Good news for anyone who’s been looking forward to the reveal of the all-new Honda City: The Japanese car manufacturer has announced its subcompact sedan offering will be available with a new 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine when it comes out in Thailand on November 25.
Bad news? We don’t know if the new mill, which Honda claims is 33% more efficient and offers more performance, will make it to the Philippine market. We’ll have to wait for word from Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) for confirmation.
Unfortunately, the announcement and confirmation did not come with any renders or teaser images, so the release date and turbo engine are all we have to go on for now. Honda also says we can expect a more premium exterior design and a more spacious cabin.
The company also released a short video on YouTube showing off the nameplate’s history. Check it out below:
In the Philippines, the current-gen Honda City was launched in 2014 and underwent a refresh in 2017. The sedan comes packing a 1.5-liter SOHC 16-valve i-VTEC gasoline engine capable of 118hp and 145Nm, and competes with the Toyota Vios, Mazda 2 and Mitsubishi Mirage G4.
Hopefully, the 1.0-liter turbo option will be available in our market. Agree with our sentiment? Let HCPI know what you think in the comments.