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2017 Honda City leaks ahead of its official debut

Ahead of its global debut in Thailand on 12th January 2017 first uncamouflaged photos of Honda City facelift have been leaked online. The images flaunt front and rear side of the sedan. Earlier, Honda Thailand has released the bunch of teaser pictures of the city sedan and Indian version will be similar to Thai spec model. Previously it was speculated that 2017 City will boast design similar to new Accord and Civic.

The purported leaked images showcase restyled headlamps with LED units and LED daytime running lights, revised wider upper and grille with prominent chrome garnish, new LED fog lamp enclosures. The facelift also wears new design alloy wheels on sides with tweaked OVRMs. At the rear, it features boot lid mounted rear spoiler, tweaked LED taillights and sportier bumper.

The Thai spec model would be available in five trim levels- S, V, V+, SV and SV+. For features, some revisions are expected in the form of 60:40 rear seat splits, rear armrest with two glass holders, 6.8 inch touchscreen infotainment system with reverse parking camera assistance, Apple car play and Android auto, three rear seat headrests with adjustable height, chrome finish gear lever, automatic climate control and much more.

Under the hood, the 2017 Honda city facelift would be introduced with the same set of powertrains- 1.5l i-DTEC diesel and 1.5l i-VTEC petrol. The gasoline would develop 117bhp of max power and 145Nm of peak torque, linked to 6-speed manual gearbox as standard along with optional CVT gearbox. The oil burner diesel generates 99bhp power and 200Nm of torque, linked to 5-speed manual gearbox. The mileage of both models is expected to remain same as the ongoing model. With these revisions, it is expected the price in the range of 8.7-13 lakhs (ex-showroom).

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