2017 Honda City facelift has been launched at an introductory price of Rs. 8.50 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) in the country. The new sedan is available in both petrol and diesel fuel trims in 5 trims: S, SV, V, VX, ZX. The 2017 City sedan comes with an array of cosmetic updates both outside and inside, while mechanically being unchanged with the same set of petrol and diesel engines. Just so you know, India is the biggest market for Honda City internationally with over 6.50 Lakh units sold since its launch in 1998.
Speaking of the exterior updates, the 2017 City facelift comes with new LED headlamps with integrated daytime running lights (DRLs) and signature front chrome grille, while riding on new 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. The range-topping ZX grade, which debuts with the new sedan, comes with a plethora of exquisite feature such as automatic headlamps, rain sensing wiper, headlamp auto off timer, LED foglamps and tail-lamp cluster, electric sunroof, LED interior lamps, 1.5GB internal memory, updated DIGIPAD touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink smartphone linkage, Voice command recognition and reverse camera display, 6-airbags etc. to name a few. In addition, the Japanese automaker has incorporated 3 power outlets, 2 USB ports and a 8 speaker sound system in the top-end variants. The company has upped the level of safety in the sedan by offering dual front airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), and ISOFIX child-seats as standard features.
Mechanically, the 2017 Honda City comes in both petrol and diesel fuel trims as the preceding model. The petrol variants are powered by the 1.5L 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine which develops maximum power of 117bhp and peak torque of 145Nm. The engine is available with 5-speed manual transmission as standard, while a CVT gearbox is also on offer with paddle shifters as optional. The manual variants would deliver mileage of 18kmpl, while the CVT variants would yield 17.4kmpl. Speaking of the diesel variants, they derive their power from the 1.5L 4-cylinder i-DTEC engine which churns out 99bhp of top power and 200Nm of highest torque. It is coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, while it returns a mileage of 25.6kmpl (ARAI Specified). Honda is also offering three accessory packages for the 2017 City sedan which are Chrome, Utility and Style.