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Honda City Facelift unveiled – Here’s what you need to know

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The fifth-generation Honda City has received a facelift, with prices starting at Rs. 11.49 lakh and up to Rs. 20.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top-spec City Hybrid. A new paint colour, increased equipment, new entry-level versions, and minor visual updates are all part of the City facelift.

Due to the addition of additional trims, the beginning prices for the City petrol and City Hybrid have decreased. The base City petrol is now Rs 38,000 less expensive than it was before the facelift. With the new entry-level model, the City hybrid is a whole Rs 1 lakh more cheap than it was previously.

Here is a detailed look at the Honda City facelift costs

Reservations for the updated Honda City are already open and cost Rs. 5,000 online and Rs. 21,000 at a dealership.

Exterior and interior features of the Honda City facelift

The upgraded City receives slight cosmetic updates from the inside out, similar to most mid-life cycle facelifts. Honda has modified the front bumpers, and the grille now has a smaller chrome strip. The makeover keeps the same nine LED arrays in highly designed, sweptback taillamps as before. The grille design has been modified as well, with higher models having a honeycomb pattern and lower variants having vertical slats.

Except from a new alloy design, not much has changed in the side. Honda has redesigned the City facelift’s rear bumpers, shifted the location of the reflectors, and added a spoiler to the trunk. With this update, Honda is also providing the new Obsidian Blue Pearl paint colour choice.

The interior of the City facelift has seen little alterations, much like the outside. Same to before in terms of layout, upholstery, and switchgear. The beige and black theme for the gasoline variants of the City facelift is still present, as is the ivory and black theme for the hybrid variants.

Honda City facelift: new versions and equipment

Honda has expanded the City lineup with new entry-level models as a result of this facelift. The new SV variant, which is solely offered with manual transmission, has been added. There are now a total of four trim levels for the City facelift in petrol form: SV, V, VX, and ZX. All trims get the option of a CVT gearbox, with the exception of the SV grades.

Moreover, Honda has debuted the new base V trim for the City Hybrid, which was previously only offered in the highest-spec ZX trim. The City facelift comes with ADAS capabilities, including automated emergency braking, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control, even on petrol variants. Until recently, ADAS was only available on the City Hybrid.

It’s interesting to note that Honda also offers ADAS on the petrol City’s manual versions. Only the automated versions of vehicles typically come with ADAS technology.

The City Hybrid’s ADAS system now has a new function from Honda called “Low-Speed Follow” that allows the driver to keep a safe distance from the car in front of them. The vehicle has a “Lead Vehicle Departure Notification System” as well, which warns the driver when the vehicle in front of them begins to move.

Six airbags, a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and some new amenities like rain-sensing wipers, ambient lighting, a wireless charger, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included in the midsize sedan’s higher trim levels.

Honda City facelift: Engine specifications

In order to comply with impending Real Driving Emission (RDE) standards, the 1.5-liter diesel engine is eliminated from the City facelift. Only the 1.5-liter normally aspirated petrol engine with 121 horsepower and a 6-speed manual or CVT gearbox, as well as the 1.5-liter petrol-hybrid with 126 horsepower and an eCVT transmission, are available in the Honda City.

The City is still the only vehicle in its class with a strong-hybrid drivetrain. Both the gasoline and gasoline-hybrid powertrains will conform to E20 (20 percent ethanol blend) regulations and meet RDE standards.

The City facelift’s claimed fuel efficiency for the petrol-manual is 17.8 kpl, and for the petrol-auto, it is 18.4 kpl. The City Hybrid is advertised to have a 27.13 kpl fuel efficiency rating.

Honda City facelift: warranty information

Both the City gasoline and City hybrid come standard with a 3 year/unlimited mile guarantee from Honda. A five-year warranty extension is possible. Honda is providing an 8-year/1,60,000-kilometer battery warranty for the City hybrid.

Honda City’s facelift: competitors

The Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen Virtus, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, and Hyundai Verna are just a few vehicles that the Honda City facelift will compete against. The new-generation Verna, which will have two petrol powerplant options and dramatic new styling, will go on sale from Hyundai on March 21. Maruti Suzuki has updated the Ciaz with extra amenities and additional paint hue options in an effort to keep it competitive despite not being a model change or even a big facelift.

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Aaradhya is working as a Sub-Editor at The Vocal News. She enjoys writing about gadgets and automobiles because she is a tech and automotive fanatic. She has done her bachelors in Journalism and Mass communication from Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita Vishwavidyalaya. "I write to discover what I know."

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