2020 Honda City Launched, but the Model We Want isn’t Here Yet

After much anticipation, Honda Malaysia today launched the all-new 5th generation Honda City.

Amongst the four new variants being introduced, Malaysia is the first country in the world to launch the RS e:HEV variant.

The RS e:HEV variant will only be available in January 2021 and the price will be announced in due time.

The All-New City is priced as follows:

VariantWith Sales Tax ExemptionWithout Sales Tax Exemption
VRM 86,561RM 89,800
ERM 81,664RM 84,800
SRM 74,191RM 76,800
Price of the Honda City RS e:HEV will be announced later

The 5th generation all-new City is now longer by 111mm, wider by 54mm and lowered by 10mm compared to the 4th Generation City. Furthermore, its exterior carries a presence that is eye-catching.

The RS e:HEV variant will receive New Gloss Black Front Grill, New Carbon Patterned Front Lip, New Rear Bumper with Diffuser to give a sporty impression as well as New Trunk Spoiler and New Gloss Black Door Mirrors for a two-toned expression of the body colour.

The All-New City V and RS e:HEV variants also features New LED Headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), New LED Fog Lights as well as New LED Taillights.

Both variants are also fitted with 16-inch Alloy Wheels that complements the sleek appearance of the car. Overall, the All-New City presents a cutting-edge design that accentuates a sense of large vehicle size class.

For the first time in Honda Malaysia’s line-up, the RS e:HEV variant will be powered by an intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) powertrain.

The i-MMD powertrain is revolutionary as it is able to deliver 108PS and a best-in-class high torque of 253Nm. When combined with Electric Continuous Variable Transmission (e-CVT), it delivers a powerful and smooth acceleration that is equivalent to a D-segment Naturally Aspirated engine torque.

The i-MMD powertrain and Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) system can seamlessly regulate between the three driving modes of EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive in the most efficient way.

The RS e:HEV variant also comes with a Deceleration Selector Paddles that allow the driver to engage on the paddles for power regeneration as well as slowing down the vehicle without stepping on the brake pedal.

Honda Malaysia offers the S, E and V variants with a new 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC powertrain, the newest engine in its segment, to provide an ideal balance of performance and fuel efficiency. Coupled with Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT), this powertrain is able to produce up to 121PS which is highest in its class and a maximum torque of 145Nm.

The interior styling of the All-New City emphasizes high-quality textures and functional approach to achieve sophistication and comfort for both driver and passengers alike. The rear passenger legroom has been expanded and Rear Air Conditioning Ventilation now comes in standard across all variants for added comfort.

The RS e:HEV variant features 7-inch Interactive Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Meter Cluster that accentuates the high-quality design. In addition, this variant also comes with Sport Pedal Pads that provides a sportier feel.

The RS e:HEV variant is fitted with Ultrasuede® Seats¹ and Red Stitching at interior areas. Meanwhile the V variant is trimmed with Leather Seats¹ and Ivory highlights¹ at inner areas. The E, V and RS e:HEV variants are available with an 8-inch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ Connectivity.

The All-New City also boasts a couple of B-segment firsts, setting a benchmark with features that are equivalent with C, D and SUV segments. The Honda LaneWatch which is fitted in the V and RS e:HEV variants, is a camera based advanced safety technology which helps monitor blind spots within an infotainment system.

The RS e:HEV variant’s new first in segment Electric Parking Brake (EPB) provides convenience to the driver with just a lift of a button, while appearing trendy.

Another advanced feature, the Remote Engine Start, is also a first in segment to be offered in the All-New City’s E, V and RS e:HEV variants. This technology allows driver to start their car while the doors are locked and to activate the air-conditioning in order to cool down the cabin with a simple push of a button on the keyless remote.

To enhance the package of the All-New City RS e:HEV, it will be offered with a most complete advanced safety feature in the B-segment, the Honda SENSING, which was developed to realize the vision of a  collision-free mobile society.

Its advanced safety system utilizes 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:

  1. Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  2. Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  3. Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
  4. Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
  5. Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  6. Auto High Beam (AHB)

Safety wise, the V and RS e:HEV variants will be equipped with Six Airbags. Other standard safety features include 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 and New Rear Seatbelt Reminder. Reverse Sensors with Multi-angle Reverse Camera will be offered in E, V and RS e:HEV variants.

Meanwhile, the RS e:HEV variant will also be equipped with Auto Brake Hold (ABH) feature where the vehicle’s stationary position is held with only a push of a button without the driver having to continuously step on the brake.

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