Thailand: Honda City facelift in 2023 spied testing

The Honda City facelift will rival the Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen Virtus, Maruti Ciaz and Hyundai Verna if launched in India.

The Honda City sedan could be getting an update soon. Spy footage has captured a partially camouflaged Honda City being tested in Thailand, indicating that the fifth-generation sedan could be getting a facelift soon.

According to reports, the Honda City facelift could get a sportier-looking front end in 2023. The spy image shows the City sedan with a black front grille without the thick chrome bar on top. The front bumper is fully camouflaged, indicating it could get some major updates to the air dam and fog lamp housing. The spy image also shows the test mule with black alloys and ORVMs. Reports also suggest that the new City facelift will also have side skirts and a new rear spoiler, along with a redesigned rear bumper.

The sedan is also expected to receive some interior updates. However, these changes are yet to be seen.

Internationally, the Honda City facelift from 2023 is offered with two petrol engines: a 122 hp/173 Nm 3-cylinder 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine and the well-known 1.5-litre hybrid petrol engine offered in India. There is no confirmation yet on whether this update will reach India. However, if it does, it could prove to be a competitor to the Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen Virtus, Hyundai Verna and the like.


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