Honda City The new generation was first launched in the Thai market in November last year. Thailand is also the first market to receive this B-class sedan. However, shortly after its launch, Honda City 2020 was recalled in Thailand. This caused Honda firm to postpone delivery of the car to customers.
In documents sent to dealers, Honda Thailand requested to stop delivering City 2020 to customers until further notice. Honda Thailand also requires dealers to recall the City 2020s that have been delivered to customers.
The cause of this is because Honda City 2020 has a fault in the rubber groove surrounding the car window. Currently, Honda Thailand is still investigating this error and will notify dealers in the near future.
Developed in Thailand, the 5th generation Honda City is currently being produced at the factory in Ayutthaya. In the Thai market, Honda City 2020 is equipped with LED headlights, 16-inch alloy rims, LED taillights, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay support, 8-speaker sound system, Cruise control system, 6 airbags and electronic balance system.
Unfortunately, Honda City 2020 in Thailand does not have equipment such as the rear air conditioning vents, wireless smartphone chargers, digital dashboard or rear parking sensors that are equipped on the Competitors in the same segment.
Underneath the hood of the Honda City 2020 in Thailand is a 3-cylinder V-TEC petrol engine, turbocharger, 1.0-liter capacity and continuously variable CVT gearbox. The engine generates a maximum capacity of 122 horsepower at 5,500 rpm rev / min and maximum torque of 173 Nm at the engine range of 2,000 – 4,500 rpm. The engine consumes an average of 23.8 km / liter (about 4.2 liters / 100 km).
Finally, standard safety equipment includes ABS, anti-lock brake force distribution (EBD), emergency brake assist BA and electronic equalization. In addition, there are 6 airbags, a system that supports horizontal departure and multi-angle reversing camera.
In the Thai market, this B-sized sedan is priced at 579,500 – 739,000 Baht (about 445 – 568 million VND). According to some rumors, Honda City 2020 will return to Vietnam in the middle of next year in the form of imported cars instead of assembling in the country as the current version.