Published on August 10th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair


Honda City Facelift Launched In Malaysia, Priced From RM85K-RM112K

The 5th generation Honda City facelift has been launched in Malaysia.

The Honda City has been a popular B-segment sedan choice since its introduction by Honda Malaysia in its 2nd generation in 2002. Since then, the company has sold 423,000 units in the country. Today, we have the new facelift of the 5th generation model introduced here.

The facelifted Honda City brings a number of important improvements and changes, but nothing has changed under the hood. It is still available with the same two powertrain options – the 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine with 121PS @ 6600rpm and 145Nm of torque at 4,300rpm and the 1.5L e:HEV hybrid powertrain with a combined output of 109PS and 253Nm of torque. The petrol motor is still paired to a CVT while the hybrid motor uses an e-CVT to drive the front wheels.

Honda City interior

New Honda City Grades

The first thing that’s new is the addition of a petrol-powered RS variant. Previously, the RS grade was only available with the e:HEV powertrain. The lineup and equipment list is now as follows:

  • Honda City Petrol
    • City S (RM84,900)
      • 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC with CVT
      • Honda SENSING
      • 4.2″ TFT Meter instrument cluster
      • Rear air cond vents
      • 6 airbags
    • City E (RM89,900)
      • Remote Engine Start
      • 8″ info display with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
      • 8 Speakers
      • Multi-angle Rearview Camera
      • Auto air conditioner
      • Rear USB Type-C Charging ports
    • City V (RM94,900)
      • LED Headlights
      • LED Front Fog Lights
      • 16″ alloy wheels
      • Leather interior
      • Honda LaneWatch
      • Rear Disc Brakes
    • City RS (RM99,900)
      • RS Exterior bodykit
      • RS Interior upholstery and colourway
      • Honda Connect
      • 7″ TFT Meter instrument cluster
      • Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • Honda City e:HEV (RM111,900)
    • 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC Atkinson Cycle engine with e:HEV powertrain
    • Honda Sensing (now with Low Speed Follow)
    • Electric Parking Brake
    • Auto Brake Hold

Honda City Design Changes

The non-RS and RS models have both been given minor design changes to their bumpers and alloy rims. Whats’ more, the RS models gets a honeycomb grille, a redesigned ‘RS’ logo, new side skirts and a pronounced rear diffuser. The RS model’s interior now comes with a red colour panel on the dashboard.

For the non-RS models, the V spec now comes with pure black interior. The E and S models come with fabric upholstery. These variants come with the wiring necessary to activate the Honda Connect system as an option. For the first 6 months, Honda Connect is available at a special price of RM1,500.

Colour Options

The petrol models are available in the following colours:

  • Ignite Red Metallic
  • Meteoroid Gray Metallic
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic

The e:HEV RS model is available in:

  • Ignite Red Metallic
  • Meteoroid Gray Metallic
  • Platinum White Pearl

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