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Honda City, Civic to be revised

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Honda's City is up for a minor revision. We know what you are asking - already? Well, yes, since the City, despite rave reviews and a basketful of awards, has suffered from some niggling issues. Such as some poorer quality plastic bits and general customer complaints regarding lack of kit. Not any more.

Come this October and the 1st anniversary City will be available at your local Honda dealer. Two new trim levels will now be available for the City - the existing 1.5 S MT and the new 1.5 V MT and 1.5 V AT. The 1.5 E MT and 1.5 S AT have already been discontinued and are no longer available for booking. The 1.5 S will receive new colour options along with better quality interior trim as well as rotary controls for the airconditioning. There is some talk of the car also getting the multiplex display from the Civic, but that hasn't been confirmed. The V version might get leather interiors, 15-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps and the same changes as the S trim. Expect a price change in the region of 1-2 per cent for the S variant and the V variant to be priced in the region of Rs 9.2 to 9.7 lakh.

The Civic too will receive an update, commencing early September. Changes include a minor facelift to the front bumper and grille, new alloy wheels, fog lamps for the V version and the addition of a USB port, along with new colour options. A small price hike is expected here too.