The long-anticipated 2020 Honda City will be unveiled in India very soon, while its dimensions and specifications have been unveiled online
The all-new Honda City is slated for launch in April 2020. Once launched, it will directly compete against the Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento, Toyota Yaris, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna facelift.
As regards the dimensions, the India-bound sedan will measure 4,549 mm long, 1,748 mm wide and 1,489 mm high with a 2,600 mm wheelbase. The new model is considerably bigger than the outgoing model. Specifically, the new model will be longer, wider and shorter by 109 mm, 53 mm and 6 mm, respectively, than the previous model with the wheelbase maintaining the same. The significant improvements in the dimensions will lead to a more spacious cabin.
Noteworthily, the 2020 India-spec Honda City will have an 11mm longer wheelbase than its Thailand-spec counterpart. This indicates that the new Honda City for India will provide more ample legroom for the second seat row in comparison with the Thailand-spec model. Moreover, the new model will get an enhanced ground clearance to be suitable for the Indian road conditions.
The new City is likely to be available in three trims: V, VX and ZX. The top-spec variant will be equipped with top-notch features such as a full LED lighting system, a panoramic sunroof, 16-inch alloy wheels and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The new sedan will be packed with a range of safety features like four airbags, 3-point seatbelts, VSA, TPMS, traction control, etc.
The new India-spec Honda City will have a longer wheelbase than the Thai-spec counterpart.
The new-gen Honda City will receive its power from a 1.5-litre gasoline burner and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC oil burner, both of which will be BSVI-compliant. While the former can produce 119 BHP against 145 Nm, the latter can generate 99 BHP against 200 Nm. The transmission duties in both of the versions are undertaken by a 5-speed MT/CVT. A 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol motor with a mild-hybrid tech is also on the lineup and is likely to be introduced at the end of this year.