The new generation Honda City will debut at the end of 2019, with Thailand as the first market. Until now, the appearance of a new generation of Honda City has not been revealed. But the news burst, the design of the new model will be similar to the design of the Honda Accord and the latest Honda Insight. Reportedly, some parts have similarities with Honda Insight.
Honda City 2020 is likely to use a machine that has more performance than the current model platform. Reportedly, the Thai specification model will be available with a 1.0 liter turbocharged gasoline engine VTEC. The new engine will have a 12-valve DOHC model, featuring VTEC and Dual VTC variable valve systems. This engine has a 73.0 bore and a 78.7 mm stroke resulting in a maximum torque of 200 Nm. The transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and CVT.
The hybrid variant with the i-MMD dual motor powertrain consisting of a 1.5 liter gasoline engine and an electric motor. The Indian spec model can be available with a lightweight hybrid gasoline engine. Like the current gene model, the next generation Honda City will be available with hybrid electric power in most international markets.
Most likely, the new generation City 2020 will be equipped with engines that comply with BS6 emission regulations in India. Then the possibility of price will also experience a sharp increase, because there are additional components needed to make the car comply with BS6 emission standards or Euro 6 equivalent.
Engine options are expected to be the same, using 1.5-liter gasoline and diesel, but will receive a substantial increase in power. As previously reported, the chance for the inclusion of a hybrid gasoline variant is also high. On the front of the design and dimensions take inspiration from Honda Crider.
On the international market, City is expected to get a 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine paired with a CVT and 6-speed MT. In addition, there is also a 1.5 liter gasoline engine combined with 2 electric motors.
It is hoped that Honda City’s successors will get a better interior by reducing more space. The cabin quality will be improved, classy features, and an additional safety system to follow the standards in this segment.
Then the exterior is expected to receive a modification that is large enough to adjust its international identity, with a low front accompanied by narrow LED lights and proportional bumpers. the back is also expected to experience a total change.
The next generation of Honda City 2020 will be an important part of Japanese cars that are growing in India in the coming years. In addition to Honda City, the company also plans to bring back the sedan segment such as the Civic and several other new products.
Honda also updated its 1.5 liter i-Dtec diesel engine to meet the upcoming BS-VI emission standards. This increase not only aims to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy, but also focuses on improving car refinement.