The India-bound New Honda City Will Be Unveiled In Thailand On November 25

This will be the fifth generation of Honda’s bread-and-butter model in India


  • Honda Cars India will launch the next-gen City after the Auto Expo 2020.
  • Design highlights include new tail lamps, alloy wheels and a revised character line.
  • Expected to come with features such as connected-car tech, digital dials and a bigger infotainment system.
  • India-spec model likely to retain its 1.5-litre i-VTEC and i-DTEC powertrains.

The countdown begins as Honda Motor is set to unveil the India-bound 2020 Honda City in Thailand on November 25. This is the fifth iteration of Honda’s bread-and-butter model. It will come with evolutionary styling and will be bigger than the existing model. Recent spy shots suggest the Japanese carmaker has already started testing the next-gen City in India. It is likely to launch the sedan after the Auto Expo 2020 as Honda won’t be making it to the event. The existing City is set to get a BS6-compliant i-VTEC powertrain update soon and the next-gen sedan is likely to come with the same.  


The design of the 2020 Honda City looks familiar owing to a similar glass area and silhouette as the current car. However, it gets its fair share of updates in the form of sleeker LED tail lamps, a revised character line and new alloy wheels. The fascia of the 2020 Honda City is yet to be revealed but we expect it to get sleeker headlamps and chrome grille that could help it mimic the premium Civic.  

Note: Jazz interior image used for representational purpose.

The interior of the 2020 Honda City is yet to be unwrapped. It is expected to borrow plenty of bits from the 2020 Honda Jazz such as the digital dials. The next-gen City is expected to come with features like a bigger infotainment system, connected-car tech, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a sunroof, cruise control, climate control, keyless entry with push-button start as well as keyless entry with push-button start. 

The international-spec Honda City is expected to come with three petrol engines: a 125PS 1.0-litre turbo, a 118PS 1.5-litre i-VTEC option, and the dual-motor hybrid powertrain from the 2020 Jazz. For India, Honda will most likely offer it with the 100PS 1.5-litre i-DTEC and 118PS 1.5-litre i-VTEC powertrains. The petrol motor has been upgraded to meet BS6 emission norms and will be introduced in the current model while the diesel engine will be upgraded soon. The diesel motor could get a CVT variant as well.  

The 2020 Honda City is expected to be launched in India after the Auto Expo 2020 at a premium over the current model, which starts from Rs 9.81 lakh (ex-showroom). The 2020 Honda City will rekindle its rivalry with the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid and the Volkswagen Vento when launched. Stay tuned to ZigWheels for further updates on the Honda City.


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