- Will debut at the Bangkok Motor Show on 25 November
- Will feature Honda’s compact e:HEV mild-hybrid system
- Thai-spec model will also get a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine
The all-new fifth-generation Honda City is likely to make its world premiere at the Bangkok Motor Show on 25 November. The new-gen City will first be launched in Thailand, while the sedan is expected to be launched in India in early 2020.
The new Honda City has been spotted testing in India and in international markets on numerous occasions. Spy shots have revealed that it will draw design inspiration from the current-gen Honda Civic and the Insight hybrid sedan. It is also likely to feature a completely revamped cabin, replete with a large touchscreen display, digital driver-information system and better quality materials.
Under the hood, the new-generation Honda City will be available with a range of petrol and diesel engines. The Thai-spec model will get a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is expected to pump out around 120bhp. It will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission and a CVT. Then, there will be a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated gasoline unit that will be paired with Honda's new e:HEV compact mild-hybrid system, which recently debuted on the new-gen Jazz. This hybrid powertrain is likely to be offered on the India-spec Honda City. Further, especially for the Indian market, the new City will also get a 99bhp/200Nm 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel motor that will be BS-VI compliant. In addition to the six-speed manual gearbox, this engine will also be offered with a CVT.