Everything You Need to Know About Honda City 2017

Honda City has been the go-to mid-size sedan in the Pakistani auto industry. It costs less than other sedans but still offers decent quality, performance and features. International variants of the car come with additional features and are often late to arrive in Pakistan. With new competition coming in and Suzuki Ciaz challenging City, will Honda be able to retain its lead in this market segment?

Let’s take a look at the new Honda City 2017 and what it brings to the table.

Exterior

The new model debuted about two months ago, and has received accolades for its notable improvements in design and feature list.

The exterior sees an updated V-variant with full LED headlamps and integrated LED daytimes running lights.

The bumper has been slightly redesigned and gives a sportier look, akin to what we saw with the latest Civic model.

The new slimmer chrome grill with a honeycomb mesh and dual tone alloy wheels (15-inch on S variants, 16-inch on V) also adds to the superior design. Just like Civic, the new Lunar Silver Metallic color has also been introduced for City.

 

The new tail lights, a ducktail spoiler and the new third brake light are also noticeable additions to the car’s rear.

Interior

The biggest change Honda brought to the City this year is the 6.8-inch touchscreen entertainment system that comes in with the City V variants.

A push start button has been added across the range, making the cars more secure and automated.

The meter cluster has also been redesigned and now sports white illumination in the surroundings. It’s also available in all variants. There are separate rear smartphone pockets on the V versions.

City fans would also love to know that the V variants also bring paddle shifters, a major improvement over its predecessors.

Engine & Performance

Mechanically, the car remains nearly the same as before with a 1.5 litre i-VTEC four-cylinder engine, capable of producing 120 HP at 6,600 RPM and 145Nm at 4,600 RPM.

The petrol variants of the car will come with a choice between five speed manual or a seven speed CVT transmission. As mentioned before, automatic transmission also brings paddle shifters.

There’s a diesel variant too with six-speed manual gearbox and 25 km/l mileage but it’s not available in most markets.

Safety

Honda has included Vehicle Stability Assist (also known as Electronic Stability Control or ESC) across the range. Previously, it was only available in the higher end City models. The automated car control feature is very beneficial when brakes are applied suddenly as it makes sure the car does not deviate from the road.

While not necessary but a nifty addition, Hill Assist Start (HAS) is also a standard feature now.

Mileage

Honda City is slated to last longer than before. Honda City’s ARAI-certified figures for car mileage are listed below:

  • Honda City Manual: 17.4 km/l
  • Honda City Automatic (CVT): 18 km/l

Features List

Honda City comes in 3 or 5 variants depending on the market. Each variant sports some of the new features, and retains the rest of the features from the previous year. The low end variant is called S which goes all the way up to ZX where the higher end variants have all the features mentioned in the lower tiers. The variants along with the features are listed below (low-end to high-end):

Honda City 2017 Specifications

Pricing & Availablility

While there is no official word on when the new model will be made available in Pakistan, it is expected to happen soon with increasing pressure from the likes of Suzuki Ciaz and other new automakers in the market.

Pricing is expected to remain within Rs. 15 lacs to Rs. 18 lacs.

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He is the Editor at ProPakistani.


  • sufyan

    “While there is no official word on when the new model will be made available in Pakistan, it is expected to happen soon with increasing pressure from the likes of Suzuki Ciaz and other new automakers in the market. Pricing is expected to remain within Rs. 15 lacs to Rs. 18 lacs.”

    A lazy last paragraph (specially the last line about pricing) to an otherwise good article.

    • Mirza Aasauf Baig

      I am desperately waiting for it. :(

      • Dr Sher Khan

        It’s not gonna launch here in Pakistan. Because of Fucking Honda Atlas. Launched in India and Thailand months ago.

    • Alpha Bravo

      Lolx.. “increasing pressure from the likes of Suzuki Ciaz” Lolx..
      Ciaz is almost at the verge of discontinuation.

  • Muhammad Haroon

    Please stop copy-pasting international articles and produce your own !

    This is a Major-Facelift to 6th Generation of Honda-City which was launched back in 2013 internationally. Primarily, it was intended for Asian market famous as Thiland version. Same is released in India as well.

    Unfortunately, we in Pakistan are only relying on 5th Generation which was launched in 2009 and have been enjoying Minor-Facelifts with the name of “New Model”. (they only change grill, bumpers or interiors. no change in engine or mechanics)

    Honda Pakistan has absolutely no intention to launch Generation 6 in Pakistan. Instead, they are planning to launch Generation 7 which will be launched internationally (like the did with Civic); the same is expected in Mid of 2018.

    So keep your fingers crossed while waiting for Generation 7 and please stop calling this as a “New Model”.
    Our only concern is with what we get here in Pakistan.

  • Osama Saif

    Dear,
    First its not a midsize car, Actually its subcompact car.
    Secondly no offical statement revealed by Atlas Honda regarding lunch of 6th generation of city.
    Speculation are also in market that Honda might skip 6th generation & jump directly to 7th gen.

  • Hasnu

    It looks so much like Suzuki Ciaz from behind, question is who copied whom..? Is it a coincidence…!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/14ae7a34584f0ca2bb8fcfde1850d453b706269f71d343814da78c8ca5097f71.jpg

    • Mirza Aasauf Baig

      Thats what i was thinking. :D

  • susti writer

    Paddle shift was introduced in 2006 Honda city known as the steermatic but it miserably failed in Pakistan.

    • Muhammad Haroon

      I still own Steermatic and proudly satisfied with the performance.

      • ZAB

        What is steermatic and paddle shift?

        • Muhammad Haroon

          By Using this feature, you can control automatic gears manually (up or down) using a button or paddle on steering wheel.
          Awesome feature, it increases horsepower of the car. You can use it when you need to accelerate while racing.

          • ZAB

            But how does it increase performance?

  • Zuhaib Afzal

    What’s the purpose of this article when the author doesn’t know the official launch of this model???

    Even author doesn’t know that this is just the facelift version. India received facelift two month ago. Otherwise, it was launched in Thailand in January.

    PS, Pakistan will not get this model.

    • Syed Zarar

      There is no official date, that’s the whole point.

  • XeonFX

    Waisted my time reading this article which has nothing to do with pakistan. Chawalan hi marian nay.

  • New Update: Generation update not confirmed this year. The will finalize minor update in 2017 model for Pakistan. 13.5 Engine, Immobiliser key, Front Grill, Seat Fabric Design so far. These things will be finalized in 18 April Meeting. 10,000 Additional Charges for these changes Most probably. As they changes engine capacity from 1300cc to 1350cc so tax for non filer will be Rs.100,000.

    • Muneeb

      Is there any word on the new model in 2018?

  • Steve Johnson

    at least they get the comments and traffic. :P

  • Shahzad Haider

    and again this damn thing will have no AIR BAGS…….what a crap!!

  • Mirza Aasauf Baig

    Honda Pakistan is cheating us. :(

    If they dont give us International Carient of Honda City we should Boycot it. Even India and Bangladesh has the International version.