2017 Honda City Launched Prices Start at Rs 8.49 Lakh
2017 Honda City Launched Prices Start at Rs 8.49 Lakh

2017 Honda City Launched Prices Start at Rs 8.49 Lakh

The new Honda City 2017 has been officially launched in India with prices falling in the vicinity of Rs 8.49 lakh to Rs 13.56 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). In a bid to keep abreast of the competitors, City has received styling updates inspired by new Accord and Civic along with additional equipment including LED DRLs, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, engine immobiliser and ISOFIX child seat mounts. Mechanically, the sedan remains unchanged, sourcing power from the same petrol and diesel engines from the pre-facelifted model. However, Honda has made changes to curb NVH levels in the diesel engine to reduce noise and vibrations.

 Apart from the aforementioned changes, Honda has also rejigged the variant line-up, by dropping the entry level E and the range topping VX (O) trims from the carline. This makes S MT the new base trim in the line-up and the ZX CVT the new top-of-the-line variant. That said the new City carline is available with 11 variants with two engines in manual and automatic options

In terms of power, the sedan continues using the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engines from the preceding model. It is to be noted that the base S trim is available with petrol option only. As for the transmission choices, it is offered with a manual unit and a CVT. In terms of fuel economy, the petrol MT variant is claimed to return 17.4kmpl as opposed to the CVT trim which delivers 18kmpl. The diesel version is the most frugal of all variants with the fuel economy rated at 25.6kmpl making it one of the most fuel efficient cars in its league. Talking of the equipment, the top-spec trim gets a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, push button start/stop, leather seats and electronic sunroof.

In addition, Honda is also offering three accessory kits for personalization and a three year warranty that can be extended further at additional cost. The company is also offering a 5 year roadside assistance on the new City. In the mid-size sedan space, City rivals Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz primarily. While Hyundai Verna is set to propel into a new generation, Maruti is prepping to roll out facelifted Ciaz by April this year. Hence, it was the right time for City to undergo a facelift. Just so you know, Honda City has had a long run in the country (since 1998) with around 6.5 lakh sold during its long product cycle.

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New Honda City 2017 Price in India
Petrol Variants Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
S MT Rs 8.49 lakh
SV MT Rs 9.53 lakh
V MT Rs 9.99 lakh
VX MT Rs 11.64 lakh
V CVT Rs 11.53 lakh
VX CVT Rs 12.84 lakh
ZX CVT Rs 13.52 lakh
Diesel Variants Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
SV MT Rs 10.75 lakh
V MT Rs 11.55 lakh
VX MT Rs 12.86 lakh
ZX MT Rs 13.56 lakh

Honda City entered into a new generation in 2014, sporting comprehensive cosmetic updates inside out and a new diesel engine. This time, the tweaks are not copious, but it has received aesthetic changes, new equipments and superficial mechanical upgrades, hence the new City price now falls in the vicinity of Rs 8.49 lakh to Rs 13.52 lakh for the petrol range. The diesel City on the other hand is available between Rs 10.75 to Rs 13.56 ( Please note all prices mentioned are ex-showroom, New Delhi).

2017 Honda City Launched Prices Start at Rs 8.49 Lakh
2017 Honda City Launched Prices Start at Rs 8.49 Lakh
New Honda City 2017 Specifications
Engine 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder i-DTEC Diesel
Maximum Power 99bhp @ 3600rpm
Maximum Torque 200Nm @ 1750rpm
Engine 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder i-VTEC Petrol
Maximum Power 118bhp @ 6600rpm
Maximum Torque 145Nm @ 4600rpm
Transmission 5-speed Manual & CVT

The new Honda City continues to come with petrol and diesel fuel options, deriving power from the same engines from the preceding model. Power on the petrol City comes from the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol unit making maximum power of 118bhp at 6,600rpm along with peak torque of 145Nm at 4,600rpm. Diesel version uses Honda’s 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine good for 99bhp at 3,600rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1,750rpm. Transmission choices include the conventional 5-speed manual unit mated to the petrol manual variants, 6-speed manual gearbox paired to the diesel trims and advanced CVT with 7-speed paddle shifters available on select petrol trims.

New Honda City 2017 Mileage
Variant Mileage
Petrol Model 17.4kmpl (MT) & 18kmpl (CVT)
Diesel Model 25.6kmpl

As the new City continues using the same set of engines, there isn’t much change in the fuel efficiency. The mileage for the manual petrol variants in the line-up is rated at 17.4kmpl whereas the petrol CVT grades are claimed to return 18kmpl. The diesel version of the City sedan is claimed to run up to 25.6kmpl under ideal conditions.

