2017 Honda City Facelift Launch Set For Early Next Year [VIDEO]

Nov 29, 2016 11:08 AM EST | Vinay Patel


Currently in its sixth generation, Honda City is all set to get a new facelift in India.

The rumor mill has been churning all sorts of speculations around what the Japanese carmaker has in store for its Indian audience. According to recently surfaced reports, the 2017 Honda City facelift will hit the retail showrooms next year.

It's no secret that Honda City has been a source of steady profit for the popular automaker in India. Plus, following the update, Honda City emerged as India's fastest mid-sized sedan to break the one lakh (100,000) unit sales barrier; and it did so in a span of 15 months, India.com reported.

While previous reports claimed that Honda Car India is leaving no stone unturned to debut the 2017 Honda City facelift next year, latest speculations suggest the revamped model launching in as early as Jan. 2017. Nevertheless, Honda Car India has neither confirmed nor denied these speculations.

Coincidentally, the Big H rolled out the last update to its City back in Jan. 2014.

If rumors proved to be true, the City facelift could most likely be the next Honda car to launch in India. This seems to be quite a logical move --- considering the fact that Honda's rival, Hyundai, is prepping to unveil the next-gen Verna sedan in 2017, according to Car And Bike.

A report predicting next year's launch for the 2017 Honda City Facelift claimed that Honda dealers will start taking the booking, off the record, in the near future.

Furthermore, the design for 2017 Honda City facelift will be inspired by the Honda Greiz, which was launched exclusively in China last year.

Based on the Greiz's design profile, the Honda City facelift may boast projector headlights, along with larger diamond-cut alloy wheels and a mammoth front grille with plenty of chrome. Its tail lights may also feature LED.

Honda is neither likely to oust the all-black dashboard nor dump the minimalist interiors of new City model.

Premium models are expected to boast an array of awe-inspiring additions as well, including Android Auto and Apple Carplay support for its touch-screen infotainment system.

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