2023 Honda City Facelift Leaked Before Its Launch
The fifth-generation City will receive a mid-lifecycle upgrade from Honda, and as we previously reported, it will go on sale on March 2. Around the same time, anticipate Honda to release the City facelift’s price information.
A few weeks before the 2023 Honda City’s debut, pictures of the redesigned midsize sedan have been clearly captured online.
The 2023 Honda City has few improvements, similar to the majority of Honda mid-lifecycle revisions. The front bumpers have been somewhat modified, and the grille area now has a smaller chrome bar. The facelift keeps the nine LED arrays in the aggressively designed headlights from before. The grille design has also been modified somewhat; higher varieties have a honeycomb pattern, while lesser ones have vertical slats. Together with the redesign, Honda will also debut a brand-new blue paint colour.
Very nothing distinguishes the facelift from the pre-facelift model based on the profile. Even the design of the alloy wheels is reminiscent of the contemporary City. Honda has redesigned the bumpers and relocated the reflectors on the Honda City facelift’s rear end.
The 2023 Honda City’s interior closely resembles the present vehicle. But, the information from our dealer sources was that the City makeover will have extra amenities. Expect Honda to include features that its competitors already provide, such as wireless charging and ventilated seats. Honda is probably going to rearrange the City’s variation lineup along with the facelift.
Honda will discontinue its diesel engines in advance of the impending Real Driving Emissions (RDE) requirements, thus the City facelift will only be offered as a petrol-powered midsize sedan when it goes on sale. The gasoline and powerful hybrid powertrains will be modified to be E20 (20 per cent ethanol mix) compatible and to fulfil the RDE standards.
Hence, the 121hp, 1.5-litre petrol engine is anticipated to power the City facelift. It will likely be paired with either a 6-speed manual or CVT automated transmission. Another option is the 1.5-litre Atkinson Cycle petrol-hybrid engine with 126 horsepower and an e-CVT gearbox.
The current City only offers the hybrid in its top-tier ZX trim, and it costs significantly more than the base City petrol. The top-spec City petrol and City hybrid really cost more than Rs 4 lakh apart. According to sources, Honda will release a cheaper City Hybrid trim to close the price difference between the two powertrains.
According to our dealer sources, the City makeover would cost roughly a lakh more than the existing model. For comparison, the cost of city gasoline ranges from Rs. 11.87 lahks to Rs. 15.62 lakhs (ex-showroom, India).
When it debuts, it will compete with other midsize cars on the market, including the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Virtus, and Skoda Slavia. On March 21, the next-generation Verna is scheduled to go on sale. It will have two 1.5-litre petrol engines. In an effort to stay competitive, Maruti Suzuki has redesigned the Ciaz with new colour options and extra safety features.
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