The most recent reports reveal that the Honda City is due to receive a facelift for the 2018 model year. Namely, the sixth generation of this popular model has been around since 2014, scoring great sales numbers in numerous developing markets. For instance, the City has been Honda’s best-selling model in India for years now. The time has now come for the Japanese automaker to refresh its popular compact car. Expect the 2018 Honda City to receive visual enhancements as well as a wider variety of standard safety features. According to some sources, the refreshed model could go on sale on most of the markets by mid-2017.
2018 Honda City Design
The 2018 Honda City will feature a revamped front fascia that includes a new grille and reshaped bumper. One of the most notable upgrades will include new optional LED headlights. At the back, expect the upcoming City 2018 to receive a slightly reshaped bumper as well as restyled taillights. Apart from these changes, the model will retain its familiar shape and proportions. Expect it also to offer a couple of new exterior colors and wheel designs for the 2018 model year.
When it comes to interior, the 2018 Honda City will benefit from several mostly subtle alterations. We expect its cabin to offer more soft-touch surfaces than before as well a few tweaks on the dashboard. There will also be a number of new safety features on the list of standard equipment. Some of the standard amenities will include steering wheel-mounted controls, Bluetooth, and Android connectivity.
Expect no surprises when it comes to the 2018 Honda City’s engine department. The petrol-powered 1.5-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder will make 117 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. This engine will use a five-speed manual transmission. As for the 1.5-liter i-DTEC turbo-diesel, it will churn out 99 horsepower and 200 Nm of twist. Expect this unit to come matched to a six-speed manual transmission.
We expect the 2018 Honda City to once again prove itself as one of the most appealing choices in its segment. Its key rivals will include the likes of Volkswagen Vento, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Skoda Rapid and Hyundai Verna.