Pre Bookings already commenced across all Honda dealerships
Honda unveiled the facelift City in Thailand last month and now the auto manufacturer has officially confirmed that they will be launching the facelift sedan in India on 14th. Not only have they mentioned the launch date but even shared all the details along with a teaser video of what you could expect from the upcoming car. The company even commenced the pre-bookings of the new car at all the Honda Dealerships across the country. One can pay a token amount of INR. 21, 000 to book the new car.
The facelift sedan now gets a completely new face which takes its inspiration from the new generation Civic and Accord. The facelift sedan gets slightly tweaked LED headlamps along with integrated LED daytime running lamps as well. The chrome grille towards the front also looks new and like we already said takes its inspiration from the new gen Civic and Accord. Besides the new headlamps and grille the City facelift has also received a new bumper as well, the front bumper also houses fog lamps. Besides the front fog lamps the side profile also gets new Diamond cut alloy wheels(while the middle grade variants gets 15 inch alloy wheels). Towards the rear profile the sedan gets a redesigned LED taillamps along with an integrated boot spoiler which also gets LED stop lamps.
The sedan will launch soon after Hyundai introduces the hatchback in February 2017
Only recently we have reported that Hyundai is all set to introduce the Grand i10 hatchback facelift in India. It was already spotted at a local dealer and we have provided you all the details of this upcoming hatchback. Now Hyundai will also be launching the facelift Xcent sedan as well which is actually based on the Grand i10 hatchback.
What is interesting is the fact that the facelift Xcent sedan was spotted testing on the Indian road recently which actually gives us an idea that Hyundai won’t be waiting much longer to launch the facelift sedan in India. It looks like after Hyundai introduces the facelift Grand i10 hatchback they will be launching the sedan as well.
As far as the changes are concerned expect the sedan to receive the same cosmetic updates which will be seen on the Grand i10 hatchback.
For all your information expect the Xcent sedan to get an updated front grille while the front bumpers too houses new fog lamps. The side profile however will remain identical to the pre-facelift variant though what it might get are perhaps new set of wheels. Just like the front profile, expect the rear profile too to also get an updated rear bumper and perhaps slightly tweaked rear taillamps.
The new sedan gets plenty of exciting cosmetic and few mechanical updates
Autocar India has just reported that Honda is all set to introduce the facelift City in India on 14th February 2017. The sedan was already teased in the markets of Thailand while according to the recent report bookings for the facelift sedan has also commenced in Malaysia.
There is no doubt about the capabilities of this sedan and this also been one of the best sellers of this segment. However in the recent years the biggest threat that the City has received is from Ciaz from Maruti. The sedan even managed to outsell the City sedan in number of occasions. So in order to cope with the current competition Honda has decided to give the sedan fresh new updates.
Now that the launch date of the facelift sedan has been confirmed below provided are all the details that you can expect from the soon to b elaunched Indian spec Honda City facelift.
The official launch will take place this February
Hyundai is all set to introduce the Grand i10 facelift in India in the month of February; this will be their first major launch for the Indian market in the year 2017. Details of the soon to be launched hatchback now have surfaced online including information about its new updated engine and pricing.
According to the recent reports the facelift Grand i10 prices will start from INR. 4, 58, 000 for the base ERA petrol trim while the top end Asta diesel is expected to be priced at INR. 7.33 lakh(ex showroom). The best thing is that the facelift variant base variant will now be atleast INR. 30,000 cheaper than the existing variant. Apart from the revised pricing the hatchback facelift also gets a revised lineup as well. The Asta(O) trim has now been discontinued in favour of standard Asta trim, while two new trims are also being added to the current lineup which includes Sportz(O) and the Sportz(O) AT which is available exclusively with the petrol variant.
Coming to the cosmetic changes the soon to be launched Grand i10 will get a wider front grille, repositioned front fog lamps and a new rear bumper to go with the frontal changes. Unfortunately there are no other big changes made to the hatchback.
The soon to be launched hatchback updates will not only be limited to cosmetics!
According to the recent reports on the internet the upcoming facelift Hyundai Grand i10 will get a slightly bigger and updated diesel engine under its hood. The facelift Grand i10 debuted at the 2016 Paris Motor show and already introduced in the markets of UK.For all your information the updated Grand i10 will be called i10 Prime and this will also be their first product which will launch this year in India.
