Honda has consciously designed areas and cavities to store modern smartphones around the gear console, as well as in the front-seat back pocket for rear passengers. Additionally, it carries over features from the previous version like auto LED headlamps, LED fog lamps, 16-inch alloys, cruise control, auto climate control, a sunroof, six airbags, a reversing camera, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, leatherette upholstery, rear AC vents, keyless entry and go, sensor-based keyless access, auto-folding mirrors, a G-force meter, and more. Due to enter Thai showrooms just before Christmas, the new City will go on sale across Asia during 2020. And under hard braking, the CVT shifts to much lower ratios thus providing engine braking; this is something we saw put into effect when driving down a winding road. The diesel posts a 0-100kph time of 12.9sec, while 20-80kph in 3rd and 40-100kph in 4th are much quicker than the petrol, with 11.4 and 13.89sec, respectively. Know more about Honda City 2020 - Price, Mileage, Reviews, Specification, Gallery - Overdrive You need to have a firm grip on the wheel as the nose tends to wander. At city speeds, it does its job in a fuss-free, relaxed manner, and what’s nice is that even when you’re aggressive with the throttle, that typical ‘rubberband effect’ is negligible; or in simpler words, there isn’t a disconnected feel between the engine speed and the vehicle speed under hard acceleration. What also stands out are the vertical reflector strips that sit inside a sculpted housing in the rear bumper. As with many BS6 updates, fuel efficiency has dropped, the new unit returning 24.1kpl as against the previous 25.6kpl. The sharp-looking headlights with their multiple reflectors and techy detailing look brilliant, and make the new City stand out as genuinely new. A lot of premium kit and connected-car tech has now made it to the equipment list too. Heavily updated Jeep Compass to be unveiled on Janua... 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It does get quite vocal at higher revs, but it isn’t coarse or a strained sound. They are comfortable with good all-round bolstering, but if I had to nitpick, the lower lumbar support is a bit excessive on the front and rear seats. On par with the competition, Honda offers an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the new City, although it looks like an aftermarket fitment and sticks out like a sore thumb in an otherwise well-executed cabin. First Drive: Honda City RS i-MMD - Blurring B-Segment Battle Lines. But this contemporary proposition comes at a price, and the new City is one of the most expensive cars in its class. The plastics around the cabin also look good but they are a bit too shiny; we would have preferred duller, soft-touch textures. Also on the 5th-gen City is a new version of Honda’s connectivity tech that gets you all the regular bits like remote engine start, pre-cooling, but the party trick here is the Alexa voice assistant integration. Copyright © 2020 Autocar India. The City absorbs whatever the road throws at it and it soaks up potholes and ruts without crashing through them. New Honda City 2020: Exterior. Reviews. We took out a couple of variants of the fifth-generation Honda City on the road to find out if it packs in the punch. The City is Honda's most important model in India and it will soon be launched in an all-new avatar. SUVs may rule the roost today, but the City, even 22 years on, is still alive and kicking, and is one of the longest-running nameplates currently on sale in India. It is much quieter and more refined than the previous version. Like before, the small rise in the floor behind the front seat, acts as a natural footrest which further enhances comfort levels. Next is going to function as the 5-seater HR-V SUV. On the diesel front, where only these two brands have an offering, the City is also pricier at the base by Rs 1.74 lakh and at the top by Rs 70,000. The tachometer is an all-digital display and the screen can also display a G-force meter, and other trip-related info. Adding to the cabin’s upmarket feel are the extremely high-quality rotary controls for the climate control system, which operate with satisfying clicks. There’s a lot of equipment including a sunroof, a lane watch camera, a rear-view camera with normal, wide and top view, a tyre pressure monitoring system with deflation warning, front side and curtain airbags, and auto climate control that thankfully doesn't get touch-operated buttons but neat knurled knobs that have a nice click to them; this means you don’t have to take your eyes off the road to use the controls. But there some changes that you’ll notice in 2020 version of city. Reviews, Ratings & Frequently Asked Questions by the users will help you to take right buying decision. Read all the user reviews about Honda City. Open the doors and you’re greeted by a premium-looking, light brown and black interior. Honda City 1.0 VTEC Turbo RS (2020) review published : 22 Jan 2020 at 16:11 writer: Richard Leu. If you’ve read our past reviews of the City diesel, or even cars like the Amaze that use the same 1.5 diesel, you’ll know we haven’t been fans of the refinement levels. With a very tractable nature and linear power delivery, this is one of the most user-friendly diesels around. This hollowness also filters in a lot of road noise from the rear into the cabin, especially while driving over a wet surface. 