Recently, Honda launched the 2020 City in India and with that, for the first time, continued to sell the fourth-generation City for broadening the customer base for their popular midsize sedan. The latest word from the Japanese auto marquee is that it will be cutting down variants from the variants list. Earlier, Honda chopped the diesel variant off the list.
Earlier, due to BS6 norms and creating an economical option, Honda discontinued the diesel option from the fourth-gen City variant list, though the fifth-generation City brings a new diesel variant with a BS6 compliant 1.5-litre 100hp diesel engine to the table.
Now, the Japanese automaker will strike off the 7-step CVT petrol option off the variant chart as the new 2020 City is also being offered with a CVT gearbox and at a price of Rs. 12.20 lakh, which is slightly higher than the fourth-generation CVT model. You can check out our price comparison between fourth-generation Honda City and fifth-generation Honda City that we did in our previous post.
As for the variants, Honda Cars India will be discontinuing the VX & ZX variants from the fourth-gen City variants list to lower the chances of clashes among variants. This move will make SV & V variants available and will make the fourth-generation City more affordable with a pricing of Rs 9.91-10.66 lakh (ex-showroom).
Below is a price comparison table between both generations of the Honda City.
|Fourth-gen Honda City Petrol versus Fifth-gen Honda City Petrol (Price) ex-showroom, Delhi|
|Variants||Fourth-Gen City||Fifth-Gen City|
|SV MT||Rs 9.91 lakh||–|
|V MT||Rs 10.66 lakh||Rs 10.90 lakh|
|V CVT||–||Rs 12.20 lakh|
|VX MT||–||Rs 12.26 lakh|
|VX CVT||–||Rs 13.56 lakh|
|ZX MT||–||Rs 13.15 lakh|
|ZX CVT||–||Rs 14.45 lakh|
As for the difference between the Forth and the Fifth gen Honda City, the 2020 City starts at Rs 10.90 lakh (Rs 24,000 more than the fourth-generation City) and is being offered with a powerful & an efficient engine along with extra equipment.