Published on July 20th, 2017 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Honda Malaysia Surprises Market with New City Sport Hybrid
Honda Malaysia has surprised the market with the introduction of the new City Sport Hybrid i-DCD that is now open for booking. With this launch, Malaysia once again becomes the only country outside of Japan to introduce this new powertrain in a City, and supports Honda Malaysia’s strategy of focusing on Next Generation Advanced Technology.
The new City Hybrid becomes the second hybrid model introduced this year after the new Jazz Hybrid and is the fifth new model in Honda Malaysia’s product line-up for 2017.
Like the Jazz Hybrid, the new offering gets 137 PS dan 170 Nm of torque from a 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine that is combined with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) with an integrated motor. It records a fuel consumption of 3.9 litres per 100 km and uses a lithium-ion battery, which is more durable and has a higher capacity.
This hybrid variant is packaged with an advanced 3D meter design (Multi-Information Display) to provide a variety of information such as energy flow, sport meter, fuel economy, drive info, customization and ECO display. Other standard equipment includes a 6.8-inch display audio, touch panel air-conditioning, daytime running lights, LED tail lights, and 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels.
Even with the Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) battery placed underneath it, the City Hybrid retains its large boot space of 536 litres.
As for safety, the City Hybrid is equipped with four airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), reverse camera and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS).
Priced at RM89,200 without insurance, the City Hybrid comes with a 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage, while the lithium-ion battery itself is backed by an 8-year warranty. The car is available in Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and White Orchid Pearl.