Honda has launched the updated Honda City, with prices starting at Rs 8.49 lakh for the base petrol and going up to Rs 13.56 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top trim diesel. The facelifted car gets revised styling with a new-design grille and bumper up front, tweaked light clusters, new-design alloy wheels on the top trim along with tweaks to the cabin as well.
The facelifted City gets a new top ZX trim, while the S trim now becomes the new entry-level model. The previously available entry-level E and VX(O) trims are no longer available. Interestingly, the base S trim is available with a petrol option only, while the top ZX trim – available with a petrol and diesel engine option – is not offered as a petrol manual. The SV trim now no longer offers an automatic gearbox option either.
Under the hood, the facelifted City carries forward using the same 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and i-DTEC diesel engines, with the former offered with a five-speed manual and CVT gearbox and the latter with a six-speed manual unit only. Honda claims that the petrol engine delivers 17.4kpl when paired with a manual gearbox and 18kpl when optioned with the CVT gearbox. On the other hand, the diesel City is claimed to return 25.6kpl.
In terms of safety, dual airbags, ABS and ISOFIX child seat mounting points are offered as standard equipment across all variants.
In addition to the above safety systems, the base S trim gets (Petrol MT only)
The SV trim adds in (Petrol MT, Diesel MT)
The V trim furthermore gets (Petrol MT/CVT, Diesel MT)
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Issue: 212 | Autocar India: April 2017
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