Honda has released the images of the Greiz which is a redesigned version of the City to be sold exclusively in the Chinese market.
The Chinese market is a very important one for all car manufacturers. The volumes in there are huge but so are the market’s demands. This makes most of the auto majors redesign the current cars or launch cars specifically for the Chinese market. The higher development cost is offset by the number of vehicles sold. Honda has also done the same recently and will soon be launching the Honda Greiz which is a redesigned version of the Honda City developed specifically for the Chinese market.
The Greiz has been made by Dongfeng-Honda which is one of Honda’s joint venture partners in China. It will go up against the actual Honda City which is made by the Guangzhou-Honda joint venture but will be priced at a slight premium. Having two models which are almost identical to each other does lead to some cannibalisation but as long as the sales stay within the company, it doesn’t matter much.
On the outside, the Honda Greiz gets the following changes over the Honda City.
- Revised front fascia
- Wing shaped grille
- Projector headlights with LED DRLs
- New LED taillight design with C-shaped motif
- Different tailgate design with integrated spoiler
While there are quite a few changes on the outside, the Honda Greiz doesn’t get any changes to the interiors and mechanicals. The all black interior theme carried over from the City looks classy and the touchscreen infotainment system along with the touchscreen AC controls add to the premium-ness. The engine on the sedan remains unchanged and it gets a 1.5-litre i-VTEC motor which produces 131 BHP of power and is mated to a CVT transmission.