2017 Honda City made its global debut in Thailand last month is all set to officially land in India on 14th February, 2017. Bookings are open at Honda dealerships across India and you can book one for a token amount of Rs. 21,000. Deliveries are expected to commence later this month. Once a segment leader is now battling to remain the top three cars due to stiff competition by Maruti Ciaz and growing popularity of SUV in India.
The 2017 version will mark the revival of top spec ZX variant, so new city will be available in five grades- S, SV, V, VX and ZX. The E and VX (O) variants will be removed. The new Gen city has been spied at dealership yard multiple times already and takes design inspiration from new Gen Civic. The prominent changes come up front in the form of thick chrome bar integrated into headlamps, LED headlights with LED daytime running lights. The side profile remains similar to existing model with crisp creases, chrome door handles.
The top variants are likely to receive new set of 16 inch dual tone alloy wheels. At rear, it gets modified taillights, rear mounted spoiler with LED stop light and tweaked bumper. The biggest change inside the cabin comes in the form of Wi-Fi enabled 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, mobile mirroring app, Smartphone integration and 1.5GB internal memory with an option to further expand it to 16GB.
New city also gets automatic climate with touch controls, sunroof with pinch guard, advanced audio system with eight speakers, rear ac vents, cruise control, rain sensing wipers, paddle shifters and much more. The top variants will features six airbags, reverse parking with multi view angels, push start button and leather seats.
Under the hood 2017 Honda City remains unchanged, thus offered 1.5l i-VTEC petrol and 1.5l i-DTEC diesel engine. The petrol develops 117bhp power and 145Nm of torque; it can be either had with a 6-speed manual or a CVT transmission. The diesel churns out 99bhp power along with 200Nm of torque, mated to a six speed manual gearbox. Prices are expected to go up by up to Rs. 20,000 over the current model.