Honda City 2017 Review


The City sedan has been here in the Indian market for quite some time now and has ruled the segment with its road presence and that impressive IVTEC motor. Then when it was time Honda introduced the diesel motor as well along with a few other updates. Now with the rising competition, Honda has actually decided to introduce the facelift variant City sedan after almost three years since it’s got its last update. This is a mid-cycle update that the car will receive before Honda introduces the new generation sedan.

It comes in the colours like:


Honda has not made any changes under the hood and thus the City facelift gets the same 1.5 Litre i-VTEC petrol engine which is capable of producing about 119 Ps of peak power at 6600 rpm and 145 Nm of peak torque at 4600 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission while there is also an option of a CVT transmission as well.

The diesel variant, on the other hand, is powered by the 1.5 Litre i-DTEC diesel engine which is capable of producing about 100 ps of peak power at 3600 rpm and 200 Nm of peak torque at 1750 rpm. The diesel unit is paired only to a 6-speed manual transmission.

city 2017 engine

Talking about fuel efficiency figures the petrol motor promises to return around 17.4 kmpl (MT) and 18.0 Kmpl with the (CVT). The diesel unit, on the other hand, promises to return around 25.6 kmpl on the (SV, V) grades and 25.1 kmpl on the (VX, ZX) grades.


Build & Styling:

If we talk about styling then the new City facelift gets completely redesigned headlamps towards the front which now gets new LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights as well. Besides the new headlamp setup, the front bumper to has been redesigned as well. Like we already said the new City facelift sedan front profile now looks like it has been inspired from the new generation Civic. Besides the changes to the front the facelift City also gets a new diamond-cut and two-tone alloy wheels in both 15- and 16-inch sizes. The side profile does not get any more change though and looks identical to the pre-facelift car. Towards the rear, the City facelift has received an integrated boot spoiler which houses the LED brake lamps as well. The City also has received a LED taillamps at the rear as well.

As of Interior:

As of safety:

It gets a total of 6 airbags now this will definitely be available with the top end grades while the lower grades will get both driver and front side airbags. The other safety features which will also be available will come in the form of ABS and EBD.


No doubt, the City sedan with its updated interior and exterior ticks all the boxes and needs that a modern customer looks for in a car of this segment.