Honda has introduced the 2020 Honda City in Thailand today.
India will have to wait until the second half of next year to get a launch.
This model is a bigger one while borrowing its styling designs from Honda Accord and Civic.
After being spied testing on the roads many times, the 5th-generation Honda City has finally made its debut on November 25. However, India will not be getting a launch very soon, as the wait could extend to June 2020 onwards.
While resembling the latest versions of the Honda Accord and Civic, the 5th-gen Honda City is a bigger car than the existing variant. Though 100mm longer and 53mm are wider than the current version, the 5th gen Honda City is shorter by 28mm. It also comes with a smaller wheelbase. Other exciting Honda City exterior features are LED headlights, DRLs, and taillamps.
The 2020 Honda City interior gets a digital makeover with an 8-inch touchscreen system and upgraded instrument cluster. Honda has replaced the panel-based climate control system with a three-rotary dial system to make it user-friendly. Bluetooth compatibility, cruise control settings, and a 3-spoke steering wheel are other novel features in this vehicle.
The 5th gen Honda City gets a robust 1.0L petrol engine that delivers 122hp power and a torque of 173Nm. This mid-size sedan comes with a CVT transmission. The high-end variants get additional paddle shifters. It offers an excellent mileage of 23.8kmpl according to Thai standards. Honda is contemplating a 1.5L petrol engine with i-MMD mild-hybrid technology that was seen in the Honda Jazz.
Though the Thailand-specific version of the Honda City Facelift gets a petrol-hybrid variant, the Indian launch vehicle will not have it. Instead, the Indian version could come with a 1.5L BS-VI compliant diesel engine. The diesel variant could also come with a CVT system similar to what is present in the Honda Amaze.
From the safety angle, the Honda City comes equipped with six airbags, ABS, EBD, rear-view camera, hill start assist, and vehicle stability control.
This vehicle could land on the Indian shores sometime during the second half of 2020. The delay is because Honda is skipping the Auto Expo 2020. When launched in India, the Honda City price could be around Rs 10 lakhs. Thus, it will renew its competition with the Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento, Toyota Yaris, and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
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