Honda has launched the refreshed 2017 City in Thailand today. The prices remain exactly the same as the outgoing model, with 550,000 baht for the manual and 589,000 – 751,000 baht for the CVT trims.
Unlike the outgoing model’s face which looks too busy with lots of creases, the new design looks sharp and clean. Headlamps have been redesigned which now appear to be LEDs with integrated LED DRLs. Other changes are a thinner chrome slat on the grille, and a redesigned bumper. Changes on the rear is subtle with redesigned lower end of the bumper, and the top end trims will get a boot lid spoiler. While the side profile remains largely unchanged, lets not miss the new alloy wheel design, because quite frankly, the current India-spec wheel design is horrible. Looking at all the recent facelifts, Honda appears to be developing a family face for all its cars.
There are very minor tweaks on the inside, barely noticeable, if you have been in the current City, BR-V, Brio or Amaze, its a familiar layout which you’ll instantly recognize. However, there is a gun metal theme to the interior which adds that essential bit of premium touch.
There are no mechanical changes for the Thai spec model, it still continues to offer an E85 capable 1.5 litre petrol engine developing 117 hp and 146 Nm of torque, with 5 Speed manual or a CVT. Honda claims average fuel consumption of 17.9 kpl for the manual and 18.2 kpl for the CVT.
The India spec model is busy doing ad shoots somewhere in Mumbai. Expected to be launched sometime soon. Honda will continue to offer the 1.5 litre 4 cylinder i-VTEC petrol and 1.5 litre 4 cylinder i-DTEC diesel, with 5 and 6 Speed manual and CVT options.