2020 Honda City review. However, with no corresponding increase in wheelbase over the previous car, the proportions have slightly gone for a toss. Learn how it drives and what features set the 2020 Honda City apart from its rivals. Get detail info for 2020 Honda City performance, reliability and compare 2020 City features on PakWheels. Follow us on 30 th Jun 2020 12:20 pm. The engine that really impresses in this department is the diesel. The Ciaz continues to be a strong player too. His quick & brief review below: • The car looks contemporary and unmistakably “Honda City”. While the wheelbase is the same as before (as this platform shares a lot of the hardpoints with the previous-gen), the new car has grown a fair bit in length and width, though the height is less than before. The new City may not look all that new and it doesn’t deviate from the tried and tested formula of its predecessors. The motor does step outside its comfort zone when spun beyond 3,500rpm, and for the last 700 revs or so, progress is slow as the engine runs out of steam. • It gets a lot of attention. The steering feels great to hold and its buttons have a quality feel. Based on thousands of real life sales we can give you the most accurate valuation of your vehicle. What is it? Honda’s signature chunky chrome bar that stretches across the width of the front fascia is now flanked by sleek headlamps that make it resemble the more premium Civic. When it comes to engine performance, the diesel is fuel-efficient and refined, and the new petrol is an absolute firecracker in terms of outright performance. New Honda City is very spacious. This version does the sprints to 60kph, 100kph and 140kph quicker than the fourth-gen City i-DTEC by a respective 0.79sec, 2.34sec and 6.93sec. Still, performance has improved significantly. 2020 Honda City road test review. Even the sharpest potholes emanate mere muted thuds inside, and the suspension components do their job quietly and very competently. /car-reviews/2020-honda-city-review-road-test-418608, 2020 Honda City review, road test - Autocar India, https://cdni.autocarindia.com/ExtraImages/20200915054051_Honda-City-2020-front-tracking-1.jpg. Based on the Jazz platform, like its predecessor, its wheelbase remains the same at 2,600mm. With the City as its torchbearer, Honda built a premium, desirable brand image in India. The long, high bonnet and chunky bumper make the car look more grown-up than before, but the nose sticks out quite a bit, resulting in a front overhang that’s a touch excessive. Check price of Honda City in your city. This new car is bigger, plusher and better than its predecessor in nearly every way. 2020 Honda City: 5 things to look forward to. The earlier car’s shoulder line has been moved higher up and it runs the length of the car, and this, along with the sharp crease across the bottom of the doors, gives a nice tension to the body. The boot-opening mechanism uses torsion rods which act as elastic springs to lift the boot lid, but they aren’t strong enough; so the lid doesn’t pop open on its own and you have to lift it all the way to the top. Prices for the 2020 Honda City range from $16,490 to $22,090. Boot space has gone down by a tiny 4 litres and is now at 506 litres; so it’s still very large and useable. The contemporary looks and heavily updated design are underlined by a thick chrome strip on the front fascia. The ride is quite mature in feel, much like what you’d expect from European sedans. In terms of braking, an earlier bite point would have been nicer, but the brake pedal feel and weight are very easy to get accustomed with. Front passengers have two slots on either side of the parking brake lever, while those at the rear have handy felt-lined pockets sewn into the front seatbacks. This tractability allows you to drive right from 15kph all the way past 150kph in 3rd! Get all the latest updates from the automobile universe. This aside, there’s little else to complain about. Hondas aren't typically what you’d call well-equipped, this City, however, is quite different. Both engines are strong and deliver a solid performance, and the ride is very well sorted too. The wide and deep seat base, positioned at the right height, will keep you comfortable for hours on the road. The 6-speed manual gearbox is light, with well-defined gates and a very positive shift action. This dwarfs the smart 16-inch looking alloys shod with 185/55 tyres which don’t quite fill out the wheel arches. While it is based on a modified version of the earlier City, the engineering changes are massive. The clutch on both, the petrol and diesel units, is light and has a short travel, thus demanding very little effort. Taller