The new generation of Honda City is set to release in India by March or April this year.
The teaser released by Honda shows the new design elements of the upcoming City. Both the exterior and interior are changed for the new model, and some new features are added. The headlamps will be LEDs, and these resemble the ones that come with higher-end models in the Honda lineup like Accord. These LED headlamps have integrated Daytime Running Lights (DRLs).
The front and rear bumpers are redesigned, and the new generation will likely come with 16-inch alloy wheels. The taillamps are also redesigned to give a fresh new look to Honda City. The new City will be longer and wider; however, the wheelbase will be shorter than the outgoing model. The new Honda City will be 53 mm wider and 113 mm longer than the outgoing model. The global debut of the fifth-generation took place in November 2019 in Thailand.
Specs and Features of Honda City:
The India-spec model will be slightly different from the Thai-spec model. The teaser shows that both the specs will resemble in many aspects. The interior of the all-new Honda City will also get a new layout for the dashboard. There will be a new interface for the 8-inch infotainment system and will likely support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A new design for the driver instruments cluster and an all-new multifunction steering wheel will also feature the new model. The interior cabin is expected to more spacious than the outgoing model. This will increase the comfortability of this small sedan. Other likely features include an electric sunroof, rear air conditioning vents, ABS, EBD, six airbags, ISOFIX anchors, and VSC ( Vehicle Stability Control).
Engine specifications will also likely be changed, especially with the 1.5 i-DTEC diesel engine, which will be upgraded to the BS6 standard. A mild-hybrid version of the current petrol engine can be launched by Honda with the new generation of the City. This mild-hybrid version will be more fuel-efficient. The 1.0-liter turbo petrol engine was launched globally in the Honda City. It is still not known whether Honda will introduce this engine in India.
LED headlamps and 16-inch sporty alloy rims come with the higher-spec RS model in Thailand. The entry-level Honda City features projector headlights with 15-inch alloy rims. The new shape of the 2020 Honda City certainly oozes a sporty character. The 2020 fifth-generation Honda City will compete with the Maruti Ciaz, Skoda Rapid, the Volkswagen Vento, and Hyundai Verna in India. Launch prices for different models of Honda City will be higher than those of the outgoing model.
What about Honda Atlas:
There is no confirmation as to when the Honda Atlas will bring a new generation of City in Pakistan, however, there are rumors circulating on social sites that the company might bring the 7th generation City, skipping the 6th, in Q4 of 2021 or Q1 of 2022, but nothing at this point can be said with utmost certainty.
Aside from Honda, Toyota is all geared up to launch Yaris in the coming months, so its high time for Honda to bring something new for its customers in Pakistan.
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