5th Gen Honda City 2020

Overview

Honda City is a 5-seater C-segment sedan launched by HMIL(Honda Motors India Limited) in 1998. Since the beginning it was a hit and produced class leading sales. We got the third gen City as the first gen in India. The fifth gen city was launched in 2014 and received a facelift in 2017. So Honda launched the seventh gen City in the international markets and a month and two later, they launched the fifth gen city in India. Honda City rivals the Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Toyota Yaris, Skoda Rapid and it's own forth gen City. There will be a detailed comparison of Verna and City soon. And yes as mentioned, the fourth gen city is still on sale.

Engine & Transmission
1.5 L iVTEC engine

Honda City 2020 gets all new BS6 compliant engines. It has two engine options, 1.5L iVTEC and a 1.5L iDTEC. The iVTEC is a 1498cc inline-4 with variable valve technology and this one gets a DOHC setup. This engine produces 119 bhp of max power at 6600 rpm and peak torque of 145 Nm at 4300 rpm.
The iDTEC motor is a 1498cc inline-4, turbocharged DOHC diesel engine producing 98 bhp at 3600 rpm and max torque of 200 Nm at 1750 rpm. The petrol engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and a CVT gearbox for Automatic variants. However, the diesel is only available in manual transmission option. For those thinking to buy the fourth gen city, there is only petrol engine on offer.
There is a 1.0L turbo petrol engine for sale in International market and we were expecting it.  

Exteriors


This gen of City a new overhaul in the design. The design language has been adapted from other cars in Honda lineup. On the front we get a signature big thick chrome bar with a Honda logo in the centre. On the sides, we get full LED headlamp setup which is segment first feature. The headlamp unit is LED with LED DRLs on the top and swiping LED indicators in the lower part of the unit. The front bumper is also very sporty and features a round LED fog lamp in a black surrounds. The headlamp design is similar to the Honda Accord.
On the side, the car is now longer, it measures 4549 mm long, 1748 mm wide and 1489 mm high. The car looks sporty from here too. We get new dual tone diamond cut R16 alloy wheels with 185/55 R16 ires on top variant and 15 inch steel wheels with 185/60 R15 tires on base variant. The ORVM is in dual tone finish with mounted turn indicator and now mounted on door rather than A-pillar. The exterior door handles are also garnished in chrome and there is request sensor on both the front doors. The B-pillar is finished in black. We get a sun roof and a shark fin antennae on the top.
On the rear, we get new Z shaped wrap around LED tail lights. These lights have uniform edge lights and side marker lights. The design seems to be inspired from 3-series. The rear bumper is tried to match with the front one. 

Interiors


All new city gets a new dual tone Beige and Black interior. The dashboard features wood inserts as well. We get a new leather wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls adjustable for reach and rake both. We still does not get a flat bottom steering. The instrument cluster has been changed completely, We does not have that blue illuminated 3-pot cluster, but a new part analog part digital cluster. There is a 7 inch TFT which doubles up as MID and dial on left which can be configured for tacho, G-force meter and much more. This is only on top spec variant. On base variant we get two dials with a MID in between. 
On the centre of dash, we have a 8 inch touch screen infotainment display. It gets Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Honda connectivity for connected car and Alexa connectivity as well. The Automatic AC controls has been replaced by illuminated dials. The gear lever or selctor also gets leather wrapping around it. It gets ambient lighting to set the cabin mood as well. The door armrest are also stitched fabric. The seats on the top spec variant are made up of leather and fabric for lower variants. Driver get an armrest with storage and AC vents on rear. On the rear seat, we get three headrests but none of them are adjustable. There is an fold-able armrest with cup holder. The boot is large with 506 litres of storage.

Safety
Lane Watch Assist

Honda City is based on ACE body structure, same which underpins the Amaze, Civic, Accord and many more Honda cars. It has proven to be rigid and tough platform. It gets two airbags standard in the base trim and 1st in segment upto 6 airbags in top level trim. It gets Vehicle stability Assist, ABS with EBD and BA across the range. Rear parking sensors with multi angle rear view camera. It gets emergency Stop Signal to warn the following vehicles about panic braking. It gets 1st in segment Tire pressure Monitoring System. It gets Agile Handling Assist feature which is again first in segment and Hill start Assist. All the seats gets head rests and a proper three point seat belts. The front one gets pretensioners and load limiters. The rear seats get child seat anchor points as well. And first in segment Lane Watch Assist. There are quite first in segment features.

Features

  • Automatic Headlight Control with Light Sensor
  • Auto Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Rear Windshield Defogger
  • Alexa Remote Capability
  • Next Gen Honda Connect
  •  Metallic Surround Finish on All AC Vents
  • Inside Door Handles Chrome Finish
  • 8 way manually adjustable Driver Seat
  • Front & Rear Power Windows
  • Electrically Adjustable & Retractable ORVM
  • Rear Windshield Blind(Manual)
  • Electric Tailgate Release
  • Follow me home headlamps
  • Rear Reading Lamp
  • Push Button Start Stop

Price & Colours

City is available in five colours:
Radiant Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic and Lunar Silver Metallic.
 
Honda City price are as follows:

Variant

Fuel

Price

V

Petrol

10.94 Lakhs

V CVT

Petrol

12.24 Lakhs

VX

Petrol

12.3 Lakhs

V

Diesel

12.44 Lakhs

ZX

Petrol

13.19 Lakhs

VX CVT

Petrol

13.6 Lakhs

VX

Diesel

13.8 Lakhs

ZX CVT

Petrol

14.49 Lakhs

ZX

Diesel

14.69 Lakhs

 *Prices ex-showroom New-Delhi

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