Honda launched the 2017 version of its most popular car in India, the City yesterday. The new car gets a facelift compared to the older model, with Honda pricing it aggressively to take on competition from Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai.
The new car will be available in both petrol and diesel, with Honda offering five different trim levels. Catering to car enthusiasts, the company is offering 11 different variants, 7 in petrol and 4 in diesel.
The base petrol model of the new City is priced at Rs.8,49,990 (ex-showroom, New Delhi), while the base diesel model is competitively priced at Rs.10,75,990 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
|Variant||Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)|
|S MT Petrol||Rs.8,49,990|
|SV MT Petrol||Rs.9,53,990|
|V MT Petrol||Rs.9,99,990|
|V CVT Petrol||Rs.11,53,990|
|VX MT Petrol||Rs.11,64,990|
|VX CVT Petrol||Rs.12,84,990|
|ZX CVT Petrol||Rs.13,52,990|
|SV MT Diesel||Rs.10,75,990|
|V MT Diesel||Rs.11,55,990|
|VX MT Diesel||Rs.12,86,990|
|ZX MT Diesel||Rs.13,56,990|
A 1.5L i-VTEC engine will power the petrol sedan, producing 119 PS. The mileage for this engine is 17.4 km/l (as stated by the company).
A 1.5L i-DTEC engine which has a power of 100 PS will power the Diesel City, with Honda claiming a mileage of 25.6 km/l.
Honda will offer an automatic option with the petrol, using its proprietary Continuously Variable Transmission or CVT. This comes equipped with a 7-speed paddle shift.
Safety features on the new Honda City
The new City comes equipped with safety features on par with competition. All variants get driver and passenger side airbags, with the top-end ZX variant getting additional front side and side curtain airbags as well.
ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution is standard on all models. Additionally, all variants are equipped with warning indicators, anti-theft security alarms, dual horns and rear windshield defoggers.
Styling of the new Honda City
The new 2017 Honda City is a facelifted version of the previous model, and while the car retains its characteristic styling it does get certain much-needed changes. The front-end has received a complete overhaul, with a new grill and headlamp cluster in place. The rear also gets an LED makeover, with LED tail lamps and strip.
Honda has also given new diamond cut alloy wheels on the mid and top-end variants of the car.
The City’s popularity is evident from the fact that Honda has received over 10,000 bookings already, with the new car set to live up to its legacy.