In order to take on major players in the like the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna, Honda Car India is going to launch the facelift version of the City in India on the 14th of February this year. The same has already broken covers in Thailand, giving us a glimpse of what the Indian spec model is to look like. The 2017 Honda City facelift retains the current generation’s exterior profile with some major minor modifications done. Bookings of the same have already commenced across India at Honda delaerships for a token amount of INR 21,000.
Talking about the launch of the new Honda City, Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd. said, “The Honda City has been our most successful model ever since the start of operations in the country. It commands tremendous loyalty among customers and we are extremely excited to add another chapter to the success story of the model with the launch of the new Honda City 2017.” Read Also: Honda City 2017 images; how different would it be from 2016 City
The most prominent ones are towards the front-facia of the vehicle where it gets restyled headlamps with LED projector elements in the top spec model along with LED DRLs which are to be offered as standard across the range.The bumper too has been tweaked and so it’s the grille. The side profile remains exactly similar to the current generation model, while the rear facia gets an updated tail-lamp assembly along with the addition of the boot-lid mounted spoiler and minor modifications done to the bumper as well. Read Also: 2017 Honda City Facelift likely to be offered in 5 variants and with 5 colours
On the inside, the dashboard layout is to remain exactly identical to the current generation model. Though, with the facelift, the Honda Cit is expected to come with an increased set of features on board. These are to include a new touchscreen infotainment system which is to double up as the screen for rear-parking camera with sensors.
The engine specifications of the Honda City Facelift will remain exactly same as before. The petrol derivative is to be powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine while the diesel derivative is to get a 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine. Transmission responsibilities are to be handled by a 6-speed manual gearbox along with the availability of a CVT automatic as well.
Prices are likely to fall in the bracket of INR 7 lakh to 12 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).