Facelifted Honda City Real-world Images Out; Launch On March 2
Honda Cars India will launch the facelifted iteration of the fifth-gen City sedan on March 2, 2023. But ahead of its official debut, the model has now been spied sans camouflage, revealing some interesting design and features details.
The facelifted Honda City is seen with a new front grille with a sleeker chrome bar flanked by full LED headlamps. The front bumper has also been redesigned and gets new fog lamp housings. There are also the new alloy wheels and tweaked rear bumper.
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Interior and Features
While the interior design of the car will remain largely unchanged, it will be packed with features, including a wireless smartphone charger, front ventilated seats, front footwell illumination, wireless integration support for Android Auto and Apple Carplay, and most importantly the radar-based Honda Sensing suit (similar to its hybrid version) that further comprises active safety features like auto high beam assist, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, collision mitigation braking, automatic emergency braking, and much more.
Besides, features like an 8-inch touchscreen system, digital driver’s display, electric sunroof, powered driver’s seat, up to six airbags, LaneWatch assist, and a rear camera will be carried forward from the existing model.
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Engine and Gearbox
Powering the facelifted Honda City 2023 will be the same 1.5-litre petrol engine as before, which makes 121PS of maximum power and 145Nm of peak torque. It will be offered with either a 6-speed manual or a CVT automatic transmission.
Honda also offers the City with a 1.5-litre strong-hybrid powertrain mated to an e-CVT, which produces a combined output of 126PS/253Nm. Both of these engines will be updated to comply with phase II of the BS6 emission regulations and will operate on E20 (20 per cent ethanol-blend petrol).
The diesel engine will no longer be available for sale.
Bookings for the 2023 Honda City are already underway. The brand will offer it in four variants, including a new base-variant SV. The hybrid iteration of the sedan will also receive a new entry-level V variant. Click here more details.