The upcoming 2017 Honda City mid-size sedan is one of the hot topics in the auto market. Expected to hit the domestic market pretty soon, the Honda City will be making its official debut in Thailand by 12 January, 2017. Coming back to the domestic market, the new 2017 Honda City sedan has been seen on Indian road while shooting for a commercial. Going by the images, these are the foremost undisguised pictures of the India-spec model. The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is expected to hit Indian market by first quarter of this year. Also Read: 2017 Hyundai Verna Vs next-gen Honda City: Comparison Report
The new version of Honda City is expected to receive comprehensive updates in terms of styling which might get cues from Honda Civic. Moreover, the sedan is expected to get updated headlamp along with revamped full LED unit on the top of the line variant. It will also sport wider grille with prominent chrome bar in the centre which is extended to the head lights which seems to get inspiration from new Civic sedan. The company has also worked front bumper which has been tweaked to incorporate bigger fog lamp housing. Taking a close look at the images, the 2017 Honda City will sport new alloy wheels while the side profile majorly remains the same as that of the outgoing model. The rear section of the sedan will sport a reworked tail light along with boot mounted spoiler that is incorporated with stop lamp and rear bumper.
Feature-wise, the sedan will be equipped with hi-end features such as all-new touch-screen infotainment system, Android Auto and Mobile-Mirror, 6-airbags, sunroof and leather upholstery, all-black dashboard and much more. Also Read: New Honda City 2017 facelift top-end variant to feature soft-touch dashboard and 6-airbags
On the mechanical front, the new Honda City will carry the same 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine as seen on the current model. The former can easily produce 118 bhp @ 6600 rpm against the peak torque of 145 Nm @ 4600 rpm whereas the oil burner can churn out 99bhp @ 3600 rpm along with peak torque of 200Nm @ 1750 rpm. The transmission duties will be carried out by 6-speed manual and CVT unit. Intended to take-on its close rival – Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, the new iteration of City sedan is likely to be priced in the range of INR 8 – 13 lakh (ex-showroom).