New City now with Honda SENSING
Petaling Jaya, 25 September 2020 – Honda Malaysia today announced that the 5th Generation all-new City RS i-MMD will be offered with Honda SENSING, the most complete advanced safety features in the B-segment. This system utilizes a front wide view camera to recognize better road boundaries during day and night driving conditions.
“I believe the upcoming 5th Generation all-new City will excite Malaysians with its advanced safety technology and class-leading features. Last month, we organised an on-going nationwide tour where people can take the opportunity to view up close. We are delighted to receive high interest and positive feedback from the public and bookings have been very encouraging,” said Toichi Ishiyama, Honda Malaysia managing director and CEO.
“For the new City, we have implemented several technology enhancements for facilities in the Melaka manufacturing plant such as new inner frame welding to enhance its body rigidity and new spray polyurethane foam to reduce body noise and vibration. This is to ensure utmost quality so that customers can continue to enjoy owning a Honda car. On top of that, Honda Malaysia is the first and only car manufacturer in the country to assemble an Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) from individual lithium-ion battery components to a complete power unit where the assembly process is on par with the technology in Honda Japan,” he added.
Overall, it presents a sleeker appearance. In terms of body dimensions, the All-New City measures 4,553 mm in length, 1,748 mm in width and 1,467 mm in height. Compared to its 4th Generation predecessor, it is now longer by 111 mm, wider by 54 mm and lowered by 10 mm, providing a low and wide stable stance. The body size dimensions are above a B-segment sedan and comparable to a C-segment sedan.
The 5th Generation new City’s line-up will feature four new variants. The RS variant with intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) powertrain delivers maximum torque of 253Nm, which is highest in its class and is comparable to D-segment torque performance, for an exciting and thrilling acceleration driving feel. It will also be offered in a new 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine, providing a balance of performance and fuel efficiency.
The Remote Engine Start is a first in segment new advance feature to be offered in the new City RS i-MMD. This technology allows driver to start their vehicle while the doors are locked and to activate the air-conditioning to cool down the cabin with a simple push of a button on the keyless remote – a welcomed element in Malaysia’s hot and humid weather. Additionally, the Rear Ventilation Air-Conditioning ensures convenience and comfort for passengers at the rear seat, thus making every journey enjoyable and cosy for everyone.
Booking for the new City started on 14th August 2020 at all 101 authorised dealerships nationwide. Customers will receive a RM1,000 service voucher* when they place a booking now.
The price to be confirmed at the launch soon.
*Service Voucher – one-year validity. Terms and Conditions apply.