Honda Malaysia launched the new Honda City (2017) in Malaysia on 2 March 2017 with one of the most popular B-segment cars in the country now equipped with more C-segment features. Since the launch of the 4th generation Honda City in March 2014, the City has been the leader in the “B-segment Sedan” category with more than 100,000 units on Malaysian roads.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Katsuto Hayashi said, “The new City comes with a lot of value-added features without price increase and I am proud to have kept our word to provide Malaysians with ‘A new City that has C-segment features at B-segment price’. I am confident that these three variants will be able to attract more upgraders and replacement car buyers.”
The new City maintains Honda’s signature 1.5L i-VTEC engine mated to the advanced Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology to provide the ideal balance of driving performance and fuel efficiency.
The interior of the new City was developed under Honda’s “Man Maximum, Machine Minimum” design principle that maximizes space for driver, passenger and goods. The 536 litre trunk space is not only bigger than C-segment models, but also on par with some D-segment sedans. In terms of practicality, the New City’s 60:40 foldable rear seats provide convenience to owners especially when transporting large-sized or long items.
Honda Malaysia has made Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) safety features standard across all variants. On top of that, Smart Entry with Push Start Button, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), Auto Retractable Door Mirrors and Dual Tone Alloy Wheels have been made standard across all variants as well.
For the highest specification which is the V variant, value-added C-segment features such as LED Headlights with LED DRL, LED Front Fog Lights, LED Taillights and Ducktail Spoiler integrated with LED Brake Lights are included. This variant also comes with Leather Seats and 8 Speakers, which give an overall premium sedan feeling, while the Paddle Shift, Cruise Control and the Multi-Angle Reverse Camera are driver aids that adds more convenience and enhances the drive.
In terms of safety, six (6) airbags will give new City owners peace of mind when on the road. The new City now includes some features of a C-segment sedan in addition to the outstanding comfort, spaciousness and thoughtful functionalities of the 4th Generation City.
The price for the new Honda City E and V variants remain the same (as the previous model) at RM84,600 and RM92,000 respectively; while the price for the S variant is reduced by RM1,000 from the previous S+ variant price to RM78,300 even with more safety offerings and advanced features. The New City is available in 5 colours of Lunar Silver Metallic, Dark Ruby Red Pearl, Taffeta White, Modern Steel Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl.
To add a touch of sportiness and individuality, Honda Malaysia is offering the Honda Genuine Accessories Package for the New City which is priced starting from RM820.
The new City comes with a five (5) years warranty with unlimited mileage at 10,000km service intervals at any of the 88 Honda dealers nationwide. Apart from that, Honda Malaysia is rewarding Honda customers with their 3S (Sales, Service, Spare Parts) Promotion whereby Honda customers get to enjoy 2 years of free service (parts & labour)*. The 3S Promotion is also applicable for all new Honda cars registered via the 88 authorised Honda dealers from 1 March 2017 until 30 April 2017.
For more information, visit any of the 88 authorised Honda dealers nationwide or call Honda’s Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020, or head over to http://www.honda.com.my
Photo credits: Honda Malaysia