The 2017 Honda City facelift is all set to be launched in Thailand next month on 12th January, and ahead of its launch Honda Thailand has released a set of teaser images of the car. Last month we told you that the Japanese carmaker is planing to launch the new Honda City facelift in India as well and if things fall into places we might get the car in early 2017 itself. And the India-bound Honda City facelift will remain largely similar to the Thailand-spec model.
Along with the official teaser images, certain feature and the variant list of the 2017 Honda City have also leaked and according to the Thai media, the facelifted Honda City will come with some considerable cosmetic updates and new features. The Thailand-spec 2017 Honda City will come in four primary variants, namely – S, V, V+, SV with a couple of different iteration based on the manual gearbox and a CVT unit.
In terms of looks, we had already reported earlier that the 2017 Honda City facelift will share its design and styling cues with the Honda Greiz sedan, but the teaser images show some influence of the new-gen Civic as well. The top-of-the-line Honda City facelift will get new sharp LED headlamps underlined by LED daytime running lights flanked by a new wider chrome grille.
The new facelifted City also appears to get new 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, redesigned front bumper, new fog lamp enclosures and a restyled bonnet with muscular lines. The rear profile of the car doesn’t seem to come with too many changes. It gets the same tail lamps but the cluster design seems to have been tweaked and will also come with redesigned rear bumper.
Considering this is just a facelift, under the hood, the car will remain unchanged. The India-spec Honda City will continue with the 1.5-litre iVTEC engine developing 117bhp and 145Nm of torque and the 1.5-litre iDTEC diesel motor that makes 100bhp and develops 200Nm of torque. The transmission duties will continue to be handled by the 5-speed manual gearbox for both the petrol and diesel variant with the CVT unit as an option for the petrol trim.
To rival the new Honda City facelift, Hyundai is also bringing in the new-gen Verna sedan to India and the Volkswagen is also working on the Vento facelift, which was spotted in India a few months back. We will also see a marginal hike in the price of the Honda City facelift compared to the outgoing model.