New Honda City 2017 gets 30,000 bookings
The best-seller raises the bar
Honda City 2017 is an update for the existing car. The fourth-gen of this sedan was launched in 2014 and this model is an update for it. So what does it have on offer? Is it better space, performance or comfort? Has there been an increase in its features? Well, this is a facelift and the changes are purely cosmetic. So, there is no change in its mechanicals and dimensions.
There are multiple new additional features on offer. To begin with, there are projector headlamps, daytime running LEDs, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lamps on the outside. On the inside, there is an all new touchscreen system and there are even some subtle changes that makes it look different.
Then there is a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine as well. Petrol comes with a five-speed manual and CVT options, while the diesel gets six-speed manual transmission. There is no change in the engine tuning also. It is the same mill. However the other changes are what make the difference.
|2017 Honda City S Petrol||INR 9.3 lakhs|
|2017 Honda City SV Petrol||INR 10.4 lakhs|
|2017 Honda City V Petrol||INR 10.9 lakhs|
|2017 Honda City V Auto Petrol||INR 12.6 lakhs|
|2017 Honda City VX Petrol||INR 12.8 lakhs|
|2017 Honda City VX Auto Petrol||INR 14.1 lakhs|
|2017 Honda City ZX Auto Petrol||INR 14.8 lakhs|
|2017 Honda City SV Diesel||INR 11.8 lakhs|
|2017 Honda City V Diesel||INR 12.7 lakhs|
|2017 Honda City VX Diesel||INR 13.9 lakhs|
|2017 Honda City ZX Diesel||INR 14.9 lakhs|
The previous base E variant on the 2017 City has been discontinued and a new top ZX variant has been introduced. Dual airbags and ABS is a standard feature across the range. The top model gets six airbags. So there isn’t a major change in the pricing. Only the new variant is more expensive as there are many goodies on offer.
In terms of design there are minor changes and despite this the new City looks different. To begin with, there is an all new front grille and this one is bigger. Due to this, the design looks a lot more impressive and somewhat resembles the Honda Accord. At the same time, the head lamps are bigger. There is projector headlamps and even daytime running LEDs too.
The side profile is the same like the regular version. The only thing new here are the 16-inch alloy wheels and their design. These are machine finished ones and they are offered on higher variants only. The rear now looks a lot more like the Accord and the irony is that there it is more similar to the Ciaz also. These are now LEDs and they make the new City look very different at night.
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There is nothing new about the interiors in terms of design or layout. The Honda City continues to have the same set of interiors like before. The black and beige dual tone continues on the new City as well. There has a few add-ons though. The plastic quality is excellent and good enough fit and finish. Now, there is a larger touchscreen infotainment system and this has better resolution too. The system has HDMI input and MirrorLink as well. There is reverse camera and even six airbags on offer on the ZX variant.
There is more than sufficient space in the 2017 City. The front row seats are comfortable and spacious. There is ample of head room and leg room. The seats have good comfort and are good enough even for long distance travel. The rear seats are also spacious and have good amount of comfort too. The arm rest falls a bit too low but other than that there is no other issue. With a boot space of 510 litres, it is sufficient for a family of four.
|Engine||1.5-litre petrol||1.5-litre diesel|
|Power||118bhp @ 6600rpm||98bhp @ 3600rpm|
|Torque||145Nm @ 4400rpm||200Nm @1750rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual/CVT||6-speed manual|
- Dual Airbags with ABS (S)
- Driver Seatbelt warning (S)
- ABS with EBD (S)
- Headlamp LEDs (S)
- Music system (S)
- Fabric seats (S)
- Power Windows (S)
- Side indicator on mirror (SV)
- Body coloured mud flaps (SV)
- Steering mounted audio (SV)
- Rear AC vents (SV)
- Cruise control (SV)
- power folding mirrors (SV)
- Halogen Fog Lamps (V)
- 15-inch alloy wheels (V)
- 7-inch touchscreen system (V)
- HDMI port (V)
- Navigation (V)
- Voice commands (V)
- Push start and stop button (V)
- Reverse camera (V)
- 8 speakers (including 4 tweeters) (V)
- LED fog lamps (VX)
- 16-inch alloy wheels (VX)
- Six airbags (ZX)
- Automatic headlamps (ZX)
- Rain sensing wipers (ZX)
|Type of Area||Mileage|
|Area||Petrol Manual||Petrol Automatic||Diesel|
|City||12 km/l||11 km/l||17 km/l|
|Highway||16 km/l||15 km/l||23 km/l|
|ARAI Claimed||17.4 km/l||18 km/l||25.6 km/l|
As there are no changes in the mechanicals, there is no major change in the mileage of the Honda City 2017. To begin with, the petrol should return about 12km/l in the city and about 16km/l on the highway. The petrol automatic is also good in efficiency. This one returns close to 11km/l in the city and about 17km/l on the highway. At the same time, the diesel one returns 18km/l in the city and about 21km/l on the highway.
Two engines on offer, a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine churning about 118bhp of power and 145Nm of maximum torque. The petrol comes with a five-speed manual and CVT. This engine has been updated on multiple occasions and is one of the most refined engines around. Drive it in city or on the highway, you will not feel short of the pick up. Overtaking is very easy and you will not need to change gears very often. Another important aspect is the ease of driving in city. The clutch is light, the gear box is slick and easy to shift.
The second one is a 1.5-litre too, but this is the i-DTEC diesel that produces close to 98bhp of power and 200Nm of maximum torque. This oil burner comes only with a six-speed manual transmission. It is an aluminium engine and this is what makes it light. However, Aluminium engines are noisy as well. And this is what isn’t a good bit about this diesel oil burner.
|Ground Clearance||165 mm|
|Boot size||510 litres|
- White Orchid Pearl
- Carnelian Red Pearl
- Modern Steel Metallic
- Golden Brown Metallic
- Alabaster Silver Metallic
The Modern Steel Metallic is their new communication colour. The white and silver will be the more sold colours.
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- Dual airbags and ABS with EBD a standard offering
- Powerful and fuel-efficient engines
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Honda City 2017 Price in India, Specifications
The new Honda City 2017 is an excellent product to buy, with the best resale value as well.