Honda will bring out a midlife facelift of their popular City sedan this year. It will get noticeable exterior changes, updated feature list and possibly some mechanical tweaks. The car will debut in Thailand on January 12, 2017.
Honda City Facelift 2017 details in short
|Starting Price||Rs. 8.90 lakhs|
|Launch date||1st quarter 2017|
|Engine options||2, Petrol, Diesel|
|Max Mileage||27 kmpl|
Is its exterior different?
New spy shots reveal that the exterior of the new City has been restyled, especially at the front. Its front fascia gets redesigned headlights with more prominent LED DRLS, new chrome grille and different bumper. On the sides new 16” alloy wheel are provided while at the rear its bumper has been restyled.
The changes are similar to some of Honda’s other cars in this generation and looks good.
What about the cabin?
Interior of the Indian-spec Honda City facelift isn’t expected to change much. It could however get more features likes revised touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car play, and a third rear headrest. A soft touch dashboard, improved material quality and leather seats on the top trims can also be expected.
Will there be any mechanical changes?
There will be no change in engine and transmission options and India will continue to get the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel mills. These will be mated to either a 5-speed manual, CVT or a 6-speed manual unit (diesel only).
The car is however expected to have its ground clearance raised by 10mm and suspension tweaked for better ride quality.
How much will it return?
Fuel economy for both petrol and diesel models is expected to go up slightly.
|Petrol Model||Upto 17 KMPL|
|Diesel Model||Upto 26 KMPL|
When will the Honda City Facelift 2017 launch in India? At what price?
The new Honda City is expected to launch within the next 2-3months with a marginal price hike.
|2017 Honda City variant||Expected (ex-showroom) Price|
|E, 1.5 Petrol, Manual||Rs 8.90 Lakh|
|S, 1.5 Petrol, Manual||Rs 9.60 Lakh|
|SV, 1.5 Petrol, Manual||Rs 10.20 Lakh|
|V, 1.5 Petrol, Manual||Rs 10.70 Lakh|
|VX, 1.5 Petrol, Manual||Rs 11.50 Lakh|
|SV CVT, 1.5 Petrol, Automatic||Rs 12.00 Lakh|
|VX (O), 1.5 Petrol, Manual||Rs 12.40 Lakh|
|VX CVT, 1.5 Petrol, Manual||Rs 13.10 Lakh|
|E, 1.5 Diesel, Manual||Rs 10.40 Lakh|
|S, 1.5 Diesel, Manual||Rs 10.90 Lakh|
|SV, 1.5 Diesel, Manual||Rs 11.60 Lakh|
|V, 1.5 Diesel, Manual||Rs 12.20 Lakh|
|VX, 1.5 Diesel, Manual||Rs 13.50 Lakh|
|VX(O), 1.5 Diesel, Manual||Rs 13.70 Lakh|