The 2017 Honda City facelift has been teased in Thailand, where registration of interest for the popular B-segment sedan is now open. Honda Thailand has released a GIF of the City facelift’s updated exterior, and brightened screencaps are below.

The main change will be to the City’s face, which will now adopt the look of the latest Civic. The images show a chrome strip on the top edge of the headlamp cluster and gentle L-shaped LED position lamps that follow after the FC Civic.

From the side, the City facelift’s ‘eyes’ also mimic the ‘scales’ of the top Civic’s LED headlamps. There’s also a shot of the tail lamp, which appears relatively unchanged compared to the front end.

Expect the looks of a “junior Civic”, which should work wonders for Honda considering the impact the tenth-gen FC has made on the fading C-segment. The Accord also received the same family look for its recent facelift. Like what you see?

The current-gen City was launched in Thailand in January 2014, which will make it exactly three years ago if the updated car debuts next month. Back then, Honda Malaysia rolled out the City two months after Thailand – so could we be seeing the City facelift on our shores in the first quarter of 2017? Fingers crossed.

GALLERY: Current Honda City