The upcoming Honda City was snapped just days before its official unveil in Thailand on January 12.
The upcoming Honda City looks stylish with the redesigned front bumper and bonnet. The creases at the ends of the hood give it a character. The front grille has been revised and sports a slimmer black slat instead of the ‘in your face’ chrome slat on the earlier model. The new DRL’s with revised headlamp assembly gives it a modern yet understated look. The bumper accommodates air dams and fog lamps elegantly.
The side profile will remain unchanged except for 16-inch tyres instead of 15-inch ones. At the rear, the taillamps get modifications. The LED design will be somewhat similar to the ones on the latest generation Civic. It comes with an integrated spoiler. The new car will come with increased ground clearance of 10 mm.
Inside, the car will sport a new infotainment system designed by Blaupunkt compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The top-spec versions will get six airbags as standard, along with leather seats and a soft touch dashboard. All variants are expected to carry at least dual airbags and ABS as part of the standard fitment.
Mechanically, the car is set to remain the same with current engine and transmission options set to be continued. Currently, the Honda City is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol motor that churns out 119PS and 145Nm while the diesel variants come with a 1.5-litre diesel that produces 100 PS and 200 Nm of torque. Automatic transmission will be on offer.
The upcoming Honda City will be the first of the three launches expected in the C-Segment sedans. The other two formidable players to follow suit will be Hyundai Verna and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz later in the year. Others competing in the same space are the Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid and Renault Scala.