Retains the same silhouette but some elements make it look sharper
Last week a few teaser images of the facelifted Honda City were making their rounds on the internet. Now, the car has finally been launched in Thailand and is expected to make its way to India soon. The 2017 Honda City gets all-LED headlights and on the higher variants, LED fog lamps as well. It continues to get the bold front grille but has a honeycomb mesh in the background. The front bumper has been redesigned and now gets a protruding lip to give it a sporty look. Two sharp lines on the hood leading into front grille give the refreshed City an edgy look. Other changes include, sportier looking alloy wheels, remoulded rear bumper and LED taillights.
On the inside, the dashboard has gun metal finish and new upholstery. It gets a refreshed touchscreen infotainment system that Honda claims responds better to touch. It is also features with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Being a facelift, this 2017 Honda City will continue to be offered with the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine options but they have been worked upon to meet the Euro-VI emission norms. The Japanese car maker claims the petrol manual will return an efficiency of 18.2kmpl while the automatic will go 17.9 kilometres in a litre of fuel. In terms of features, expect the facelifted City to come fitted with ABS and airbags as standard. Other features on the top-spec variant will include reversing camera, steering mounted controls, height adjustable seat and more.
Expect the Honda City facelift to be priced marginally higher than the model on sale currently. On its launch, the Honda City facelift will continue to lock horns with the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, which too is expected to be updated this year, the Volkswagen Vento, Hyundai Verna and the Fiat Linea.