A new-gen model of the Honda City sedan has been spotted testing in Thailand. This heavily camouflaged test mule is our first look at how the next-gen City will look like. According to media reports, the new City will be globally revealed by the end of this year. Meanwhile, the same will be brought to India by the first half of 2020.
The spotted test mule is covered under heavy camouflage. As a result, not much can be identified in the exterior looks department. On the other hand, there are a few design cues that manage to peep through the camouflage. These include the sleeker yet wider headlamps assemblies that look inspired by the current-gen Honda Accord. Also visible is a new taller front grille with the trademark chrome bar in the middle. We can also see that the new-gen City sedan is longer than the current model. This will not just help in increasing the space on offer on the inside, but also boost the sedan’s road presence.
In the powertrain department, the new Honda City will feature a revised set of engines. The India-spec model is expected to come with a BS-VI iteration of the current 1.5-litre diesel engine. Also expected to be on offer is a Diesel-CVT combination; something that is already available in the Honda Amaze. Meanwhile, the petrol engine is likely to receive a mild-hybrid treatment, thus improving fuel efficiency as well as throttle responsiveness.
Once launched, the new Honda City will continue to fight it out in the Indian market against the likes of the Maruti Ciaz, Skoda Rapid, and Hyundai Verna.
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