Honda City 2020 India Launch Highlights: Price, variants, features, engine specs, images

2020 Honda City Launch, Features, On Road Price Highlights: Catch all the prime highlights from the India launch of 2020 Honda City here. Bookings for the Verna, Ciaz challenger have already commenced at a minimum token amount of Rs 5,000.

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Honda City India Launch, Honda City 2020 Launch Live

Honda City 2020 Launch Highlights: The new fifth-generation Honda City has finally been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 10.89 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new 2020 Honda City is available for sale in two engine options – 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. Moreover, the new 2020 Honda City is also India’s first-ever Amazon Alexa enabled car. Bookings for the new Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz challenger have already begun at the company’s dealerships and the brand’s official website. You can now book the new 2020 Honda City online by paying a token amount of Rs 5,000. On the other hand, you will need to pay a higher amount of Rs 21,000 if you wish to step out, book through one of the Honda Cars India dealerships and see the car for yourself in person. The new 2020 Honda City is certainly a highly awaited model and is a major departure compared to its predecessor not just in terms of visuals but features as well.

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Catch all the highlights from the 2020 Honda City India launch event right here!

13:56 (IST)15 Jul 2020
Thank you for joining in!

That's all folks from the India launch of the new 2020 Honda City. Let us know you like the pricing or not or you think it could have been a bit more competitive. Until next time, ride and drive safe but for now, stay indoors as much as possible in order to avoid getting infected from Covid-19. Goodbye!

13:52 (IST)15 Jul 2020
Enjoy these quick pictures of 2020 Honda City

The launch proceedings are done and this is pretty much from our side. The new 2020 Honda City is an absolute looker and it certainly is a good looking car no matter what angle you choose to look it from. Enjoy these pictures of the new 2020 Honda City.

13:41 (IST)15 Jul 2020
What we think about the new 2020 Honda City

Our first impressions for the new 2020 Honda City are quite positive and we think that it brings back the memories of the original first-gen City that first hit the Indian market almost 22 years back. Not only the new 2020 Honda City is a fun to drive car but also it packs in some new and interesting tech in order to keep the occupants entertained and at the same time, offer them a lot of conveniences. Read our comprehensive first drive report here:

2020 Honda City Test Drive Review: Back to roots and surprisingly good!

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Key features of the new 2020 Honda City

As already mentioned, the new 2020 Honda City gets some interesting features and Amazon Alexa support is one of them. The top-end ZX variant gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Moreover, the new City gets as many as 32 connected features and you also get a 7.0-inch MID screen for the instrument cluster. In addition to these bits, you get an electric sunroof along with paddleshifters for CVT variants, ambient lighting and also remote engine start.

13:15 (IST)15 Jul 2020
Quick recap at the engine options

The new 2020 Honda City gets two engine options. First, you get a 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine that is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. On the other hand, you also get a new 1.5-litre petrol engine that is good for developing respective power and torque outputs of 121hp and 145Nm. This is a 2hp increment over the fourth-gen City’s 1.5-litre SOHC engine. Transmission options for the petrol engine include a 6-speed manual and a CVT.

12:52 (IST)15 Jul 2020
2020 Honda City full variant price break up

The new 2020 Honda City has finally been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 10.89 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Here is the complete variant break up of the new fifth-generation Honda City. As you can see, while the starting variant starts at a little under Rs 11 lakh, the range-topping variant can be yours for a price of Rs 14.64 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

12:40 (IST)15 Jul 2020
2020 Honda City PRICES out!

The new 2020 Honda City has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 10.89 lakh (ex-showroom). The price is certainly quite competitive and hence, it should give a tough fight to the Hyundai Verna and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in the segment.

12:34 (IST)15 Jul 2020
2020 Honda City promises lower maintenance

The launch proceedings for the new 2020 Honda City have started and the new model promises lower maintenance costs compared to its predecessor. The company claims that while the petrol model promises 10 percent lower maintenance costs compared to the previous model, the said figure is 9 percent for the diesel variants. Another reason to rejoice for the new 2020 Honda City buyers.

12:30 (IST)15 Jul 2020
2020 Honda City might worry Ciaz, Verna

The new 2020 Honda City might spell trouble for the new Hyundai Verna and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in the segment. The reason being, the new City has legacy of its own and the new model not only packs numerous new and interesting features but the engine gearbox that it offers makes the City a fun to drive car too. So does the Verna and Ciaz really need to worry? Well, the coming months only will be able to tell that.

