The 2020 Honda Jazz was launched during the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show to a mixed bag of reactions. The new styling of the vehicle was softer and less aggressive than the model it was replacing. Since the Jazz (Fit in Japan) and the City are essentially sister cars, it made us wonder what the new City could look like. Well, our curiosity has been answered. Honda Thailand will be launching the all-new City on November 25, 2019. Unfortunately, not much else is known about what the new vehicle aside from the few information below.
A lot of speculations arise with the announcement of an all-new City. First, it will probably look similar to the Honda Crider, the Honda City-based vehicle in China. The Crider looks closer to a mini Civic more than a sedan version of the Jazz. It features a prominent grille and sleek headlights up front. As there are no official teasers yet we can only speculate as to what the new City will look like based on the Crider.
What has been confirmed by multiple sites is that the new subcompact sedan will have two engines to choose from.
The first is a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbo gasoline engine. A downsize from the L15 1.5-liter engine but Honda promises in its recent promotion of the new City that it will be 33 percent more efficient compared to the older model. According to Headlightmag, the new 1.0-liter engine will produce 120 hp and 200 Nm of torque. The new engine can be had with either a 6-speed manual or CVT. These transmission options are said to be lifted from the Chinese-spec Civic which also carries a similarly sized engine.
The next option is said to be a 1.5-liter engine with a hybrid system. Dubbed the Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD). It features a dual-motor setup up. Aside from this, not much else is known about the hybrid powertrain.
With its launch date nearing, only time will tell what the actual all-new 2020 Honda City will look like. At the very least, we have a couple of hints as to what engine options the all-new subcompact sedan will have.
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