Japanese car manufacturer Honda recently introduced fifth generation Honda City sedan in Thailand. They are all set to launch the next-gen City in Indian market and we recently got a chance to experience the new City on roads. To know how the all-new Honda City looks and drives do check out our detailed review by clicking here. Honda had delayed the launch of City in India due to the ongoing pandemic situation and now as the dealerships and manufacturing plants have resumed operations, they are all set to launch it. Honda will be launching the all-new City in Indian market on 15 July 2020.
The all-new City looks completely different from the older version. It now looks a lot like much more expensive Honda’s like Civic and Accord from the front. It has the signature chrome grille with Honda logo on it. Th headlights are now all-LED and the bumper also looks a lot more sharper than before.
Coming to the side profile of the car, you realise that the car has City is now longer and wider than the older version. The height of the car has been reduced by a bit to give it a proportionate look. It also gets dual tone machine cut alloy wheels which give it an impression of a premium car. At the rear, the LED tail lights, redesigned boot and bumper give it a neat look.
On the inside, it now gets a redesigned dash, touchscreen infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, It now supports Alexa which comes in as a segment first feature. Other features include auto-dimming IRVM, semi-digital instrument cluster, lane change camera, rear parking sensors and camera, electric sunroof and so on.
Honda City will be launched with both petrol and diesel engine options. Only the petrol version will be available with a CVT gearbox. The petrol City is powered by a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated, DOHC, engine that generates 121 PS of peak power and 145 Nm of peak torque. The petrol version gets 6-speed manual gearbox option apart from CVT gearbox. The diesel variant is powered by a 1.5 litre unit that generates 100 PS of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox only. The diesel engine will also get a CVT automatic gearbox in future. The exact launch timeline for the diesel automatic’s launch has yet to be revealed.