The new Honda City facelift 2017 has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs. 8,49,990 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The car comes in 5 trim levels: S, SV, V, VX and the new top-end ZX. Out of these five trims, the S variant is only available with a petrol engine, while all others can be opted with either a petrol or a diesel unit.
The City facelift 2017 comes with some significant updates in terms of its front looks, while the side and rear profiles have been kept more or less similar to the outgoing model. It must be noted that this new City is only a mid-life update, and thus not include any platform or powertrain related changes. This thus marks the second model based on the fourth-gen City to launch in India.
At the launch event, Honda Car India’s President and CEO, Yoichiro Ueno, commented that since its debut in India back in the year 1998, the City sedan has been Honda’s most important car in the country. In just the past 3 years, Honda sold around 2.2 lakh units of the City in India, more than all other Honda cars combined. This is a testament about the following and trust that the City has managed to form for itself in the Indian market.
The 2017 City facelift marks the first launch of 2017 in the C-segment sedan market. This will soon be followed by the introduction of the Maruti Ciaz facelift and the new-gen Hyundai Verna. On the other hand, Volkswagen and Skoda have already updated the Vento and Rapid siblings with new features and design. As a result, the C-segment battle is surely going to be intensified this year, and the one who manages to keep audiences glued will emerge out as the undisputed leaders.
Let’s see what all does the 2017 City facelift comes loaded with in order to tackle the tough competition at hand.
New Honda City 2017 booking amount
The Honda City 2017 facelift can be booked at all Honda dealerships in India by paying a booking amount of Rs. 21,000. It is not yet known whether this price is completely refundable or not.
2017 Honda City facelift Price in India
|New Honda City Petrol Variants||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|S MT||Rs. 8,49,990|
|SV MT||Rs. 9,53,990|
|V MT||Rs. 9,99,990|
|VX MT||Rs. 11,64,990|
|V CVT||Rs. 11,53,990|
|VX CVT||Rs. 12,84,990|
|ZX CVT||Rs. 13,52,990|
|New Honda City Diesel Variants||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|SV MT||Rs. 10,75,990|
|V MT||Rs. 11,55,990|
|VX MT||Rs. 12,86,990|
|ZX MT||Rs. 13,56,990|
New Honda City facelift 2017 Specifications
No mechanical changes have been made to the new Honda City 2017 model. As a result, it continues to be powered by the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine is rated at 117 bhp and 145 Nm of torque, while the diesel one develops 99 bhp and 200 Nm of torque. Following are the full engine specifications and details:
|New Honda City Diesel||1.5-litre, 4-cylinder Diesel|
|Power||99 bhp @ 3,600 rpm|
|Torque||200 Nm @ 1,750 rpm|
|New Honda City Petrol||1.5-litre, 4-cylinder Petrol|
|Power||117 bhp @ 6,600 rpm|
|Torque||145 Nm @ 4,600 rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual & CVT|
New Honda City facelift mileage
|1.5L i-VTEC Petrol MT||17.4 km/l|
|1.5L i-VTEC Petrol CVT||18 km/l|
|1.5L i-DTEC Diesel MT||25.6 km/l|
2017 Honda City facelift exteriors & design changes
On the outside, the new City 2017 comes with some subtle changes at the front and rear, while the side profile and silhouette of the car remain identical to the current model. The front end gets a wide grille that houses a thick 7 prominent chrome bar in the middle. Honda’s H insignia is embedded in the centre of this chrome bar, while the two ends extend into the headlight assemblies on each side. This particular design touch is similar to what Honda designers have done with the new-gen Civic in the international markets. The front bumpers have also been tweaked to integrate beefed up fog lamp enclosures. The side profile is characterised by new, larger 16-inch multispoke alloys, while the rear gets a spoiler on the boot lid, reprofiled tail lights and tweaked bumpers.
2017 Honda City facelift feature additions
- LED Headlights with DRLs
- LED foglights
- LED high mounted stop lamp with rear spoiler
- 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink and WiFi support
- Rear view camera
- Cruise Control
- 6 airbags
- 16-inch diamond cut alloys
Honda City Facelift 2017 Colours
The new Honda City facelift is available in India in 5 colours:
- Orchid Pearl White
- Alabaster Silver
- Golden Brown
- Steel Grey
- Carnelian Red Pearl
2017 Honda City Facelift competitors
- Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
- Hyundai Verna
- Volkswagen Vento
- Skoda Rapid
- Nissan Sunny