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Honda Cars India recently launched the all-new fifth-generation City sedan in the country. The all-new (2020) Honda City was scheduled to go on sale earlier, however, the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown across India caused the company to delay the launch of the sedan.
Now, with the new Honda City launched in the Indian market, the sedan continues to rival the likes of the Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento and the Hyundai Verna; to name a few. The new Honda City is offered with a starting price tag of Rs 10.90 lakh and goes up all the way to Rs 14.65 lakh for the top-spec variants. All prices are ex-showroom (India).
The new Honda City further comes in three variants, all of which come packed with features and equipment. All three variants are also powered by both petrol and engine options as well — here are the variant-wise features and specifications of the new Honda City.
Having said that, here are some of the top things to know about the all-new fifth-generation Honda City sedan in India:
New Honda City: Top Speed & Acceleration
Honda is yet to officially announce the top speed and acceleration timings of its new City sedan in the Indian market. However, considering its engine specifications and taking into account the performance of the older model, we expect to be on par with that of its rivals.
We expect the new Honda City to have a top speed of around 175km/h. In terms of acceleration, we expect the 2020 Honda City to have a 0 - 100km/h time of around 13 seconds.
Note: These figures are just assumptions made at this point. Exact top speed and acceleration figures will be updated at a later time, once we get our hands on the new City, for a long duration.
New Honda City: Power & Torque Figures
The new (2020) Honda City comes powered by two engine options. This includes a 1.5-litre four-cylinder i-VTEC petrol unit producing 121bhp and 145Nm of peak torque. Similarly, there is also a 1.5-litre four-cylinder i-DTEC diesel engine on offer as well, churning out 100bhp and 200Nm of peak torque.
Both engines come mated to a standard six-speed manual gearbox. The petrol engine, however, additionally receives an optional six-step CVT automatic transmission with paddle-shifters as well.
|Engine Specifications||1.5-litre Petrol||1.5-litre Diesel|
New Honda City: Mileage & Fuel-Tank Capacity
The new (2020) Honda City sedan comes with a fuel tank capacity of 40-litres across both petrol and diesel engine options. Honda has also announced the official mileage (fuel-efficiency) figures as well.
According to Honda, the petrol MT variants of the new City sedan return a mileage of 17.8km/l while the petrol-CVT powertrain offers a higher fuel-efficiency figure of 18.4km/l. The diesel-MT engine and transmission combo further offer an even higher mileage of 24.1km/l.
All mileage figures stated are ARAI-certified figures, quoted officially by Honda Cars India. Actual figures might vary slightly depending on a number of external factors.
New Honda City: Turning Circle Radius & Boot Space
The new (2020) Honda City is said to have a turning circle radius of 5.3-metres which is decent, considering the increased dimensions of the sedan, compared to its previous-gen model. Boot space on the new City also comes in at an impressive 506-litres.
New Honda City: Overall Dimensions (Length x Width x Height x Wheelbase)
The new fifth-generation Honda City sedan comes with larger overall dimensions, compared to its previous-generation model. The new (2020) Honda City is now 109mm longer, 53mm wider and 6mm lower than the old-generation sedan, while the wheelbase remains identical.
Here are the dimensions of the new Honda City sedan:
New Honda City: Tyre Size & Kerb Weight
The new Honda City sedan comes with standard 15-inch alloy wheels on the base-spec variant, while the mid and higher-spec trims feature a larger set of 16-inch diamond-cut alloys. Tyre sizes vary from 185/60 R15 and 185/55 R16, depending on the variant.
Kerb weight of the new (2020) Honda City also varies between the different variants on offer. The kerb weight of the City sedan starts at around 1.107kg for the base petrol trim while the top-spec diesel variant weighs in at 1,217kg.
New Honda City: Variants, Pricing & Colours
The new Honda City sedan is offered in three variants: V, VX and ZX. All three variants are packed with features and equipment. Prices for the new Honda City starts at Rs 10.90 lakh and goes up all the way to Rs 14.65 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, India.
The new Honda City in the Indian market is offered in a range of five colour options: Radiant Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic and Golden Brown Metallic.
Thoughts On The New (2020) Honda City Sedan In India
The Honda City has finally been introduced in its fifth-generation iteration. While bookings had started before the launch, deliveries are said to begin shortly. The new fifth-generation City is sold alongside its previous-generation model, both of which rival the likes of the Skoda Rapid, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Hyundai Verna in the segment.