Honda City Debuts In Markets Where Small Sedans Still Matter

2020 Honda City Details

The front profile looks inspired by the new Civic

Apart from this, many new unique features have also been given in Honda City. While in the Indian market, the new Honda City to launch will be. The position of the mirrors has been moved to provide drivers with better visibility, and the sedan is now 113mm longer and 53mm wider than before. "As Thailand is the leading market for City, today Thai people will be the first to witness the world premiere of the 5th generation all-new Honda City, which we expect to create an unprecedented phenomenon as it exceeds the expectations of customers and sets a new standard for Thailand's automotive market once again".

Honda has pulled the covers off its new-generation City compact sedan in Thailand. Although its wheelbase than the current model 11mm short is.

Unveiled at Thailand International Motor Expo 2019 in Bangkok (November 29 - December 10), the all-new Honda City has a sportier, more modern design that brings it in line with the brand's larger sedans, including the Insight and Accord. The question is: how much of a step ahead is the new City? It has LED daytime running lights integrated into the headlights.

The interior of the new City retains the previous model's spacious design.

Yes, the Japanese firm says the new Ballade draws its urge from a turbocharged 1,0-litre three-cylinder VTEC unit, offering the front wheels some 90 kW and 173 N.m (the latter between 2 000 and 4 500 r/min). Both models feature subtle creases on the lower part of the doors and get diamond-cut alloy wheels. An interesting change on the centre console of the new dash panel is the return of rotary dials for HVAC controls, replacing the outgoing model's touch-based control panel. There are more changes than meets the eye as the auto is better insulated now thanks to the use of polyurethane spray foam and a chunkier engine undercover to drive down noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) levels for better comfort. It has an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment head unit with air-vents on either side. According to reports, the sole transmission available for this engine is a CVT gearbox with paddle shifters offered on higher variants.

The same could be carried over to the fifth generation version given the fact that a key competitor - the Maruti Ciaz - will not have a diesel engine for at least a few months after April 2020 (when the BS6 norms come into place). The Indian market is most likely to get the downsized 1.0-litre engine option and probably Honda will carry forward the 1.5-litre diesel engine from the current vehicle.

Do you think the latest Honda City has the ingredients to shake up the midsize sedan segment like its predecessors did?

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