2017 Facelifted Honda City Launched

Jan 13, 2017 07:20 AM EST | Jeroah Sabado

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The Honda City has been the reason for Honda's success for many years. Honda City outsells many of its competitors on a regular basis, and is probably one of Honda's most popular and successful models in the world ever since it first launched.

Now the Japanese automaker Honda has now launched its mid-life facelift of the current City sedan and the new version will be released in Thailand. The redesigned model comes with a cosmetic upgrade with special emphasis on its front end.

In its sixth generation internationally, the 2017 Honda City is given its mandatory update and will be getting more contemporary exterior design, most notably on the front area. It appears that Honda is using the family-look approach.

There will be new front and rear bumpers, along with the new LED daytime-running lights where it stands out now when the headlamps are turned on. The front grille now has a pronounced chrome grille and flows into the new headlamps, sharing the same shape with many other Hondas currently on sale.

Looking inside the cabin, surprisingly, not much has changed on the interior design. The gloss-black plaque holding the 6.8-inch touchscreen still has the same look but the infotainment system will now be compatible with iOS as well as Android smartphones, and of course Bluetooth telephony.

The dashboard is now all-black with an accent of gunmetal silver and there will be new upholstery for the seats. It also comes with an interior reading lamp and map lights of the same kind.

The new Honda City will still have the same 1.5-litre Earth Dreams petrol and diesel units, and is now tuned to be compliant with Euro-VI. The automaker claims a fuel efficiency of 17.9km per liter with the CVT automatic transmission and 18.2km per liter with the manual petrol engine.

The 2017 Honda City was first spotted in India while shooting a TV commercial. Expect a slight price hike for both the base petrol and top-spec diesel.

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