This is not the first time that Hyundai used the ‘Prime’ iteration. The South Korean auto maker used to use it for their now discontinued Getz hatchback as well.
The Grand i10 hatchback which is sold as the next generation i10 in some other International markets was introduced back in the year 2013 and it was able to sell in impressive numbers as well. This will be the hatchbacks first major facelift since its introduction in the Indian market. Apart from getting few cosmetic updates on its exterior and interior the Grand i10 hatchback will also get a completely new diesel drivetrain under its hood.
Currently the pre-facelift variant gets a 1.2 Litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol unit, this 4 cylinder oil burner is capable of producing about 83 Ps of peak power and 11.6 kgm of torque. The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual transmission while there is also a 4 speed automatic transmission available as an option. The diesel unit on the other hand gets the slightly older second generation 1.1-litre 3-cylinder engine that churns out about 70 BHP and 160 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual transmission.
According to the recent reports by Team-BHP Hyundai has decided to upgrade the existing 1.1 Litre CRDi engine with a slightly more powerful 1.2 Litre unit. This unit is actually the updated version of their existing diesel unit and uses the same 3 cylinder. But the increase in displacement capacity has helped the engine to gain slightly more power advantage over the existing 1.1 Litre unit.
The reports also states that the new facelift i10 Prime diesel mill will generate around 71 Bhp of peak power and 190 Nm of torque. Besides the minor hike in power and torque output expect the diesel unit to also get return an impressive fuel efficiency figures as well.
The City facelift is all set to make its Thailand Debut today Indian launch on the cards
We already have reported earlier that Honda will be launching the City facelift in the markets of Thailand on 13th January 2017 and offcourse! The Indian launch too isn’t far away.
The City facelift was already caught undisguised but this new image reveals the front and rear profile of the sedan completely. Like we already said before the front end of the sedan now looks like that they have taken inspiration from the new generation Civic and Accord. The headlamp shape also has been slightly redesigned as well furthermore the headlamps unit now also gets integrated daytime running lamps. The new bolder looking grille runs into the headlamp area and gives the front profile a slightly more shaper look. The front bumper has also been designed and it now gets 3 air intake slots along with the fog lamps as well. The other change comes in the form of new 16 inch alloy wheels and a slightly tweaked rear bumper.
On the inside the City facelift sedan will most likely get an all new infotainment system which is compatible with both Apple car play and Android Auto system. This new touchscreen infotainment system also gets a navigation system as well. The City facelift will likely also get the all black interior as well. While for the safety of the passengers it will feature six airbags as well along with ABS and EBD.
According to the reports the Thailand spec City facelift will retain the 1.5L i-VTEC petrol engine capable of producing 120 PS at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm at 4,600 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox. While the other variant gets the CVT Transmission as an option.
Everything you wanted to know about the upcoming Mobilio facelift
According to the recent reports on the internet Honda is all set to introduce the facelift Mobilio in the Indian market. The Mobilio is direct rival of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and perhaps is the only MPV which was able to give some stiff competition to Maruti’s Ertiga.
The Honda Mobilio was launched back in 2013 and it was able to impress the crowd with its spacious interior great handling and ride quality. But recently the MPV segment of India has taken a back seat as the sale of the MPV has dwindled down in recent years because of the increasing demand of the compact SUV. Honda recently updated the Amaze compact sedan and Brio hatchback and they are also all set to introduce the City facelift as well soon in the Indian market which also happens to be their best selling product.
Recently the first set of spy images of the facelift Mobilio surfaced online recently in Indonesia where the updated facelift variant will be launched soon. Today we have collected all the information available at this moment about the refreshed Mobilio MPV.
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The sedan will launch towards the month of February 2017 after its Thailand launch
Honda will be launching the City facelift in India after it launches in the market of Thailand on 12th January. The car was teased in Thailand social media couple of times but the midsize sedan was caught on the Indian soil undisguised for the very first time during a TVC shoot. Now as already reported earlier the sedan sports a design inspired from the new generation Civic and Accord.
The City facelift for the first time gets wraparound new LED headlamps, redesigned bumper and fog lamps towards the front. While towards the rear the sedan gets a LED taillamps as well. While towards the side profile it gets 16 inch diamond cut alloys. The City sedan facelift also gets an all black interior. The slightly redesigned dashboard houses a new touchscreen infotainment system which also integrates an Apple car play and Android Auto compatibility.
