All-new City hatchback from RM75,670*³
Kuala Lumpur, 7 December 2021 – Honda Malaysia officially launched the all-new City hatchback with its sporty design, e:HEV technology and first-in-segment advanced features. It comes in four variants – RS e:HEV, V, E and S.
“Today, Honda Malaysia is set to create another key milestone, offering the popular City model in a hatchback body type. Over the years and generations, the City has evolved into one of Malaysian’s most favourite B-segment sedans. Over 380,000 units have been sold in Malaysia since the introduction of the 2nd Generation City in 2002,” said Madoka Chujo, managing director and CEO.
“We are very excited to launch our latest eye-catching model. This new model will be the trendsetting model with its first-in-segment advanced technology, premium features, versatility with ULTRA Seats configurations and most importantly, it will be absolutely fun to drive. I am pleased to announce that as of today we have received a total of 2,000 bookings for the City Hatchback,” added Chujo.
In terms of appearance, the sporty and it is designed under the ‘Energetic Hatchback’ concept, while being active, cool and versatile, thus creating the diversity required in the hatchback. The exclusive ‘RS’ exterior design in the hatchback gives a sporty impression to the RS e:HEV variant. This top variant will receive a Gloss Black – Front Grill, Solid Wing and Door Mirrors, for a two-toned body colour expression. It will also feature RS e:HEV exclusive shape in the areas of Lower Grill, Fog Garnish and Rear Bumper. Both the RS e:HEV and V variants feature LED Headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), LED Front Fog Lights, Tailgate Spoiler and LED Rear Combi Lights. Both variants are also fitted with 16-inch Alloy Wheels that complement the sleek appearance of the hatchback.
It is equipped with Honda’s e:HEV technology for the RS variant. Powered by the 1.5L Sports intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) powertrain and coupled with Electric Continuous Variable Transmission (e-CVT), the powertrain delivers 109PS and segment leading 253Nm of torque equivalent to a D-segment Naturally Aspirated engine torque performance. The e:HEV powertrain will bring a new level of driving experience to the driver with a seamless and smooth acceleration as well as excellent fuel efficiency. In addition, the unique and advanced Honda’s 2-motor hybrid system regulates between three modes of driving: EV, Hybrid and Engine drive modes, that will switch alternately in accordance to driver’s driving conditions.
The petrol variant of V, E and S is equipped with 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC powertrain producing 121PS which is the highest in its segment, and a maximum torque of 145Nm. This efficient engine offers an ideal balance of ‘fun to drive’ performance and exceptional fuel efficiency for a hatchback body type.
The interior styling is sophisticated with high quality textures yet functional and practical in its approach. The interior of the RS e:HEV variant is fitted with a sporty design of stylish red-stitched Ultrasuede® Seats*¹. Meanwhile, the V variant’s interior is trimmed with Leather Seats*¹. The RS e:HEV variant also features 7-inch Interactive Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Meter that provides easy access to information according to the driver’s needs. Another first-in-segment feature for the RS e:HEV variant is Rear Air Conditioning Ventilation for the comfort of rear passengers. The RS e:HEV, V and E variants are furnished with an 8-inch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™*² Connectivity as well as Auto Air-Conditioning Panel and Lower Pocket 2 USB Ports for extra convenience.
In addition, it also comes with other standard safety features such as Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Rear Seat ISOFIX I‑SIZE Type and Rear Seatbelt Reminder. Meanwhile, the RS e:HEV and V variants are equipped with 6 Airbags. The RS e:HEV variant receives an added Auto Brake Hold (ABH) feature that provides the driver with extra convenience during stop-and-go traffic situation.
The RS e:HEV variant will be made available in early 2022. Thus, Honda Malaysia will announce the price closer to the delivery period. The colours offered are Ignite Red Metallic*⁴ and Meteoroid Gray Metallic*⁴. Other colour options available for the All-New City Hatchback are Platinum White Pearl*⁴, Lunar Silver Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl.
With an exciting new hatchback form factor plus a complete package offering that are ‘A Step Above’, the City Hatchback is ideal for young executives and young families with an active lifestyle – who enjoys a cool, advanced and sporty ride for their daily commute. Honda Malaysia targets to sell 1,000 units of the All-New City Hatchback monthly.
*¹ Combination Leather
*² Android Auto™ will be available upon its official launch of the service in Malaysia
*³ Estimated on-the-road price without insurance. Sales Tax Exemption period ends on 30th June 2022.Terms and Conditions apply.
*⁴ RS e:HEV variant only available in these colours