Next-Gen Honda City Spied in Thailand For The First Time Ever

by Mohammed Burman | 14/06/2019
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The new 2020 Honda City is being developed by the Japanese auto manufacturer is nothing new. But now, it has been spotted testing in Thailand for the first time ever

Despite being heavily camouflaged, the test mule does reveal some important details about the new mid-size sedan. The new vehicle seems to have a greater length and width in comparison with the existing one. One thing to be sure is that the 2020 Honda City will take the inspiration source from Honda’s latest design philosophy, which can also be found on the new Honda Accord, especially in the front. The front fascia has been completely redesigned with large wraparound headlights packed with LED components, a larger grille with a thick chrome strip, restyled bumper and a somewhat bigger Honda badge.

2020 honda city spied side profile

The exterior of the new Honda City is inspired by the newest design philosophy of the Japanese automaker.

In the rear, like the current model, the new vehicle gets wraparound tail lamps; however, if you look a little bit closer, you will realize the new taillights’ design, for the first time, tapers down a little bit at each corner.

2020 honda city spied rear

A novice look will not help you realize the different style of the new Honda City's new taillights.

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There is no information available about the interior of the vehicle. Nevertheless, we expect the new-gen Honda City to come with a top-notch cabin with a wide range of comfort, convenience and connectivity features.

The new Honda City is expected to be powered by both petrol and diesel motors. While the former is a 1.5-litre petrol motor which can produce a maximum power of 119 PS and a peak torque of 145 Nm, the latter is a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor which can generate a 100 PS against 200 Nm. The petrol and diesel versions come paired with a 5-speed MT or CVT gearbox and a 6-speed MT, respectively. The diesel CVT version is anticipated to be introduced at a later stage. Both of the engines will fully comply with the BS-VI emission standards.

It has also been reported earlier that the new City is likely to be available in a mild-hybrid variant, which is also offered in one of its chief competitors, the Maruti Ciaz. For the globe-spec model, there will also be a full-hybrid variant.

Also readHonda City 2020 To Get Hybrid Engine Along With BSVI-compliant Diesel and Petrol Options

The vehicle is projected to be launched in India next year. Once launched, it will directly compete against the Hyundai Verna and the Maruti Ciaz.

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