The 2017 Honda City facelift was recently launched in Thailand not too long ago, and it appears the updated B-segment sedan could soon be introduced here as well, thanks to this photo (taken in Putrajaya) sent in to us by paultan.org reader KC Lee.

Never mind the foliage and the tree, the car seen here is no doubt in the guise of a City, albeit with some wrapping applied. The main giveaway that this is indeed the facelift can be seen at the front, where the Solid Wing Face grille is significantly different in shape. Look even closer, and you’ll realise the Honda logo is positioned further downwards and protrudes outside the chrome bar compared to the current car.

Other clearly visible items include the 16-inch two-tone alloy wheels, which look nearly identical in terms of design to the car launched in Thailand. Expect other changes to include reshaped headlights (LED daytime running lights standard, LED headlights optional), new bumpers and a lightly revised cabin.

On the Thailand-spec City, the kit list remains largely unchanged with keyless operation, a Display Audio infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen, a multi-angle reverse camera and steering wheel audio control buttons. The City also retains up to six airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS).

Under the bonnet, the new City should retain its 1.5 litre i-VTEC four-cylinder petrol engine produces 118 hp at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 4,600 rpm, sent to the front wheels via a CVT. As with the current City, the new one will most likely continue to be a locally-assembled model as well.

GALLERY: Honda City facelift (Thailand-spec)


GALLERY: Current Honda City (Malaysia-spec)