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Honda City facelift - variants explained

 Honda City facelift - variants explained
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Tuesday 14 February 2017, 12:55 PM

Japanese automaker Honda has always been a popular name in the Indian market, especially due to its popular selling product, the City sedan. This time around, the sedan has been launched in the country with new features and cosmetic upgrades. The 2017 Honda City continues to be powered by existing 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engines which generate 117bhp and 99bhp respectively. The new model is available in S, SV, V, VX and ZX variants. The base S variant is offered only in petrol option only while diesel is optional from V trim onwards.

Honda is offering LED DRLs as standard across all City variants. The fascia of the Honda City VX and ZX variants get full LED headlamps, LED foglamps, large 16-inch diamond cut alloys and electric sunroof.  As for the V variant, it gets 15-inch alloys while the lower variants are offered with steel rims and full wheel caps. To distinguish the top-spec ZX model from the rest, the variant gets LED taillights, a boot lid mounted spoiler with LED stop lamp and LED lights for the rear license plate illumination. Additionally, it also offers automatic headlamps, automatic wipers and LED cabin lights.

 The new City from Honda is available in shades of white orchid pearl, carnelian red pearl, modern steel metallic, golden brown metallic and alabaster silver metallic. Driver and front airbag is standard, while the top spec ZX variant additionally offers front side and side curtain airbags. The base S and SV variants gets integrated 3.5-inch LCD screen for audio with Aux-In port while the higher variants get 7-inch advanced infotainment with capacitive touchscreen. The V as well VX variants in petrol are offered in CVT options while the top-spec ZX variant only gets a petrol automatic. For now, the diesel continues to be offered only in manual transmission option.

Looking at things practically, potential customers for the new Honda City may consider the V variant, as comes forth as a decent choice without spending too much on their new purchase. Moreover, customers also have a chance to opt between manual as well as CVT along with petrol and diesel engine option on offer.  As for those, who have been eager to own a fully loaded version of the City sedan; can consider the top-spec VX petrol automatic. However, this is limited only to petrol variant for now. The new model will further strengthen its competition against the Maruti Ciaz and Volkswagen Vento in the country. Loaded with new features and design, it will also regenerate interest in Honda’s long-selling brand.

 

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