In the following weeks, the Honda City will be launched under the new-gen form. 2020 Honda City will get Alexa connectivity.
Honda Cars India planned to launch the new-generation of the best-selling Honda City earlier this year. However, due to the nation-wide lockdown, the launch was delayed in India. On the other hand, this new Honda City has debuted in the international markets, including Thailand. The new Honda City is about to launch even in India and should go on sale in the coming weeks. In fact, the India-spec Honda City is expected to be mostly similar to the City on sale in Thailand.
All New Honda City Teased Ahead of Imminent Launch | Alexa Remote Capability Displayed
As per a recent teaser released by Honda, the new City will come with an exterior makeover. The next-gen City holds a couple of similarities with the Honda Accord and the Civic. Apparently, the new interior design looks sportier with new full-LED headlights, dominant grille design, and muscular bumper. When launched in India, the next-gen City will run on a set of 16-inch alloy wheels, which have already been spotted several times in the spy images.
On the inside, the new-gen Honda City features a dual-tone colour scheme. Some of the highlights of the interior include adjustable headrests, steering wheel-mounted controls, large-size touchscreen infotainment system, vertical air vents and rotary control dials. Moreover, the interior of the new City also gets an extensive use of chrome highlights on the steering wheel, gear-shifter console and door panels. In addition, the Honda City is also enhanced in terms of technology. One of the notable updates of the new City is the e-SIM internet connectivity. As the teaser video suggests, the new Honda City will support Alexa connectivity. The sedan from Honda is the first car in India to come with Alexa remote capability.
Under the hood, the Honda City will come with two choices of engines, a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel unit. While the petrol engine is capable of making 121 PS of maximum power and 145 Nm of peak torque, the 1.5-litre diesel engine can make 100 PS and 200 Nm. A 6-speed manual gearbox will be available as a standard option while the petrol variant will get an additional transmission option of 7-speed CVT. The fuel economy of the BSVI-compliant diesel Honda City is rated at 24.1 kmpl. For the petrol variants, the fuel mileage for the CVT and manual version stands at 17.8 kmpl and 18.4 kmpl, respectively.
Prices of the new-gen Honda City are expected to start at Rs 14 lakh and go up to Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom). The new model will go on to rival the likes of Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid and Volkswagen Vento.