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Old 13th July 2016, 18:49   #16
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This is just the news I am waiting for . I have been confused for the past month and a half struggling decide which C2 sedan to buy. All of them seem to have one or the other short coming. Finally something to look forward to
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3 more units of the City facelift have been exported to Honda's home country, Japan, possibly for final testing purposes.

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They comprise of 1 unit each of the 1.5L i-DTEC, 1.5L i-VTEC MT & the 1.5L i-VTEC CVT. All 3 are VX or higher models.

While the petrol MT & the petrol CVT belong to a new production line series as well, the diesel MT continues from the previous exported batch of the new production line series.

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Surprisingly there are no scoops or caught testing pics of the facelift yet!

I hope this is the facelift and not the all new global City?

Probably next gen City will be showcased in 2018 Auto Expo.
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I hope this is the facelift and not the all new global City?
You're correct. This will be the facelift and not the new City. The new one is expected in 2019 or so and this is the mid-life update.
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A single unit of the Honda "2GC" prototype has been exported to Japan as a CBU, possibly for further testing.

The codename "2GC" refers to the 2017 Honda City facelift. The VIN number and the Engine number confirm that this prototype belongs to a brand new production line series as well, while the cubic capacity indicates that it's an i-VTEC.


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A single unit of the Honda "2GC" prototype has been exported to Japan as a CBU, possibly for further testing.

The codename "2GC" refers to the 2017 Honda City facelift. The VIN number and the Engine number confirm that this prototype belongs to a brand new production line series as well, while the cubic capacity indicates that it's an i-VTEC.


If these are being exported to Japan for testing, then the possibility of these hitting the roads anytime soon in India is rather thin.

I guess Honda is sticking to their 2017 facelift launch schedule only.
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The hybrid version of our Honda City, aka the Grace was launched in JDM in 2015. It already has features like projector lamps which I think Honda will just incorporate in the Indian version.
If this version launches in India, I'll thank my stars. We'll be getting a new car next year, will be a sedan and most probably the Honda City. Looks great with those projectors and 6 airbags will be icing on the cake!

However, the news about the 2017 Honda City is all over the internet. And most of the websites have a common picture i.e the picture of a Honda Greiz (currently available in China). If the rear tail lamps are going to look like this(picture attached below), that's not a very tasteful design IMO. I just hope Honda has something better in mind or has the present tail lamps on the 2017 Honda City.

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Recently, 2 prototypes of the Honda City equipped with the 1.5L i-DTEC diesel units have been exported from India to Japan.

The current-gen Honda City will be 3 years old come January 2017, and Honda usually sticks to a 2-3 year cycle for facelifts/new-gen models of it's most popular offerings.

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A single unit of the Honda "2GC" prototype has been exported to Japan as a CBU, possibly for further testing.

The codename "2GC" refers to the 2017 Honda City facelift. The VIN number and the Engine number confirm that this prototype belongs to a brand new production line series as well, while the cubic capacity indicates that it's an i-VTEC.
Are there any updates Regarding the Facelift?
Is it most likely to launch this year or will it be in early 2017(say by February?)
Any approximate date?

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Are there any updates Regarding the Facelift?
Is it most likely to launch this year or will it be in early 2017(say by February?)
Any approximate date?
It's on course for a late-2017 unveil, possibly after the all-new Hyundai Verna is launched. No dates yet.

Since early prototypes have been readied and have been exported out, it's safe to assume that early testing has commenced, possibly inside Honda's R&D center.

Honda Cars India is continuing to import components related to the "2GC" project (internal codename for the Honda City facelift) from China and Indonesia.

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It's on course for a late-2017 unveil, possibly after the all-new Hyundai Verna is launched. No dates yet.
RavenAvi, Do we expect 6 gear version of Honda city in works for this year's festival launch, before the major upgrade next year ? Thanks!
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RavenAvi, Do we expect 6 gear version of Honda city in works for this year's festival launch, before the major upgrade next year ? Thanks!
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I assume you are asking about the petrol, since the diesel is already mated to a 6-speed box.

Possibly before Diwali 2016. (link)
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Lack of drls and projectors still hurt the city in its present Avatar. Hope we can get the existing headlight assembly replaced with the new one once the facelift is launched.
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New Honda City Facelift is rumoured to be Launched in January 2017.

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Codenamed ‘2GC’, the new Honda City 2017 facelift will take on the 2017 Ciaz facelift and the new-generation Hyundai Verna. The facelifted model of the sedan will see significant exterior & interior upgrades along with a few mechanical changes. Though the details of the car are insufficient for now, speculations are on rife that the mid-size sedan’s new model will be inspired from the Honda Greiz that was unveiled in October 2015 in China. And with similarities, we strictly mean the looks.
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Honda has filed a patent for it's upcoming 2017 City facelift, and it looks like this:

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Honda has filed a patent for it's upcoming 2017 City facelift, and it looks like this:
Except for the alloys, this looks like the Honda Greiz, a restyled Chinese version of the City- the grill and the swooping cut in the front door looks straight out of the Greiz.

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