Japanese car maker Honda is confirmed to launch two new products in India next year. While one among them is a facelifted version of their most popular model ever launched in the country, the City, the other one will be an entirely new product, a crossover named the WR-V.
The City has been facing increasingly tough competition and to top it all, it has begun to show its age as well. In order to keep its appeal among prospective Indian car buyers high, the company will be bringing a mid-cycle facelifted version to the Indian market early in 2017. The entire front end of the car has been remodelled in a way that gives it a resemblance to the newly launched Accord. The City now gets a thick band of chrome in the grille, new projector headlight clusters, a different air dam and a redesigned front bumper that houses new fog lamps. No mechanical changes will be made to the City facelift as it will continue being powered by the same 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder petrol and diesel engine options. The inside of the City will feature equipment such as a new infotainment system with screen mirroring and Android Auto, a new soft-touch dashboard, seats upholstered in leather, 6 airbags and so on.
The other new product that Honda has lined up, the WR-V, was revealed a fortnight ago at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. The vehicle is set to go on sale in South American markets early next year and countries such as India will be added to the list soon after. Along with its butch and chunky looks, the Honda WR-V will offer its buyers a roomy interior that is well kitted out and appointed. The options of petrol/diesel and manual/automatic will be provided as well. In terms of pricing, Honda will slot the WR-V between the Jazz and BR-V. Watch this space for more details on these cars.