Honda Malaysia has finally announced the price of the All-New Honda City RS e:HEV, which asks for RM105,950 on the road without insurance, minus SST. Malaysia also happens to be the first country in the world to unveil this version.
The All-New City RS e:HEV variant will be the first Honda model in Malaysia to be equipped with the Honda Connect technology that was launched yesterday.
Honda Connect utilizes smart Telematics Technology to bring connectivity to a whole new level for Honda car owners. Its advanced and integrated communications system is available 24-hours and functions to ensure Safety, Security and Convenience to Honda car owners.
Coming back to the City RS e:HEV, key features on the exterior includes a gloss black front grille, a lower front grille, a new rear bumper with diffuser, a new gloss black trunk spoiler and new gloss black door mirrors that give a sporty two-toned impression of the body colour.
Further complementing the appearance of the car are the new LED Headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), New LED Fog Lights with Garnish, New LED Taillights as well as Dual-Tone 16-inch Alloy Wheels.
The All-New City RS e:HEV is equipped with a highly efficient 2-motor hybrid system powered by a 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) system, delivering 109 PS and a best-in-class torque of 253 Nm.
The e:HEV system will switch automatically between the three driving modes which are EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive. This variant also comes with Deceleration Selector Paddles that enable the driver to engage on the paddles for power regeneration and to decelerate the vehicle without stepping on the brake pedal.
Inside, this variant features a 7-inch Interactive Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Meter that accentuates the high-quality design. It also comes with Sport Pedal Pads that provides a sportier feel and is fitted with Ultrasuede Seats and Red Stitching at interior areas. An 8-inch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connectivity is also available in this variant.
The All-New City RS e:HEV also comes with Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance systems which include:
1. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
2. Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
3. Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
4. Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
5. Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
6. Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
7. Auto High Beam (AHB)
The Remote Engine Start feature is also a first in segment technology which allows the 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. This variant also comes with Electric Parking Brake (EPB) that provides additional convenience to the driver with just a lift of a button.
Where safety is concerned, the All-New City RS e:HEV variant is equipped with 6 airbags, 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 New Rear Seatbelt Reminder.
Other additional safety features in this variant include Reverse Sensors with Multi-angle Reverse Camera and Auto Brake Hold (ABH) which enables the vehicle’s stationary position to be held with only a push of a button.
The All-New City RS e:HEV variant is offered in three colours – Passion Red Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic and Platinum White Pearl.