The Honda City facelift will be available just as a fuel and strong hybrid; no diesel. Honda is all set to give the fifth-generation City a mid-lifecycle upgrade, and as we have reported in the past, it will strike the display rooms from March 2. Anticipate Honda to announce the rates for the City facelift around the same time. And a few weeks prior to its launch, images of the City facelift have actually appeared online offering us a clear appearance at the upgraded midsize sedan. Honda City facelift features tweaked bumpers More affordable City Hybrid most likely with the faceliftExpected to be priced Rs 1 lakh more than the current CityHonda City facelift: exterior and interior updatesLike most Honda mid-lifecycle updates, the changes to the City facelift are very little. Upfront, it gets a slightly fine-tuned design to the bumpers, and the grille area now has a slimmer chrome bar. The facelift retains the sharply styled headlamps with 9 LED ranges as before. The grille design, too, is altered somewhat and features a honeycomb pattern on higher versions and vertical slats on lower variants. Honda will also present a brand-new blue paint shade with the facelift. Honda City facelift will get a new blue paint shade.From the profile, there is extremely little separating the facelift from the pre-facelift model. Even the alloy wheel style looks similar to the current City. At the rear, the Honda City facelift gets recently developed bumpers and Honda has altered the positioning of the reflectors. On the within, the City facelift looks extremely comparable to the current car. Our dealer sources had validated that the City facelift will get more functions. Expect Honda to include equipment like a cordless charger and aerated seats that its competitors likewise offer. With the facelift, Honda is also most likely to reshuffle the variant line-up of the City. Honda City facelift: powertrain information The City facelift will go on sale as a petrol-only midsize sedan as Honda will be axing its diesel engines ahead of the upcoming Real Driving Emissions (RDE) standards. The gas and strong hybrid powertrains will be upgraded to satisfy the RDE norms in addition to be E20 (20 percent ethanol mix) compliant.The City facelift, therefore, is likely to come with the 121hp, 1.5-litre gas engine, mated to either a 6-speed manual or CVT automatic gearboxes. There will also be the 126hp, Atkinson Cycle 1.5-litre petrol-hybrid powertrain that comes mated to an e-CVT transmissionHonda City facelift hybrid will get brand-new entry-level trim The current City gets the hybrid only in its top-spec ZX trim, and is substantially more expensive than the basic City gas. In reality, the cost difference between the top-spec City petrol and City hybrid is over Rs 4 lakh. Sources inform us that Honda will present a more cost effective trim of the City Hybrid to narrow the price gap between the two powertrains. Honda City facelift: expected price and competitionOur dealership sources have actually hinted that the City facelift will be priced about a lakh more than the current design. For referral, the City gas is priced in between Rs 11.87 lakh-Rs 15.62 lakh (ex-showroom, India). When introduced, it will take on other midsize sedans in the market like the Volkswagen Virtus, Skoda Slavia, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. The new-generation Verna is set to introduce on March 21 and will include 2 1.5-litre fuel engines. Maruti Suzuki recently upgraded the Ciaz with additional security functions and more colour options in a quote to keep it fresh amidst competition.Also see:.
Honda City facelift features tweaked bumpers More budget-friendly City Hybrid likely with the faceliftExpected to be priced Rs 1 lakh more than the current CityHonda City facelift: outside and interior updatesLike most Honda mid-lifecycle updates, the changes to the City facelift are very little. There will also be the 126hp, Atkinson Cycle 1.5-litre petrol-hybrid powertrain that comes mated to an e-CVT transmissionHonda City facelift hybrid will get new entry-level trim The present City gets the hybrid only in its top-spec ZX trim, and is considerably more expensive than the standard City petrol. The rate difference in between the top-spec City gas and City hybrid is over Rs 4 lakh. Honda City facelift: anticipated cost and competitionOur dealer sources have hinted that the City facelift will be priced about a lakh more than the present design.