New Delhi: The fifth generation of Honda City was unveiled in Thailand recently. The amped sedan boasts of a number of improvements including a completely redesigned front fascia and a sporty look.
The sedan comes with newly installed features like chrome front grille, projector headlights with LED DRLs and LED taillights, and is expected to launch in India in 2020.
Powered by a new 3-cylinder, 12-valve, 1.0-litre VTEC turbo engine, the all-new Honda City fifth edition comes with a host of changes not only to the exteriors and interiors but also under the hood. It is fascinatingly equipped with shark fin antenna and newly-designed 15-inch alloy wheels.
Apart from the luxury quotient with an increased manifold, the sedan’s black interiors are complemented by the two-tone (ivory/black) leather seats, Piano Black console and chrome inside door handles. It is also more spacious than its earlier models.
Adding to it, a multi-function steering wheel, MID with illumination, 8-inch advanced touch display audio with an eight-inch advanced touch display audio with entrancing ‘Apple Car Play’ and ‘Siri Voice Control’ will give an enthusiastic ride for car fanatics. The automatic air-conditioning system adds on to a premium feel for riders.
Looking into the safety aspects, Honda City 2020 comes with a G-force control body structure, equipped with six airbags, the anti-lock braking system with electronic brake distribution, vehicle stability assistance, hill start assistance and also a multi-angle rearview camera.
The new Honda City is powered by a new 3-cylinder, 12-valve, 1.0-litre VTEC turbo engine making 122 PS and 173 Nm of peak torque, the motor mated with CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with paddle shift option and delivering an estimated mileage of 23.8 km per litre as Thai testing standards.
On the other hand, the expecting a 2020 launch, the Indian edition Honda City is powered by a 1.0-litre VTEC Turbo engine option with BS6-compliant 1.5-litre powertrain (petrol and diesel) choices as well.
The fifth-generation Indian edition Honda City also gets an RS variant that comes loaded with several sporty parts, including gloss black front grille with RS logo emblem, LED headlights with LED DRLs, LED fog lights, black power-retractable side door mirror with turning light, gloss black trunk spoiler with an RS logo and 16-inch Alloy Wheels.
The car comes with a variant colour options including Ignite Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and Taffeta White