2016 Honda City
The new Honda City looks much stylish and upmarket compare to the outgoing model
Honda City is one of the most popular sedans in Indian market. Since the first introduction of this car in 1981, the Honda City has been an important model in the company’s global lineup. In India too, the car has proved a successful one for the Japanese automaker.
But with the growing competition in Indian market the car is expected to get some updates. Although major changes are very unlikely to come incorporated to the Honda City, but it will get some subtle touches, which will be an attempt to make the car more appealing and upmarket.
Here we got a rendered image, which gives us a sneak peek how the facelift Honda City is going to be like. Expect the car to hit the showrooms sometime around the upcoming festive season in 2016. A few days ago Honda launched the new facelift Amaze, which comes pretty much appealing compare to the previous model. We expect the same with the Honda City.
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Honda City receives several cosmetic updates at the front fascia. The front grille, headlamps, bumper get restyled in an aggressive and stylish manner. The front grille of any Honda car comes with a thick chrome garnished bar, which holds the Honda logo. The outgoing Honda City gets a thick chrome bar at the front grille section, while the new facelift Honda City gets a sleeker chrome bar which runs into the redesigned headlamp clusters. The new headlamps get LED daytime running lights. Front bumper comes in a revised look, which is aggressive and resembles with he recently launched Honda Amaze bumper. The hood also gets a revamped look, with the subtle creases running toward the nose.
The side profile is expected to get new design alloy wheels which will sport twin five spoke aggressive looking alloy wheels, sharp creases running through the doors. Expect the rear profile to don new taillamps. Dimensionally the facelift Honda might come with same length, width, height and wheelbase.
Honda City facelift is likely to sport several feature updates inside the cabin. It might get a redesigned multifunction steering wheel, classy instrument cluster and a revamped centre console with stylish touchscreen infotainment system. Expect the interior upholsteries to come refreshed as well.
Change in the engine and transmission set up is very unlikely for the facelift Honda City. It would retain the 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engines. Expect the car to come with a better fuel efficiency figure with retuned engines.
Presently the Honda City is priced at INR. 11.09 lakh for the petrol manual variant, while the diesel variant gets a price tag of INR. 12.32 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi). The facelift Honda City might come a bit higher priced than the outgoing model.
Hyundai Elantra is going to be a tough rival against the Honda City. The Hyundai sedan gets power from a 1.8 litre dual VTVT petrol engine which churns out around 150 PS peak power and 18.1 kgm of peak torque. The diesel variant Elantra gets a 1.6 VGT CRDi diesel engine which generates 128 PS peak power and 26.5 kgm peak torque.
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The facelift Honda City looks stylish and appealing. Compare to the old sedan this new model will surely take Honda’s game up in the country when it gets launched in the Indian market sometime around later this year.
- * Stylish.
- * New features.
- * Re-tuned fuel efficient engines.
- * No exact time of launch.
- * No exact price detail.
Title image source: IAB