BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: As a precautionary measure against coronavirus infections, Honda has postponed the official launch of the incoming Gen V City sedan that was slated for this month. The event will take place in April now.
Anticipation was building up for the Hyundai Verna rival and unlike before, there’s a possibility that the diesel version will be dropped.
This fact comes from a leaked ARAI document which mentioned that the 2020 Honda City will be offered in three variants: V, VX and ZX. As per reports, the sedan will initially come only with the BS VI 1.5-litre four-cylinder i-VTEC petrol engine that makes 119bhp mated to a 5-speed manual or CVT gearbox. In Thailand, the model is also offered with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged mill. As of now, there’s no indication about that set-up being offered for the Indian market.
The B-segment model was recently introduced in Thailand, and first glance suggests it will sport a completely redesigned exterior while retaining its familiar profile. The detailing and jewellery includes a revisited front end that features the company’s signature Solid Wing face that adorns other models including the larger C-segment Civic.
The car will also have the brand’s “jewel eye” headlamps with LED daytime running lights flanking a black bar on the grille on the range-topping model.
With the redesign comes some changes in dimensions. The new City is 113 mm longer (4,553 mm), 53 mm wider (1,748 mm) than its predecessor, but with a 10 mm lower in height (1,467 mm) and the wheelbase has been shortened by 11 mm (2,589 mm).