The all-new Honda City is a highly anticipated car in India and it was expected to be launched in the Indian market in March or April earlier this year. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related lockdown, the Honda City launch had to be delayed. Well, with the restrictions lifting up, Honda is ready to launch the all-new car and has officially revealed the features of the upcoming vehicle. The all-new City is now expected to be launched next month.
The all-new fifth-generation Honda City will not replace the current-generation Honda City. Instead, both cars will be sold in the market together. Being the next-generation Honda City, it is thoroughly updated and looks way more futuristic than the current version. The new design makes it much sleeker and sharp looking.
The upcoming Honda City is slightly bigger than the current version of the model. The front-end design now looks heavily inspired by the Honda Accord and the Honda Civic. It gets a thick metal chrome stripe with the all-LED headlamps on both the sides. Even the bonnet now gets new deep creases that add a premium look to the mid-size sedan. It also gets newly designed alloy wheels and they do attract a lot of attention.
The all-new LED headlamps get Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) and give a new identity to the car. There are 9 array inline shell and L-shaped LED turn signals integrated to the DRL. The rear gets a new Z shape 3D LED brake lamps. There are also LED side marker lamps.
On the inside, the dashboard has been redesigned and the beige finish adds a premium touch to the vehicle. It looks much more premium than the current version of the car and gets softouch pad and faux wood garnish. The dashboard gets a 20.3 cm touchscreen AC. Also, the top-end version will get features like Red/Blue illumination, leather steering wheel and shift lever, soft interior ambient lighting in the front footwell, map lamp with LED interior room lamps and full-HD instrument cluster and a G-Meter.
Both petrol and diesel engine options will be available. There will be a 1.5-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 121 PS and a peak torque of 145 Bhp. It will get an option of manual transmission and CVT automatic. There will be a 1.5-litre diesel engine that generates a maximum power of 100 PS and peak torque of 200 Nm. The diesel engine option only gets a manual transmission. The petrol manual returns a maximum fo 17.8 km/l while the automatic-petrol returns a maximum of 18.4 km/l. The diesel variants return a maximum of 24.1 km/l.