The fifth-gen Honda City will be offered with an all-new 1.5-litre petrol mill instead of the ongoing model's BS6-compliant petrol engine.
The upcoming new-gen Honda City will not be offered with the fourth-gen model’s BS6 1.5-litre gasoline engine. A media report released recently suggests that the fifth-gen City will be propelled by an all-new BS6-compliant 1.5-litre petrol motor. The ongoing Honda City is powered by an L15A, 1.5-litre SOHC petrol unit, which puts out 119 PS of power at 6,000 rpm and 145 Nm of peak torque at 4,600 rpm. The upcoming model will get an L15B 1.5-litre DOHC petrol engine, which churn out 121 PS of maximum power and 155 Nm of twisting force. This means that the new petrol powertrain will be more potent compared to the one offered with the ongoing model.
While India won't get the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol variant seen above, the India-spec model will feature a more modern 1.5-litre petrol engine than the current model
Honda makes the L15B engine in naturally aspirated and turbocharged versions, with the latter being offered with some international Honda cars like Civic, CR-V and HR-V. For example, internationally, the Honda HR-V is offered with both naturally aspirated and turbocharged versions.
The former produces power and torque outputs of 131 PS and 155 Nm, while the latter puts out 172 PS of peak power and 220 Nm of maximum torque. The fifth-gen City will also be offered with a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre oil-burner. Transmission duties will be done by a 5-speed MT, 6-speed MT and a CVT automatic gearbox.
The all-new L15B 1.5-litre gasoline engine is offered with some globally sold Honda models
The sedan will be offered in three different trim levels, namely- V, VX and ZX. The top-spec ZX variant will come loaded with features like full LED headlamps, L-shaped LED side blinkers, LED taillights, lane watch camera, electric sunroof, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected features, fully coloured instrument cluster, hill start assist, tyres pressure monitoring system and so on. The new-gen City will compete with the likes of Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz, VW Vento and Skoda Rapid. The all-new model is expected to carry a starting price tag of Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom).