Honda India released a teaser image of the new City 2020. This comes with remarkable changes on the outside as well as on the inside. This new fifth-generation city is coming along with new features. However, the C-type sedans faced a massive decline in sales after the SUV segment arrived. But the City maintained its place and the selling no. across India. The city is one of the best selling cars in its segment, and its got a neck to neck competition by the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna.
The Honda City 2020 got some significant changes in its outer profile like the dimensions one. The dimensions are now increased just for providing more space and comfort. The length of the city is now increased by 113 mm and the width is 53 mm. Which is quite enough for giving better comfort and a more spacious cabin. The manufacturing of the city is only performing in Thailand. However, Later on, it might be possible to start manufacturing in India also.
Exterior:- The new Honda City 2020 fifth-generation comes with an all-new design language. Now it comes with an aerodynamic design, which helps it to give good mileage. The front of this car comes with a signature thick chrome grille. The headlamp unit is completely LED and gives a great throw in the night by its separate LEDs for low beam as well as high beam. On the side, you got a new alloy wheel design with a tyre profile of 175/65/R15.
For just to offers a good spacious cabin, Honda increased the length by 133mm, the width by 53mm, and the wheelbase by 33mm. Now the cabin of the city offers more space and comfort for the long highway rides.
Honda also offers some features, just to create it a less hassle-free vehicle like, A passive entry feature is available in both the front doors. By pressing a button on the smart key, you can access the Boot. The boot carrying capacity is best in its segment, which is 540 ltr. Also, Honda offers fully LED taillamps in its top trim ZX.
Interior:- The Honda City 2020 comes with an all-new interior design and features. Some of the prominent features like Cruise control, Push a start-stop button, automatic climate control, Auto headlamp, automatic wipers, and auto-dim inside rearview mirror. It comes with a new infotainment system with features like Android Auto, Apple car play, Mirrorlink, and some casual feature which its predecessor had. One thing which most of the city loves finds that sunroof is no more comes in the city. Which is a disappointment for the buyers.
The interior quality is quite impressive, dashboard wrapped in soft leather. The top trim comes with leather upholstery and two cousins printed Honda on it. The Honda city knew for its comfort and back seat space, Here you got more space than the predecessor because of increment in its length, width, and wheelbase.
Performance:- The Honda City knew for its engine refinement and its long-lasting age without any fuss. Mainly the petrol engine is a successor to the city. The diesel one is not soo popular. Here Honda introduced new BS6 compliant engines both in petrol and diesel. The petrol one generates around 117 bhp and 147Nm of torque and the diesel one generates 98.6bhp and a massive 200Nm torque. Honda also might offer a 6 speed CVT gearbox with both the diesel and petrol options. New Honda City 2020 gives a mileage of 17.4 kmpl for the petrol MT, 18 kmpl for the petrol CVT and 25.6 kmpl for the diesel MT.
Safety and Security Features:- Honda offers multiple safety features in City like ABS(Antilock braking system), EBD( electronic brakeforce distribution), ESP(Electronic stability program), VSA( vehicle stability assist), HSA( hill start assist), ESS( emergency stop signal), Dual airbag, Anti-theft alarm, Gear lock (optional) and speed-sensing auto door lock.
Pricing:- The price of New Honda City 2020 might be around 10 to 14.5 lakh (ex-showroom) and the on-road price might hit 11.5 lakh for the base trim and 16.5 lakh for the top trim.
Verdict:- The Honda City is a benchmark for C type sedans from the past 10 years. This is the fifth generation with a completely new design and new features. The petrol engine of honda is best for the long term usage and its refinement its commendable. However, the diesel one is not that much good in terms of refinement and NVH levels. But it offers you great mileage and honda comfort.
If you want to buy a petrol sedan in 15 lakh bracket, then you can definitely go for the City without any second thought. But if you want the diesel one then you can look for the Hyundai Verna because it offers you a great diesel engine and Driving experience.