The City facelift will continue with the same 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and i-DTEC diesel engines but offcourse Honda will make some improvements. The drivetrain will be paired to the same 6 speed manual as well as 6 speed automatic transmissions.
Expect the City facelift launch to take place towards the month of February 2017 after its Thailand launch. As far as the pricing is concerned it will be priced slightly higher than the pre-facelift variants.
The complete details of the pre-facelift and facelift compact SUV variants
Now there have been rumours surrounding the upcoming Ford Ecosport facelift while some are saying that Ford will be introducing the new facelift Ecosport which was showcased at the 2016 New York Auto show towards the second half of this year while other are saying that Ford will add some new features to the pre-facelift compact SUV and will launch it first before they introduce the new facelift SUV.
Whatever be the case the good news is that we are getting the new facelift compact SUV which will replace the current SUV by this year only. Coming back to the reports of Ford making some changes to the pre-facelift compact SUV and will sell it in the Indian market until and unless the new Ecosport is introduced.
Today we have decided to provide you all the details about what you can expect from the updated pre-facelift variant as well as the upcoming all new facelift Ecosport which was unveiled at the 2016 New York Motor show.
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The updated compact SUV with plenty of new features and interior upgrades
Mercedes has recently taken the covers off the facelift GLA Class which will be sold as the 2018 model. The car was recently unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The GLA was launched for the first time back in 2013 and it impressed everyone with its handling and refinement characteristics. Some of the main highlights of Mercedes first compact SUV included dynamic design, light footed handling and offcourse the premium interior. This new SUV also helped Mercedes become the broadest SUV range over all the other premium European car manufacturers.
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The all new Swift will make it to the Indian market by the second half of 2017
Suzuki has unveiled the new generation Swift hatchback in Japan last week and while it will launch in Japan within few more weeks the hatchback will also make its way into India by next year only.
Now this is an important video that we found on You tube which describes the whole car in detail. This is third generation Swift that was introduced infront of the World in Japan. The hatchback is known as YSD internally; the car is able to break new ground in terms of technology but also is able to retain the old Swifts identity as well. If we continue talking about styling then the new generation Swift hatchback gets clamshell like bonnet along with a new wider single piece grille and new headlamps, wide wheels arches towards the side profile A and B pillars finished in Black leaving a floating roof like effect. Like we already mentioned earlier as well the new Swift hatchback is underpins a completely new lightweight and rigid chassis. While the hatchback has a slightly longer wheelbase but the car is slightly shorter in length than the Baleno hatchback.
Just like the exterior the interior definitely looks new and sporty which matches with overall sporty styling of the car. While the dashboard too looks all new and houses round circular vents while the side profile gets rectangular vents. The steering wheel looks all new as well with multifunction switches and flat bottom.
As far as the drivetrains are concerned the Maruti Suzuki Swift hatchback will most likely continue with the same petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol unit will most likely get the 1.2 Litre unit while the diesel unit will get the 1.3 Litre unit. But reports also states that Maruti might replace the old diesel unit with a new diesel mill completely built inhouse Maruti.
Expect the facelift hatchback to get minor changes both outside as well as inside
Compared to the other entry level hatchbacks the Hyundai Eon is perhaps the only car which hasn’t received any major updates since its introduction back in the year 2011. The only change perhaps came in the form of an addition of a slightly more powerful 1.0 Litre mill under its hood.
Now according to the reports Hyundai is working on a new facelift variant of the hatchback which will likely be introduced in the year 2017. Expect the new hatchback to get minor changes on both its exterior as well as interior. But you all will also be delighted to know that the South Korean auto manufacturer has also plans to introduce the new generation model as well which will get plenty of modern updates and perhaps a new platform as well.
Coming to the facelift variant, expect the refreshed Eon to get a restyled front as well as rear bumper, while it might also receive a slightly tweaked head and taillamps as well. Just like the exterior expect the interior too to get minor changes which might come in the form of a new upholstery and slightly updated music system. There won’t be any changes under the hood.
The Hyundai Eon facelift will continue with the same 0.8-litre iRDE, three cylinder and the 1.0-litre Kappa Dual VTVT three-cylinder petrol engines. Both these engines are paired to a 5 speed manual transmission.