Honda Cars India has introduced the facelifted version of the country’s most loved mid-size sedan. The 2023 Honda City facelift has been launched at a starting price of Rs 11.49 lakh, ex-showroom. It gets a bunch of new features, mechanical & cosmetic enhancements and more. Here are the top 5 things that you need to know about it.
2023 Honda City facelift: Design and colours
In terms of design, the facelifted Honda City doesn’t get many changes. It sports a nip and tuck with a spruced-up grille that flaunts a honeycomb pattern on higher trims and vertical slats on lower variants. There are also re-designed front & rear bumpers and new 16-inch alloy wheels.
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Honda has updated the City’s LED taillamps and this sedan is now offered in a new Obsidian Blue Pearl paint scheme as well. The other colour variants on offer include Radiant Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic and Meteoroid Grey Metallic.
2023 Honda City facelift: Interior and features
Just like the exterior, there are minimal changes in the facelifted City’s interior. The upholstery remains the same as before. However, it gets new features such as ambient lighting, a wireless charger, rain-sensing wipers and wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto. The Honda City now gets ADAS in the regular petrol variants too. Earlier, it was only available with the hybrid model.
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It’s worth noting that apart from the base variant, Honda is offering advanced driver assistance systems in all the variants of the City, including manual transmission ones. The company’s ADAS suite includes adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lead car departure notification, road departure mitigation system and auto high-beam. There’s also a new low-speed follow function in the City e:HEV.
2023 Honda City facelift: Dimensions
|Ground clearance||165 mm|
|Boot space||506 litres|
|Fuel tank capacity||40 litres|
2023 Honda City facelift: Engine and gearbox
Mechanically, the new City remains unchanged but is now RDE compliant and can run on E20 fuel as well. Also, the diesel mill has been discontinued. It is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine that develops 119 bhp and 145 Nm, paired with a 6-speed MT and a CVT. The City e:HEV gets the 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol hybrid unit that is coupled with two electric motors. Its combined power output is 124 bhp while the peak torque figure stands at 253 Nm.
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2023 Honda City facelift: Price and rivals
The new 2023 Honda City facelift is offered in four trim levels – SV, V, VX and ZX – with prices ranging from Rs 11.49 lakh to Rs 15.97 lakh, ex-showroom. Honda is offering the City e:HEV in two variants – V and VX – and they are priced at Rs 18.89 lakh & Rs 20.39 lakh, ex-showroom, respectively. The Honda City will rival the new-gen Hyundai Verna, Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen Virtus and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
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