It’s about time for the Honda City facelift and according to Economic Times, the Japanese car maker is working on to launch it sometime in this year’s festive season (September to November). The C-segment sedan is clearly dominating the market which is populated by the Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Nissan Sunny, Skoda Rapid, VW Vento, etc.
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, we can expect 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.