The 2020 Honda City will have its global showcase in November 2019. Reports revealed that the new-gen sedan will see its first launch in Thailand and make its way to India and Malaysia
Last month, spy photographers took some spy shots of the fifth-gen Honda City during its test mule in India for the first time. Various reports suggest that the new-gen Honda City will mark its world’s premiere in November 2019. The new-gen sedan will see its first launch in Thailand market, followed by Malaysia and India as well. According to a set of spy images, a Malaysian publication has released a speculative rendering of the all-new City recently, hinting at the fresh design language of the model.
The 2020 Honda City design has been rendered for its futuristic look.
The tested model shows that the new-gen City will, great or small, retain its DNA on the outside, but the front and rear end of the car will witness significant cosmetic tweaks. The rendering version of the City has spelt out these changes properly.
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According to the speculative rendering, the front fascia of the new Honda City stays in line with the brand’s latest design language that combines an aggressive edgy nose, massive chrome detailings, sleek LED headlights and fog lights among others. The rendering predicts that the upcoming sedan will carry a sharp bolder stance over its predecessor. It will more likely to come with a split LED tail lamps setup and a smoothly contoured boot lid that remind us of the ones seen in the Audi A3. The side profile of the car features sharp character lines, adding more to its sportiness.
The fifth-gen City will have its global showcase by the year-end with its launch likely to happen at 2020 Auto Expo.
Information about the interior is still scarce at this point. We expect it to sport a new design, new colour theme and added features as well.
The 2020 Honda City could be slightly larger than the existing version as it will be based on an updated version of the current platform. Apparently, the new-gen sedan will attain a stronger body structure and more safety kits to help it meet the new BNVSAP.
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Previously, Honda has confirmed that it would upgrade the petrol and diesel engines of the City to BSVI emission norms, irrespective of the falling demand for diesel models. From this, the ongoing 1.5-litre i-VTEC and i-DTEC engine options will be retained on the new-gen vehicle. Currently, the gasoline engine is capable of generating 119 HP/ 145 Nm of torque while the diesel burner develops 100 HP/ 200 Nm of torque. Transmission duty would be performed by a 5-speed MT or a CVT (for the petrol engine) and a 6-speed MT (for the oil burner). A mild-hybrid system might be offered for the petrol version as well.