Honda has started with the production of new-gen City, which is all set to be launched in next month. However, Honda will not introduce the sportier Turbo RS variant in India that is sold in Thailand.
Honda City is one of the best-selling sedans in the country. It is also the volume generator for the Japanese manufacturer. It is in its fourth-generation right now, which has been on sale since 2015 and is now due for an update. On the same note, Honda has recently unveiled the new-gen City in the country, and it will go on sale by mid-July. The carmaker has already started with the production of the new City, and the dealer dispatch will begin anytime soon. Initially, the new-gen Honda City was scheduled to be unveiled in March, earlier this year. However, due to the pathogen outbreak, the event was called off.
The new-gen City is already on sale in Thailand. Honda offers the City in a sportier ‘Turbo RS’ trim level there. This variant comes equipped with a 1.0L 3-pot turbocharged petrol motor, which is capable of putting out 122 PS of peak power. Sadly, Honda has confirmed that Indian iteration of the new-gen City will not be offered in this state of tune. It will be offered with a 121 PS 1.5L petrol and 100 PS 1.5L diesel engines, instead. The transmission options will be limited to a 6-speed MT and a CVT only. The oil burner will miss out on the latter.
In the fifth-generation, Honda City gets an all-new platform. It now boasts of incremented dimensions. The new-gen City measures 4,549 mm in length, 1,748 mm in width, and 1,489 mm in height. Hence it is 109 mm longer, 53 mm wider, and 6mm lower in comparison to the outgoing car. But it continues to get the same wheelbase as before, which is capped at 2,600 mm. With these dimensions, the new-gen City will be the longest and widest car in its segment.
The new-gen City will also be a feature-loaded offering from the Japanese carmaker. It will be the only car in its segment to offer Alexa remote connectivity. With the help of this feature, users will be able to interact with their while sitting in their house. Also, it will be equipped with a TCU (telematics control unit), which will offer over 32 connected car features to the owners.