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MY23 Honda City facelift sedan launched at INR 11,49,000

Written by AnantaSaranNayak

Honda has finally announced the launch of the facelift of the fifth-generation City. Prices start from INR 11.49 lakh and go up to INR 20.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top-spec City Hybrid. The City facelift gets some minor cosmetic changes. But, in terms of features, the sedan has more equipment to offer. Customers also get to choose a new colour shade option as well.

Interestingly enough, the starting prices for the City petrol and City Hybrid have gone down. All thanks to the inclusion of new trims. The entry-level City petrol now retails at INR 38,000 more affordable than the pre-facelift car.

Bookings for the Honda City facelift are currently underway for INR 5,000 if booked online. Customers looking to book via the dealerships will have to pay INR 21,000.

Honda City Facelift Design Highlights

As mentioned, the updated City gets minor cosmetic changes. From the front, we see reworked bumpers. On the side as well, we do not see many changes. Except for a new design for the alloys. At the rear, the City facelift benefits from newly designed bumpers. The new colour shade which Honda is also offering is the new Obsidian Blue Pearl paint shade option.

Honda City Facelift What’s New?

With this facelift, Honda gets a new entry-level variant to the City range. It sees the addition of the new SV trim, which the customers can only have with manual transmission.

In terms of equipment, the City facelift now benefits from ADAS features. This includes adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and autonomous emergency braking even on the petrol variants. Earlier, ADAS was available only on the City Hybrid. Another highlight is a new feature to the ADAS tech in the City Hybrid called the “Low-Speed Follow” function. This enables the driver to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead. City facelift also gets a “Lead Car Departure Notification System” that alerts the driver when the car in front starts moving.

Honda City Facelift Engine Details

The City facelift now does not get the 1.5-litre diesel engine. This comes ahead of the upcoming Real Driving Emission (RDE) norms. Honda is only offering the City with the 121 HP, 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine paired to either a 6-speed manual or a CVT gearbox. Then we have the 126 HP, Atkinson Cycle 1.5-litre petrol-hybrid paired to an eCVT transmission.

Honda City Facelift Chief Rivals

With the launch, the Honda City facelift will take on the other C-segment sedans. This includes the likes of Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen Virtus, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Hyundai Verna.

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