Honda City facelift spotted during testing

It looks like Honda is all set to revamp the Honda City sedan. Spy images of the facelifted version of the Honda City sedan have leaked online and we hope the company will bring it to India. Honda City 5th generation is expected to get a facelift and a test mule has been spotted in Thailand.

According to a spy image from HeadlightMag, the upcoming Honda City 5th generation will get a sportier front end. However, we noticed a similarity in the headlights with the current generation of the car. A thick chrome strip also sits between the car’s headlights and runs from one side to the other. The test mule had a massive black front bumper. We assume that the particular model used for testing is a lower variant of the car. The higher variants are expected to have the same bumper color as the coupe. The other details that were noticeable from the spy photo are black alloy wheels and ORVMs.

Engine-wise, the 2023 Honda City facelift is expected to offer two petrol engines. While one will be a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol variant, the other will be a 1.5-litre hybrid petrol engine. If the car makes it to India, we might not get the diesel variant that is currently available. Due to stringent pollution norms expected to be introduced in the future, Honda may ditch the diesel unit in India.

The company has already announced that it will discontinue the current generation Jazz as well as the WR-V 4th generation city in India. Honda recently celebrated 25 years of Honda City in India. Honda City made its debut in 1998 and is still present in the Indian market. The fifth generation Honda City is the electric hybrid variant known as City e:HEV and is the latest variant in India. The sedan is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine mated to twin electric motors that produces 126 BHP and 253 Nm of power.

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