The 2019 Honda City will start the fifth generation of this sedan. Initially, it was a hatchback. However, after discontinuation in 1994, the City came back as a 4-door sedan. The new model uses again Global Small Car platform. Honda uses the same concept for Fit subcompact hatchback, Airwave subcompact wagon, and Mobilio mini MPV.
Big news for the 2019 Honda City is another drivetrain option. Besides petrol and diesel units, for next season this car could get a hybrid combination. That is not all. As it is starting a new generation, Honda City will bring many other changes all around the car. Inside and outside, the vehicle is getting modern details and features. Interior will suffer a redesign, and parts of novelties are new dashboard and steering wheel.
2019 Honda City release details
The 2019 Honda City will be available in most Asian countries, except in its homeland. Also, the vehicle is very popular in Australia and South America, so part of the production models will go there as well. Whatsoever, the company is not planning to expand the market to Europe. In Japan, this car had a short stint between 2002 and 2008 as Honda Fit Aria.
The new model 2019 Honda City will have a debut in the country where the sales are the best. It is India. However, the major show, Auto Expo is in February. Honda could wait for the next year to launch City just after its debut at this show. All other solutions are not so attractive. Car shows in China could be an alternative.
2019 Honda City petrol engine and specs
Base powertrain for the 2019 Honda City will use petrol as the fuel. This sedan will get a new version of 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine. The unit is capable to produce 120 hp and 150 Nm (110 lb-ft) of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard. Optionally, buyers can pick auto or CVT gearbox. Fuel economy of the 2019 City is expected to be around 37 mpg combined. Automatic transmission will spend more fuel, dropping the mileage to 35 mpg, or 15 kmpl.
Another solution is a diesel engine. This is more economical drivetrain that returns 25 kmpl on highway. It is over 55 mpg, which makes 2019 Honda City one of the excellent solution for long trips. Diesel unit is a 1.5-l i-DTEC with 100 horses and 200 Nm (147 lb-ft) of torque. This engine is pairing the same transmissions.
2019 Honda City Hybrid
The surprise of the next season could be 2019 Honda City Hybrid. The company announced plans to electrify some models in its lineup, including the compact sedan. However, the development is going ahead of schedule, and we could see a plug-in vehicle next year. According to the first plan, City Hybrid was about to arrive in 2020.
Engineers will pair the standard 1.5-liter i-VTEC unit with electric battery to create an economical combination. Not only that car will get a boost on the mileage, but also in power. Nevertheless, it is nothing radical, and Honda will gain extra 10-15 hp.
2019 Honda City redesign
The new generation is actually the seventh edition of Honda City, but fifth as it appears as a sedan. For the upcoming model, the company prepares many interesting things. Saying that sedan can expect modernization doesn’t unveil too much. But, we found some leaked sources that explain few things that we could see on 2019 Honda City.
First of all, the sedan keeps current proportions and dimensions. The inspiration for the new model of City, designers find in Honda Insight and Audi sedans. Furthermore, hexagonal grille and black bars will make this car more aggressive. Air vents are not big, leaving the room for fog lights. Finally, LED lamps in headlights are standard.
We still don’t have any info about the interior. However, the 2019 Honda City will bring many standard features for the base offer. On the other hand, upper trim levels will come with leather upholstery, premium audio, and extra infotainment accessories.