Video: All-new 2020 Honda City 1.0L VTEC Turbo first look, looks much better in person

Adrian Chia · Nov 28, 2019 10:45 PM

The all-new Honda City 2020 was introduced a few days ago but only made its public debut at the 36th Thailand International Motor Expo in Bangkok.

Unconvinced of the press photos provided online, we went on-site to the Thailand International Motor Expo to get a first feel of the new Honda City.

True enough, the new Honda City, now in its fifth generation, had a certain level of wow factor when viewed in the metal. The sharp lines that make up the new-generation Honda City were only visible (and appreciated) under different lighting angles.

The interior was a huge step up from the previous generation car except for some parts as shown in the video. The lack of Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) couldn’t be more obvious in today’s day and age.

Let’s not even go to cars of the same segment because even the new Perodua Myvi comes with basic ADAS helps to reduce the risk of accidents.

If you’re looking forward to the idea of a 1.0-litre VTEC turbo (albeit paired to a CVT automatic) in your driveway, well you might need to hold that thought for a bit.

As covered previously, the 3-cylinder petrol engine is quite a high-tech unit and requires high-quality fuel (minimum Euro 5) to operate efficiently and produce the 122 PS and 173 Nm figures as intended.

Overall, the Honda City 2020 will no doubt sell by the truckloads in Malaysia as buyers will stick to what is a familiar nameplate. Not only that, the new styling and interior design will certainly win over the hearts of prospective buyers in the showroom.