- Honda City facelift will get both cosmetic and feature updates to rival the upcoming 2023 Hyundai Verna
- Entry-level variants on the City e:HEV will be on offer with the facelift update coming on March 2
Honda is all set to update its City sedan in India. 2023 Honda City facelift will makes its way to India on March 2. Test drives will begin soon after that. We will also get to know the prices of the sedan around the same time. Honda City is the best selling car in its segment which outpace its rivals by a wide margin.
Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen Virtus and Maruti Ciaz find it tough to keep up with the sales of Honda City. Hyundai is all set to give a tough competition to the City with 2023 Verna which will debut next month. Updates on the new Verna may give Honda City a run for money.
2023 Honda City Facelift – March 2 Launch
So what changes are expected on the new Honda City? Well it includes both cosmetic and feature updates. Honda will equip the sedan with new front and rear bumpers. Design of alloy wheels will be new too. Entry-level variants on the City e:HEV is also in the works. With facelift City will see a variant line-up reshuffle.
Honda City facelift will get petrol engine only. As RDE norms are kicking in from April 2023 Honda will pull the plug on diesel engine of the sedan. Petrol and hybrid variants will comply with RDE norms and E20 fuel too.
2023 Honda City Facelift Engine
If we talk about the petrol engine then it’ll be a 1.5-litre unit. This engine packs 121 BHP and comes mated with 6-speed manual or CVT gearbox. On Atkinson Cycle power figures jumps to 126 BHP and gets e-CVT only.
The petrol variants of Honda City starts at ₹11.87 lakh and goes up to ₹15.62 lakh (ex-showroom). e:HEV or hybrid powertrain is only available in top-spec ZX trim which costs ₹19.92 lakh (ex-showroom). Honda City Hybrid eHEV is the most expensive variant of the sedan. More affordable hybrid variants will be seen on the facelift model which will reduce the price gap between petrol and hybrid variants of the sedan.