Honda City (facelift) launched in India, priced from INR 8.5 lakh

  • Honda City (facelift) launched in India, priced from INR 8.5 lakh

Honda City (facelift) launched in India, priced from INR 8.5 lakh

The wait is nearly over as Honda readies itself to launch the mid-life update of its most successful marque in India, the City, on February 14, 2017.

Facelift brings new styling, upgraded equipment and more safety to the auto.

Features - The new Honda City facelift gets updated Bluetooth telephony control along with features like cruise control, sunroof, paddle shifts, and key-less push-button start, rear parking camera and much more.

The 2017 Honda City (facelift) is now on sale in India, with prices starting at INR 8.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

This renovated model of Honda City 2017 was launched in China a few weeks earlier. The 2017 City gets updated with a tweaked front featuring a revised grille and bumper, while the headlamp cluster now incorporates LED lamps on the top trims. The facelifted model gets a new 7.7-inch Digipad touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, voice recognition and MirrorLink. The City is also the better auto when the petrol variants are considered.

Engine Specifications - Under the hood, the updated Honda City 2017 will remain untouched with the same 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engines. In addition, the VX and ZX will get leather seat upholstery and leather armrests, door lining, steering wheel and gear lever, while the top end ZX trim gets more features such as automatic headlamps, automatic wipers and LED cabin lights. However, a number of new sound and vibration absorption technologies have been applied to reduce the NVH levels in the diesel model.

Talking about power options, the 2017 Honda City uses the same 1.5 litre petrol and diesel engines with the petrol mated to a 5-speed manual and CVT transmission, while the diesel comes paired to a 6-speed manual. While the former delivers a company-claimed fuel economy of 17.4 km/l, the automatic variants are rated at 18 km/l.

The 2017 Honda City is available in White Orchid Pearl, Carnelian Red Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic (new) colours at below mentioned prices.