Here are the spy images of the upcoming Honda City-based hatchback. The all-new hatchback is expected to replace the Honda Jazz in the carmaker’s line-up.
The all-new Honda hatchback based on the fifth-gen City has been spotted for the very first time. The upcoming hatchback is still under works and has been snapped recently getting tested in Thailand. The new upcoming hatchback seen in these spy images is heavily camouflaged, but we already know how the City-based hatchback will look like, thanks to the leaked patent images. Once launched, it’ll replace the Honda Jazz in the selected markets. The all-new hatchback will only be available in only a 5-door version. Upfront, the car will look quite similar to that of the fifth-gen City.
The all-new Honda hatchback will be based on the fifth-gen City
The profile of the car is the same until the B-pillar, after which the car starts looking different. Obviously, the upcoming hatchback by Honda will look very different from the City because of the change in body style. The City-based hatchback gets sleek LED taillights along with sporty-looking bumper at the back. One can also expect the interior of the upcoming City hatchback to look similar to that of the regular Honda City. We expect the carmaker to offer the all-new City hatchback with the same 1.0-litre i-VTEC Turbo petrol motor. The same power plant does duties in the regular City. The turbocharged four-pot mill puts out 122 PS of peak power at 5,500 rpm and 173 Nm of twisting force at 2,000-4,500 rpm. The engine will come paired with a CVT gearbox. In some markets, the all-new hatchback will be offered with a 1.5-litre i-VTEC naturally-aspirated four-pot petrol motor that produces power and torque outputs of 115 PS and 145 Nm.
It is expected to be powered by a 1.0-litre i-VTEC turbo petrol engine
Honda will not launch the City hatchback in the Indian market. The carmaker will continue to offer the previous-gen Honda Jazz. The dated hatchback will soon receive another facelift. The new Honda Jazz will only be available with a petrol engine. Upfront, the 2020 Jazz will get a more dynamic bumper, redesigned grille, LED headlamps and much more. The hatchback will continue to feature the sporty-looking 15-inch alloy wheels.