The all-new Honda City will be making its world debut later today in Thailand, and the car’s reveal in Bangkok is set to be streamed live from 3.00 pm (2.00 pm Thailand time) – you can catch the launch here, so be sure to check back later.

UPDATE: The 2020 Honda City has made its world debut in Thailand. Read the launch report here.

It has been confirmed that the B-segment sedan will be getting a turbocharged engine, just like the first iteration of the City did way back in the 1980s. Although exact specifications haven’t been officially revealed, Headlightmag has reported that the three-cylinder engine will be a 1.0 litre unit offering 122 PS at 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 200 Nm from 2,000 to 4,500 rpm, paired with a CVT.

Technical features on the twin-cam mill – which is being used in the Civic in Europe and China – include direct injection, a BorgWarner single-scroll turbocharger, dual Variable Valve Timing Control (VTC) and Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) on the intake side. The choice of the powertrain is to comply with the Kingdom’s Phase 2 Eco Car criteria, which is stricter in fuel economy, emissions and safety terms.

Aside from the 1.0 litre turbo, the City will also be available in hybrid form, equipped with the automaker’s new dual-motor Sport Intelligent Multi-mode Drive (i-MMD) system, as seen on the fourth-gen Jazz that was launched at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.

Design-wise, the new City is expected to have a softer and more organic demeanour, with some design cues derived from the Insight, and the cabin will offer more in the way of luxury and space. Not long more before we find out how it all shapes up.