Honda City facelift to launch during festive season 2016 – Report

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Honda Cars India is reported by Economic Times to be planning a facelift of the Honda City during the Diwali festive season this year. The latest iteration of the Honda City was launched in January 2014 and was updated two months ago with a black interior. The upcoming version is expected to feature exterior styling and equipment upgrades.

New Honda City front-end launch image
The Honda City facelift is expected to be launched around Diwali 2016.

The current Honda City is priced up to INR 11.09 lakhs for the petrol-manual version and INR 12.32 lakhs for the diesel trim (ex-showroom, New Delhi). It is offered with a CVT (automatic) unit in select petrol variants, the range topping version of which is priced at INR 11.90 lakhs.

The petrol version is powered by the 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine that produces 119 PS and 145 Nm of torque. It is offered with a five-speed manual transmission that enables the vehicle to deliver a mileage of 17.8 km/l. The CVT version claims a higher fuel economy of 18 km/l.

New Honda City petrol AT rear view from the launch
The upcoming version of the Honda City (petrol) could borrow the six-speed manual transmission from the Honda BR-V.

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It is likely that the said five-speed manual unit will be replaced with the six-speed gearbox that will be used on the Honda BR-V. No changes are anticipated in the 1.5 i-DTEC diesel version, except improved NVH and emission control. The oil-burner produces 100 PS and 200 Nm, and is offered with a six-speed manual transmission only.

Don’t miss our Honda City petrol review and Honda City diesel review.

2016 Honda City with black interior and accessories – Image Gallery

[Source: Economic Times]

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