Honda City Facelift – Expected Prices
If there's one car that defines Honda in India, it's got to be the City. Honda’s best seller is also one of the most popular cars in its segment despite carrying a higher asking price than most of its rivals.
The facelifted City’s brochure recently made an entry into the online world, a little before Honda would have liked, and that will form the basis of our expected price list. As the City facelift launches tomorrow, we’re analysing the leaked brochure to predict what could the car’s ideal prices be.
The base variants – where it all starts!
The base E variant of the Honda City 2017 has been dropped altogether. It was the least equipped variant before but still had all the safety features. For the City facelift, the S variant is now the entry-level variant, but it'll be available with a petrol engine only. The S variant misses the steering controls and height adjustable driver seat but gets LED DRLs. Since Honda will consider the input cost of cosmetic updates too, the prices should remain in the same ballpark as the previous S variant.
One Up – The SV variants!
The SV variant doesn't feature any massive change compared to the one before. The ORVMs can now be auto folded and house the turn indicators too. Besides that, Honda has added the auto door lock-unlock feature. The price difference should, therefore, be to the tune of Rs 10,000. (All additional features over the S variant mentioned above)
It starts getting stylish here – The V variants!
Again, the changes on the feature list are few, but offer a bit more flavour to the in-cabin experience. The new City gets a start/stop button and a larger 7-inch infotainment system with navigation. A fair increase in the prices should be around Rs 15,000-Rs 20,000. (All additional features over the SV variant mentioned above)
The impactful penultimate – VX variants!
The VX (and VX(O)) variants were the top-end variants before however, Honda has added the ZX top variant to the City line-up now. The changes to the VX variants are quite substantial with features like LED headlamps and telescopic steering adjustment added to the mix. The AVN system is also bigger than the previous unit. Effective price rise could, therefore, amount to Rs 40,000-Rs 50,000. (All additional features over the V variant mentioned above)
The bar-raising ZX variant!
The ZX variant packs six-airbags, only the second car in the segment to do so, after the Hyundai Verna. It further gets a host of creature-comfort features for those who wish to settle for a C-segment car rather than going for the bigger entry-level D-segment sedans. Prices may see a spike of Rs 70,000-Rs 80,000 over the VX variant. (All additional features over the VX variant mentioned above)
Compilation – Our estimated prices for the Honda City facelift
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