The 5th generation of the Honda City is spotted on test in India for the very first time, and is expected to be unveiled at the upcoming 2020 Auto Expo.
Honda City has been the best-selling car from Honda for a very long time now. Been in the market with 4 generations, City has enjoyed a cult following among the car-buyers. The first generation being the sportiest iteration of the City till date is still loved by the enthusiasts and can be seen donning race-wears at every motorsport event around the country. The other 3 generations including the one currently on sale are not as sporty as the first. But City has managed to thrill the regular C-segment car buyers for years now and is ready to take on the market again with a generation upgrade soon.
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The fifth-generation Honda City spotted on test wearing heavy camouflage.
The City is now almost ready to take on the market with its 5th generation in India. The news about the same has been revolving since long, but it is now that the car has been spotted under heavy camouflage on the Indian roads. The Honda City test mule was spotted in Thailand a couple of months back but it is for the very first time spotted in India now. The City is expected to mark its global debut from the 2020 Indian Auto Expo with a launch sometime later in the year, so more of such spottings can be expected to give a clear picture of the car.
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The upcoming Honda City appears to be longer than the one currently on sale.
The test car appears to be longer and wider than the current-generation City and is expected to be a size bigger at every end to take on the Ciaz’s territory on the dimensional front. It is expected to be styled on the lines of the higher Civic with a front end brining in solidarity with other Honda cars. With an added touch of posh-ness, the upcoming City will fit in the lineup as a very solid upgrade to the compact sedan and compact SUV owners or even for the current Honda City owners.
With high hopes, the interior is also expected to be styled in line with the elder Civic and could do with a longer features list including added equipment such as 6 airbags, electronic parking brake, digital instrument cluster, traction control and more. While a subtle increase in the legroom and overall interior space can also be expected inside the car in convergence to its increased dimensions.
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The upcoming 2020 Honda City will be unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo in India.
As for drivetrains, the City will do with a pair of BS-VI petrol and diesel engines. A 1.5L diesel unit is expected to come paired with a 6-speed manual transmission and a CVT as an option for the first time ever in a diesel-fuelled Honda, while the 1.5L petrol will see the biggest change with a 48V mild-hybrid tech to boost the fuel efficiency as well as the overall driving experience.
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Expected to launch late in 2020, the City will come with a slight increase in the price. While, we cannot expect it to come up as pronouncedly designed as the elder Accord or the Civic, but the car will retain its sleek design cues to take on the like of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento, and Toyota Yaris.
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