The 2017 Honda City facelift has received over 25,000 orders since it was launched in India in February 2017. The fourth-generation of the Honda City car, among the company’s most popular models in India, had in fact bagged more than 14,000 bookings within one month of its launch here. Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO, Honda Cars India had said in March that over 40 per cent of the bookings for the Honda City were for the top-of-the-line ZX variant – an occurrence even the carmaker hadn’t expected considering the fact that the variant in question costs ₹ 13.52 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Yoichiro Ueno said: “HCIL sales continue to grow positively and we registered our higher ever April numbers backed by strong demand for New City 2017 and Honda WR-V. The new fiscal year has begun on a positive note and we hope to continue the growth momentum.”
Honda City Facelift 2017 was launched in India on 14 February with a myriad of cosmetic upgrades and new features though it continues to be offered with the same engine options as its predecessor – the 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel. Offered across a total of 11 variants, the model comes loaded with an impressive array of provisions such as LED daytime running lights, LED headlamps, a 7-inch touchscreen audio-visual navigation system with an Android based interface, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, and ISOFIX mounts for child seats. And if you were wondering, Honda City’s price ranges between ₹ 8.5 lakh to ₹ 13.56 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
As we noted in our Honda City Facelift review, though the car undoubtedly looks and feels better it is up for tough competition with the segment fielding established names such as the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento, and the upcoming new-generation Hyundai Verna.