The new-generation Honda City is almost ready to hit the Indian market. Bookings for the all-new City have been opened while the price details are not known yet
According to the latest image emerged around the media channels, the 2020 Honda City has been spotted at one of the dealer stockyards, revealing that the new-gen sedan is almost ready to go on sale in the coming weeks. As you may not know, there’s been no media drive for the new City due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cars have been sent to the dealers. We had to collect the new City from dealership to do our review.
The car spotted appears to be a petrol CVT variant and it might be the test drive model as per some “all-new City” decals stuck on its body. Honda has already commenced bookings for the new-gen City for a token amount of Rs 21,000 but still keeps its price details under the wrap. We expect the new City sedan to be priced at around Rs 10 – 12 Lakh (estimated, ex-showroom). Apart from the pricing, all other details of the fifth-gen City have been revealed ahead of its launch.
2020 Honda City features a complete cosmetic overhaul on the outside and boasts of a range of new features, many of which are segment-first. The styling design of the new City is inspired by some premium Honda cars like Accord or Civic. Some of the major highlights encompass sharper-looking full-LED headlamps, a radiator front grille, well-sculpted bumpers and sportier overall styling and a flatter roof.
Interior wise, the new-gen sedan features a dual-tone contrasting black-beige colour scheme along with features like steering-mounted controls, digital instrument panel, soft-touch dashboard, vertically-positioned AC vents, rotary knobs for the AC, adjustable headrests among others.
Under the hood, the new Honda City will offer both petrol and diesel powertrain options, comprising of a 1.5-litre i-VTEC four-cylinder petrol engine producing 120 BHP of power and 145 Nm of torque as well as a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor good for 100 BHP and 200 Nm of torque. Both engines come coupled with a standard 6-speed MT and an optional 7-speed CVT for the petrol-powered models.
Thanks to the adoption of ultra-high tensile steel, the new Honda City is now stronger yet lighter, thereby enhancing the overall performance of the vehicle. In terms of safety, the upcoming sedan will be equipped with additional features like four airbags, cruise control, traction control, tyre pressure monitoring system, etc. It is worth noting the new-gen City has been awarded a 5-star rating from ASEAN NCAP crash tests.