Next-gen Honda City to roll out in 2020, informed by Honda India

Updated Sep 28, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Details about the gas engines are kept a mystery but we are expecting a 1.5L unit as found on the current Honda City.

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.

Angular front of the current Honda City

Honda is planning for a next-gen City

Angular rear of the current Honda 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 2024

Honda City

The 2024 Honda City is a subcompact sedan. In the Philippine market, its four variants are City E, City S, City V, and City RS—the prices for these range from Php 973,000 to Php 1,128,000. 

Size-wise, the refreshed City for 2024 is 4,580mm long, 1,748mm wide, and 1,467mm in height. The RS trim is a bit longer at 4,589mm. All trims then get a wheelbase length of 2,600mm and a ground clearance of 134mm. 

Under its hood is a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine capable of making up to 119 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to its front wheels via a continuously variable transmission (CVT). 

Locally, the Honda City competes against the Toyota Vios, Mitsubishi Mirage G4, Mazda3, Nissan Almera, Hyundai Accent, MG 5, etc. 

₱ 973,000 - ₱ 1,128,000