Honda cars are the most popular cars in the subcontinent due to their innovative technology, new designs, and good resale figures. Honda has always been able to win over the hearts of its customers with every new version of its cars.
And Honda is in the market with a new addition!
Honda Cars India Ltd., on Wednesday, launched the fifth generation of its popular City sedan. The car has been one of Honda’s best-selling models ever. Honda City is offered both in petrol and diesel variants and will be priced from Rs 10.89 lakh.
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India already has tons of mid-size sedans in its auto market with Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Toyota Yaris being the leading ones.
Read the full piece to know where this latest offering from the Japanese carmaker stands as compared to its competing automobiles from other manufacturers.
Gaku Nakanishi, President & CEO, Honda Cars India on the launch of the all-new 5th gen Honda City 2020 said: “Honda City has been our key pillar of business for more than 22 years, being one of the longest running nameplates in the Indian automotive history. With cumulative sales of more than 4 million units worldwide, it has provided joy to almost 8 lakh customers in India and many more aspiring to own the model.
“Each generation of the City has raised the bar on design, technology, quality, driving pleasure, comfort, and has come with several industry firsts or segment first features. Our vision has been to offer our customers with a new value that is unprecedented in the history of City and we are confident that the new City will create fresh excitement in the midsize sedan segment,” he added. The new Honda City is also slightly bigger in dimension compared to the previous year’s model.
Pricing and models
The all-new 5th generation Honda City comes with a price tag of Rs 10,89,900 (2,416,606 PKR) for its baseline model in India. All three variants; petrol manual, petrol CVT automatic and diesel manual come in V, VX and ZX models.
For 1.5L i-VTEC Petrol manual, V costs 10,89,900 INR, VX costs 12,25,900 INR (2,717,858 PKR), and ZX costs Rs 13,14,900 (2,915,298 PKR) in India.
For 1.5 L i-VTEC Petrol CVT Automatic, V costs 12,19,900 INR (2,704,557 PKR), VX costs 13,55,900 INR (3,006,201 PKR), while ZX costs 14,44,900 INR (3,203,524 PKR).
The last variant runs on diesel-powered engine. 1.5 L i-DTEC Diesel Manual is priced at 12,39,900 INR (2,748,740 PKR) for V model, 13,75,900 INR (3,050,238 PKR) for the VX model and Rs 14,64,900 (3,247,542 PKR) for the high-end ZX model in India.
The fifth-generation sedan comes with visual and interior updates alongside the addition of new features while the dimensions have also been increased aiding in a more spacious cabin. The new City is 113 mm longer and 53 mm wider than the existing model that has been in the business for long.
The C-segment for sedans has seen a massive decline in sales due to the arrival of mid-size SUVs and the 2020 Honda City will likely reinvigorate the space in terms of volumes. The 2020 model has a shorter wheelbase by 11 mm and shorter by 28 mm as well.
The front fascia comes with sharper LED headlamps and integrated LED Daytime Running Lights while the front grille, bumper area, and fog lamps have also been redesigned to give a sportier look. The rear gets updated LED tail lamps and new bumper while the overall silhouette remains largely the same.
- Engine 1498 cc, 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol engine
- Horsepower (Hp) 120 hp @ 6600 RPM
- Fuel Economy 11 to 14 KM/LITER
- Transmission Automatic
- Seating Capacity 5
- Airbags 6
- Rear Air Conditioning Vents Yes
- Vehicle Stability Control Yes
- No of Cylinders 4
- Max Speed 220 KM/H
- Honda Turbo Oriel
Under the bonnet, the 2020 Honda City will feature a 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel engine kicking out 117 bhp and 145 Nm of torque while the 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol engine makes 100 bhp and 200 Nm of torque.
The BSVI compliant engines are mated to either a six-speed manual or a CVT auto. We will have to wait and see whether the 2020 Honda City RS Turbo will be launched in India or not. It uses a 1.0-liter turbo petrol motor delivering 122 bhp and 173 Nm.
The cabin gains an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and it will get an updated features list with more equipment such as an electric sunroof, digital multi-information display, rear air conditioning vents and a whole host of driver-assistive and safety features on board this time around.
Six airbags, ABS with EBD, cruise control, VSC (Vehicle Stability Control), ISOFIX child seat anchors and mandatory safety features are part of the package.