ratios also mean in-gear times are slower. SINGAPORE. With the key in your pocket, the City’s sensor-based system unlocks the car without the need to press any physical buttons. Find all of our 2020 Honda City Reviews, Videos, FAQs & News in one place. The 3D-looking tail-lights are also very striking and the blacked-out elements look very neat. This engine’s character remains identical to the outgoing unit’s. Although slower, it still will be acceptable for most, and you’ll also have the benefit of an automatic kickdown during in-gear acceleration which showed a time of 6.58sec in 20-80kph, and 8.52sec in the 40-100kph dash. Honda has stuffed the City to the gills with features, and for the first time, it gets kit like ESP, hill-start assist, agile handling assist, a lane-watch camera, a tyre-pressure monitoring system, and a crisp digital instrument cluster. The front profile is flanked by a 9-LED headlight setup on either side with integrated LED DRLs. Compared to the older car, gear ratios are a bit taller here, letting you hit higher speeds in each gear, but what’s good is that the motor is flexible enough to deliver great performance all throughout. However, Honda has worked to improve NVH levels on the new City, utilising bits like additional sound deadeners in the floor, a thicker firewall, and by also spraying the engine bay with a special sound-deadening coating. Averaging nearly 2kpl more than the fourth-gen car in the city, this fifth-gen City diesel returns an impressive 16.2kpl, while the highway fuel-economy stands at 19.1kpl, identical to the outgoing version. The 2020 Honda City is longer and wider than the previous model. We don’t … Uncharacteristically then, the 4th-generation was more of an evolution, but thanks to the further improvements and introduction of a diesel option, it went on to become the most successful City in India, and it’s this very evolutionary approach that's been carried forward to the 5th-gen City. The City has grown in size with each subsequent generation change and this fifth generation isn’t an exception. Honda has deployed the familiar 100hp, 1.5-litre, i-DTEC diesel engine to power the City, but it now includes a NOx Storage Catalyst (NSC) and a diesel particulate filter (DPF) to meet BS6 emission norms. Jun 30, 2020, 11:18AM IST Source: TOI.in. At the sides, there are new sporty 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels with a dual-tone treatment. The rear … The instrument panel itself consists of an analogue speedometer needle that runs across a digital dial on the 7.0-inch screen. But there’s little else to fault with Honda’s latest midsize sedan and it scores where it matters most. 10.89 - 14.64 Lakh in Delhi (ex-showroom). The City looks more of an evolution of the previous model and the overall stance, shape and design of the individual elements remind you of the earlier car. With great visibility, light controls and an easy-to-drive character, the Honda City is still a very user-friendly car. 2020 Honda City review, test drive. Acceleration times are near identical to the fourth-gen City – and amongst the quickest in the segment, with a 0-100kph sprint being dispatched in just 10.2sec. The reverse-gear slot is beside sixth gear, and is actually very easy to engage and get accustomed with. The 5th generation Honda City is nothing short of style statement. Despite the narrow, 185mm tyres, there’s plenty of fun to be had while chucking it around on a winding section of road, but a wider set of rubber would further enhance the experience. What hasn’t changed is this engine’s zero-lag character and strong low-end responses. But it is still very usable in this mode and owners won’t mind leaving it switched on at all times to extract the best economy out of this engine. The LED tail-lights are good-looking too, and bear an uncanny resemblance to those of the new BMW 3 Series. Jim Kem. Copyright © 2020 Autocar India. Are you looking for City? The car looks very stylish and has a lot of features. Over the years, the City cemented its dominant position in the midsize sedan segment, and for the longest time, it singlehandedly drove sales for the brand in India. It’s also pretty potent too; the City hits 100kph from a standstill in 10.20sec, which is just 0.07sec off the earlier car's time, and only marginally behind Skoda’s turbocharged 1.0 TSI Rapid time of 10.09sec. Its styling has evolved, and it wears a subtler, more grown-up persona; yet its silhouette has a visual link to the outgoing version. Its interiors feel upmarket, with several high-quality materials and tastefully executed bits. On the highway, the petrol CVT returned a rather respectable 16.4kpl. Don’t think for a moment though that it's a simple update of the previous car. 2020 Honda City review: Ambitious new sedan. So to say that the City is an important car for Honda is an understatement. The well-known auto-maker introduced the brand new era of Civic sedan. For those seeking sheer convenience, the petrol-CVT is the one to go for. 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