Introduced in 2013, the current-gen Honda City has been bit of a C-segment hero thanks mainly to the addition of the i-DTEC diesel engine. Now, Honda is almost ready with a comprehensive facelift which will refresh the exterior and the interior of the City.
The City facelift takes design cues from the all-new Civic unveiled recently. The headlights retain their sharp look, however, their detailing is different altogether. What’s also new is the Civic-like bumper design and the sportier looking chin. At the back, the taillights have been revised and the bumper is all-new with some black inserts to reduce visual bulk.
Inside, the revised dashboard will feature a new touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The rest of the features will more or less be the same.
Mechanically, Honda will continue with the existing 98bhp/200Nm, 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel unit and the 119bhp/145Nm 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol. The diesel City will feature a 6-speed manual while the petrol-powered model will come with the option of a 5-speed manual and a CVT.
Honda India will launch the City facelift soon. The brand intends to take the game forward in the C-segment which currently sees competition between cars like the VW Vento, Hyundai Verna and the recently updated Skoda Rapid.