Honda is planning to introduce the City sedan next year. The 2020 Honda City will arrive with a facelift which includes some subtle exterior changes. Moreover, the interior upgrade will also happen and new diesel drivetrain is in the offer.
The prototype testing undergoes a couple of weeks ago and we had an opportunity to take a closer looks at the Honda’s latest sedan. There would be a petrol and diesel engines available while the interior gets a new infotainment touchscreen. The exterior will get an all-new nose and we expect an improvement in a fuel efficiency.
2020 Honda City will get minor exterior upgrade
When we say facelift, we literally think that. There will be no exterior revamp, just a subtle minor exterior upgrade. That includes a new front grille with chrome inserts and revised headlights. The front bumper will also follow the same path. Moreover, the bumper is the same as on the newly Jazz hatchback model.
The latest innovations are a part of the Honda’s design language, so expect a blacked out theme on some styling cues as well. The 2020 Honda City gains new alloy wheels while the side profile will stay intact. The dimensions will also remain, but on the other hand, a new set of bumpers will add a few extra millimeters to the overall car length.
2020 Honda City interior is spacious and great looking
The interior of the 2020 Honda City will stay the same and the only changes are new standard features, and a couple of high-tech upgrades. The layout of the seats and the controls remains, just like the glossy black dash. An aging touchscreen is replaced with a new infotainment touchscreen. The steering wheel is a three-spoke multifunctional and is standard.
A start/stop button, auto climate control, and electric sunroof are all optional. The platform is the same, so there would be no changes in interior space. The legroom and headroom are average, however, the front row legroom is more than ample. Headrests are standard, along with the armrests and the overall comfort is great.
2020 Honda City engine options
The upcoming model 2020 Honda City offers two drivetrain units. The base engine is a 1.5-liter i-VTEC that can produce 122 HP and 110 lb-ft of torque. This drivetrain comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission as a standard while the CVT transmission will be optional.
This engine is slightly retuned, so expect a better mileage number. The diesel option includes a 1.5-liter four-cylinder unit that is capable of producing up to 105 HP and 148 lb-ft of twists. Just like the 1.5-liter i-VTEC, the diesel drivetrain also gets a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Hybrid model rumors
A hybrid drivetrain is a huge possibility, but not for now. Some sources are saying that the Honda will get a hybrid drivetrain to almost all of the sedans by 2022.
2020 Honda City price and launch date
The facelift will cost new 2020 Honda City a couple of thousands more. That means the Honda’s latest sedan will cost around $17,000. Honda City will hit the dealerships in the second half of 2019.