Recent reports suggest that Honda will launch the fifth-gen City in our market this month. The all-new City will be slightly more expensive than the ongoing model.
PopularJapanese automaker Honda unveiled the new-gen City in Thailand late last year, and the premium sedan was all-set to debut in India on March 16, 2020, but it got delayed due to the ongoing unfavourable situation. However, there is finally some good news for all the City fans out there. The automaker will finally launch the fifth-gen City in the Indian market this month.
In terms of design, the all-new sedan gets a lot of changes over the outgoing model and is also quite bigger than its predecessor. The all-new model will come loaded with features like an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, electric sunroof, full LED headlamps along with LED DRLs, lane watch camera and Honda’s connected car tech with first-in-industry Alexa Remote Support and much more.
Mechanically, the all-new City will be propelled by a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre four-pot N/A petrol engine which churns out 121bhp of peak power and 150 Nm of twisting force. The all-new model will also be offered with a BS6 1.5-litre diesel engine, which puts out 100bhp of peak output (same as the outgoing BS4 oil-burner). Both the engine options will come paired with a 6-speed MT or a CVT automatic gearbox. This will be the first time that the carmaker would offer City diesel with an automatic transmission option in India.
The all-new model will rival with the likes of Maruti Ciaz and Hyundai Verna
Once launched, the premium sedan will compete with the likes of Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz, Skoda Rapid, and VW Vento. The ongoing Honda City is retailed at a starting price of Rs 9.91 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and goes all the way up to Rs 14.31 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Moreover, the current-gen Honda City is only offered with a 1.5-litre petrol motor at the moment. This engine puts out power and torque outputs of 118bhp and 145 Nm, respectively. Transmission duties are done by a 5-speed MT or a CVT automatic transmission. Recent reports suggest that the current-gen City will be sold alongside the new-gen model, albeit, as a less premium model.