The changes of 2020 Honda City

The 2020 Honda City model has been released, but when it will be launched in the local market is not known. However, the new model may make car consumers wonder what has changed between the old model and the new model. If you want to know, Carmudi lists the significant differences between Honda cities in 2019 and 2020 to let you know which model is better for you to buy.

In terms of the external changes, the appearance of the new Honda City 2020 is quite different from that of the city to be completed. The strong wing face design is more obvious, and the headlamp presents a more aggressive shape. At the same time, compared with the hexagonal appearance of the 2019 City, the lower grille is more trapezoidal on the 2020 model. Fog lights are also more horizontal.

The character lines on both sides are completely different. Although the side crease near the seat belt line of the 2019 model ends at the driver's door, the line of the 2020 model extends from the front headlight to the rear of the vehicle. At the same time, the new model of the lower crease is also narrower.

At the back, the new City looks busier and less disorganized, mainly because Honda chose to focus the styling cues on the sides while keeping the central area more straightforward. The boot lip is chamfered thicker to give the tail a more like appearance of a spoiler tip.

In terms of scale, the new City is longer, wider and lower than the previous city, with length of 4553mm, width of 1748mm and height of 1467mm. In contrast, the measured length / width / height of the city in 2019 is 4,440mm x 1,695mm x 1,477mm. This makes the new town 113mm long, 53mm wide and 10mm short. The wheelbase has also been shortened by 11 mm – 2,589 mm, in the 2020 urban launch mode of 2,600 mm.

In terms of the internal change, the interior design has undergone a major overhaul, and the new dashboard settings look inspired by the Honda Jazz. Yes, because it's the foundation of the city. More streamlined in appearance, the once horizontal vents have been turned to the side, and the two central vents are now clipped to the infotainment screen instead of at the top. In the end, this makes the dashboard look more uniform. Replacing the AC touch sensing control with a knob is another good touch, giving the center console a more organic feel.

The steering wheel has been given a more ergonomic look, starting with smaller wheels, to larger button controls, which should make them easier to press than the round buttons on the 2019 model.

Although the wheelbase has been reduced, it is worth mentioning that the car has more legroom than before. This is because the foundation has been completely replaced, and the new city now uses the same one used in new Jazz.

In terms of the powertrain changes, a debate at 2020 Honda Motor City was that the Japanese automaker decided to use smaller engines, which in theory should mean lower power. But when the new 1.0-liter gasoline engine was launched, everyone was surprised that its horsepower and torque were 120 HP and 173 nm higher than the 118 hp and 145 nm torque of the upcoming 1.5-liter i-VTEC. This has been achieved through various engine assembly improvements, including the use of BorgWarner turbochargers, a 10:3 compression ratio that is more economical than 1.5L, and a Euro 5 compliant structure.

Finally, in terms of changes in trim and options, the 2019 Honda City is still available locally, with six different interiors. From low end to high end, they are: 1.5s CVT, 1.5E MT, 1.5E CVT, 1.5 sport CVT, 1.5vx Navi CVT and 1.5vx + Navi CVT. Six different colors are also available: Ruby pearl, golden brown metallic, modern steel metallic, moon silver metallic, Crystal Black Pearl and taffeta white.

Thailand 2020 Honda City has four variants: 1.0 Turbo S, 1.0 turbo V, 1.0 turbo SV and 1.0 turbo rs. Paint options include Platinum White Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, moon silver metallic, modern steel metallic, taffeta white and new ignition red metallic, which are unique finish options for RS trim.