Honda Cars India will unveil the next-gen City in our market on March 16, 2020, and even before it's official reveal, we have got our hands on the specs and variants detail. Also, we compare the dimensions of the new City with the old-gen Honda City!
The 2020 Honda City will be available in a total of three variants - V, VX and ZX and will come in the same 1.5L petrol and diesel engine options. It is not clear if the power output is the same for new BS6 compliant engines, whether it's more or less, we'll only know when the car is launched.
The petrol engine of the current model churns 119 bhp and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and an optional CVT gearbox. The 1.5L diesel, on the other hand, makes out 99 bhp and gets a 6-speed MT. Like the Amaze, we can also expect the car to come with a CVT for the diesel.
Feature-wise, the interiors might see a new design approach with updated upholstery, dashboard and steering design along with a new touchscreen infotainment system. Also, connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be present.
The top-spec trims continue to receive full LED headlights, an electric sunroof, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and among others. We can also expect a fully digital instrument cluster, ventilated seats and connected technology which will come in its competition, Hyundai Verna.
The new-gen City has also grown in dimensions as it is longer and wider than the predecessor. Lets's take a look at the figures
|Dimensions||2020 Honda City||Pre-lift City||Difference|
|Length||4549 mm||4440 mm||109 mm|
|Width||1748 mm||1695 mm||53 mm|
|Height||1489 mm||1495 mm||-6 mm|
|Wheelbase||2600 mm||2600 mm||0 mm|
As you can see, the new-gen City is a whole 109 mm longer and 53 mm wider than the older model. The wheelbase sticks to 2600 mm which is unchanged and the height of the 2020 City gets a decrease of 6 mm. The latter is hardly visible to the naked eye but it will surely lessen up the headroom for tall passengers.
The 2020 Honda City is expected to launch in April this year and once launched, the mid-size sedan will compete with the all-new Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid and Toyota Yaris. It'll be a close competition for the diesel segment as only Verna and City are the sedans to offer BS6 compliant engine.