- Honda City facelift gets small but notable updates on its exterior which includes new honeycomb grille and alloy wheels
- Only petrol and hybrid variant will be on offer with the new City, there will be no diesel engine option on the sedan
Honda is all set to give a 2023 update to the City. It is currently the best selling car in its segment which rivals Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia. Hyundai Verna too is the rival of City and next month it is getting a new generation update. On 21 March Hyundai will launch the 2023 Hyundai Verna which might threaten the No 1 position of Honda City in its segment.
Honda will reveal the City facelift on 2 March. Ahead of that official photos of the car has surfaced on internet. Leaked images of City facelift shows minor but notable changes on the exterior. Interior looks similar as of before but there will be new features on offer here.
2023 Honda City Facelift Exterior
Above image is of the top variant of the new 2023 Honda City. It gets honeycomb grille and 9-slot LED headlamps. Mid variants of the sedan will get projector unit and vertical slat grille though. The sedan continues to retain its classic look which appeals to lot of customers. Front bumper here is slightly tweaked to give it a refreshing look.
There are no any major changes in the side view. Honda has given the City new set of alloy wheels that differ in top and mid variants. With front bumper Honda has also tweaked the rear bumper of the sedan. There’s new blue colour on offer here. Honda already offers the City in multiple colour options.
Honda City Facelift Interior
Just like the exterior, the interior of the sedan too looks same as of before. However Honda will add some new features to it which includes wireless charger, ventilated seats, wireless Apple Carplay & Android Auto etc. Honda City offers one of the most premium interiors in its segment and it is expected to get better with the facelift model.
Honda City Facelift Engine & Gearbox
There will be no diesel engine on offer in the City facelift. Honda will only offer the City facelift in petrol and hybrid options. The sedan will get 1.5-litre petrol engine that puts out 121 BHP. In hybrid the power output jumps to 126 BHP. There will be 6-speed manual and CVT on offer with the petrol and e-CVT transmission on hybrid. Honda will rejig the variant line-up with the facelift update.
Current Honda City carries a price tag of ₹11.87 lakh to ₹15.62 lakh (ex-showroom). Hybrid variant costs ₹19.89 lakh (ex-showroom) which is almost ₹4 lakh more than the base price of petrol variant. 2023 facelift model is likely to carry a premium of ₹1 lakh over the current model.