A recent document leak reveals, new Honda City will be offered in 3 variants and with 2 gearbox options for the 1.5L petrol motor, which will make power than the Turbo variant of the upcoming Hyundai Verma facelift.
Honda City is all set to be officially unveiled in the country on March 16, 2020. The C-segment sedan was showcased to the masses globally at the 2019 Thailand Motor Show, but the car is yet to be unveiled officially in India. However, a lot about the car has been leaked by now, with the leak of a new document on the internet. The leaked document reveals that the car would be a powerful competitor to the upcoming Hyundai Verna Turbo, and it would be offered with two engine options and three trim levels.
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The new City will be longer, wider, and lower than the outgoing car
The new City will be offered with an updated 1.5L 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol that will belt out 121 PS as its peak power output. In comparison to the outgoing car and the upcoming Hyundai Verna Turbo, the new City boasts a higher power figure. If numbers are to be compared, the outgoing City produces 119 PS, while the facelifted Verna Turbo will have a power output of 120 PS. The Turbo variant of Verna facelift will feature Venue’s 1.0L 3-cylinder turbo-petrol motor with a 7-speed DCT and 6-speed manual gearbox on offer.
The new City will be offered with three trim options – V, VX, and ZX, and all the variants will offer the option of a stick-shift manual gearbox and the CVT. The City will also get a BS-VI compliant diesel engine, however, there is no official confirmation if the manufacturer will launch the car with a diesel engine, or introduce one at a later stage.
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The new Honda City will offer two different gearbox option with the 1.5L petrol engine
Dimensionally, the City will measure at 4,549 mm in length, 1,748 mm in width, and 1,489 mm in height. In comparison to the outgoing car, the new City will be 109 mm longer, 53 mm wider, and 6 mm lower. That said, the car will have the same wheelbase of 2,600 mm as the current-generation City. The new car will also be heavier than the outgoing car by a fair margin. The V, VX, and ZX variant will have a gross vehicle weight of 1,482 kg, 1,499 kg, and 1,502 kg, respectively, with the manual transmission, and 1,503 kg, 1,523 kg, and 1,528 kg, with the CVT. The new City looks good in pictures, and it would be quite interesting to see how it will fare against the competition.