Honda Cars India will take the wraps off the fifth-gen City sedan on March 16, 2020. According to sources, bookings are also expected to officially commence on the same day as the unveil. The company had recently released a first teaser of the new City.
The new City for India will look quite similar to the one that made its world premiere in Thailand late last year. However, Honda India will incorporate country-specific changes. The car’s interior will see tweaks such as dual-tone shades and faux-brushed aluminum trim to make the car look more premium. A lighter shade will be used for the seats, at least on the higher variants. The top-spec City ZX for our market will come with a sunroof, 16-inch alloy wheels and full-LED headlamps as standard.
Under the hood, Honda's fifth-gen midsize sedan will get a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre diesel and petrol engines. The 1.5-litre petrol unit is expected to come with the latest mild-hybrid tech that seen on the recently revealed new Jazz.
Key rivals to the new Honda City will include the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Toyota Yaris, as well as the heavily updated Hyundai Verna (it's expected to launch in the coming months), and the 1.0 TSI engine-equipped Skoda Rapid and Volkswagen Vento.
Honda City-based hatchback in the works
2020 Honda City image gallery