Honda City Facelift Completely Revealed In These New Set Of Spy Images
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.
2017 Honda Mobilio
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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Honda City Facelift Spied On Indian Soil For The First Time
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.
List Of New Cars Launching In The Month Of January 2017
We already mentioned in some of our earlier articles that the year 2016 has been one important and eventful year for both the auto manufacturer as well the buyers. Now that we stepped into the New Year we definitely will start the year with a bang. We have reported that Tata Motors have already introduced their first product now it’s time for other manufacturers to launch their exciting new products in the Indian market as well.
So today we have decided to make a list of most exciting new car launches that will happen within the next two months.
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2017 Honda City
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The City sedan has been here in the Indian market for quite some time now and has ruled the segment with its road presence and that impressive IVTEC motor. Then when it was time Honda introduced the diesel motor as well along with few other updates. Now with the rising competition Honda has actually decided to introduce the facelift variant City sedan after almost three years since it’s got its last update. This is a mid-cycle update that the car will get before Honda introduces the new generation sedan.
Now according to the recent report Honda will be unveiling the 2017 City sedan facelift on January 12th in Thailand and it will also definitely make it to the Indian shores within few more weeks from now.
Update 30.12.2016:-Two spyshot images of the facelift sedan recently surfaces on the internet which gives us a clear idea about what the upcoming sedan will look like. We have also updated the preview article with all the available information
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Honda City Facelift Launching Soon Things That You Should Know About The Sedan
Honda will soon be introducing the facelift City sedan in India while its rival Maruti Suzuki will also be giving slight update to the Ciaz sedan which too is considered one of the major rivals for the City sedan. On the other hand Hyundai too has plans to launch the new generation Verna as well in India. So keeping all their rivals progress in mind Honda has actually decided to launch the facelift City sedan towards January 2017.
There is no doubt that the City sedan definitely is one of the popular mid-size sedans of India and it has been crowd favourite for a long time. The sedan received its last updates almost 2 years ago and recently it has even lost its spot to its rivals. So in order to stay in the game Honda has decided to launch the facelift variant. According to the reports the facelift sedan will borrow some of its styling cues from the China spec Greiz sedan. Apart from the exterior expect the interior to also get some changes as well. While some reports also states that there will be some mechanical changes under the hood as well.
We managed to find out the possible changes that you could actually expect in the facelift City sedan and provided you with all the details.
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2017 Honda WR-V
If we see the popular recent trend in the global automotive market, the Crossover and compact SUV segment is surely running sky high. Almost in every corner of the world the demand of r a rugged looking spacious compact SUV or a rugged tough looking crossover is rising. Therefore to meet the demand the automakers have been coming up with innovative ideas.
Honda recently introduced the BR-V, which is a compact crossover. The car appears a blend between a compact SUV and a MPV. Now the automaker is developing an all new car in form of WR-V; which will arrive in Indian market sometime around 2017. The car is a compact crossover based on the premium hatchback Honda Jazz. Globally Honda has a premium crossover based on the Jazz, which is dubbed as the HR-V. Considering the price sensitiveness of the Indian customers, the Japanese automaker decided not to launch the pricey HR-V in India. Rather the company opted to develop and launch an all new vehicle in form of Honda WR-V, which will be positioned below the premium HR-V and above the recently launched Honda BR-V.
Brazilian automotive publication “Car and Driver” has published a spyshot based rendering image of the upcoming Honda WR-V, which looks stylish and upmarket. Let’s take a look at the upcoming stylish crossover.
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5 Powerful Yet Fuel Efficient Hatchbacks Worth Buying
Indian market is definitely one of the leading markets of the world when it comes to small cars and every other carmaker who has been doing business in this country knows that they atleast have to launch one small car if they want volume and profit. Until now Maruti Suzuki ruled the market with some of their small cars like the 800 and the Alto for quite some time which was just basic four door hatchbacks which came with puny engine and limited features inside. However now the Indian automobile market is changing and for good people is looking for new and better options and the competition is also getting intense.
Now we have plenty of new options in our hands which are worth exploring and giving a shot. Now we also have a new segment in the Indian market called the compact sedan which is basically the same hatchback with an extended boot. What is even more surprising is also the fact that people are actually showing more interest in getting their hands on the hatchback alternative.
So today we have decided to guide you readers and provide you a list of some of the most exciting yet fuel efficient hatchbacks and compact sedans available in the Indian market within your budget. Hopefully this article will help you if you are planning to get your hands on a hatchback or a compact sedan which is not only powerful but doesn’t burn a big hole in your pocket as well.
