Recently we had a chance to see the global debut of the brand-new Fit/Jazz model as the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Now, it’s time for the Japanese automaker to introduce the newest sedan variant from its fleet – 2020 Honda City.
The new model will be limited to the specified market, primarily the Middle East, South America, and Asia. Still, the fifth generation of the City wants to continue the success story of its predecessors, which was sold in more than 4 million units.
The subcompact car will carry a sporty and luxurious exterior design, as well as a more spacious cabin, according to the Japanese company. Also, it will deliver a new turbo powertrain with 33% percent better fuel efficiency. At the same time, the new City will provide more power in the engine room.
Honda City Engine
According to the company, 2020 Honda City will use a refined 1.0-liter turbocharged powertrain that will be able to produce around 120 hp, linked to a 6-speed manual transmission. However, large markets like India, for example, might get an updated version of the current 1.5-liter diesel engine. This mill makes 120 hp and 197 lb-ft of torque. On top of that, the diesel unit will improve the fuel economy and carbon dioxide emissions. The fuel supply system is an electronic fuel injection (PGM-FI).
Besides, the continuous variable transmission based on Honda’s Earth Dreams minimizes the environmental impact of the vehicle and ensures a smooth ride. Also, the City will include the ECON mode, which allows the driver to improve fuel efficiency with the push of a button. The company is planning to add a hybrid version as well, but it won’t be available until 2020.
As you probably expect, 2020 Honda City comes with outstanding safety and driving assistance features. After all, excellent safety is one of the company’s trademarks. You’ll find features like Vehicle Stability Assist reduces the under and oversteer when the car is taking sharp corners.
Also, all-around protection comes from Dual Front Airbags, Side Airbags, and Side Curtain Airbags. In the same manner, carmaker’s advanced technology creates a body frame that absorbs impacts. As a result, collision injuries are minimalized.
Furthermore, City includes Anti-Lock Braking System, which prevents the wheels from locking up during emergency braking situations. The Hill Start Assist and Emergency Stop Signal are available as well. The child car seat installation will be easier than ever, with the ISO Fix, the global standard for kids’ car seat safety.
Honda City Price
2020 Honda City will have four trim levels: the entry-level S, E, SE, and the V. The base S model comes with an MSRP starting at around $18,000. The second trim SE adds more standard equipment, and it will be about $650 more expensive. Furthermore, the SE starts just over $19,000.
The top-line model, City V, comes with a price tag of $20,750. Still, don’t expect to see the new City in North America or Europe anytime soon. At the moment, the company is limiting this model only for the Middle East, Asia, and South America markets.