Prices of the 2017 Honda City facelift start from Rs 8.46 lakh for the base variant, and go up to Rs 13.43 lakh for the top-spec model.
Based on Honda’s ‘Exciting H Design’ philosophy, the 2017 Honda City facelift shares several design bits with the new Civic and Accord.
Honda Car India has decided to pass on the benefits of GST relaxation to customers. The company has reduced the prices of its entire portfolio, including the popular City sedan. This popular mid-sized sedan prices have been reduced by up to Rs 28,000. On the other hand, the Amaze compact sedan gets a price cut of up to Rs 14,800. Honda’s newly launched WRV compact crossover get a price cut of Rs 10,000. Available in petrol and diesel versions, the new Honda City 2017 is now priced at Rs 8.46 lakh for the base variant and Rs 13.43 lakh for the top-end model (ex-showroom Delhi).
The new model was launched in February 2017 at a starting price of Rs 8.49 lakh, which goes up to Rs 13.56 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Since its launch, the new City 2017 has been receiving an excellent response from car buyers. Till June 2017, the sedan bagged over 30,000 bookings and commands a waiting period of around 1-2 months. Interestingly, the range-topping ZX variant accounts for 40 per cent of the total bookings.
The 2017 Honda City facelift design inspiration comes from Honda’s new design philosophy, which is also offered on the new gen Civic sedan. Some of the styling elements include honeycomb grille, aggressively styled bumper, LED headlamps, fog lamps, revised tail-lamps with LED elements and trunk lid spoiler. The cabin is more upmarket, featuring soft touch material around dashboard. It features Honda’s new 7-inch DIGIPAD touchscreen infotainment system with satellite turn-by-turn navigation, MirrorLink support for smartphone connectivity, 1.5GB internal media memory, etc. Other key features include 6 airbags, ISOFIX mounts, cruise control, multi-view rear parking camera and others. The sedan is available with two engine options – a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel. Transmission options include a 5-speed MT, CVT automatic (Petrol Only) with paddle shifters and a 6-speed MT.
-Standard ABS with EBD and ISOFIX child seats
-Overpriced compared to rivals
-Cramped rear headroom Read: Honda HR-V – All You Need To Know
|Petrol Variants||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|S MT||Rs 8.46 lakh|
|SV MT||Rs 9.48 lakh|
|V MT||Rs 9.93 lakh|
|VX MT||Rs 11.54 lakh|
|V CVT||Rs 11.43 lakh|
|VX CVT||Rs 12.71 lakh|
|ZX CVT||Rs 13.37 lakh|
|Diesel Variants||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|SV MT||Rs 10.69 lakh|
|V MT||Rs 11.47 lakh|
|VX MT||Rs 12.75 lakh|
|ZX MT||Rs 13.43 lakh|
The new City sedan is available in petrol and diesel fuel options. Thanks to GST, the prices of the sedan have been reduced by up to Rs 28,000. While the petrol range is now priced in the range of 8.46 lakh – 13.37 lakh, the diesel carline is priced between Rs 10.68 lakh and Rs 13.43 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). As a reminder, the model launched in February was priced between Rs 8.62 lakh and Rs 13.71 lakh. All the prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. Please note that CVT is available with select petrol variants only. Check Out: Picture Gallery of Upcoming Honda Cars in India
The new City sedan has bagged over 30,000 pre-orders since its launch in February this year. Within first month of its launch, Honda had received over 14,000 bookings for the car. The range-topping City ZX trim accounts for 40% of the total bookings. The vehicle currently commands a waiting period of around 1-2 months.
|Petrol Model||17.4kmpl (MT) & 18kmpl (CVT)|
The petrol-powered City is claimed to return 17.4kmpl in manual and 18kmpl in CVT version. Diesel City on the other hand is more frugal with an ARAI rated fuel economy of 25.6kmpl. Read – Honda Avancier SUV’s Specifications Revealed
|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||118bhp @ 6600rpm|
|Maximum Torque||145Nm @ 4600rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual & CVT|
The 2017 City carline is being offered in petrol and diesel fuel options. The petrol version is powered by the same 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine that is capable of producing 118bhp of power as against 145Nm of torque. Transmission options include a conventional five-speed manual and an optional CVT with paddle shifters. On the other hand, the oil burner is a fuel efficient 1.5-litre i-DTEC unit. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 99bhp along with 200Nm of peak torque. A six-speed manual gearbox driving the power to the front wheels come as standard.
