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New Honda City 2020 Renders Out: Honda Cars India is expected to introduce a next generation of the popular Honda City sedan, by mid-2020. The Japanese brand has not officially shared any details of the upcoming car yet. But now, some unofficial renders of the possible Honda City 2020 have been leaked online.
As per sources, the new Honda City will feature mild-hybrid technology in its petrol engine, just like as in the recently-launched Maruti Ciaz. Available in both petrol and diesel engines, as usual, the upcoming Honda City will be BS-VI compliant too.
The 2020 Honda City has been given a major overhaul in terms of design also. Being just unofficial renders, the final version of the City might look a bit different. However, the sedan is expected to bring improvements in the looks department with the inclusion of LED lights, a new set of alloy wheels and a more aerodynamic body shape.
The current Honda City is powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine which makes 117bhp and 145Nm of torque. The power plant comes mated to a 5-speed manual or a 7-step CVT.
The diesel version makes 98bhp and 200Nm of torque from its 1.5-litre i-DTEC unit. It comes mated only to a 6-speed manual.
The upcoming Honda City petrol, as mentioned before, is expected to showcase better performance with the addition of the hybrid powertrain. Fuel efficiency will also be improved while emissions will be much lesser with the BS-VI compliance.
The market is growing at a rapid pace for automatic cars and the introduction of a CVT unit in the diesel trim — the better selling of the two variants — will boost it further. Currently, the Honda Amaze is the only car in the country which is offered with a diesel-CVT combo. For the same reason, Honda won't have much trouble introducing it on the City.
Rumours also say that the addition of the mild-hybrid technology won't bring a major increase in the pricing. Though Honda has not officially stated anything regarding the new generation City, chances are high for it to come with segment-first features and updates to have an edge over its competition.
In many global markets including Japan, the Honda City is offered in hybrid formats. As for India, Honda is planning to launch new models in a short span of time; CR-V, Civic and HR-V being some of them. Out of these models, the new Honda CR-V will be the first one to be launched.
The Honda City is one of the go-to nameplates in the sub-15-lakh C-segment sedan category. It mainly rivals the likes of the Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz and the recently-launched Toyota Yaris (available only in a petrol format).
Thoughts On The New Honda City
Once again, the new renders might have got only a scarce resemblance to the actual model due for launch in 2020. However, we can be sure that the new model will come with a host of changes compared to the present one; performance updates included. In the coming months, we will surely get more clarity about the new-generation Honda City.
In the meantime, let us know what you are expecting in the new model, in the comment section below.