Japanese car manufacturer Honda has launched the all-new fifth generation City sedan in Thailand months ago. Honda was supposed to launch the new City in Indian market by March this year but, the plans got delayed due to the Corona virus and the lockdown that followed after that. Now, the lockdown has been lifted and manufacturers have resumed operation at their manufacturing facilities and dealerships. Honda has also done the same and has started the production of fifth generation City sedan. The car will be launched next month.
Honda has started production of City at their plant in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh and first unit has already rolled out from the plant already. The Honda City is completely a new vehicle in comparison to the older version. It is now longer and wider than the older version and is expect to be launched in the market in July 2020. By the time Honda launches the new City, it is expected that the dealerships will have the cars for the customers.
The upcoming Honda City sedan will offer more feature than the previous versions. It will offer features like Alexa support, 8.0 inch touchscreen infotainment screen, Lane watch camera, Full LED headlamps, 7.0 inch instrument cluster with G-Force meter and so on.
With all these changes the next gen City is now more updated in comparison to the competition like Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz. On the outside, all-new Honda City looks much more futuristic with sleeker looking headlamps, LED DRLs and turn indicators, premium looking signature front grille, diamond cut alloy wheels and LED tail lights at the rear.
Internationally Honda City is available with a 1.0 litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine but, we won’t be getting that here in India. What we would be getting is a 15 litre petrol and a 1.5 litre diesel engine. The petrol engine is a heavily revised unit from the earlier version. It is now DOHC engine in comparison to the older SOHC unit. The engine is capable of generating 121 Ps and 145 Nm of torque. The petrol version is available with a manual and CVT gearbox option. The manual petrol returns 17.8 kmpl and the CVT version returns 18.4 kmpl. The 1.5 litre diesel version is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox only and it generates 100 Ps and 200 Nm of torque. The diesel version has a claimed economy of 24.1 kmpl.