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5th-gen Honda City vs 4th-gen Honda City : Comparison report

Aditya Jadhav  | Updated: November 28, 2019, 05:08 PM IST

2020 Honda City sedan has been launched in the International market and it goes without saying the Japanese manufacturer will bring the 5th generation model to the Indian market sometime in future. Meanwhile, Honda India will continue to sell the fourth-generation model until the successor arrives which is believed to go on sale in India some time mid-2020.

So if you are in the market for a C-segment sedan and have been narrowing down on the Honda City you should read the following to decide for yourself if you should go ahead with the current deal or wait for the next-generation Honda City to debut.

2020 Honda City Vs 2019 Honda City

1. Dimension

The new 2020 Honda City has grown in proportion and the overall length of the City stands at 4553mm as opposed to 4440mm of the current Honda City sold in India. Even though the length has been taken up by a notch (113mm) the wheelbase of the 2020 City is shorter by 11mm and measures at 2589mm. The Honda City is now wider by 53mm which could result in a roomier cabin, however, the overall height has been dropped down to 1467mm which is 28mm lower than the current car on sale.

2019 Honda City on sale in India2019 Honda City on sale in India

2. Drivetrain

The new City gets a down-sized but a turbocharged engine. 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine which has a power output of 123PS at 5,500rpm which may not seem much of a gain over the India spec 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated engine producing 119PS at 6,600rpm, however, the turbocharging has helped the engine offer a more torque of 173Nm between 2,000-4,500rpm. The transmission on offer is seven-speed (CVT) automatic gearbox similar to the India spec model. Expect the new city to boast the new turbocharged power plan, however, the CVT automatic gearbox could be exclusive to higher trims and the lower variants will get a manual. The 2020 City when launched in India will get a diesel powertrain similar to the one on offer right now. 1.5-litre diesel engine producing 100PS.

2020 Honda City launched in Thailand2020 Honda City launched in Thailand

3. Features

The Honda on sale in India gets a 7-inch infotainment system with mirror link for smartphone connectivity but misses out on Android Auto and Apple Car Play. That said, the international spec car now gets a larger 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play or smoother connectivity of Smartphones. The international spec does not get a sun-roof on offer but given the City kickstarted the trend to offer sun-roof in the C-segment, Honda will continue to offer the feature here in India. 16-inch alloy wheels and LED lamps all around are expected to be a part of the hight ZX trim.

2020 Honda City RS Trim2020 Honda City RS Trim

4. Honda City RS

For the first time, Honda has introduced the RS trim of the City internationally. The RS is the top-spec trim and sports a new red colour. The RS gets cosmetic changes such as blacked-out panels which otherwise could be chrome finished. The cosmetic tweaks are likely to be expected in the Indian market but as a special edition.

5. Pricing

The current Honda City on sale is priced between Rs 10.11-14.53 lakh ex-showroom Mumbai. The City right now meets BSIV standards and updating it to BSVI emission norms will make the sedan dearer to its customers by a substantial margin. The prices for the 2020 Honda City start at Rs 13.74 lakh (579,500 THB) and go up to the Rs 17.53 lakh (739,000 THB) for the top-spec RS trim. However, the India spec City could range in between Rs 11-15 lakh ex-showroom.

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