Published on November 3rd, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Honda Malaysia Launches New City Variant Called V-SENSING
Now you can get the Honda SENSING system without having to purchase the RS e:HEV
The Honda City 1.5V is pretty much a perfect choice for those looking to own a no-frills family sedan but one thing it lacks is the Honda SENSING suite of active safety and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Well, that has become a thing of the past with the launch of a new variant called the City V-SENSING.
As its name would suggest, the City V-SENSING is essentially the City 1.5V that comes readily equipped with the Honda SENSING, making it the second variant to offer the feature after the range-topping RS e:HEV. It comprises seven features, namely Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Auto High Beam (AHB).
In addition, the newest member of the City family also gets a seven-inch TFT digital instrument cluster to replace the analogue dials. Elsewhere, the equipment list for the City V-SENSING remains as per the variant it is based on.
Among the features included on the list are full LED headlights and taillights, LED daytime running lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, leather seats with ivory highlights, 8-inch audio display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, paddle shifters, Remote Engine Start and Honda LaneWatch.
The City V-SENSING is priced at RM90,212.36 (OTR without insurance) after the sales tax exemption, making it RM3,561 more expensive than the regular City 1.5V.
Honda Malaysia (or the Company) today announced the addition of an exciting new variant, the City V-SENSING to its existing B-segment sedan line-up. Available in a Naturally Aspirated powertrain variant, the City V-SENSING is the second variant after the City RS e:HEV to be offered with Honda SENSING, the most complete advanced safety features in the B-segment. The new variant also features a 7-inch Interactive Thin Film Transistor (TFT) meter that provides easy access to information according to the driver’s needs while driving.
Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Ms. Madoka Chujo said, “Safety is predominantly Honda’s priority and the City has always been the forerunner in offering safety features for both drivers and passengers using advanced technology. We are delighted to introduce this new variant to the Malaysian market, enabling them to now have more options to choose from in the City line-up with a total of 5 variants available. Priced at RM90,212.36¹, the City V-SENSING appeals to more targeted audiences such as young families or young working adults who seek for ample performance as well as advanced safety features for their daily commute. To top it off, this variant is equipped with Honda SENSING, the most complete advanced safety features in the B-segment with an attractive price tag that is below RM100,000. We believe this model will continue to receive much recognition for its overall package of class-leading advanced features, space, comfort and unparalleled performance.”
“Since we launched the 5th Generation City in October 2020, we have recorded total sales of more than 23,300 units. To date, the City has contributed 34% to Honda Malaysia’s total sales between January and October 2021, making it the best-selling model in Honda Malaysia. On behalf of the Company, we are truly humbled by the continuous trust as well as support we have received from fellow Malaysians particularly throughout the challenging pandemic and lockdowns, and I would like to thank all our customers for their unwavering support towards the Honda brand,”
Ms. Chujo added.
In addition to other standard safety features, the City V-SENSING is packed with a host of driver assistance safety features. The enhanced Honda SENSING technology was developed to realize the vision of a collision‑free mobile society by utilizing front wide view camera to better recognize road boundaries during day and night driving conditions. The suite of driver assistance safety systems in Honda SENSING are as below:
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
- Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
- Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
- Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
- Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
- Auto High Beam (AHB)
The City V-SENSING is equipped with the most powerful engine in its segment – a 1.5L DOHC i–VTEC engine coupled with Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) that provides an ideal balance of performance and fuel efficiency. This powertrain is able to produce up to 121PS, which is the highest in its class and a maximum torque of 145Nm.
Exterior-wise, the energetic and stunning design of the City V-SENSING carries a presence that is eye‑catching with LED Headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), LED Fog Lights, LED Taillights as well as a set of 16-inch Alloy Wheels to appear stylish and trendy.
The interior styling of this variant features premium high-quality textures, which include Leather Seats² with Ivory highlights² at inner areas. Rear Air Conditioning Ventilation is standard across all City variants while an 8-inch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™³ Connectivity is also available in this variant. Besides that, the City V-SENSING is also equipped with Paddle Shifts, which deliver a fun and exciting driving experience. Another notable feature in the variant is the Remote Engine Start⁴ feature, a first in its class technology, which provides drivers the convenience of starting their car with a simple push of a button on the keyless remote and turning on the air conditioning to cool down the car cabin before entering.
Having been awarded with the “ASEAN NCAP Excellent Award category – Consistent 5 Star” at ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Awards 2020, the City V-SENSING carries the same advanced safety features with the V and RS e:HEV variants such as Six Airbags and Honda LaneWatch, a camera based advanced safety technology which helps monitor blind spots through an infotainment system. The variant offers a host of safety features, which are Rear Seat Belt Reminder, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Rear Seat ISOFIX I-SIZE Type. Other additional safety features in this variant include Reverse Sensors with Multi-Angle Reverse Camera⁴.
For more information on the City V-SENSING or to test-drive the model, customers can visit Honda authorised dealerships nationwide or call Honda Malaysia’s Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020 or log onto www.honda.com.my or download the HondaTouch application.