Honda City fifth-generation: All the important details


He fifth-generation Honda City has been unveiled and it looks stunning, to say the least. While the new City has been showcased in Thailand, people in India are eagerly waiting for Honda to bring it here. We are expecting it to be launched in our country in mid-2020.

Honda City is one of the most popular mid-size sedans in India. However, its sales have been dipping over the past couple of months due to stiff competition from rivals like Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid. In its all-new avatar, the fifth-generation City might be the game-changer for Honda.

The 2020 Honda City comes with a host of changes. The exterior has been refurbished on the lines of the new Honda Civic. The cabin is plusher with premium features. Also available with the Thai-spec City is a new turbo engine. Below are all the important details you need to know about it.

2020 Honda City Engine

The fifth-generation City gets a 1.0-litre, DOHC, 3-cylinder, 12-valve, PGM-Fi, turbo engine that delivers 122 PS and 173 Nm of torque. It is offered with a CVT. Now it remains to be seen whether this powertrain is introduced in India or not. However, the 2020 City will reportedly be launched in India with BS6-compliant petrol and diesel engines.

2020 Honda City Dimensions

The new Honda City is longer and wider than the fourth-generation mid-size sedan. However, its height and wheelbase are less. The 2020 City is 4,553 mm in length, 1,748 in width, 1,467 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,589 mm.

2020 Honda City Variants

The fifth-generation Honda City is available in Thailand in four variants -- S, V, SV and RS.

2020 Honda City Exterior Features

The new City boasts of a chrome front grille with projector headlights and LED DRLs. However, the RS variant comes with gloss black front grille with LED headlights and DRLs. Other features in the mid-size sedan include shark fin antenna, front and rear defogger, and 15-inch alloy wheels. The RS trim gets 16-inch alloys though.

2020 Honda City Interior Features

The fifth-generation City comes with dual-tone interiors (ivory/black). The piano black console houses an 8-inch advanced touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay. Features like height-adjustable driver seat, one push ignition and multifunction steering wheel are standard. The RS variant is equipped with paddle shift and cruise control systems. It also gets eight speakers, unlike other variants that have only four.

2020 Honda City Safety Features

The Thai-spec Honda City comes with standard safety features like dual front airbags, ABS (antilock braking system) with EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution), VSA (vehicle stability assist), HSA (hill start assist), ESS (emergency stop signal) and speed-sensing auto door lock.

2020 Honda City Colours

The fifth-generation Honda City gets as many as six colour options -- Modern Steel Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Taffeta White and Ignite Red Metallic.

    —India Today