Honda City is often considered as a benchmark in its segment owing to several reasons. In the local market also, it has proven to be an important one, a favorite among many Malaysians for its practicality, spaciousness, and safety bits. In fact, 3.5 lakh customers over a span of 19 years is a testimony. The Malay market has witnessed four generations and multiple facelifts of the sedan, and now the launch of the all-new fifth-gen City is around the corner.
So far, Honda Malaysia has released some of the key details and specs of the upcoming sedan, which is set to revolutionize the automotive landscape with its cutting-edge design, superior acceleration, and class-leading advanced features.
2020 Honda City is now open for booking at authorized Honda dealerships nationwide, and it is due to launch in the fourth quarter of 2020. If you are one of those who have been eyeing the upcoming City, look at the following reasons why 2020 Honda City is worth the wait.
New Exterior styling
Honda City always had dashing looks, and the next-gen City is no different, but a clean-cut look of the upcoming one is a clear departure from the ongoing car. It gets a completely overhauled exterior design and looks more sleek and captivating with design cues taken from its elder sibling Civic. The front design flaunts the brand’s Solid Wing face with new “jewel eye” headlights incorporating LED daytime running lights and bold chrome grille. Large jet-fighter-like air intakes and door-mounted mirrors are other interesting bits. The clean look is also carried over to the rear that boasts new LED tail lights.
Premium interiors with class-leading space
Although Honda has not yet disclosed the interior styling and features of the 2020 Honda City, we can take reference from the new sedan available in other countries, including Thailand and India. According to that the new City is going to set a new example in terms of the premium appealing of the cabin. It is expected to get dual-tone beige and black finish all around the cabin, spruced-up in better quality materials with top-notch finishing.
Taking center stage will be an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The new City is also likely to feature the Honda Connect telematics system comprising 32 connected car features and Alexa remote capability.
Honda City has the most practical and spacious cabin in its segment. The rear shoulder room and legroom are class-leading, thanks to Honda’s “Man Maximum, Machine Minimum” philosophy that works for maximizing every inch of space available in the car.
New RS variant with an i-MMD hybrid powertrain
Honda will offer the 2020 City in four variants, including a new one, dubbed as RS variant. It is conceptualized as Road Sailing, where one can imagine driving far away and sailing along the roads majestically with amazing driving performance. The RS variant will feature the new intelligent multi-mode drive (i-MMD) hybrid powertrain. The most exciting part is that Malaysia is the first country in the world to receive the City with this powertrain.