Bookings For All New Honda City Now Open - Details
by IndianAuto Team |
The new Honda City will receive exterior upgrades along with a BSVI-compliant petrol and diesel motor.
After its launch in Thailand, Honda Cars India is all set to launch the new-gen City in the country. The unofficial bookings of the new Honda City for an initial token amount of INR 21,000 have commenced at selected dealerships. The upcoming sedan has been spotted testing in India several times and is already available in some markets, which gives us some ideas to how the India-spec Cityapp might look.
In terms of its exterior appearance, the 2020 Honda City will feature LED headlamps with LED fog lamps, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and LED tail lamps. The interior is expected to be equipped with numerous top-notch features such as a wide eight-inch touchscreen infotainment unit which offers multiple connectivity options, an 8-speaker sound system, four airbags, traction control, tyre pressure monitoring system, electric sunroof and synthetic leather seat upholstery. The new-gen City will come with a beige-themed cabin and premium materials all around in comparison with the previous model.
In terms of specifications, the new Honda City measures 4,549 mm in length, 1,748 mm in width, 1,489 in height, which is 109 mm longer, 53 mm wider and 6 mm lower than the outgoing model. However, the wheelbase has remained unchanged. The India-spec Honda City will also get the option of both petrol and diesel motors. The former will be a BS-VI compliant 1.5-litre iVTEC naturally aspirated 4-cyl petrol motor which makes 121 PS instead of the less powerful 119 PS 1.5-litre version in the previous model. The latter will also be an upgraded BS-VI version of the 1.5-litre i-DTEC turbo 4-cyl oil burner in the outgoing model. Noteworthily, besides the 6-speed MT, the diesel version will also come with a CVT in the upcoming new-gen model. What remains unclear is whether the BSVI-compliant diesel version will be introduced at launch or at a later stage.
The Honda City petrol will receive its power from a more powerful gasoline burner which is mated to both an MT and a CVT.
Once the new Honda City has been launched, the current model could also be offered in the Indian auto market for some time as its gasoline burner has already complied with the BS-VI emission standards. The 2020 Honda City will continue to compete against the Toyota Yaris, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz in the Indian auto market.