12:16 (IST)15 Jul 2020
2020 Honda City expected price in India

The new 2020 Honda City is expected to be launched in India at an expected starting price of Rs 10 lakh. The top-end version will likely cost Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom). The good thing is that the older Honda City will also be on sale alongside and it will be sold in the form of entry-level variants. Hence, if you wish to buy the affordable City, you get the previous Honda City and if you wish to go for the mid and higher variants, you can opt for the new 2020 Honda City. 

11:55 (IST)15 Jul 2020
10 minutes to go for the BIG launch

Just 10 minutes to go for the BIG launch of the new 2020 Honda City for the Indian market. Just a quick recap, the new 2020 Honda City is essentially the fifth generation of the Honda City. The legacy of the iconic Honda City dates back to 22 years back and today, a new chapter is going to get unfold. Stay tuned and enjoy the proceedings!  

11:47 (IST)15 Jul 2020
Want to read the text review? Here you go!

While there are many who prefer to see reviews in the form of videos, there are some who still prefer the old-school way and love reading. Well, for those of you here is the text review of the new 2020 Honda City. Now that we have told you almost everything about the car in-depth, we would live to know your opinion on the new fifth-generation Honda City. 

2020 Honda City Test Drive Review: Back to roots and surprisingly good!

11:40 (IST)15 Jul 2020
The new City keeps you safe and comfy!

The new 2020 Honda City is certainly one car that has always been known to offer some good quality. Moreover, its legendary legacy continues with the new City for reasons more than one. The handling is good too and the new City offers a great balance between handling and ride quality. The suspension is tuned more towards the softer side but that doesnt mean the new 2020 Honda City is nervous around corners. The straight-line stability is commendable too and as far as active safety is concerned again, you get numerous features that you would expect from a car of this segment. Some being vehicle stability assist system, and of course, you have a blind view monitor system on your left side. Also, you have three viewing angles for the reverse parking camera.

11:35 (IST)15 Jul 2020
2020 Honda City engine performance

Needless to say, the new 2020 Honda City is a very comfortable and refined car to drive. So if you are someone in the market looking for a no-nonsense, comfortable driving experience and along with that, you also want to have a proper family-oriented car, the new 2020 Honda City is the one you should go for. The CVT performance is quite nice on the new City and it is much better than many other CVTs out there.

11:31 (IST)15 Jul 2020
2020 Honda City Bootspace

The new 2020 Honda City delivers quite well in terms of the boot space as well. The reason being, it offers you one of the largest boot spaces in the segment, which is 506 liters of volume to be precise. That said, you can place a lot of luggage in the boot that too in an easy manner. Moreover, the loading lip isn't too high either and hence the boot on the new 2020 Honda City is quite accessible and usable.

11:25 (IST)15 Jul 2020
What all you get at the rear seat?

Step inside the new 2020 Honda City and you will feel that you will enjoy your journeys as the car is connected and a feature-loaded one. You get an electrically operated sunroof along with two rear AC vents. Moreover, you also get two 180 watt power outlets. In a nutshell, if you are someone who is on the lookout for a good family car, the all-new Honda City ticks all the required boxes. Moreover, if you are someone who will be chauffeur-driven, the all-new fifth-gen 2020 Honda City will not disappoint you for sure.

11:17 (IST)15 Jul 2020
Rear seat of the new 2020 Honda City

The rear seats of the new 2020 Honda City are a nice place to be in. In terms of space, there is a lot of it and with the driver’s seat adjusted to our driving preference (5-feet, 8-inches height) for preference, there is a generous amount of legroom on offer. Moreover, the footboard inside the new 2020 Honda City has also been given an incline for the simple reason that when you’re sitting on the seat for a longer duration, your feet will certainly feel quite relaxed. Coming to the cushioning, it is also spot on the under-thigh support is also adequate. The backrest angle is nice too and what you get as an additional benefit is a cushioned armrest. 

11:12 (IST)15 Jul 2020
Second connected car in the segment after Hyundai Verna

Connected cars are in the trend these days and the new 2020 Honda City is the second car in the segment to offer connected features. This is a big add on for people that have been looking for a car that has not only a good design but also packs in up-to-date tech. That said, the new City ticks the right boxes in terms of being a modern-day car. Now, let's check out how the rear seat on the new City is and can it be a really a good chauffeur driven car?

11:05 (IST)15 Jul 2020
New 2020 Honda City is India's first Amazon Alexa enabled car

Yes, cars in India have become more connected and tech loaded and a segment-first feature that the new 2020 Honda City packs in is that it is proudly India's first Amazon Alexa enabled car. This means that you can access the features and benefits of Amazon Alexa inside the car while you are travelling. Just say "Alexa" and the smart tech is ready to obey your functions. Pretty cool and interesting, isn't it?   

