The next-gen Honda City, which is set to make its Indian debut next month, is likely to get a 1.5-litre mild-hybrid petrol engine unit on the cards. Here're the details.
The highly-anticipated 2020 Honda City will have its domestic debut in India on March 16, 2020. The launch timeline for the new-gen City is slated for April with its bookings to open from next month. The new City is expected to make a vibrant turn this year thanks to its thoroughly-updated exterior, interior, and new powertrain options under the bonnet.
2020 Honda City is expected to be launched in India on March 16, 2020
As such, the 2020 Honda City will come with 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines which will be all compliant with the BSVI emission norms. Particularly, the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol mill will be equipped with a mild-hybrid system.
That said, new Honda City’s mild-hybrid tech will be quite similar to that of Maruti Suzuki’s smart hybrid offered on the Maruti Ciaz. In the regular form, the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine of the City can produce 118 BHP of power and 145 Nm of torque.
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With the addition of a mild-hybrid tech, the new City is expected to deliver a higher fuel efficiency than the previous model. Whereas, the BS6-compliant 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine is tuned to produce 99 BHP of power and 200 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines will be available with an MT and a CVT option, something that we’ve seen on the Honda Amaze. Reports say that the upcoming Maruti Ciaz will go in a similar fashion.
Some reports even suggest that the new-generation Honda City will be propelled by a new 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine as seen in the Thai-spec City sedan. In the Thai-spec version, the mill can churn out 120 BHP and 173 Nm of torque and comes mated to a CVT unit. However, there’s still no confirmation on the same until now.
The new-gen City will be the largest sedan in its category once it's launched
The 2020 Honda City boasts of a host of exterior changes. The sedan is longer, wider but a bit shorter in height and shorter in the wheelbase. The front fascia of the new City looks quite similar to that of the Amaze and Civic while the rear end looks neat and clean with LED taillamps setup and a bold “City” badge on the boot lid.
The all-new Honda City will come to take the aggressive fight against the likes of Maruti Ciaz, Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento and the upcoming Hyundai Verna facelift. Further details will be updated by IndianAuto very soon.