Honda is all set to launch the facelift City sedan in the country tomorrow and just ahead of its launch, we have received details of the model’s trim levels and equipment likely to be offered. The Honda City facelift has been updated with the new front grille and bumper up front, newly designed light clusters, new set of alloy wheels on the top-end variant, and inside, you will see a revised cabin as well. And the brochure of the City has surfaced online ahead of it launch which is scheduled for tomorrow.
As we reported earlier, that the sedan will come in new top-spec ZX trim in both petrol and diesel versions, while the base S trim will likely to carry forward as the new entry-level trim in petrol guise only. The existing entry level E and top-end VX(O) are likely to be discontinued.
For the safety, Honda will offer dual airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and ISOFIX child seat mounting points as standard feature across all variants. In addition to this, the base trim S will likely to get LED headlamps with daytime running lamps, integrated audio system with Bluetooth, USB and AUX connectivity, keyless entry and electric adjust wing mirrors.
Whereas, the new Honda City SV is expected to get an addition of steering-mounted controls, automatic climate control along with cruise control. The V variant of the model is likely to come with a touchscreen infotainment system, push-button start, CVT gearbox option for the petrol motor and 15 inch alloy wheels. The City VX trim is likely to feature LED headlamps, sunroof and leather seats. And the range topping Honda City ZX trim will additionally feature side and curtain airbags, LED taillamps, auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers and 16-inch alloy wheels.
Mechanically, the refreshed City sedan will come powered by the same 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and i-DTEC diesel engines. The petrol version will come paired with either a manual or CVT gearbox and the diesel version will be offered with a manual gearbox only.
The City sedan has been Honda’s bestseller in the mid-size sedan segment. The brand is ready for the competition where its chief rival, the Maruti Ciaz, has risen to the challenge, outselling the model in the past few months. The facelift should help Honda beat off the competition where rivals such as Skoda Rapid facelift, and updated Volkswagen Vento. Honda has also started the pre-booking of the model at just Rs 21,000.
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