Japanese auto major Honda on Tuesday launched the new upgraded version of its best selling sedan City in India priced at between Rs 8.5 lakh and Rs 13.58 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). With the launch, the company aims to regain top slot from rival Maruti Suzuki’s Ciaz. The City has sold over 2.24 lakh units in the country till date and dominated the segment for the longest. Speaking at the launch, Honda Cars India President and CEO Yoichiro Ueno said: “With the launch of the Honda City 2017, we aim to exceed our customers’ expectations by offering value at a very
competitive price. I am confident that with the new City we will regain our leadership position in the segment.” The new facelift version is set to take on the new Skoda Rapid, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Volkswagen Vento.
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This renovated model of Honda City 2017 was launched in China a few weeks earlier. It comes with more updated features and specifications. According to NDTV Auto reports, the 2017 facelift is designed with keeping safety in mind, it has equipped safety packages, giving the driver the comfort of safety. It is also updated with infotainment system. Power on the Honda City facelift will continue to get a 1.5 litre iVTEC petrol motor in the same state of tune churning out 117 bhp and 145 Nm of torque and a 1.5-litre iDTEC that produces 100 bhp and 200 Nm of torque.
The City 2017 also is beautified with changes like tweaked grille with a honeycomb mesh on the front and reworked headlamp cluster with integrated LED daytime running lights. The wheels are also designed newly and the rear view mirrors gets a tweaked bumper in-line with that on the front along with LED pattern tail lights.
This major update will be followed by the new generation Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift also scheduled to be launched this year.