Published on October 13th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair


All-New Honda City Launched in Malaysia From RM76,800

Honda Malaysia launched the all-new 5th generation City at an event in MITEC today, just a day before the Klang Valley goes into CMCO. The all-new City will come in 4 variants, the familiar S, E and V grades return from before, all powered by a new 1.5-litre DOHC VTEC petrol engine whichhas 121PS and 145Nm of torque, returning 5.4L/100km.

However, the Hybrid i-DCD variant from the outgoing City has been replaced by a new RS grade with an e:HEV powertrain.

But first a break-down of equipment.

The City S Variant (RM76,800) has projector halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights, LED rear combi lights, wing mirror-mounted turn signals, rear air cond vents and 4 airbags.

The City E Variant (RM84,800) introduces Remote Engine Start (from the Civic), 8” Display Audio infotainment unit with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, Reverse Camera, Auto Air Conditioning, Paddle Shifters and Cruise Control.

The City V Variant (RM89,800) adds Auto LED headlights, LED front fog lights, 16” alloy wheels, Leather upholstery (black with Ivory highlights), Honda LaneWatch and 6 airbags.

These petrol variants are offered in:

  • Passion Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
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Finally, on the City RS model (price TBA), you get quite a lot of enhancements. Under the hood, there’s this variant of the City premiers the new i-MMD system that combines a different 1.5-litre port injected, Atkinson-cycle petrol engine that works as both a generator and a high-speed cruising power plant. Most of the time, the City will be powered by an electric motor. The system output for this vehicle is 108PS and 253Nm of torque and it gets 3.77L/100km.

Notable equipment additions on the RS model are the 7” semi digital instrument cluster, an Electric Parking Brake (with Brake Hold), along with Honda Sensing. Honda Sensing on the City RS uses an ultrawide camera WITHOUT a milimeter wave radar. Hence it cannot deliver low-speed follow functionality.

However, all of the other existing Honda Sensing features are present, and in some cases enhanced. The full list of features includes:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Auto High Beam

The RS model has its own bodykit and exterior and interior appointments. These include:

  • Gloss black front grille
  • Gloss black wing mirrors
  • Gloss black trunk spoiler
  • Honeycomb lower front grille
  • Aggressive Front foglight garnish
  • Sporty rear bumper diffuser
  • Dual tone 16” alloy wheels
  • Piano Black paint trim
  • Red stitching
  • Leather/suede combination seats with red stitching
  • Red illumination on some dashboard elements
  • Redesigned centre tunnel

The City RS e:HEV variant is offered in:

  • Passion Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic

Honda Malaysia aims to sell 3,000 units of these a month, with 5,000 booking already collected before launch. The RS variant has yet to be given a price, but for the rest of 2020, the petrol models will be sold with the CKD sales tax exemption, meaning these are their temporary prices:

  • City S: RM74,191.27
  • City E: RM81,664.82
  • City V: RM86,561.45

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