The Honda City is one of the most wildly popular vehicles in the entirety of the Indian market. Presently in it’s forth generation, the city is a C segment sedan in India, and is currently offered with a petrol and diesel option in the market. Additionally, the car has not been updated for a while with a facelift or anything, so the 2020 update will be an upright new car, probably based on a new engine. So what exactly does the fifth generation of the City has in store for us consumers, read our piece below to find out.
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What are the engines on offer?
Traditionally only put out with one diesel, and one petrol option, it’s great to see that Honda will most likely be offering three distinct engine options for the fifth generation of the City. If the major sources are to be believed, the 5th generation Honda City will be debuting a new 1 liter turbocharged engine, which will estimated put out around 120 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful engines in the segment, if not the most. However, it’s unknown whether this engine will make it to the Indian market. What will most likely make it is the 1.5 liter petrol engine which will be seen in the next generation Honda Jazz as well. Additionally, this 1.5L petrol option is likely to be offered with a mild hybrid system, likely similar to something seen in the present generation Ciaz, and certainly a more future forward option than any of the present engines seen on the Honda City. It goes without saying that all engines featured on the next generation Honda City will be BSIV compliant motors, since they will be releasing most likely in 2021.
How else will the 2020 Honda City differ?
Well, exterior design would be a good place to start. The 2020 Honda City will likely see the new design language Honda has been slowly implementing across the range, starting with the Civic earlier this year. Expect sharper character lines, a longer and wider cabin, and perhaps even a longer wheelbase than the present model. While the current City looks a little small and outdated compared to both the Verna and Yaris, the 2020 model will surely leave the other brands on the back foot forcing them to play catch up.
Now, moving to the interior, the 2020 Honda City will surely see a more premium and upmarket look than the present model, to be more inline with it’s various competition which exists on the market. We’re referring directly to the Verna, which really stepped up the game when it comes to C segment sedans in the Indian market, offering never before seen features, plucked straight from one or two segments higher. Expect to see higher quality materials on the seat, as well as a two zone climate control system on offer. A new touchscreen, with a new software, and head unit itself is expected, as is a fully digital driver’s display, with no analog elements on the cluster.