Suspension duties for the car are carried out by McPherson Strut with coil spring and Torsion Beam with coil spring at the front and rear, respectively.
The 2017 City sedan is available in five exterior paint jobs – Carnelian Red Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic, White Orchid Pearl and Albaster Silver Metallic.
The 2017 Honda City facelift primarily challenges Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna. The tug of the war for the top spot in the mid-size sedan segment will continue between the three cars as the Verna prepares to enter into the next generation and the facelifted Ciaz is due for April 2017. Other than these two model, City also rivals Skoda Rapid and Volkswagen Vento in this space.
The current model carries over the same layout and proportions from the previous City save for some new Civic inspired elements. In fron,t it gets the honeycomb grille, aggressively styled bumper, sleeker chrome-bar, LED headlamps, DRLs, fog lamps.
Honda has kept the sides largely same to the outgoing model, there is barely any difference compared to the predecessor.
Styling updates are visible at the back with LED elements in the tail-lamps and trunk lid spoiler.
Dimensionally, the new City remains the same as the previous model. It measures 4,440mm, 1,695mm and 1,495mm in length, width and height, respectively. The sedan has a long wheelbase of 2,600mm, which turns into spacious cabin and large boot space. It comes with a fuel tank of 40-litres capacity. The vehicle has a large luggage space of 510-litres, which is more than sufficient to accommodate 4-5 suitcases.
Interior is more upmarket with the segment first soft touch material around the front passenger dashboard setting a benchmark.
The sedan can accommodate five adults easily, albeit the headroom at rear could have been better.
It packs a plethora of comfort goodies inside like automatic climate control with touch control panel, rear air conditioning vents, engine one-push start/stop button, Honda Smart Key System, driver side power door lock master switch, multi-view rear camera, cruise control, 7-speed paddle shift, automatic headlight control with light sensor, power folding mirrors, telescopic steering adjustment for reach, tilt steering adjustment for height, rear head restraints and driver seat manual height adjuster to name a few.
For storage, it comes with bottle holder in front & rear doors, driver side coin pocket, glove box, front centre armrest with storage, rear armrest with cup holders, front console cup holders and rear armrest cup holders.
It gets a 7.0-inch advanced touchscreen infotainment system, in-built satellite-linked turn-by-turn navigation, 1.5GB internal media memory, MirrorLink support for smartphone connectivity, WiFi USB receiver support for internal browsing, email & live traffic, voice recognition for media, navigation & smartphone, AM, FM, MP3/WAV,i-Pod, i-Phone, Bluetooth for handsfree & audio streaming, 2 USB ports, steering mounted audio & hands-free telephone illuminated switches.
LED stop-lamp, rear license plate LED lamps, automatic rain sensing wipers, premium LED map lamps, premium LED rear reading lamps, electric sunroof, diamond cut alloy wheels & finished multi-spoke alloys. Insides are premium with posh beige seats, door lining inserts, armrests, leather package on higher trims, chrome work etc.
The boot space with a capacity of 501-litres, has ample room to store luggage. For the convenience of the passengers, it also comes with a lamp.
With no change to the engine set up, the sedan remains largely the same. The NVH levels have improved, but one can still feel the noise inside the cabin. Low end power delivery on the diesel engine makes it suitable for city driving.
While the cabin insulation has bettered over the previous model, the road grip is a step up accredit new 16-inch tyres. On highways, the car can easily be outperformed by the arch rivals.
The City carline is available with standard dual SRS airbags for driver & co-passenger, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX compatible rear side seats with lower anchorage & top tether. Besides, front side and side curtain airbags are specific to top-trims. Other features such as engine immobiliser, day & night IRVM, rear windshield defogger, driver seatbelt door ajar & trunk open reminders & indicators, dual horn and fuel reminder control system (diesel only) are also offered. Braking performance on the new City is progressive. The sedan maintains its poise even if the breaks are exerted abruptly.
The new City with sportier looks and Civic inspired elements looks sportier with most of the changes made to the front for an aggressive look. On the inside, it is more premium, courtesy the improved quality of material and additional tech including some segment first features. In terms of safety, the entire range gets standard dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX child seats. While where it lags is the NVH levels which Honda claims to have improved, but it could have been better.
With a refreshing design, some new features and probably better NVH levels, the new Honda City 2017 could be a great choice for people looking for a mid-size sedan.