We are less than a month away from the global debut of the all new Honda City in Thailand. The popular subcompact will enter into the 7th generation and after Thailand, is slated for its Malaysian and Indian debut by early 2020, while it will begin reaching other markets there after. Now another image of a camouflaged test mule has appeared on the internet giving us a better picture of the car’s front.
The new spy shots reveal the fascia of the new City, which seems to have been inspired by the Honda Civic. By the looks of it, the 7th gen Honda City will feature sleek LED headlamps, a swooping bonnet and a mesh radiator grille with a wide chrome bar that connects the headlights. In profile, it will get a coupe inspired roofline and multi-spoke alloys. The rear will be dominated by new split-LED taillights and a revised bumper.
The 7th gen Honda City is reportedly underpinned by a new platform, which should make it longer and wider than the current model. This should also result in an increased cabin space, especially for the rear passengers. The interior of the new City is also expected to get a thorough design with revised dashboard, digital instrument cluster and comfier seats.
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Expected features include power sunroof, automatic climate control, auto headlamps and auto wipers, a touchscreen infotainment system and a power adjustable driver’s seat etc. As for safety, a full complement of 6 airbags, ABS, traction control, hill hold assist, speed alerts, a reverse parking camera and more features will be made available.
The all new Honda City will be available in a range of engine options, including a 1.0 liter turbo, 1.5 liter hybrid with Honda’s new i-MMD system as well as a 1.5 liter diesel. Read our earlier post for more details on the new City’s powertrain options.
Honda Atlas in Pakistan has been dragging the 5th generation City for more than a decade. It will sure be interesting to see when the company decides to move on to a newer generation model in Pakistan.