The Honda City is really fascinating car, and we wonder why the Japanese car manufacturer always skips to introduce the subcompact sedan to the North American drivers. The current model came all-new in 2013, and it once again sidestepped the challenging US market. Still, except to usual places (India, China Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines) where Honda always sells the City, this time the producer dropped of the amazing sedan to Brazil, which is one South America, but still America. Any how, for the next year, the automaker prepares the facelifted 2017 Honda City, which will get a number of interesting changes.
2017 Honda City: Changes and Refresh
The refreshed model won’t have essentially different exterior from the current one. The carmaker will rather introduce a number of suitable changes, which are mainly cosmetic and nothing more. The front end styling sports a completely new grille with plenty of chrome, while the bumper stays completely unchanged. The headlights are pretty the same as before, but as far as we know, the production model might feature some new graphics. Honda won’t change anything on the side profile of the new 2017 City. However, the rear hatch might get a new taillight setup and a bit redesigned bumper. The car should also get the new alloy wheels.
The interior styling will also adopt several new things. There will be the upgraded touchscreen infotainment system, as well as a bit refreshed dashboard. The producer will update the three spoke multi-functional steering wheel, which is getting more buttons and options. Speaking of buttons, we have to mention that there will be more premium features for the base model. It will from now offer an automatic climate controls, engine start/stop button, as well as the electric sunroof. Like we already said, the 2017 Honda City will be just the facelifted model. There will be no change on the platform, which further means that there will be no additional space inside. Still, the comfort will be enhanced by the updated rear seats that are going to have better headrest.
Engines, Price and Arrival
Under the hood of the 2017 Honda City, you will find either a 1.5-liter i-VTEC, which is able to produce around 120 horsepower and 145 Nm, or a 1.5-liter diesel with 100 hp and 200 Nm. Both options will come with a six-speed manual. In contrast to the petrol option that can also come with a CVT, the oil-burner version features just the 6-speed manual gearbox.
The facelifted City sedan will become available very soon. However, since the car sports plenty of changes, we think it will also feature a bit higher price. It is estimated to be around INR 880,000.