Honda City, a popular name in the sedan segment has been launched with fresh upgrades in the country. The new facelift model continues to be powered by existing 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engines which generate 117bhp and 99bhp respectively. The new model is available in S, SV, V, VX and ZX variants. The base S variant is offered only in petrol option, while diesel is optional from V trim onwards.
To begin with, LED DRLs is standard across variants and the new model is available in shades of white orchid pearl, carnelian red pearl, modern steel metallic, golden brown metallic and alabaster silver metallic. Driver and front airbag is standard, while the top spec ZX variant additionally offers front side and side curtain airbags. The base S and SV variants gets integrated 3.5-inch LCD screen for audio with Aux-In port while the higher variants get 7-inch advanced infotainment with capacitive touchscreen. The V as well VX variants in petrol are offered CVT options while the top-spec ZX variant only gets a petrol automatic. For now, the diesel continues to be offered only in manual transmission option.
The front of the Honda City VX and ZX variants sport full LED headlamps, LED foglamps, large 16-inch diamond cut alloys and electric sunroof. As for the V variant, it gets 15-inch alloys while the lower variants are offered with steel rims and full wheel caps. To distinguish the top-spec ZX model from the rest, the variant gets LED taillights, a boot lid mounted spoiler with LED stop lamp and LED lights for the rear license plate illumination. Additionally, it also offers automatic headlamps, automatic wipers and LED cabin lights.
Customers looking forward to buying the new Honda City, the V variant comes forth as a decent choice without spending too much on their new purchase. Moreover, customers also have a chance to opt between manual as well as CVT along with petrol and diesel engine option on offer. As for those, who want to go all flamboyance and drive around a fancy City, they have the top-spec VX petrol automatic to opt, however this is limited only to petrol variant for now. The new model will further strengthen its competition against the Maruti Ciaz and Volkswagen Vento in the country. Loaded with new features and design, it will also regenerate interest in Honda’s long-selling brand.