After a long delay due to COVID-19 lockdown, finally, Honda has launched the 5th generation model of City sedan at a starting price of Rs 10.9 lakh. With this launch, the company hasn't discontinued the 4th gen City model. Honda will continue selling it along with the fifth-gen model.
2020 Honda City is available in three variants: V, VX, and ZX. Their ex-showroom prices are as follows:
2020 Honda City Variants
|Petrol (MT)||Petrol (CVT)||Diesel (MT)|
|Rs. 10,89,990||RS. 12,19,900||Rs. 12,39,900|
|Rs. 12,25,900||Rs. 13,55,900||Rs. 13,75,900|
|Rs. 13,14,900||Rs. 14,44,900||Rs. 16,64,900|
2020 Honda City: Design
Honda has given a complete makeover to the iconic city sedan. Its design is different than the previous model. It is based on a new, lighter, and more rigid platform. At the front, It gets a new Honda chrome grille, a 9 arrays LED headlights with integrated LED daytime running lamps (DRLs), and LED turn indicators. The design of bumper and fog lamp housing is also fresh.
From the side, it looks more premium and composed than the older version. It features a new set of diamond-cut alloy wheels (16-inch). The wheel arch of the new city is more notable. There is also a sharp character line running through the entire length of the vehicle.
At the rear, it gets all-new Z-shaped 3D LED taillights. Honda has also redesigned the rear bumper & boot lid.
Overall, the new Honda City feels more premium and fresh. From certain angles, it will somewhat remind you of the Honda Civic and Accord.
Here, Have a look at its dimension:-
4th Gen Honda City
5th gen Honda City
|Length||4,440 mm||4,549 mm||109 mm|
|Width||1,695 mm||1,748 mm||53 mm|
|Height||1,495 mm||1,489 mm||6 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,600 mm||2,600 mm||–|
|Boot space||510 L||506 L||4 L|
Interior & Features
Honda has redesigned the cabin as well. It gets an all-new black-beige cabin with a new dashboard layout. It receives a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with connected car technology (5-years free subscription) paired with Alexa voice-command functionality and remote control functions like remote engine start/stop and AC on/off, vehicle tracking and many more. Additionally, it also gets a new 7-inch HD color TFT LCD and walk-away auto-lock function.
Other features on the car include apple carplay and android auto connectivity with inbuilt navigation, weblink support, engine start/stop button, automatic climate control, rear AC vent, electrically operated ORVM with auto-fold function, electric sunroof, auto-dimming IRVM, tilt & telescopic steering, cooled glovebox, cruise control, leatherette upholstery & tire pressure monitoring system. Unlike its predecessor, the new city sedan gets rotary dials with digital display for climate control instead of a touch control panel.
On the safety front, It gets a new lane-watch camera under the left ORVM. Apart from this, it comes with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability assist (VSA), agile handling assist (AHA), hill start assist (HSA) and emergency stop signals.
It is important to mention that the Thai-spec honda city has already received the 5-star adult safety rating in the ASEAN NCAP crash test. To know about this in detail, click here.
Underneath the skin, the new Honda City proceeds with the same 1.5-liter petrol and 1.5-liter diesel engine. However, the power figure of the petrol engine is increased by 2PS. Now, it gives a max output of 121PS/145Nm. While the output of the diesel engine retains the same (100PS/200Nm). Both engines come with 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. A 7-step CVT automatic transmission option is also available with the petrol model. Buyers can also enjoy the thrill of paddle shifters with CVT variants.
2020 Honda City gets a 3 year/unlimited km warranty as standard.
It will continue to rival the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Toyota Yaris, VW Vento, Hyundai Elantra & the Skoda Rapid.
Honda City has always dominated the sedan segment. However, rising competition in the past few years has definitely affected its sales. Now with the introduction of the new generation model, Honda might once again be able to attract more and more customers. It is more premium, bigger, and features rich than its predecessor which can work in its favor.
It is also important to note that apart from the Hyundai Venue, now Honda City is also available with diesel engine option in the segment. But its prices are very high than the Verna. Honda may have to bear the brunt of this.