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Honda City facelift launch planned for January 2017

Honda City facelift posted for 2017 India Greiz

The City facelift is expected to feature redesigned fascias and more equipment.

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.

Honda City facelift coming in 2017 - Greiz

The cosmetic updates are expected to be inspired from the China-spec Greiz pictured here.

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.

Honda City Sport

The facelifted City would be launched roughly in the same timeframe as the next gen Hyundai Verna. [Image: City Sport edition]

Also read – Maruti Ciaz gains a lead over Honda City sales for the first time this fiscal

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


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