The iconic Honda City will soon receive its first upgrade in three years. Honda Cars India has released a teaser image of the seventh generation of Honda City which is expected to be launched in mid-March and will start hitting the streets by April. The new upgrade will bring Honda’s revised design philosophy to the Honda City.
The car in the teaser looks similar to the latest version of Honda City that was launched in Thailand last year. However, not everything will be the same. In comparison to the Thai-speced version, the Indian version seems to have a different set of LEDs. These LEDs are more in line with the RS Turbo version that’s also on sale in Thailand. The RS Turbo also gets bigger 16-inch alloys in comparison to the 15-inch wheels offered on the standard version. The Indian variants are expected to get 16-inch diamond cut alloys.
The new Honda City is expected to have a shorter wheelbase in comparison to the current version in India but it will still manage to be longer in overall length. The version that is available in Thailand has a wheelbase of 2589mm. In terms of interiors, the new car is expected to have more soft touch materials on the dashboard and a better fit and finish overall. The car might get the same 8-inch touch screen with Android Auto and Apple Car Play as found on the version available in Thailand.
In terms of engine options, the current Honda City petrol version is BSVI compliant but the diesel engine is still awaiting an upgrade. The new City is expected to house the same 1.5-litre petrol that is on offer with the current version and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Buyers can also expect a mild hybrid option along with the petrol variant.
When it comes to pricing, there are no official details regarding the same. Interested buyers can expect a slight bump in the price tag compared to the 2017 version. The car will go against Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid and Toyota Yaris.