The Honda City has come under severe competition from Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. The City is known for its premium features and quality standards that Honda offers in the executive sedan.
With the launch of the 2017 City with a facelift, does the City stand a chance to reclaim its numero uno position? How does it compare to the old Honda City?
Here are the five key changes to the new 2017 Honda City:
Honda has not taken the path for a full overhaul of the City, but there are subtle and definite updates. Up front, the new City looks sharper, below are the key changes in the new City.
- All-new grille with slimmer chrome strip
- Headlamp cluster features a different design
- LED DRLs, headlights, tail lights and fog lamps
- New Fog lamp housing
- New Boot lid spoiler
- New 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels (ZX Variant)
Honda has not made any major changes to the interiors of the new City. However, Honda has slightly tweaked the interior of the 2017 City to differentiate it from the previous model.
- Soft-touch leather on the dashboard
- Revised design for the piano black-finished centre console
- Dimensions remain the same, so there is no change to the cabin space
- Chrome garnished rear AC vents and switches on the steering wheel
- New white and red illumination for the start/ stop ignition button
- New LED interior cabin lights
Honda cars are feature loaded, and the City sedan is no exception. The new City comes loaded with new updates and you can view them all in the list below.
- Auto headlights with auto timer off and automatic rain sensing wipers
- New 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation feature
- All-new interface to control AC
- 1.5GB internal memory (1st in segment)
- No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
- Bluetooth, two USB-in slots, two microSD card slots and 1 HDMI-in slot
- Wi-Fi support for internet and MirrorLink for smartphone connectivity
4. Safety Features
To up the ante in the executive sedan segment, the 2017 Honda City features new safety features. Here are the key changes to the new City.
- New top-of-the-line ZX variant features six airbags
- Standard dual airbags and ABS with EBD across variants
- Also, standard fitment include ISOFIX, engine immobiliser, rear windshield defogger among others
- Honda ACE body structure
5. Engine Specs & Mileage
Honda has powered the new City with the trusted 1.5-litre engine in both petrol and diesel guise. Below are the engine specs for the new Honda City.
- 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine with 117bhp/ 145Nm of torque
- 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine churning out 99bhp/ 200Nm of torque
- 5-speed manual and CVT automatic gearbox for the petrol
- 6-speed manual gearbox for the diesel
- Diesel misses out on the CVT automatic gearbox
The mileage figures for the 2017 Honda City are 17.4kmpl/ 18kmpl for the petrol manual/ CVT. The diesel model, on the other hand, delivers 25.6kmpl.
Below is an extensive photo gallery of the new 2017 Honda City, click to view.