After so many rumors, it is now official: the fifth generation Honda City will be screened on November 25 in Thailand. The sedan will get a new turbo engine, which the brand describes as 33% more efficient, as well as a "sporty and luxurious" design and a more spacious cab. It is expected to launch in Brazil between the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021, shortly after the arrival of the new Fit.
While the Japanese manufacturer doesn't talk much about the new Honda City, the Thai media has some information about the car. According to HeadlightMag magazine, the sedan will have a 1.0-VTEC Turbo three-cylinder engine ready to meet the country's emissions requirements. Willie delivers 122 hp at 5,500 rpm and 20.3 kg / min between 2,000 and 4,500 rpm, less than 128 hp of the CIVIL 1.0 sold in Europe. The transmission options will be either a 6-speed manual or a CVT automatic.
Another novelty developing Thailand's announcement is that City will get a hybrid version, using the same set of the new Fit, with a 1.5-liter combustion engine and two electric units. There is no information on its performance, except that it should have performance near 23.2 km / liter, which is required by Thailand to enter the ECO car category in the country.
Even with such a close presentation, the new Honda City is still well camouflaged across Asia. The exhaustion we have seen so far shows that you will have a look that combines elements of the Civic, Accord and Insight. Will have longer LED headlamps, while the rear will have longer LED bulbs. The interior should follow the style seen in Fit, with a new steering wheel and digital dashboard.
And in Brazil?
As Honda City is being manufactured in Sumare (SP) and soon in Itrapina (SP), it will take time for the car to arrive in the country. At best, the sedan should be unveiled at the end of 2020, during the Sao Paulo Auto Show, starting to sell only in 2021.