2017 Honda City to get soft-touch dashboard - Report

09/12/2016 - 15:55 | ,   | Aravind Jayachandran

Also in the offing are a new infotainment system, six airbags, and leather upholstery.

According to Autocar India, the 2017 Honda City (facelift) will get a soft touch dashboard in a bid to improve the perceived quality of Honda's best-selling product and better compete against the Hyundai Verna, 2017 Maruti Ciaz (facelift) and VW Vento.

2016 Honda City Black interior with accessories front three quarters right at Auto Expo 2016
The exterior is likely to get projector headlamps and an Accord-inspired nose with more chrome garnish.

Other features reported to be in the offing include a new Blaunpunkt-developed touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, six airbags in top-end variants, sunroof and leather upholstery. Reports suggest that the dashboard will be all-black like the model currently sold. The exterior is likely to get projector headlamps, an Accord-inspired nose with more chrome garnish, new alloy wheels with diamond-cut finish, and revised taillamps with LED lighting.

As for engine lineup, the facelifted City is likely to continue with the 1.5L i-VTEC 4-cyl engine and 1.5L i-DTEC 4-cyl turbodiesel engine. A mechanical update we expect Honda to make is the 6-speed manual gearbox for the 1.5L petrol variant, similar to the Honda BR-V's running gear.

Honda BR-V petrol 6MT Review
A mechanical update we expect Honda to make is the shift to a 6-speed manual gearbox for the 1.5L petrol variant.

The new Honda City (facelift) is reported to launch in mid-January 2017, about three years after the current model went on sale. Although not made official by Honda Cars India, several dealers will start taking bookings shortly, reportedly.

[Source: Autocar India]

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