Honda City 2017 got its timely update. This is the company’s new titivated version of the best-seller Honda City. The new-generation was launched in 2014 and since then this is its major upgrade. Honda is looking at enhancing its reach with the new City 2017 and it will be looking at attracting more buyers as it is now offering more features, new variants with not much of a change in its price. So, what does the new Honda City have on offer? Is it better performance or just additional features? Read further to know more.
There isn’t a major change in the design of the new Honda City 2017. It is a facelift, so the changes are purely cosmetics. There isn’t a big difference, but the manner in which the changes are done, the City 2017 does look a lot different. To begin with, there is a new front grille that makes it stylish and appealing. This now resembles the Honda Accord hybrid’s front. The front grille is bigger and does stand out. The headlamps look bigger and these are now projector with daytime running LEDs. At the same time, the side profile remains unchanged. There are the new 16-inch alloy wheels, which do stand out. These are more machine cut that makes look super stylish. What is more, the new City has now LED tail lamps, which does make it appear different at night. The other minor changes on the rear makes it look more like the Accord.
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On the inside, the Honda City 2017 also gets some additional features on offer. As it now offers a bigger touchscreen system with MirrorLink and HDMI input. At the same time, the Honda City 2017 will also be offering more features too. These are the new features on offer, but they are available only on higher models. Other than this, there is no major change in the features on offer. The push start and stop button is now red in colour.
The black and beige interiors of the Honda City looks premium. There is the same space on offer. There is more than sufficient space for tall passengers at the front and the rear. There is also a rear AC vent and even two USB charging points. The new City 2017 has a 510 litres of boot space. This makes it good enough to use for a weekend.
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|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 E variant has been discontinued on the Honda City 2017. So, the new entry variant is the S Petrol and this one comes with dual airbags and ABS as a standard feature. The ZX offers more features than the existing VX and this variant has seen an increase in price majorly. So, technically there hasn’t been an increase in the price by a major amount.
|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|
|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|
There are no changes on the 2017 Honda City in terms of mechanics so there won’t be a major change in the mileage. 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.
This sedan competes with
- 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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A 1.5-litre petrol does duty on the Honda City. This motor churns good amount of power and torque. Whats speculator is how the engine behaves. At almost any engine speed there is more than sufficient to torque to pull cleanly. There isn’t a major requirement to downshift to overtake or even to shift gears a lot often when driving in the city or even on the highway. The five-speed manual transmission is smooth and slick. The clutch is also light making the drive effortless. The CVT option makes the drive even more comfortable and smooth.
The diesel engine is also a 1.5-litre and this one is powerful. Built on aluminium, this engine is super light making it good in performance and even mileage. The engine has a lot of diesel clatter. This makes it feel lesser premium, just the noise. It is at par with what is heard in the Volkswagen Vento diesel and less than the Chevrolet Cruze. The six-speed manual transmission is slick and this is fun to drive.
|Ground Clearance||165 mm|
|Boot size||510 litres|
- Dual airbags and ABS with EBD a standard offering
- Powerful and fuel-efficient engines
- Brand name
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.
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