Bookings for the updated Honda City have commenced at Rs 21,000. Let’s know what’s new in this fifth-generation sedan.
Honda is all geared up to introduce its next-generation City sedan in India on July 15. After the relaxation in lockdown, we expect a flurry of car launches this month from major automakers. The refreshed WRV was also launched on July 02, 2020. The bookings for the new City have already begun at Rs 21,000 on Honda dealerships across the country. However, you can also book the same online at an upfront payment of Rs 5,000.
What’s new in the fifth-generation City?
There are two major changes to the mechanicals of the new City – a new platform and a new 1.5-litre petrol engine. While the new chassis makes the car lighter and rigid compared to the existing model, the addition of a petrol motor gives more options to the sedan buyers.
Interestingly, the new City would be sold alongside the older one. It gets a new thicker chrome slat (similar to Amaze), strong character lines on the side profile, 9-LED headlight unit and redesigned 16-inch alloy wheels enhance the visual appeal of the Honda sedan.
The City has taken the tech route this time. On the inside, it features an 8-inch infotainment unit, faux-wood dash inserts, backlit HVAC knobs, Alexa and Honda Apps compatibility. The App compatibility means you can control turning on and off of the engine, boot opening/closing and AC temperature regulation via your smartphone.
What are the engine options in the new City?
As aforementioned, it gets a new twin-cam 1.5-litre petrol motor which churns out 121hp of max power and 145Nm of peak torque. For diesel, the City would be employing the tried and tested 1.5-litre motor of the existing sedan. The BS6 compliant diesel engine produces 100hp of max output and 200Nm of peak torque. We expect the transmission options to be a 6-speed manual option for both the engines. However, the petrol is likely to get a CVT gearbox with paddle shifters.