2020 Honda City has been unveiled and this time it also has an RS variant, which will have a turbo-petrol engine under its hood. The good news is, it will be coming to the Indian shores as well.
Honda has recently taken the covers off from the fifth-generation Honda City. The unveiling took place in Thailand, where the car will go on sale soon. The City sedan will head towards India around late 2020. The new City looks aesthetically better and modern with the new 3-box silhouette. The city being a popular nameplate from the Japanese marque is sells in good numbers across different Asian markets. But the car has garnered itself so much repute in the Indian industry that 2013 City’s global premiere in India. But this time Honda changed their plan and went on the conduct the global premiere of the fifth-gen Honda City in Thailand.
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Honda has showcased an RS variant of the saloon, which is expected to be launched in India as well
The fifth-gen Honda City is longer and bigger than ever before, also a lot more posher. Honda has showcased an RS variant of the saloon, which is expected to be launched in India as well. The RS uses a 1.0L four-cylinder turbocharged petrol mill which is good for 122 horsepower and 173Nm of torque and returns respectable fuel efficiency figures of 23.8 kmpl. This engine would also be present on the higher variants of the car and would only come mated to a CVT unit with paddle shifters. The lower variants or the car would have the current 1.5L i-VTEC petrol engine with BS-6 emission compliance. With a diesel engine also on offer, the City will have an edge over the competition, with a total of 3 engine options.
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On the inside, the RS variant is equipped with features like suede upholstery with red inserts and stitching, LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, multi-angle rearview camera, six airbags, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Honda connect. These features will also be a part of the features list of diesel variants as well, except for the sporty upholstery. However, Honda City doesn’t get a sunroof in the Thailand-spec model, but we expect that the India-spec car will have it on the higher variants.
The new City looks aesthetically better and modern with the new 3-box silhouette
Once launched, which is likely to happen late next year, the RS variant of the car will lack any competition as such, since the mainstream competitors of Honda City like the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz or Hyundai Verna do not have any sporty variant across their lineup. Honda City RS is launched at a price tag of 7,39,000 tbh which is roughly 17.53 lakhs INR and the RS can have a similar price tag in India as well, but that we would know of once the 2020 Honda City is launched in India.