Japanese automaker Honda has finally launched the facelifted City in the Indian market. While the price starts at Rs 8.5 lakh for the base variant, it goes all the way up to Rs 13.57 lakh for the top-end variants (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The new sedan comes loaded with several segment-first features. Honda City 2017 is being offered in five different variants – S, SV, V, VX and ZX – and features several cosmetic changes, inside and outside.
In terms of exterior changes, Honda City 2017 now gets revamped front and rear bumpers, bigger air vents, larger and more aggressive grille and LED lighting (head and tail lamps, rear spoiler and fog lamps). It also rides on new 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. Apart from the existing colour options, such as White Orchid Pearl, Carnelian Red Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic and Golden Brown Metallic, Honda has added a new shade – Modern Steel Metallic – with the updated model.
Step inside the cabin and the first thing that catches the eye is the new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with built-in navigation, 1.5GB media memory, MirrorLink connectivity for smartphones, voice recognition and feed from the rear-view camera. The electric sunroof now comes with one-touch open/close operation and all the reading lamps now feature LEDs. Other goodies inside the cabin include leather upholstery, automatic headlamps and wipers, six airbags (dual front, side and curtain), cruise control and automatic climate control with rear AC vents.
The City goes head to head with the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Volkswagen Vento, and others. While the Ciaz is due for its respective mid-life update, Hyundai is likely to launch an all-new Verna in this calendar year.