Honda City facelift to come to launch soon; To be displayed at showrooms from 2nd March

Honda will soon launch the facelift variant of the all-new fourth-generation City sedan in the Indian market. The Japanese carmaker launched the fourth-generation City back in 2020 in the Indian market. The new facelift will soon arrive in the showrooms. According to ACI, the new Honda City facelift will be on display at the showrooms starting this 2nd March.

Honda City facelift to come to launch soon; To be displayed at showrooms from 2nd March

The test drives for the all-new Honda City will also start a day later on 3rd March 2023. The new car will get an updated price list. The prices will be announced next month while the deliveries will begin soon after.

Honda City facelift caught testing

The new Honda City facelift was spotted in Pune, Maharashtra. The pictures, however, indicate that the India-spec Honda City may not get all the updates available in the international markets. The India-spec Honda City is likely to get milder updates including new bumpers. In India, Honda City is positioned as a premium family car instead of a sporty sedan.

To keep up with the competition, the new Honda City might get a few additional features on the inside, such as more connected car features, a wireless charger and ventilated front seats. It is also expected to get a revised infotainment system with more connectivity features. However, Honda will likely retain the dual-tone black and beige leather upholstery in the facelifted version.

When it comes to powertrains, expect the facelifted Honda City to discard the currently-available 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine. Available solely with a 6-speed manual gearbox, this diesel engine produces 100 PS of maximum power and 200 Nm of maximum torque. Honda might ditch this diesel engine owing to the additional costs of upgrading it to the BS6 phase 2 norms, which requires high investment costs. However, considering the limited volume of diesel cars sold now, Honda might not continue with this engine.

It means that the new Honda City facelift will be available with two powertrain options. First, there is the volume-oriented 1.5-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine, which develops 121 PS of power and 145 Nm of torque and will be available with both 6-speed manual and CVT gearbox options. There will also be the niche 1.5-litre full-hybrid powertrain, which includes an Atkinson cycle petrol engine, a front-mounted electric motor and a lithium-ion battery.

Honda has its plans set for 2023, as it along with the facelifted City, will be bringing in a new midsize SUV to take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. However, it will be trimming its lineup by discontinuing current models like Jazz, WR-V and fourth-generation City.

Shantonil Nag

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