New-gen 2020 Honda City will more likely to come with three engine options. The global unveil will take place by the end of next month.
The fifth-generation Honda City is all set to see its global debut sometime by the end of November 2019. The new sedan will make its first entry into the Thai market followed by some other ASEAN countries. The India launch of the Honda City is expected to happen in the second half of next year.
The fifth-generation Honda City is in the offing to enter India sometime in 2020.
Prior to its world’s premiere, Honda has already started testing the new-gen City, not only in Thailand but also in India as well, giving us some hints at how the vehicle could look like. For now, the engine specs of the next-gen Honda City has come under the light as well, with three engine options in the pipeline. First up, the all-new City will get a new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that will feature a Borg Warner-sourced turbocharger and churn out 120 HP of max power. It will come paired with a 6-speed manual transmission along with a CVT unit.
The all-new Honda City will come with three engine options, two petrol and one diesel meeting the BSVI emission standards.
Secondly, the new-gen sedan will draw the power from a 1.5-litre petrol motor with the support of Honda’s new iMMD mild-hybrid tech. Power and torque output for this engine options are still under wraps. Honda will probably make this mill available with a CVT and a 6-speed MT as well.
Finally, powering the next-gen City will be a 1.5-litre diesel burner as seen in the current-gen model but in the BSVI compliant form. In its BSIV state, this engine is tuned for 100 HP of max power and 200 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options in the new model will include a 6-speed MT and for the first time ever, a CVT option.
The new-gen Honda City will have its global showcase sometime in the later part of November 2019.
Interior wise, the 2020 Honda City will come up with high-quality materials inside the cabin and might share the same dash layout with the new-gen Jazz. The new sedan will get a full-digital instrument cluster while the higher-end variants will feature a larger touchscreen infotainment system.
Spy shots suggested that the upcoming Honda City will get Honda’s latest design philosophy. That means it might feature wraparound LED headlights and taillights along with a thick chrome strip at the front, one that we see in the tenth-gen Civic and the CR-V. Just like the existing Honda City, the new model will compete against the likes of Maruti Ciaz, the heavily-updated Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris, Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento in the domestic space.