Honda Car India has finally launched the highly awaited fifth-generation Honda City in India, priced at Rs 10.89 lakh to Rs 14.64 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new-gen City is the third product from the Japanese carmaker in India after Honda WR-V and BS6 Civic diesel in 2020. The car was expected to go on sale earlier this year, but the launch was delayed due to coronavirus pandemic, followed by the nation-wide lockdown. The new City boasts an extensive list of updates making it not only a feature-rich car but also safer over the predecessor. It competes against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento, Toyota Yaris and Skoda Rapid.
Visually, the new 2020 Honda City looks more premium, offering a modern stance and taking design cues from the Civic sedan. It gets an updated fascia featuring a bold, chrome-finished grille with full LED headlamps, integrated DRL, L-shaped LED indicators. At the sides, there are new sporty 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels with a dual-tone treatment. The rear section sports a Z-shaped 3D wrap-around LED tail lamps. In terms of dimensions, the new-generation Honda City is longer and wider than its predecessor by 109 mm and 53 mm respectively. The length and width now stand at 4,549mm and 1,748mm respectively. The company has made slight changes in the overall height of the sedan as it has been decreased by 6 mm, now measuring 1489 mm. The wheelbase remains unchanged at 2600 mm. The interior of the new Honda City 2020 is based on the brand’s ‘Man Maximum, Machine Minimum’ philosophy. The cabin gets dual-tone black-beige colour scheme complemented by other adds on like premium leather seats, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a 7-inch digital display for the instrument cluster, ambient lighting, one-touch start/stop, keyless entry, remote engine start, electric sunroof, all auto power windows, rear sunshade, steering mounted paddle-shifters, auto headlamps and follow-me-home lights. It will India’s first car to feature Alexa remote compatibility, which is also the industry’s first.
The latest generation Honda City uses advanced high strength tensile steel body offering better rigidity, safety and stable riding. It comes equipped with six airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist, Agile Handling Assist, Hill Start, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Honda Lone Watch camera, ISOFIX compatible rear seats, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, multi-angle rear camera, and more.