We’ve been waiting for this for some time, but it’s finally here – the facelifted Honda City has been unveiled in Thailand today! The benchmark B-segment sedan has been given a few visual updates inside and out.
As the teasers and leaks have revealed, the City gains a new front end design, with reshaped headlights (LED daytime running lights standard, LED headlights optional) linked by a new chrome bar reminiscent of the new Civic, with a reshaped grille sitting underneath. There are also reshaped lower air intakes as well as optional LED fog lights.
Elsewhere, there’s a new design for the 16-inch two-tone alloy wheels, while the rear end gets a more aggressive bumper design. The bulb-type tail lights are the same as before, although the Indian-market version spied yesterday featured LED tail lights from the Japanese-market Grace Hybrid. Inside, changes are limited to a new seat design (with a Civic-like centre stripe), as well as gunmetal trim and LED lighting.
Available equipment is identical and includes keyless entry, push button start, a Display Audio infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen (now a two-DIN unit with physical buttons, rather than a flush-fitting system), a multi-angle reverse camera and steering wheel audio control buttons. Safety-wise, the City retains up to six airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS).
The mechanicals have been left unchanged – a 1.5 litre VTEC four-cylinder engine produces 117 hp at 6,000 rpm and 146 Nm of torque at 4,700 rpm in E85-compatible Thai spec, sent to the front wheels via either a CVT (with optional paddle shifters) or a five-speed manual transmission. Expect Malaysian-market models to continue with outputs of 120 PS and 145 Nm.
Prices start at 550,000 baht (RM69,300) for the base S manual, rising up to 589,000 baht (RM74,200) for the S CVT, 649,000 baht (RM81,800) for the V CVT, 689,000 baht (RM86,900) for the V+ CVT and 736,000 baht (RM92,800) for the SV CVT. The range-topping SV+ CVT is priced at 751,000 baht (RM94,700).
In total, six colours are available for the facelifted Honda City, with a new Cosmic Blue Metallic joining existing colours including Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Taffeta White and White Orchid Pearl.