Honda is good to go to dispatch the revived City car in our market. As reported before, the 2017 City gets styling changes and equipment additions like the Thai-spec auto.
Honda has overhauled the City's front an all the more family look with a Civic-like nose and jaw alongside a chrome band running over the grille and overflowing the headlights on both sides. The front lamp shape has been gently changed and now houses LED daytime running lights. The front bumper has been restyled as well with more prominent divisions for the front air dam and fog lamp housings.
For India, Honda will bring back the 'City ZX' name for the 2017 car which is probably going to accompany LED headlamps as well. Proceeding onward to the back, the bumper sees changes and the tail-lights get LED embeds that copy Honda's most recent outline dialect seen on the Civic and the all-new CR-V. Furthermore, the City gets more chrome bits on the boot cover alongside a coordinated spoiler with a centre mounted wide LED stop light.
The side profile of the updated City remains the same, with larger 16-inch alloys instead of the 15-inch ones on the current model. The new City for India will also ride 10mm higher. The refreshed City will use the same set of engines that run in India - a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel.
On the inside, it will get an all-new infotainment system with Android Auto and a mobile mirroring app. The top-spec versions will get six airbags as standard, along with leather seats and a soft touch dashboard.
In general, this mid-cycle overhaul will make the City more aggressive to any semblance of the intensely redesigned Skoda Rapid, Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and the Volkswagen Vento cars.