2017 Honda City Facelift is the most important car to the manufacturer in India as most of the sales in the premium segment is courtesy of the saloon
Honda has very few products in the Indian market that does good volumes and has a great reputation itself in the personal car buyer segment. The Honda City is one such car that is keeping the brand alive and kicking. Most other products just about do the job. Honda City enjoyed almost unparalleled monopoly till the rivals came one after the other and couldn’t make a dent. Hyundai stole the show by just offering a diesel motor. Honda did the same and Hyundai lost its crown. Ciaz came and couldn’t do much but the Hybrid diesel again took the Ciaz neck and neck with Honda City.
Now, Honda feels the heat a bit and almost after three years, the Japanese manufacturer wants to make sure it stays in the league. Much hyped Honda City Facelift launch is around the corner and someone has leaked the details. We give you the entire list to look forward to and these new spyshots that reveal a lot of the front end.
2017 Honda City Facelift Design and Dimensions
Earlier reports suggested that the car will look like the internationally sold Greiz sedan, but those rumors are now confirmed to be false. The car will sport entirely new design and will be very similar to the current car. There are major changes to head and tail lamps and now they have LEDs on both ends. We can see new alloy wheels being offered here. Bumper remains almost similar to the old car. Projectors at the front are expected too. Grille should be all new and will follow the new design seen on new cars such as Amaze and Brio.
2017 Honda City Facelift Interiors and Features
Interiors are all set to get a minor treatment to make sure it looks fresh. We expect to see a 7-inch touch-screen which will now have Android Auto and Apple Car Play on offer. Connectivity options as before will be included such as Bluetooth, AUX and USB. Fully electric ORVM’s, steering mounted controls, automatic climate control, rear a/c vents, armrest at the front and rear much more will be on offer. There will be an all new VX variant that will have sunroof, side and curtain airbags, 16-inch wheels (Thank you Honda, FINALLY!). Black and beige interior will be two options on offer.
2017 Honda City Facelift Price and Launch
January 2017 is the launch date for Honda City Facelift. Prices will be raised slightly accommodate the extra features. New top-end variant though will have significant price increase. Expect it to begin around Rs. 9.0 lakhs and end at Rs. 13.5 Lakhs for base petrol and top-end diesel respectively.
2017 Honda City Facelift Engine And Specification
Engines will be untouched and it will get the 1.5 petrol IVTEC with 115 PS of power and 140 Nm of torque. The motor will be mated to a CVT gearbox and a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel will be the same 1.5 diesel that makes 100 PS and 200 Nm of torque. The 6-speed gearbox will be on offer with the car. Mileage is the high point of the City Facelift and diesel will deliver around 26 km/l and petrol will deliver around 17 km/l (Claimed Numbers)
2017 Honda City Facelift Safety
ABS and Dual airbags should be standard on all variants when it comes to the new facelift version. Side and curtain airbags are set to come in the car’s top-end variant of petrol and diesel.
2017 Honda City Facelift Competition
Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz, Nissan Sunny, Renault Scala, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid, Fiat Linea.
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