Honda City facelift expected to arrive in India in January 2017 – Report

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Most of the changes are likely to be cosmetic.

Honda Cars India is prepping a major facelift for the Honda City sedan, and expected to be introduced in January 2017, 3 years after the model was introduced, according to India Car News.

Honda City facelift Rendering
Like the latest crop of Hondas, the 2017 Honda City could feature a contemporary and bolder grille with more chrome embellishments.

Codenamed ‘Honda 2GC’, export documents from a couple of months ago reveal that HCIL had exported two prototypes of the Honda City facelift to Japan for further testing. The facelifted City is likely to retain the current engine lineup, although 1.5 i-VTEC variant could upgrade to the 6-speed manual gearbox.

As far as the facelift is concerned, details are scarce at the moment. Like the latest crop of Hondas, it could feature a contemporary and bolder grille with more chrome embellishments, larger headlamps with projector lighting and LED DRLs, sportier bumper, new alloy wheels and revised taillamp clusters.

2016 Honda City Black interior with accessories front three quarters right at Auto Expo 2016
The facelifted City is likely to retain the current model’s engine lineup, although 1.5 i-VTEC variant could get a 6-speed manual gearbox.

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The facelifted Honda City will launch in India ahead of the next generation Hyundai Verna and facelifted Maruti Ciaz (planned), which are expected to arrive the same year. This should give the City a head start to rack up the sales figures and reclaim its title as the best-selling mid-size sedan.

Honda sells a cosmetically different Honda City, branded as the Honda Greiz, in China.

2016 Honda City – Image Gallery

[Source: India Car News]

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