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Honda is expected to launch the 2017 City facelift in India on February 14, 2017. Ahead of its official launch, the updated car's brochure has been leaked, revealing its variant-wise feature distribution.
As per the leaked brochure, the City facelift will be available in 5 variants: S, SV, V, VX and ZX. This means that the E and VX(O) trims have been removed, while ZX will be the new top-end model. The base S trim will be available only with the petrol engine while all other trim levels will be offered with both - petrol and diesel engines. Additionally, the V and VX variants will get manual and CVT gearbox options with the petrol engine, while the top-end ZX petrol will be available only with the CVT unit. There is no option of a diesel automatic on any variant of the 2017 City.
The brochure further reveals that the City facelift will get full LED headlamps on the VX and ZX variants. Both these variants will also come with LED fog lamps, larger 16-inch diamond cut alloys and electric sunroof. Meanwhile, the V trim will be equipped with 15-inch alloys and the lower variants will get steel rims with full wheel caps. LED DRLs will be standard across the City range. The top-end ZX trim will feature LED taillights, a boot lid mounted spoiler with LED stop lamp and LED lights for the rear license plate illumination. The new City will be available with 5 colour options: White Orchid Pearl, Carnelian Red Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic and Alabaster Silver Metallic.
Interiors of the VX and ZX variants will get leather upholstery on the seats, armrests, door lining, steering wheel as well as gear lever. The top 3 trims (V, VX and ZX) will get the new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes with turn-by-turn navigation, 1.5 GB media memory, MirrorLink smartphone connectivity, voice recognition and a rear-view camera. This system will be connected to 4 speakers and 4 tweeters. Meanwhile, the lower S and SV variants will get a basic LCD head unit with 4 speakers. Further, all variants except the S trim will get automatic climate control with touch control panel and rear AC vents. The City ZX variants will also come with automatic headlamps, automatic wipers and LED cabin lights.
Safety features like ABS with EBD, dual airbags, engine immobiliser and ISOFIX child seat mounts are standard across all variants. The top-end ZX models further get side and curtain airbags, while cruise control will be available with SV and above trims.
Powering the City facelift will be two engine options: a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol rated at 118 BHP & 145 Nm and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel that churns out 99 BHP and 200 Nm of torque. The petrol variants will be available with either a 5-speed MT or a CVT with paddle shifters, while the diesel gets a 6-speed MT. The ARAI rated fuel efficiency for the Petrol MT is 17.4 km/l and that of the CVT variants is 18.0 km/l. The diesel engine with manual transmission is rated at 25.6 km/l.