The Honda City has been the pride of the brand ever since it was introduced way back in the late 90s. They have had a product which commanded a premium and went undefeated for a really long time. Times have changed and Honda has been feeling the heat from the Ciaz and the other rivals. In a bid to keep the City model line fresh, Honda is soon going to introduce a facelift for the City.
The vehicle, which was spied globally a few days back has made its way to India as well and was spotted while it was being filmed for an ad shoot. This tells us that the new vehicle should be introduced in India in the first quarter of 2017, before the coming of the updated Verna.
The new City has received an update in the styling department. The front end borrows design cues from the newly launched global Civic, which give it a nice look. While the global model is expected to get full LED headlamps with LED DRLs, we expect that to be limited to the top of the line version only in India. There is an all-new grill up front and the bumper has been redesigned to house a larger fog lamp cluster now.
The side profile remains unchanged, save for the new alloy wheels that are on offer. At the back, there is an all-new bumper, a boot mounted spoiler, an updated tail lamp cluster and a blacked out rear lower portion.
Under the hood, the same 1.5 liter diesel and petrol units are expected to do duty. What will however be interesting to see is if Honda also brings in a mild hybrid version of the City to take on the Ciaz, which comes with the mild hybrid tech. The Verna will also be getting the same tech soon and Honda could be considering a mild hybrid to stay in the game. They have previously imported the full-hybrid City for testing purposes, however it seems unlikely that the company will launch that in India.
More details on the car will only come closer to its launch which is expected to take place in the coming months.
Source: Team Bhp