We have known for some time that Honda has a mid-cycle update for their City sedan planned for India. Now, images of the new car have surfaced online ahead of its debut. With this upgrade, Honda hopes to recover some of the market share that the City has recently lost to rivals. The vehicle will be launched in India next month.
The new City will continue to be powered by the same engines as before: a 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder diesel engine and a 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder petrol motor. However, the features list is much longer now and includes equipment such as a new infotainment system developed in collaboration with Blaupunkt, a built-in navigation module that provides instructions with an Indian accent, Android Auto and screen mirroring, a soft touch dashboard and leather upholstered seats.
On the outside, the new City gets a different chrome grille, larger 16 inch alloys, a new bumper, an integrated rear spoiler and a more generous usage of chrome embellishments. You also get LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights, tail light clusters with LED elements, and 6 airbags. Honda has also raised the ride height by 10mm and, coupled with the larger tyres, this should improve the ride quality of the new City.
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