Honda will launch the 2017 City sedan for the Indian market tomorrow. It is mid-life update for this sixth-generation City that was brought to the Indian market in late 2014. The updates for this Honda City include cosmetic changes, introduction of a new top-of-the-line ZX variant as well as an updated feature list.
The most important exterior change is a new face which is now in line with Honda’s latest design philosophy. This includes a new grille, revised headlamps as well as fog lamps. The alloy wheels get a new design while the tail lamps and spoiler mounted stop lamp are now full LED units. The cabin layout remains the same but now includes a larger touchscreen infotainment system, one touch operation sunroof as well as six airbags for the new top spec ZX variant.
The petrol version of the facelifted City is powered by the 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine producing 117bhp/145Nm while the diesel is also a 1.5-litre unit producing 98bhp/200Nm. Both engines are offered with a six-speed manual while the petrol can also be had with a CVT.
The Honda City is an important for the automaker as it is one of their volumes models. It takes on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Nissan Sunny and the Renault Scala in the C-segment of the Indian car market.