According to a new report, the launch of the Honda City facelift (codename 2GC) will take place in January 2017. The next gen Hyundai Verna is also slated to be launched in India next year and it appears Honda Car India is looking to counteract it by introducing the updated city roughly in the same time-frame.
Considering that the Japanese sedan is no longer leading the sales chart in its segment, it soon needs an update in order to take back the lost share to new Maruti Ciaz.
The Honda City facelift is expected to borrow its styling cues from its Chinese counterpart which goes by the name Greiz. More chrome, new bumpers, expressive sheet metal contours and Civic-like wraparound taillights are likely to be the key design changes.
The facelift would also serve as an opportunity for the automaker to rectify a few shortcomings (such as high noise levels of the diesel variants) based on the customer feedback. The 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and i-DTEC diesel engines would continue, albeit with improvements.
Price of the new City will remain more or less in the same range as that of the existing City. India will be the first country to receive the new City. More details will be revealed once the car is launched in a few weeks.
Honda City Sport Kit – Photos
Via – cardekho