Prices of the 2017 Honda City facelift start from Rs 8.49 lakh for the base variant, and go up to Rs 13.56 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.
-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 8.49 lakh|
|SV MT||Rs 9.53 lakh|
|V MT||Rs 9.99 lakh|
|VX MT||Rs 11.64 lakh|
|V CVT||Rs 11.53 lakh|
|VX CVT||Rs 12.84 lakh|
|ZX CVT||Rs 13.52 lakh|
|Diesel Variants||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|SV MT||Rs 10.75 lakh|
|V MT||Rs 11.55 lakh|
|VX MT||Rs 12.86 lakh|
|ZX MT||Rs 13.56 lakh|
The prices of City petrol start from Rs 8.62 lakh and go as high as Rs 13.65 lakh for the ZX CVT trim. Diesel version of the popular C segment sedan is priced slightly higher compared to its counterpart at Rs 10.90 lakh for the base and marginally more at Rs 13.71 lakh for the top-spec MT trim. Please note that CVT is available with select petrol variants only. Check Out: Picture Gallery of Upcoming Honda Cars in India
|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 City carline is available with a 1.5-litre unit in petrol and diesel guise with the former tuned to develop 118bhp along with 145Nm and the latter putting out 99bhp with 200Nm. Transmission options on the petrol trims include a conventional five-speed manual and an optional CVT. While the diesel variants only get a 6-speed manual unit.
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.
The sedan measures 4,440mm in length, 1,695mm in width and 1,495mm in height. It has a 2,600mm long wheelbase that translates into a spacious cabin.
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.