When the B-segment is flourishing with introductions of all-new models from car brands: such as the Volkswagen Santana 2018, all-new Suzuki Dzire 2018 and facelifted Suzuki Ciaz 2018 as well as the all-new Toyota Vios 2018. Car enthusiasts are looking for a move by Honda on its City.
Yoichiro Ueno, the Managing Director of Honda Cars India, revealed the Japanese company is hatching a plan for an all-new Honda City.
Honda is planning for a next-gen City
Details about the gas engines are kept a mystery but we are expecting a 1.5L unit on the current City
Ueno informed Autocar India that the next-gen City is due for a launch sometime in 2020 which marks the current model’s six years of age (typical for the Honda City).
The 4-gen city debuted in 2014 and got its facelifted version a year ago which that its native land calls the Honda Grace.
Any more details of the Honda City 2020? There’s not much revealed yet but we are positive it will offer a hybrid model that we have seen on the Japanese-spec City. What’s more, there is a diesel version like the existing India-spec city.
According to the latest auto news, details about the gas engines are kept a mystery but we are expecting a 1.5L unit on the current Honda City. In terms of styling, it is likely to emulate the Honda Civic, its big brother.
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Aside from the Honda City 2020, we have high hopes that the all-new Honda Jazz or Fit will be introduced at the start of the new decade but for any information of it has yet to be revealed. Stay tuned! Latest updates on upcoming Honda cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Honda Philippines' local lineup
Know more about Honda City 2021
<p>The entry of Honda Cars Philippines Inc. to the subcompact sedan segment is the City. Now on its fifth-generation model, the new model comes with a sleeker exterior design along with a revamped interior and an updated in-cabin features. From the looks of it, this vehicle looks well suited to go up against its rivals in the subcompact sedan segment such as the <a href="https://philkotse.com/toyota-vios-price-philippines" title="Toyota Vios Philkotse Car Guide">Toyota Vios</a> and <a href="https://philkotse.com/kia-soluto-price-philippines" title="Kia Soluto Philkotse Car Guide">Kia Soluto</a>.</p> <p>The exterior of the latest release looks sleeker and sportier as compared to the outgoing model. Upfront, the top-spec RS variant comes with full LED headlights, LED fog lamps, a more prominent fog light garnish, a glossy black mesh grille, and a sporty bumper. On the other hand, the non-RS City variants also come with a striking facia but it doesn’t have fog lamps. Also, non-RS trims are integrated with halogen projector headlamps.</p> <p>Honda Philippines is offering the City on four variants: RS CVT, V CVT, S CVT, and S MT. All variants come with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC gasoline engine. The said power unit generates 119 hp and 145 Nm of torque. In addition, all variants come with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) except for the entry-level S variant that uses a six-speed manual gearbox instead.</p>