Honda City Facelift Launch Likely by January 2017
To feature refreshed exterior styling similar to that of the Chinese-spec Honda Greiz; 6-speed manual gearbox is expected as well.
The popular sixth-generation Honda City sedan is expecting a mid-term facelift by early next year. According to sources, the new car is likely to be launched by the month of January 2017 in India. Although the updates are going to me limited to exterior styling, the sedan is expected to look much sharper and elegant with defining character lines on the body. The new styling is likely to be inspired from its Chinese sibling Dong Feng-Honda Greiz sedan.
Design wise, the Greiz is far more graceful and refined. The wider and bolder front grille with side-swooping projector headlamp assembly grabs the attention at the earliest. The bonnet appears a bit longer, while the contour of entire car is smooth-flowing. The side profile of the car is the best-looking, creating an impression of a seamless flow even when the car is not moving. Thanks to energetic character lines and panel contours, the sedan looks pretty upmarket. The rear profile is defined by wrap-around tail lamps with LED treatment mimicking that of new Civic, not to forget the coupe-ish rear windshield-boot integration.
The all-black interiors are going to be retained, as does the equipment list for different trims. The engine options and other mechanicals of the City are likely to be untouched as well. The City sedan is powered by 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC turbo-diesel engines. The sole addition can be the 6-speed manual gearbox for the petrol engine, borrowed from the new Honda BR-V.
The Honda City is no more the segment topper and the styling increasingly feels a bit familiar. Moreover, the new Hyundai Verna facelift is expected in India before mid-2017, therefore Honda India is forced to spruce-up the game a bit.
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