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Honda City Base SV Variant In Pictures: Full Specs And Features Detailed

The newly added base-spec SV trim has made the 2023 City more affordable than the pre-facelift model

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The 2023 Honda City has revised aesthetics and more features than its predecessor, but interestingly, it’s a bit more affordable than before. That’s down to the new SV model that now forms the entry level of the entire City range, including the hybrid variants. 

Here’s a look at the standard-spec sedan in real-life pictures.

Honda City SV aesthetics 

Up at the front, the City SV gets some changes that set it apart from the higher-spec model that you see in the above picture for comparison. The City SV misses out on the diamond-pattern grille and lower bumper splitter element. Instead, it has a body-coloured lip below the lower grille.

You don’t get multi-LED reflector headlights or integrated LED DRLs and indicators in the base-spec City, but it still gets projector headlights (bi-xenon units, not LEDs). Front fog lamps are absent here, too. 

In profile, the 15-inch steel wheels with wheel covers stand out as the biggest cost-cutting feature – alloys are offered from the next trim level onwards, in the V, VX and ZX variants. In addition, the standard-spec model gets body-coloured door handles that are chrome in the ZX.

The SV variant’s rear end gets the same split LED taillight setup as the higher-spec models. However, it looks a tad less sporty without the boot lid spoiler and carbon-fibre-wrapped rear diffuser, two features introduced in the facelifted City. 

Features and engine specs 

As you’d expect, the base City SV isn’t as well-equipped as the top-spec car. Nevertheless, it still gets the new eight-inch touchscreen (wired Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, not wireless), four speakers, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, climate control with rear AC vents, and front and rear armrests. 

The standard-spec City gets more than the basic, government-mandated safety kit. It has four airbags (front and front-side airbags), rear parking sensors, multi-angle reversing camera, stability control and head restraints and three-point seat belts for all five passengers. 

Under the bonnet, the City gets a 121PS naturally aspirated (NA) petrol engine paired with a six-speed manual gearbox. All higher-spec variants also get the option of a CVT automatic.

The Honda City SV offers decent kit and impeccable safety features, even if it misses out on some key exterior features that make the new, facelifted City more desirable. 

The Honda City continues its rivalry with the Maruti Ciaz, Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen Virtus and the upcoming new Hyundai Verna.

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