In India, the 2017 Honda City facelift prices are likely to fall within the range of Rs 8.5 lakh – Rs 13 lakh.
Based on Honda’s ‘Exciting H Design’ philosophy, the 2017 Honda City facelift shares several design bits with the new Civic and Accord.
January 12, 2017 – New Honda City 2017 has finally gone on sale in Thailand. Priced between 550,000 baht – 751,000 baht, the new City is being made available in five grades- S, V, V+, SV and SV+ – with the same 1.5L i-VTEC petrol engine and 5-speed MT and CVT gearbox options. For 2017, the saloon receives multiple cosmetic upgrades along with a new Cosmic Blue shade. The new Honda City 2017 facelift will soon hit the Indian shores, though the carmaker hasn’t yet announced its arrival timeline.
A few days back, the 2017 Honda City was snapped during its ad shoot in India. Once launched, the saloon’s facelifted model will face a close fight from the 2017 Ciaz facelift and the new-generation Hyundai Verna. Though the details of the India-spec model are insufficient for now, the teasers reveal that the sedan’s new model will share resemblance with the new Accord and Civic.
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|Base Model||Rs 8.5 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 13 lakh|
With cosmetic and mechanical updates, the Honda City 2017 facelift will see a price hike. The facelifted model is estimated to be priced between Rs 8.5 lakh – Rs 13 lakh. Currently, the base version of the car is available at Rs 8.20 lakh, and the top-spec model costs Rs 12.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Check Out: A Complete List of Upcoming Honda Cars in India
|Engine||1.5-litre, 4-cylinder i-DTEC Diesel|
|Maximum Power||99bhp @ 3600rpm|
|Maximum Torque||200Nm @ 1750rpm|
|Engine||1.5-litre, 4-cylinder i-VTEC Petrol|
|Maximum Power||117bhp @ 6600rpm|
|Maximum Torque||145Nm @ 4600rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual & CVT|
– Bolder chromed grille
– New front and rear bumpers
– Sheet metal contours
– Extra side creases
– Civic-inspired wraparound tail-lamps
– Revised boot lid
– Larger projector headlamps
– LED daytime running lights
Design and styling of the new Honda City in-lines with the same ‘Exciting H Design’ Philosophy that we have seen on the new breed of Honda cars including the 2016 Accord. Major design changes have made on the fascia of the car. The sedan gets a new and bolder grille, wider airdam, revised LED headlamps with LED DRLs, re-designed bumper with 3-part intake and new fog lamp enclosures. There is a prominent chrome strip that runs across the grille and runs over the headlamps.
Save for the new 16-inch alloy wheels with diamond cut finish, the side profile of the sedan remains unchanged. It is also likely to get sheet metal contours and additional side creases. The rear too seems inspired from the new Civic sedan. It gets Civic-inspired wraparound tail-lamps and new bumper with blacked-out area in the lower portion. The vehicle also gets a new boot-mounted spoiler that houses the high mounted stop lamp. As mentioned above, the 2017 Honda City facelift comes with a new Cosmic Blue paint scheme, sourced from the new Civic.
The Thailand-spec new Honda City gets an all-black interior with gun metal trim on the dashboard, bright silver accents and gloss black garnish on the centre console. What further enhance its comfort and convenience level are a 6.8-inch touchscreen audio system, LED cabin lights, tilt and telescopic steering adjustment, 60:40 split folding rear seats, speed-sensing auto door lock, cruise control and a new reverse parking camera.
Interior details of the India-spec new City are still under the wraps. Though, it is likely to retain most of the features from the current model. The City is one of the most feature-rich cars in its league with eight speaker audio system with CD player, Aux-in and Bluetooth support, climate control unit with AC vents for front and rear passengers, rear parking camera, five-inch LCD display, power outlets at the rear seats, multimedia system, a touch-panel with climate control system and many more.
The 2017 Honda City facelift will remain unchanged under the skin. That means, the saloon will continue to come with the same – a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder i-DTEC diesel and a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engines. While the former belts out power worth 99bhp at 3600rpm against 200Nm at 1750rpm, the latter one makes 117bhp at 660rpm and 145Nm at 4600rpm. Transmission options, too, will remain unchanged – i.e. 5-speed manual and CVT. Having said that, Honda might tuned the diesel power mill for achieving higher mileage figures.
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