New Delhi: Honda has begun work on a midlife update for the fifth-generation City. A Honda City facelift test mule has been spotted in Thailand, where the model is expected to go on sale first. The facelift will touch on minor exterior and interior design changes and is likely to continue with the same powertrain options as the current model, depending on the market.
The Honda City facelift receives minor design changes
The spy shots suggest that the Honda City facelift will receive minor design tweaks, including a redesigned front bumper with new fog lamp housing and air flap. While there is no image showing the rear of the car, it is likely that the facelifted City will also feature redesigned rear bumpers. Inside, Honda is likely to revamp the infotainment system and add more equipment.
Honda City facelift: Petrol, petrol-hybrid powertrains expected
The facelifted Honda City is expected to come with the same 1.5-litre petrol engine as well as a petrol hybrid variant as the current model. Honda will ditch its diesel range early next year as the brand prepares to transition to BS6 Phase 2 norms. This means the updated City will not come with a diesel engine, like other Honda models that will continue to be on sale after April 2023 .
Honda is working on a new SUV for India
Honda has already announced that the current generation Jazz, WR-V and the fourth generation City will be discontinued soon. Amaze and the City will continue and will be joined by an all-new SUV to rival the Crete.