Honda Thailand has released a new set of images teasing the 2017 Honda City (facelift), which will reportedly launch on 12th of January 2017.
The teasers reveal portions of the exterior that have undergone a facelift. According to earlier reports, the 6th generation City facelift was to draw cues from the China-spec Honda Greiz, but these teaser images suggest that its inspired from the new Honda Civic and Accord, making the City more ‘connected’ to the Honda family. Most of the changes appear to be concentrated on the front-end.
The model teased features LED headlamps with LED DRLs, which flow directly into the larger grille. The bold chrome garnish on the grille flows directly into the headlamps, similar to the new Civic. The bumper has also been redesigned, featuring new fog lamps enclosures and radiator grille, and it also gets new 16 inch alloy wheels with diamond cut finish. The teased model also appears to be finished in new dark blue shade similar to the new Civic’s Cosmic Blue metallic.
The interior is yet to be revealed, but reports suggest that the Thai-spec model will get an all-black dashboard housing a new touch-screen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, better perceived quality and new upholstery.
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The 6th gen City was launched back in 2013 in international markets and will get its facelift after almost 4th year of its production period. The facelift will help Honda City compete with its rivals for a couple of more years before the 7th generation replaces it. On the other hand, Honda Atlas is still selling the 5th gen Honda City since 2009, and is yet to introduce the 6th gen in Pakistan.
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