The February 2018 Auto Expo brought lots of improved products from the auto industry. Some of them have been launched while some of them are on the way. When it comes to full size sedan, the performance car comes in my mind is the Honda City. And now its going to be launch in its new avatar in the upcoming year 2019. The Honda City 2019 is expected to reach the market in the late 2019. Also, its going to be a major update for the Honda City 2019.
The new Honda City 2019 is expected to bring lots of new and advanced features to woo the buyers. We can also expect it to be sportier and more premium. Due to the growing competition in the Sedan segment, Honda must be updating its product. The new generation City will grab its 5th Generation to game up in the segment.
Honda City 2019 Design.
In terms of styling, the new City will present a sporty fascia. Being an Indo-Japanese product, the chrome inserts are sure to be included. The dimensions of the City will be slightly altered with an increase in the wheel base. The car will also be promising a wide appeal and sleek headlamps. Honda will also offer day time running lights and new set of alloy wheels to give it a upmarket touch. From the side, the design will look smoother and will flow continuous. There will also be major change at the rear. All the elements put together, the new Honda City 2019 will judge a sporty appeal.
Honda City 2019 Interiors.
Honda will present a dual tone interior colour scheme of black and beige in the City 2019. Use of these dual tones will make the cabin feel fresh and airy. Till date, the interiors of the City are always appealing. So, we can expect it to be more premium and feature rich. Furthermore, it will get a 8-inch infotainment systems with connectivity such as Apple Car Play, Android Auto, Mirror link, Bluetooth, AUX and USB. The system may also support inbuilt maps for navigation.
For the Drive info, the new Honda City 2019 may get a new and updated MID cluster unit with dual trip meters, Tyre Pressure monitoring system, door warnings, etc. Also, it will display fuel efficiency and distance to empty. Steering wheel of the new City will be leather wrapped and will gain audio as well as cruise controls. The addition of sunroof in top trim will add more comfort in the cabin. Automatic climate control will chill you in summers along with rear AC vents.
In terms of seating and comfort, the new City will get 6 way adjustable driver seat along with tilt and telescopic steering adjustment. With the use of leather upholstery, it will provide proper comfort for the lower back. The rear passengers will also get more leg room because of the increased wheel base.
Honda City 2019 Powertrains
1.5 L Petrol Engine
The petrol engine under the hood of the City will be capable of producing 120 HP and 150 Nm of torque. This is one of the most refined motor and will continue to be. This motor will be coupled with six speed manual as well as CVT automatic transmission. Being an enthusiastic motor, it will make you enjoy the feel of each drop of fuel. The Petrol engine can cruise 18 km in one liter.
1.5 L Diesel Engine
The new City 2019 will also be launched with a 1.5 L Diesel motor producing 100 HP and 200 Nm of torque. This engine will also mate with a six speed manual transmission. The addition of CVT is unconfirmed. This motor too will be refined and low on NVH. Surely, its going to produce more mileage figures than the Petrol. This will develop fuel efficiency of 21 kmpl.
Both the motors will be BS-VI complaint versions of ongoing engines. We can also expect Honda to launch the car with mild hybrid technology, but yet is not confirmed.
Honda City 2019 specifications.
LED day time running lights
LED Projector headlamps
16 inch diamond cut alloy wheels
Smart boot lid
Key less go
8 inch touch screen infotainment system
Automatic Climate control AC
6-way adjustable Driver seat
Push Button Start stop
Multifunction steering wheels with adjustment
Dual airbags standard and six airbags for top trim
ABS and EBD
ISOFIX Child seat mounts
Reverse Parking camera with sensors
Speed sensing door locks
Honda City 2019 Price.
The new Honda City will be priced between 9 to 17 Lakhs ex-showroom.
Honda City 2019 Competitors.
The sedan will rival Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Toyota Yaris, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid.