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The fifth-generation Honda City is almost ready to launch in the India market. We expect the company to announce the launch sometime next month. Apart from the price all other details of the new Honda City has been revealed ahead of launch.
Ahead of the launch, latest images from Autocar India reveals the new-gen sedan to be arriving at one of the dealerships in the country. The one spotted seems to be a petrol variant mated to a CVT transmission.
The new-generation Honda City features a complete design overhaul and comes equipped with many segment-first features. We had the opportunity to test drive and bring you the first impression of both diesel and petrol models — here is the complete review report.
The 2020 Honda City will be offered with petrol and diesel powertrain options. The 1.5-litre i-VTEC (DOHC) Double Over-Head Cam engine produces 120bhp and 145Nm of torque. While the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel unit churns out 100bhp and 200Nm of torque. Both engines come mated to a standard six-speed manual gearbox, with an optional seven-speed CVT automatic transmission offered on the petrol models.
The new City has grown in size and is wider and longer as compared to the older generation model. The bold character line on the side is inspired by the Japanese Katana blade, a type of curved sword used by ancient samurai.
It features a new headlamps cluster that is equipped with nine full-LED lights placed in series with an Integrated LED DRL and L-shaped LED turn signal. At the rear, it features a Z-shaped wrap-around LED tail-lamps. The sedan also comes equipped with 16-inch diamond-cut dual-tone alloys.
On the inside, the City features a completely new cabin with a host of added features. The highlight of the interior changes has to be the all-new dashboard that houses an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a segment-first Alexa Remote voice assistance feature.
It also features the brand's latest connected technology with the Telematics Control Unit (TCU) that offers over 32 connected features, a new multi-functional steering wheel, a segment-first seven-inch TFT display with analogue dials flanked on either side. The new City also features a G-meter that is can measure the cornering forces, an electric sunroof, and a revised climate control unit; among others.
Honda has equipped the fifth-gen City with updated safety equipment. This includes a lane monitoring assist with a camera mounted on the left-side external rear-view mirror, dual front i-SRS airbags, vehicle stability assist, a (TPMS) Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, six airbags, ABS with EBD and more.
Thoughts About The 2020 Honda City Arrives At Dealerships Ahead Of Launch Next Month
Honda is gearing up to launch a bunch of models next month. The Honda City will be the highlight of all the launches lined-up. The company has also started to started pre-bookings for the upcoming sedan ahead of its launch. However, the 2020 WR-V will be the first many Honda models arriving next month.