In terms of design, the new Honda City gets many exterior highlights like a set of projector headlights with LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lights), LED taillights, a chrome front grille, shark fin antenna and newly-designed 15-inch alloy wheels. The new model measures some 113 mm longer and 53 mm wider than its forebear. The new-gen sedan will be launched in the Thai market first before entering other countries including India.
On one of those rare occasions where a vehicle can literally break the internet - Honda Thailand has officially pulled the covers off of the 5th-generation all-new Honda City before it hits showrooms over there starting 24th December 2019. However, the new sedan is shorter in height by 28mm while the wheelbase has also reduced by 11mm as well.
Mr Masayuki Igarashi, Chief Officer for Regional Operations (Asia & Oceania), Honda Motor Co., Ltd., and President and CEO, Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd., said, "Honda City, one of our most important models, was developed and launched as a regional model back in 1996".
On the side, the new auto gets a more prominent shoulder line that runs from its headlight to its taillight.
The new system could possibly offer WiFi to passengers inside the cabin. The question is: how much of a step ahead is the new City?
Similar to the HR-V small SUV and Civic small hatch and sedan, the sportier RS variant gets a gloss-black finish for the grille, rear spoiler and door mirrors, a more assertive-looking front bumper and RS badging.
Moving to the interiors, the 2020 Honda City now features an entirely new dashboard layout. Although it isn't any more powerful than the lower-spec models, it does get a raft of racy styling features inside and out. The combined fuel consumption is 4.2 l / 100 km (56 mpg US) and the Carbon dioxide emissions have been assessed with 99 g / km, so that the city meets the Euro 5 standard.
This model is a bigger one while borrowing its styling designs from Honda Accord and Civic. The latter include an 8-inch Advanced Touch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Siri Voice Control, Multi-information Display (MID) with illumination, automatic air conditioning, multifunction steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity.
All the four variants of the 2020 Honda City will source power from the same 1.0-litre VTEC Turbo turbocharged three-cylinder engine which delivers 122 PS and 173 Nm. The engine is capable of delivering 120bhp & 173Nm of torque, mated to a 7-speed CVT gearbox.
Do you think the latest Honda City has the ingredients to shake up the midsize sedan segment like its predecessors did?