda City will get a BSVI upgrade soon.
Despite the drop in sales due to the slowdown, Honda City continues to rank among the top three sedans sold this year. However, its sales volume has reduced to less than 2000 units over the last few months.
You can expect a new Honda City with a BS-IV compliant diesel engine on the Indian roads soon. However, a leaked RTO circular suggests that the existing petrol engine of the Honda City is in line for an upgrade to BSVI norms. This engine will continue to produce 87.7kw (119ps) of power and a peak torque of 145Nm.
The Honda City in its present powertrain form produces a mileage of 17.4kmpl in the manual transmission variant and 18kmpl in the CVT variant. At present, Honda offers a 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine version, as well.
The diesel engine delivers a power of 100ps and torque of 200Nm. The engine, connected to a 6-speed manual transmission gives a mileage performance of 25.6kmpl in SV and V variants, whereas the VX and ZX variants give 25.1kmpl. One can also expect the oil-burner to get a BSVI upgrade.
The RTO circular approves the 1.5L BSVI-engine for the SV, V, VX, and ZX variants.
The global debut of the 5th-generation Honda City is in Thailand in November. The vehicle could come with a slew of interior and exterior updates. Though spied in India, one can expect the domestic version to have different visuals as compared to the Thailand model.
The 2020 Honda City exterior include LED headlights and taillamps, higher dimensions, a redesigned instrument cluster and dashboard, a central console, and other additions like a sunroof and wireless charging facility.
The new 1.5L petrol engine could receive BSVI upgrades like direct injection and 6-speed manual transmission, whereas the CVT could be a crucial feature in the top-end diesel variants.
One can expect the i-MMD petrol hybrid system to be available with the 2021 Honda City.