2020 Honda City is a subcompact sedan wich returns with a redesigned fifth-generation. Moreover, the cabin is more stylish than before, with some exclusive features. Also, 2020 City comes with a brand-new platform that will be shared with the 2020 Jazz/Fit.
The company’s sedan was presented at the 2019 Thailand International Motor Expo (November 29 – December 10). The primary impression from the public debut is that the City adopts the sportier design, which will bring this model in line with Honda’s larger sedans such as Insight and famous Accord.
Design and Changes
The all-new 2020 Honda City comes with much more appealing design language than its predecessors. You’ll notice exterior features like redesigned chrome front grille, new 15-inch alloy wheels, projector headlights with LED DRLs, and shark fin antenna.
Furthermore, the interior offers more room for the passengers, updated seats with more comfort, and upscale technology all around the cabin. The standard equipment includes an 8-inch Advanced Technology display with Apple CarPlay, Siri Voice Control, and Multi-Information Display (MID). Also, the City includes automatic air conditioning, a multifunctional steering wheel, and Bluetooth connectivity.
On top of that, you can choose between black fabric or a two-tone leather ivory-black with Piano Black dashboard and chrome door handles. Safety features include a G-Con (G-Force Control) body structure, ABS, EBD, and six airbags.
The Vehicle Stability Assist, a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, and a Hill Start Assist are available as well. 2020 City comes to the showrooms from December 24 with an MSRP starting at $19,200.
2020 Honda City RS
Honda City will introduce the RS trim. This version brings the sportier look, in comparison to the standard City. The focal points of this attractive design are more prominent bumpers, a gloss black front grille with the noticeable RS emblem.
Also, the striking design of LED fog lights, LED DRLs, and black mirror caps will establish a more distinctive look. Besides, you’ll find a gloss black trunk spoiler with the same RS badge, brand-new 16-inch alloys, and a unique Ignite Red color. As for the cabin, the City RS comes with leather seats with red stitching, and a multi-information display with red illumination.
2020 Honda City isn’t exactly the most powerful vehicle in the segment. But, it offers enough horsepower for its purposes. Under the hood through all trim levels will be the same 1.0-liter VTEC Turbo three-cylinder gasoline powertrain. This engine produces 120 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque. The Japanese company claims that this unit delivers better driving performances than the 1.5-liter mill, and similar torque as the 1.8-liter drivetrain.
The CVT is the only transmission available, but it includes paddle shifters, which allow shifting between seven simulated gears. The fuel economy is 56 mpg combined (4.2 l/100 km), and the CO2 emissions ratings compile with the Euro 5 standard.