The all-new fifth generation Honda City is expected to launch in India in 2020 and will get a hybrid engine and diesel CVT
Honda, the Japanese automaker is in the process to update the City sedan globally. The best selling product for Honda in India, City has been a poster boy for the brand for long now. We have reported about the all-new 2020 City before, with spy shots and details. Now new details have emerged online, pertaining to the gearbox, engine and launch details.
The carmaker is testing the new City in Thailand and will make its global debut there only, with a possible launch in India during the Auto Expo 2020. This will be the fifth generation of the popular mid-size sedan and it is likely to get a long-awaited hybrid engine.
Another addition to the new Honda City would be a CVT gearbox in the diesel engine, akin to the CVT in petrol engine. Both the 1.5-litre iVTEC and iDTEC engines will be BS-VI compliant once launched in India. The current gen City produces 118bhp/175Nm and 99bhp/200Nm in petrol and diesel engines respectively.
As for the design, the City has been spotted multiple times wearing a production-ready body and will have a design inspired from the Accord sedan, which means the new City will be bigger in size, freeing up a lot of space inside the cabin.
The sedan will also get a more squarish rear profile with a new bumper, redesigned tail-lights and tailgate, sloping roofline and roof-integrated spoiler. At the front will be a prominent front end with a large grille, a chrome treatment and newly developed angular headlamps with LED daytime running lights.
Talking about the cabin, there will be a new design layout of the dashboard that will get a new and advanced touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The increase in space will translate to an increase in legroom and shoulder space.