It’s about time for the Honda City facelift and as per latest reports, the Japanese car maker is working on to launch it sometime in 2017. The C-segment sedan is no longer dominating the segment which is populated by the Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Nissan Sunny, Skoda Rapid, VW Vento, etc. The new no 1 in the segment is Maruti Ciaz.
Not much about the facelifted City is known as of now but we expect Honda to incorporate improvements based on customer feedback. Improved NVH package and more power for the diesel version would be a good place to start.
As far as styling revisions go, it was believed earlier that the India-spec Honda City facelift will get similar revisions as its sibling in China (called Honda Greiz). But, as per a new report, that is not going to be the case. India-spec City facelift will be a completely different version than the Chinese City.
If we were to guess, expect the new City to get reprofiled bumpers, new alloy wheel pattern, and probably a new exterior color or two. The well-equipped interior is likely to be retained without any drastic changes. Honda may revise the variant wise equipment level to make the City more attractive value proposition.
The City is available with an option of 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engines. The former develops 119 PS and 145 Nm of torque while the latter churns out 100 PS and 200 Nm of torque. The petrol motor can be specified with a 5-MT or a CVT while the oil burner is available only with a 6-speed MT.