Japanese carmaker Honda is planning to bring the new avatar of its popular sedan City, to Indian market earlier than expected.
According to the reports, the work on the facelifted City is in full swing and the new updated City has already been patented in India. Which means the new City might come to India sooner than expected.
The City facelift is expected to be launched in early 2017. The new facelifted project on the City sedan is codenamed as 2GC.
The updated City will get changes in line with the Crider sedan and Greiz, which are sold in the Chinese market.
Honda has sent the prototype version of the facelifted City sedan to Japan for testing. According to sources, the City will retain its current styling and only minor changes can be seen on the design department.
The updated City will likely to have features such as - 5.7cm touchscreen, audio and hands-free telephone controls, an automatic climate control system, paddle shift, cruise control, automotive sunroof and satellite-navigation system.
The facelifted City will look identical to its current counterpart but could get new front grille and headlamps with the reworked rear bumper.
The new version of the City is expected to get the same engine as the current model. The city is powered by 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine which produces 117bhp.
The engine is mated to five-speed manual or CVT transmission. The 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel mill pumps out 99bhp coupled to the six-speed manual gearbox.