2020 Honda City Merely Days Away from its India Debut

by Vivaan Khatri | 11/03/2020
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2020 Honda City is slated to be revealed in India next week. The official launch will follow next month. 

The new-gen Honda City was introduced in the Thailand in November last year. The India launch of the fifth-gen Honda City is scheduled in the coming weeks. Next week, the 2020 Honda City will be showcased in India for the first time ever. 

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2020 Honda City will be launched in the Indian market  next month

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The 2020 Honda City will come with an extensively revised design from inside out while still retaining the essence of the outgoing model. On the front end, some of the most significant updates include the addition of a sleek LED headlights as well as a new thin chrome-finished grille. In the side profile, the 2020 model sports slightly-revised alloy wheels while the rest remains mostly the same. Coming to the rear-end, the car gets a set of new wraparound LED taillights and a new shark fin antenna.

In the Thailand market, the sedan is equipped with some segment-best features, including an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with standard connectivity features, cruise control, ventilated front seats, electric sunroof and wireless smartphone charger. Talking about the specifications, the 2020 Honda City is expected to derive power from the same BSVI-compliant petrol engine that powers the outgoing model. Even the diesel model will be carried over, albeit, in a new state that will be compliant with the stricter emission norms. This engine will be capable of chruning out a maximum power of 119 PS and a peak torque of 145 Nm. In its current avatar, the 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 100 PS and 200 Nm. In all likelihood, these figures will remain unchanged for the next-gen model. It is possible that both the engine varinats of the new City would be offered with optional CVT transmission options.

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Currently, the Honda City is on sale in a price range of Rs 9.91 lakh to Rs 14.31 lakh (ex-showroom). Prices of the C2-segment sedan could witness a substantial increment with the launch of the new model. The City will continue faring against the likes of Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz and Toyota Yaris and Skoda Rapid. 

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