11:01 (IST)15 Jul 2020
We have a HINDI review too!

We at Express Drives had been receiving a lot of requests to do reviews in Hindi and which is why if you follow regularly, you must be aware that we have started doing Hindi reviews as well, all thanks to our viewer's demands. That said, we have reviewed the new 2020 Honda City in Hindi too and you can watch the video below. Also, if you like it, please show some love and click that LIKE and also subscribe to our YouTube channel.

10:57 (IST)15 Jul 2020
What else you get inside the cabin

The cabin of the new 2020 Honda City is nicely laid out and you get generous spacious door pockets. In addition to this, there is also some space below the driver armrest to put your belongings. This is a well-appointed cabin overall and the steering wheel is a nice and chunky and is leather wrapped. Now coming to the seats, these are certainly quite a step up from the older Honda City which is a good news for the prospective buyers. The cushioning is also quite nice and you get adequate side support and shoulder support as well. Certainly, these seats are a good place to be in!

10:49 (IST)15 Jul 2020
2020 Honda City interiors and cabin

Step inside the new 2020 Honda City and you will notice that the changes are real and significant. The dashboard now features an impressive styling and design and there is the use of good material quality. Moreover, the wood treatment is subtle and looks classy. The best part is that it is not overdone as is the case with some of the cars in the segment and price bracket. The biggest noticeable change inside the cabin of the new 2020 Honda City is the new touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

10:36 (IST)15 Jul 2020
2020 Honda City rear looks sporty

The new 2020 Honda City gets good-looking sleek LED tail lamps at the rear and these certainly give the car a really nice and sporty effect. All thanks to these, what you get is a car that not only looks premium and sporty but seems a lot more desirable than ever in terms of the visuals. This is what we think about the design of the City. What do you think?

10:33 (IST)15 Jul 2020
The side profile looks equally exciting

At the side of the new 2020 Honda City, you will find the same design language with a lot of strong character lines. At the same time, you can also notice that the new City is a larger car. Now in order to give you a perspective, the new 2020 Honda City is now as big as the older Civic that was on sale in India. On the new City, you get stylish-looking 16-inch wheels with 185 section rubber. 

10:30 (IST)15 Jul 2020
2020 Honda City appearance

Take a look at the new 2020 Honda City, the first thing that you will notice is that this one looks so much similar to the Civic that is already on sale in India. The new 2020 Honda City is sharper than its predecessor and has a lot of creases and lines. Grabbing attention up front are sleek looking all-LED headlamps with good looking DRLs. Then there is a thick chrome slat grille, something which is a trademark Honda design feature.

10:15 (IST)15 Jul 2020
2020 Honda City engine, gearbox options

On the new 2020 Honda City, what you get in terms of engine options is a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Gearbox options include either a CVT with the petrol engine or a six-speed manual transmission. On the other hand, the diesel engine can only be had with a six-speed manual gearbox. 

09:56 (IST)15 Jul 2020
2020 Honda City video review

If you have been following the Indian automotive space, you must be aware that we journalists have already driven the new 2020 Honda City and the reviews are already out. Our video review of the new fifth-gen City is now LIVE at our official YouTube channel and you can watch it below. Also, please LIKE the video and subscribe our channel in case you still haven't! 

09:44 (IST)15 Jul 2020
2020 Honda City to be launched digitally

The new 2020 Honda City will be launched digitally, all thanks to the Covid-19 virus that has put the entire world on hold. The launch proceedings will start in a couple of hours from now and we will be putting all the updates here. Also, we will be embedding the LIVE stream of the 2020 Honda City launch event in a few minutes from where you can watch the entire launch event LIVE. Stay tuned for all the action!

09:31 (IST)15 Jul 2020
Welcome to 2020 Honda City LIVE Blog

Hey folks! Welcome to the LIVE blog of the new 2020 Honda City. The highly awaited model is set to be launched in India in just a few hours from now which means that the wait will end for those of you that have been waiting for the prices of the car. We will be updating all the launch proceedings here so sit back and enjoy the launch of what is one of the biggest launches of the year.

The Honda City, in its fifth-gen avatar will continue to primarily challenge the likes of the Hyundai Verna and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in the highly competitive mid-size sedan segment. The new City reminds you of the sweet memories of the first-ever original City that was launched in India 22 years back. What do you think of the new 2020 Honda City? Let us know in the comments below.

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