As Honda Car India is all set to roll out Honda City 2017 in India by early 2017, many details have already been revealed about the forthcoming sedan. Moreover, the carmaker recently teased the upcoming sedan which is scheduled at arrive in Thailand on January 12. As per the report from Cars News Update blog, the Thailand-based new Honda City sedan is expected to carry extensive list of features which are likely to be seen on the India-spec model. Also Read: Honda City Facelift teased in Thailand; launch in India during early 2017
The upcoming 2017 Honda City sedan will be offered in 5 variants - S, V, V+, SV and SV+ in the Thai market. We previously informed you that, the new version of City sedan will sport a new chrome studded grille, Civic-inspired headlamps along with LED lighting and DRLs, revamped front bumper with new fog lamp enclosures as well as new alloy wheels. As per the report, only SV and SV+ variants will be seen with LED lighting in the headlamps as well as LED fog lights. On the inside, the facelift version of the sedan is expected to carry several changes in terms of equipments based on variants. Extensive changes are expected wherein map reading light and chrome door handles will be seen only on the V+ trim while the SV trims will skip the 60:40 foldable rear seats. Feature-wise, the new sedan will be equipped with LED cabin lighting, audio controls on the steering wheel, gauges glow white, chrome finish on the hand brake lever, ‘Sporty’ seats, rear armrest with two glass holders, 3 rear headrests with adjustable height positions, a 6.8-inch screen with rear view camera and other features.
Under the hood, the facelifted version of 2017 Honda City is expected to carry same set of engines options – 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel. The 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine will be developing 99 bhp of max power against the peak torque of 200Nm while the 1.5-litre i-DTEC oil burner will be good for 117Bhp along with 145Nm of peak torque. The transmission duties will be carried out by a 5-speed manual gearbox along with a CVT unit.
As far as the India launch is concerned, the new 2017 Honda City facelift is expected to arrive by next month. Likely to be priced in the range of INR 8.5 – 13 lakh (ex-showroom), the sedan will be continuing its rivalry in the mid-size sedan segment by competing against the likes of Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.