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List of hatchback-compact sedan pairs of Indian market
When it comes to the popularity and volume churner segment of the Indian market, the Indian market has become a bit more mature than before and has moved up the ladder and is investing in more premium and up-market cars, owing to increasing need for adequate space and safety. It is the reason why in urban markets, the trend of want for premium hatchbacks and compact sedans based on them is increasing day by day. While the segment of entry level and compact hatchbacks has been witnessing the same level of growth in the rural and Tier II and III cities, it is in the metros and Tier-I cities, where the demand of premium hatchbacks and sedans based on them has seen a commendable growth.
In this feature story, we are going to throw some light on all the pairs of hatchbacks and the compact or sub-4 meter sedans based on them, and the essential points which make them so important for the Indian market and its growth. Here you go.
2016 Honda Accord Hybrid
The Honda Accord is a four door sedan from the Japanese manufacturer. Worldwide, the nameplate has been applied to coupe, wagon, hatchback and crossover cars as well. When it was on sale in India, it was available only in the sedan form. The car also had quite a considerable success in the United States. It was also one of the best-selling Japanese car in the U.S. for 15 years from 1982 to 1997.
In the early 1970s, Honda was in a crisis and were about to pull out of the automobile market. However, when they launched the Civic, it went on to become a success. They then decided to build a larger version of the car and it was called the Accord. Accord stands for “Honda’s desire for accord and harmony between the people, the society and the automobile”.The first accord was launched on May 7th 1976 as a 3-door hatchback and as a 4-door sedan the following year. The Honda Accord that is currently on sale is in its ninth generation now.
In India, the Accord was launched in 2001 but even though it was a good car, the sales never took off, especially for the V6 model. 13 years later, in early 2014, Honda pulled the plug on the Accord due to dwindling sales.
The Japanese manufacturer has launched the 2016 Honda Accord in Mountain View, California. This is the first time that Honda has launched a car in the Silicon Valley, the U.S. tech hub. The car will go on sale globally in August and it is also expected to be put on sale in India next year. The car comes with a host of new equipments and safety features.
Honda has decided to reintroduce the Accord in the Indian market again in the year 2016 and they though to go full hybrid this time. The is the ninth generation facelift model which not only gets sharper exterior and interior features but also gets a 2.0L Atkinson VTEC engine and also two electric motors.There are even three different drive modes as well which makes driving even more fun.
Update 25.10.2016:- Honda launched the new Accord Hybrid in India today.The prices and the other details has been updated in this article
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2017 Honda WR-V
Honda Brazil recently released a teaser image of the upcoming compact SUV WR-V. The compact SUV will make its world premiere at the Sao Paulo International Motor Show 2016 which will commence from second week of November.
We all know the demand of Crossovers and SUV’s in the Indian market and the compact SUV segment is currently flooded with many brand new products. So there is a fair chance that Honda might introduce this new SUV too in the Indian market as well after its launch in the markets of Brazil and some other countries in South America.
The car was also caught couple of times being tested on road with full camouflage. For all your information this newest SUV is based on the Honda Jazz platform and will definitely make it to the Indian market as well to take on some other sub-compact SUV’s o the Indian market.
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2016 Honda Brio
In India Japanese automakers share a large volume of the market pie. The Honda is certainly one of the most popular Japanese automaker in the country, which boasts several popular and successful models in its stable.
The compact hatchback segment being the most popular segment in the country, all the automakers try to capture a fare share of the segment. Honda being one of the major players in India’s automobile market couldn’t ignore the segment. The company launched the Brio compact hatchback few years ago, which became immensely popular due to its stylish compact design, practicality and peppy performance.
Now the Japanese automaker is working on an all new Brio, which would be launched sometime in 2018. The new Brio will surely come featuring an updated design at the exterior and inside the cabin as well. As the Honda Amaze and the Brio shares the same platform, it can be said, that the new Brio would come featuring the similar fascia, which the newly launched facelift Amaze sports.
The Japanese automaker is working on the new Brio, which is codenamed as 2UA. This car will be manufactured in the automaker’s Indian plant, and it will be exported to Japan as well. Therefore the 2018 Honda Brio will become the second made in India car to be exported after the Maruti-Suzuki Baleno. Moreover, Honda hasn’t exported any car to Japan yet.
Update 04.10.2016:- Honda launched the facelift Brio in the Indian market today. The prices of the new Brio has been updated in this article
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