2023 Honda City facelift: What should you expect?
Honda is readying the 2023 City facelift for the India launch soon. This mid-cycle update will not only bring subtle cosmetic changes to the sedan but also additional features, such as ADAS.
2023 Honda City facelift: Launch, Prices, and Rivals
The Japanese automaker will reportedly launch the City facelift in India on 2 March, 2023. While the upcoming City will get a new base variant, the prices of other variants may attract a higher premium. Notably, the on-sale City is priced between Rs 11.90-15.65 lakh (ex-showroom). Once launched, the sedan will compete against the Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen Virtus, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, and new-gen Hyundai Verna, which is scheduled to arrive on 21 March, 2023.
2023 Honda City facelift: Variants
The upcoming City facelift will get four primary variants: SV, V, VX, and ZX, whereas the City e:HEV will be available in a choice of two variants: V and ZX trims.
2023 Honda City facelift: Design
The highlight of the 2023 City facelift will be the new bumpers and reshaped grille. Honda will also offer a new paint job. In addition, it could come with new alloy wheels. The City facelift may continue with the existing five colour options: Lunar Silver Metallic, Radiant Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Golden Brown Metallic, and Meteoroid Grey Metallic.
2023 Honda City facelift: Interior
The interior will likely retain its overall design except for subtle updates. It is expected to get ventilated front seats and a wireless charging pad. Meanwhile, Honda could also offer fresh upholstery.
2023 Honda City facelift: Features
Honda will bestow the City facelift with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Additionally, it will likely feature a 360-degree camera and an electric parking brake with an auto-hold function. Other features will include six airbags, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, eight speakers, an electric sunroof, TPMS, VSA, AHA, HSA, Honda connect, and smartwatch connectivity.
2023 Honda City facelift: Powertrain
The City facelift will be available only with a petrol powertrain as the diesel unit will be off the table. It will be powered by a 1.5-litre, inline-four, naturally aspirated petrol engine that makes 121PS and 145Nm of torque. Mated to the motor will be a six-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission. On the other hand, the City e:HEV will get the same 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol unit paired with an eCVT automatic transmission. This engine generates a combined power output of 126PS and 253Nm of torque.
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