Honda has revealed the all-new fifth-generation City sedan in Thailand. The much-awaited all-new City has gone through a transformation and looks completely different from the current version of the car. The all-new Honda City will first go on sale in Thailand and then will enter the Indian market. The new vehicle is likely to enter the Indian market next year.
The all-new Honda City is based on a new platform and is longer than the current-generation and looks much more inspired by the higher positioned Honda vehicles like the Honda Civic. The vehicle’s front-end gets a thick grille and there is a small air intake grille underneath it. The car’s headlamps are very sleek and are all-LED and get inbuilt DRLs. The bumper houses the fog lamps.
The vehicle also gets a new side profile. There are two prominent creases on the side and it also gets new alloy wheels that look extremely to look. The sedan looks much longer and much classier than the current version of the vehicle. At the rear, it gets an all-new design with new LED tail lamps. The tail lamps themselves look extremely aggressive and are in a split design.
On the inside, the all-new Honda City gets a new dashboard. It gets manual AC knobs, which replaces the touchscreen AC controls. The infotainment system gets a touchscreen system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The driver console has been designed in a new way and it gets dual analogue meters with a driver-information display in the middle. Overall, the vehicle’s cabin is now roomier due to the increased wheelbase of the vehicle. There are a host of new other features in the all-new City.
In the Thailand market, the all-new City will be available in four variants – S, V, SV and RS. It is not known if the Indian market will get the new RS version. The RS version of the City looks much sportier and gets powered by a more powerful engine too. The most-powerful RS version of the Honda City gets the 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 122 PS and peak torque of 173 Nm.
The Indian version of the Honda City is likely to continue with the 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine options. While there were rumours that Honda City will get hybrid tech, it has not been launched in the Thailand model and it is very unlikely to be launched in the Indian model too. The City will continue to offer the manual and automatic transmission options with the petrol version and a manual transmission option with the diesel version.
In Thailand, Honda has reduced the price of the all-new City and we may get to see a similar pricing strategy in India too. The base automatic version of the fourth-generation Honda City in Thailand has priced at Rs 13.96 lakhs. Currently, the fifth-generation City S AT is priced at Rs 13.72 lakhs. In Thailand, the base model only offers an automatic transmission while we may get to see a manual in the base version too.