Reports have recently suggested that the next-generation full-hybrid Honda City will make its path to India in FY 2020-2021
Been merged in the Indian market for four years and around, the current-gen Honda City is coming closer to the end of its lifecycle. Reported by Autocar India, the next-gen Honda City with a hybrid format will arrive in our country by 2021. It will be the seventh generation model in the global market and the fifth in the domestic space.
A full hybrid setup is expected to be commenced in the next-gen City
Honda Cars India, in the recent interview, has revealed that it is gearing up to launch a brand new hybrid car within the next 3 years. For the BSVI compliance will be mandated among carmaker’s vehicles across the country and the larger incentives to electrified auto segment, the Indo-Japanese manufacturer would like to upgrade their engine variants and further develop hybrid technology in the prospective models and all.
Information about the next-gen City with conventional iteration and hybrid is not much abundant. It is in all likelihood that the new-gen sedan will witness some physical and mechanical changes pursuant to the new Bharat Stage 6 norms coming into effect in April 2020 while the hybrid version is in the works to hit the market a later on. Design, of course, will be a top priority. The next-gen City is expected to set itself apart from the predecessors and follow the route of the all-new Accord and Insight. That said, the model may take the Honda Design C 001 Concept as an inspiration. While the latest-gen entry-level Honda Amaze is leading the sales of Honda sedans in India, the new version of Honda City whose nameplate has been the best seller in the C-segment sedan sales globally is anticipated to make a better deal.
The new Honda City hybrid is expected to make a good performance in the Indian market
As stated above, the existing 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engines will be upgraded to conform to the new norms. Besides, under the attractive incentives from the FAME II scheme, it is supposed that a full hybrid system will be adopted on the City’s heart. As of December 2017, the current Honda City has collected the total sales of 269,941 units. Above all, the Honda City with all generations has been sold for more than 7,00,000 units in India.