After its Thailand launch, the next market to get the 2017 City facelift is India. And few days after it was spotted during a promo shoot, the car has been snapped at a dealership in India by Autos Arena.
The India-spec 2017 City facelift which was spotted during an ad-shoot in India (exact location not disclosed) by a Team-BHP member did not reveal many details.
As compared to the Thailand-spec City, the India-spec car gains different diamond-cut alloy wheels (which have a very close resemblance with Maruti Suzuki S-Cross’ alloys!) and LED tail lamps.
Against the existing version, the 2017 City comes with a thinner chrome bar on the honeycomb grille which is also underlined by (more) chrome. Minor changes to the design of the headlamps and the front bumper can also be noticed.
At the rear, the car gets new tail lamps and spoiler but the boot lid and the overall design remains absolutely same. The only change is the new bumper which tries to lend the car sporty looks. It features a grille-like structure surrounded by black-outlined reflectors at both ends.
Interiors, as depicted by these latest pics, do not signify many changes. The India-spec City ZX, which will be the top-of-the-line variant gets LED DRLs and automatic LED head lamps, LED fog lamps, new 16 inch alloy wheels, sunroof, 6 airbags – side and curtain (expected) and 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
In terms of mechanicals, expect the same 1.5 liter petrol and 1.5 liter diesel engine combinations to continue to do duty on the sedan. For the petrol variant, there will be a CVT unit apart from the manual transmissions (for both petrol and diesel).
2017 City Facelift Launch
Honda has already introduced the new City in Thailand without any significant price increment. Now that they have started preparing for the initial market buzz in India and that the car is already in dealerships it is only a matter of few days when we hear about its official launch date (end of January or early February is speculated).
In terms of sales numbers, City is slowly beginning to loose out to Ciaz and Honda would be hoping to get majority of customers back into its shield with this new facelift.