One of the smallest hatchbacks in Southeast Asian markets the Honda City is getting some improvements. The new-generation 2021 Honda City is rendered and we must say that this model looks spectacular.
According to Honda, the new model was supposed to be launched this month in India, but due to the outbreak with Covid-19, its release date is moved for the end of this year. We must note that this model started life as a hatchback and was transformed into a sedan (third generation). However, this year it looks like the City is going back to its roots and we will get both versions alongside.
2021 Honda City Looks Refreshed
We must say that the upcoming 2021 Honda City looks really refreshed. From the first renderings photos, we can see plenty of updates and changes over the current one. Visually, the new generation looks more appealing. As we mentioned, sedan and hatchback variants will be available at the same time. Also, both versions will look highly identical.
This means that both models will provide the same sleek headlights, chrome trim on the grille, a clamshell bonnet, and stylish wing mirrors mounted on the front doors. The rear-end of the hatchback will retain the same sedans trapezoidal U-shaped taillights graphics and vertical reflectors. The similar design we have seen on the small Germans Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback.
Interior Spy Photos
There are no big changes inside the upcoming 2021 Honda City model. This model retains the same dashboard as the sedan sibling. Moreover, it should offer a similar level of equipment as before. The new photo on the interior just appears and at first look, it seems that it is a lower-spec model.
The images show a regular dashboard with physical operable buttons in place of the touchscreen infotainment system. Other features that we notice are multi-functional steering wheel with mounted controls, vertical AC vents with silver surrounds, and grey-colored seats. The fifth-generation Honda City main’s features on the top trim are an electric sunroof, two-tone dash with soft padding, 20.3 cm touchscreen, leather seat upholstery, and much more. The same package we can expect with the new-gen model.
2021 Honda City Powertrain Specs
The facelifted 2021 Honda City model will feature the same powertrains as before. As you may know, this model uses a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that is available on the Thailand-spec trim. It offers a maximum power of 120 horses with a peak torque of 173 Nm. Interestingly, this powertrain will use a new CVT transmission.
The hybrid powertrain is most likely and according to some gossip, the City will use the same system as the Jazz e-HEV. The hybrid setup comprises a 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 98 hp and it works along with an electric motor that gives additionally 109 horses. The total output of the hybrid model is 207 hp, which is not too bad for such small hatchback.
Release Date and Price
The patent images are available and the new 2021 Honda City looks better than ever. This model will introduce numerous changes that will make it more competitive. Another exciting update is more techs inside.
The upcoming Honda City will be released later this year due to the pandemic outbreak. The pricing of this model in India will be 10.13 Lakh that is converting around $13,000. Rivals in the same segment include models Hyundai Creta, Toyota Yaris, and VW Vento.