2017 Honda City Launched Prices Start at Rs 8.49 Lakh
2017 Honda City Launched Prices Start at Rs 8.49 Lakh
New Honda City 2017 Variant-wise Features

S – Dual SRS front airbags, ABS with EBD, Integrated LED DRLs, front signature chrome grille, integrated audio with Bluetooth hands-free, 4 door speakers sound system, keyless entry with Jack-Knife key, body colour doors/handles/mirrors, power adjustable door mirrors, power windows, driver auto Up/Down, tilt steering adjustment, front map lamps, rear windshield defogger, rear seats ISOFIX compatible.

SV (Over S) – Automatic AC with touch control panel, rear AC vents, shark fin antenna, cruise control, power folding door mirrors + side turn indicators, premium piano black dashboard panel, advanced 3-ring 3D combinmeter, Eco assist ambient rings, auto door locking and unlocking, driver seat height adjuster, front and rear armrest, steering audio and hands-free switch, inside door handles, AC knobs chrome and trunk lid lining cover.

V (Over SV) – 7-inch advanced touchscreen, R15 diamond cut alloys, engine one-push start/stop button, Honda smart key system, multi view rear camera with guidelines, front halogen fog lights, automatic folding door mirrors, outer door handles chrome, 8 speakers + tweeters sound system, voice recognition with steering switch and rear accessory charging port.

VX (Over V) – One-touch electric sunroof, advanced inline LED headlamps, front LED fog lights, R16 diamond cut alloys, premium leather interior package, assistant dashboard soft touch pad, telescopic steering adjustment, frameless auto dimming inside mirror and rear reading lamps.

ZX (Over VX) – Side and curtain airbags, LED rear combi with light guides, trunk lid spoiler with LED stop-lamp, rear license plate LED lamps, automatic headlights control with light sensor, automatic headlight off by timer, automatic rain sensing wipers, rear adjustable head restraints, premium LED map lamps and premium LED rear reading lamps.

New Honda City 2017 Colours

The 2017 City model is available with five colour schemes-Modern Steel Metallic, Carnelian red Pearl, White Orchid Pearl, Golden Brown Metallic and Albaster Silver Metallic.

2017 Honda City Launched Prices Start at Rs 8.49 Lakh
2017 Honda City Launched Prices Start at Rs 8.49 Lakh
New Honda City 2017 Competition

The 2017 Honda City facelift primarily fights Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna. The tug of the war for the top spot in the mid-size sedan segment will continue between the three cars as the Verna prepares to enter into the next generation and the facelifted Ciaz is underway. Other than these two model, City also rivals Skoda Rapid and Volkswagen Vento in this space.

New Honda City 2017 Exterior
2017 Honda City Launched Prices Start at Rs 8.49 Lakh
2017 Honda City Launched Prices Start at Rs 8.49 Lakh

Built on Honda’s ‘Exciting H Design’ philosophy, the new City is based on the grand concept of ‘Advanced, Energetic and Smart’.  The sedan gets subtle styling updates to the exterior with most of the changes made to the front profile. Among the new elements, City gets new bolder grille with a thick chrome strip, larger air-dams, redesigned LED headlamp cluster with integrated LED DRLs, LED fog lamp enclosures and reworked bumper with 3-part intake.

The alloy wheels on the City carline include 15-inch diamond cut unit available with the V trim and the 16-inch diamond cut alloys offered with the VX and ZX trims. Both the alloy wheels get dual-tone treatment for a sportier look. On the other hand the base ‘S’ trim makes do with the steel rims with full wheel caps. View from the side remains unchanged, save for the first-in-segment auto folding door mirrors.  As for the rear facet, it seems to have taken styling cues from the new Civic sedan sporting wrap-around tail-lamps and new bumper inspired from the new Civic. In addition, the rear also comes with boot-mounted spoiler with integrated high mounted stop lamp.

New Honda City 2017 Interior

In terms of equipment, the new City offers a raft of features as opposed to rivals in the segment. Inside, it gets a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment digipad with turn-by-turn navigation in V, VX and ZX trims. Besides, the advanced infotainment system also comes with 1.5 GB media memory, 2-USB-in slots, satellite linked navigation, two-micro SD card slots, 1 HDMI-in slot, first-in segment MirrorLink smartphone connectivity and WiFi support for internet.

Additionally, it also packs the first-in-segment soft-touch dashboard on passenger side and new illumination in the advanced 3D multi-information meter. Other in-cabin tech on the sedan include Aux-in & Bluetooth support, 8 speakers audio system with CD player, climate control unit with AC vents in front and rear, five-inch LCD display, rear parking camera, power outlets at the rear seats, multimedia system, touch-panel with climate control system among several others. The splash of chrome around the rear-aircon vent knobs and steering switches makes the cabin more up-market.