After months of speculation and spyshots, Honda Thailand has launched the fifth generation, all-new 2020 Honda City.
For the Thailand market, there will be four variants - the range topping RS variant will now join the usual S, V, and SV variants. Prices in Thailand range from:
- City S: THB 579,500
- City V: THB 609,000
- City SV: THB 665,000
- City RS: THB 739,000
Under the hood lies a new 1.0-litre DOHC turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol engine that does 122 PS at 5,500 rpm and 173 Nm from 2,000 rpm to 4,500 rpm.
The sole transmission choice is a CVT-type automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels.
Honda says that the all-new 2020 Honda City is able to return fuel consumption figure of 23.8 km/litre (4.2-litre/100 km) on the UNECE R101 driving cycle (similar to Europe's NEDC) - that's mighty impressive!
Visually, the all-new 2020 Honda City wears the new Honda family face that was also fitted onto the recently-introduced all-new Jazz. It gets a pair of sharp projector-type headlights and LED daytime running lights.
The sides of the all-new 2020 Honda City get a set of newly-designed 15-inch alloy wheels. Honda has also repositioned the side mirrors from the A-pillars to the doors to improve visibility.
Towards the rear end of the all-new City, all variants receive new LED tail lights with funky light bars, a shark fin antenna, and bumper inserts at each edge.
The sportier RS variant receives a pair of LED headlights that flanks Honda’s front grille which is finished in gloss black. The LED headlights are supplemented by LED front fog lights.
The RS variant also receives unique 16-inch alloy wheels and a boot lid spoiler. Ignite Red is also exclusive to the RS variant.
Moving inside, the all-new City gets a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay support (including Siri voice control), automatic air-conditioning, and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
It is also worth mentioning that these photos show the Thai market City, which lacks the rear air-conditioning vents, something which the current, outgoing generation Malaysian specifications Honda City has.
Safety wise, much of the equipment are carried over from the predecessor model, including 6 airbags, stability control, traction control, hill start assist, and a multi-angle reverse camera.
When will 2020 Honda City be launched in Malaysia?
Our Malaysian market Honda City is locally assembled in Pegoh, Melaka so we don't expect the all-new 2020 Honda City to be launched here any earlier than 2H 2020. However, considering how slow the government is in approval prices of new locally-assembled models (Mazda CX-8 took nearly six months, Mitsubishi Xpander and Honda Civic is still stuck), we are not suprised if the model won't be launched until end-2020.