The current generation Honda City is fighting a losing battle against the Maruti Ciaz. However, Honda plans to fight back and is planning to launch a facelift of the City soon. This is the first comprehensive facelift for the current-generation Honda City. The new Honda City 2017 is known as the ‘2GC’ by the boffins at Honda and the upcoming model will rival the likes of Ciaz facelift and next generation Hyundai Verna. As with most mid-life facelifts, the City gets a host of interior and exterior changes. There are some mechanical updates too but we await official details at the moment. Read on for all available information on the new Honda City 2017.
The new Honda City 2017 facelift is expected to feel a lot more premium due to the updates that it will carry.
New Honda City 2017 Launch Date
|India Launch Date||February-March 2017|
The upcoming new model has been spotted at dealer yards. Which means the launch is not too far away. Our guess is that the new Honda City facelift launch will take place by the end of February. The new model City will rival the new generation Verna and the updated Ciaz, both of which are also India bound. The revised Honda City will try to claw back to the top of the sales charts, which are currently seeing domination by the well-priced Maruti Ciaz.
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New Honda City 2017 Teaser Images & Video
New Honda City 2017 Features
- New ZX trim
- Bolder Front Grille
- New Front Bumper
- New Rear Bumper
- LED Headlights
- LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)
- Tail lamps with LED detailing
- New Boot Lid
- Automatic Climate Control
- Front and Rear AC Vents
- Eight Speakers
- CD/Aux-in/Bluetooth Compatibility
- Rear Parking Sensors with Camera
- Five-inch LCD Display
- Rear Power Outlets
Here’s a clear spy pic of the upcoming 2017 Honda City facelift-
New Honda City 2017 Price in India
|Honda City iVTEC E, 1.5 Petrol, Manual||Rs 8.80 Lakh|
|Honda City iVTEC S, 1.5 Petrol, Manual||Rs 9.50 Lakh|
|Honda City iVTEC SV, 1.5 Petrol, Manual||Rs 10.10 Lakh|
|Honda City iVTEC V, 1.5 Petrol, Manual||Rs 10.80 Lakh|
|Honda City iVTEC VX, 1.5 Petrol, Manual||Rs 11.30 Lakh|
|Honda City iVTEC SV CVT, 1.5 Petrol, Automatic||Rs 11.80 Lakh|
|Honda City iVTEC VX (O), 1.5 Petrol, Manual||Rs 12.20 Lakh|
|Honda City iVTEC VX CVT, 1.5 Petrol, Manual||Rs 13.00 Lakh|
|Honda City iDTEC E, 1.5 Diesel, Manual||Rs 10.20 Lakh|
|Honda City iDTEC S, 1.5 Diesel, Manual||Rs 10.80 Lakh|
|Honda City iDTEC SV, 1.5 Diesel, Manual||Rs 11.30 Lakh|
|Honda City iDTEC V, 1.5 Diesel, Manual||Rs 12.00 Lakh|
|Honda City iDTEC VX, 1.5 Diesel, Manual||Rs 13.10 Lakh|
|Honda City iDTEC VX(O), 1.5 Diesel, Manual||Rs 13.40 Lakh|
The 2017 Honda City facelift prices could be slightly higher than the current prices. The new Honda City 2017 prices could start at roughly INR 8.5 Lakhs and go all the way to over INR 13 lakhs. Seen above is the City 2017’s expected price list.
New Honda City 2017 Specifications
|Engine||1.5-litre iVTEC Petrol/ 1.5-litre iDTEC Diesel|
|Power||120 PS/100 PS|
|Torque||150 Nm/205 Nm|
|Transmission||6-Speed Manual and CVT/6-Speed Manual|
|Ground Clearance||165 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||40-Litres|
In terms of specifications, the new Honda City 2017 gets a couple of updates. For starters, both the engines will offer better power and torque. Also, the petrol variant will get a new 6-speed Manual Transmission from the BR-V Petrol.
New Honda City 2017 Mileage
|Petrol Model||Upto 17 KMPL|
|Diesel Model||Upto 26 KMPL|
In all likelihood, the City facelift will offer a higher fuel mileage than the current model. Quite obviously, the addition of a 6-speed gearbox on the Petrol model will work in favour of higher fuel mileage. Above are the expected claimed fuel mileage figures.
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New Honda City 2017 Exterior Design
The Honda City 2017 borrows styling cues from the current generation Civic. While the City’s design continues to be based on Honda’s ‘H Design’ philosophy, it gets a bolder grille, new bumpers, new headlamps with LED DRLs, and LED taillamps. It will also get slight changes to its sheet metal. Dimensions could increase slightly as the City will get new bumpers. However, width, height and wheelbase should remain the same.
New Honda City 2017 Interior
Talking about the interior, the new City facelift shares in plenty with the current model. The City is easily among the most feature-laden models in its segment. For the Thai market, the 2017 Honda City will come in five trims- S, V, V+, SV and SV+. While the Honda City facelift carries features like DRLs and LED lights on the outside, the cabin carries a lot more feature additions. On the inside, the car will get features such as LED cabin lighting, steering-mounted audio controls even on lower variants, refreshed MID, chrome accents, 3 rear headrests with height adjustment and a rear park assist with camera. Honda will add a new ZX trim to the variant lineup of the Honda City.
New Honda City 2017 Competition
The new Honda City 2017 will rival the updated Maruti Ciaz and all-new Hyundai Verna. Additionally, it will also rival the Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid.
New Honda City 2017 Engine & Transmission
The 2017 Honda City will share its engines with the current car. However, both the engines- 1.5-litre, iVTEC Petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC Diesel- will get a re-tune. The updated Petrol and Diesel engines should produce 120 BHP and 100 BHP respectively. Another big update will be addition of the 6-Speed Manual Transmission on the Petrol car. This gearbox comes from the Honda BR-V.
Not much else is currently known about the new Honda City 2017. But you can stay tuned for latest news and complete details on the new Honda City 2017 facelift.