Honda's C-segment stalwart has a fresh new face and a slew of updates. The facelift of the fourth-generation City has been officially launched in India with prices starting at Rs 8.50 lakh for base-spec petrol, going all the way up to Rs 13.57 lakh for the top-spec diesel. Here's a detailed variant-wise pricing break-up (all prices ex-showroom Delhi):
• S MT – Rs. 8.50 lakh
• SV MT – Rs. 9.54 lakh
• V MT – Rs. 10.00 lakh
• VX MT – Rs. 11.65 lakh
• V CVT – Rs. 11.54 lakh
• VX CVT – Rs. 12.85 lakh
• ZX CVT – Rs. 13.53 lakh
• SV MT – Rs. 10.76 lakh
• V MT – Rs. 11.56 lakh
• VX MT – Rs. 12.87 lakh
• ZX MT – Rs. 13.57 lakh
Now, we have discussed the City facelift in detail before, and here are a few stories you should check out if you are zeroing in on the Honda as your next set of wheels.
There are LED lamps, everywhere. LED daytime running lamps are standard across the range. The top-spec variant goes one step further featuring LED headlamps with DRLs, LED foglamps and tail lamps. If that wasn't enough LED for you, the cabin lights are of the same variety as well. Aesthetically, the City retains its 'arrow-shot' design theme. The top-of-the-line VX and ZX variants now wear bigger 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, whereas the mid-spec V variant gets a set of 15-inch alloys. Honda has also added a new 'Modern Steel Metallic' (Dark Grey) shade, that you see in the pictures over the usual White Orchid Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Carnelian Red Pearl, and Golden Brown Metallic.
What about the insides?
The facelift retains the same layout and features, and the tried-and-tested beige-black colour combo. Added goodies include a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink (which will be carried over to the upcoming Honda WR-V), and a one-touch function for opening/closing the sunroof. It carries over its bag of tricks that includes the touchscreen for the automatic climate control, steering-mounted audio and telephony controls, cruise control, and power-folding mirrors. This is besides the de rigueur convenience features that include tilt and telescopic adjust for the steering, a height-adjustable driver seat and keyless entry/go.
Mechanically, the City remains unchanged, carrying over the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol motor, and the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel. The petrol is available with a 5-speed manual (and not a six-speed as in the BR-V) or a 7-speed CVT (only in V,VX and ZX), whereas the diesel gets the good old 6-speed stick shifter. The output from both engines have remained unchanged at 119PS/145Nm (petrol) and 100PS/200Nm (diesel), but ARAI-certified fuel efficiency has gone down by 0.4kmpl, to 17.4kmpl (petrol) and 25.4kmpl (diesel). Notably, the efficiency for the petrol-automatic has remained unchanged at 18kmpl. Honda is also offering a 3 year/unlimited kilometres warranty as standard.
We are driving the facelift Honda City as you read this. Stay tuned for the detailed picture gallery and a quick first impressions review coming your way!
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