The 2016 Honda Grace might not sound so familiar to you. However, it is a car that you know pretty much about it. It is some kind of rebadged Honda City model. These compact cars share most of its characteristics. Differences are minimal, barely notable. This exact model is offered just for domestic (Japanese) market. It was released last December, only year after launch of sixth-generation City. Since it is still very fresh model, it is expected that 2016 Honda Grace will come pretty much unchanged. We will see same design, same hybrid configurations etc. New model is expected to come this December.
2016 Honda Grace specs
As we already mentioned, 2016 Honda Grace will come pretty much unchanged. This model came last year. So, bigger modifications are not expected. It will ride on the same Jazz/Fit platform, which offers a little bit longer wheelbase, which gives several advantages such as better driving feel, more spacious cabin etc. It will feature the same exterior design, which is based on the Honda’s new design language called “Exciting H”, which was presented with third generation of Jazz/Fit model. Compared to City model, 2016 Grace will be characterized by some smaller differences. Those modifications are mostly cosmetic and they aren’t much notable at the first sight.
2016 Honda Grace interior
Inside, design remains the same. The 2016 Grace will come with spacious and stylish cabin. This cabin will be also very well equipped with plenty of features of advanced technologies. Some of the most notable features are 5-inch LCD screen with navigation, climate control, Bluetooth, premium audio system with eight speakers, automatic climate control, reverse camera and many other.
2016 Honda Grace engine
Well, this is the main difference between domestic and abroad variants of this vehicle. Unlike City which goes with petrol and diesel engines in offer, 2016 Honda Grace will be offered exclusively in hybrid configuration. It is Honda’s well known system called Sport Hybrid i-DCD, which is consisted of 1.5 liter Atkinson engine 4-cylinder engine and high-output electric motor. Finally this combination comes paired with 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Total output is somewhere around 140 horsepower and 215 pound-feet of torque
2016 Honda Grace release date and price
Finally 2016 Honda Grace is expected to come in next few weeks. Exact date it still unknown, but it will definitely come before the end of year. Converted to dollars, price goes around 17.000 thousands, roughly.