The New Honda City has arrived to Malaysia and the price starts from RM75k onwards.
Honda City shares the same platform with the New Honda Jazz in the market but it's slightly longer than it by 25mm in length.
However, Honda City claims that it has bigger rear passenger space and a 536 Litre of Boot-space.
Honda named it as the Earth Dream Technology CVT which replaces the previous car’s torque converter of the five-speed automatic. The change to CVT, coupled with lower weight and better aerodynamics, has improved fuel consumption – 17.5 km/l vs 15.3 km/l in Honda’s own tests. Also, ECON mode makes a debut in the City.
Not the most important point in such a car, but the 1,075 kg City does the 0-100 km/h sprint in 10.5 seconds, or 10.8 seconds for the heavier (1,106 kg) and wider-tyred range-topping variant. Top speed is 190 km/h.
Speaking of grades, four will be offered in Malaysia – S, S+, E and V. The top-spec V is richly equipped for a B-segment sedan. The above-mentioned 16-inch rims, touch-panel auto air-con, rear air-con vents, leather steering with audio/cruise control buttons, keyless entry + push start and illuminated meter are all standard, plus a touch-screen head unit with seven-inch screen and eight speakers.
The E gets some of the V’s goodies, but not all of course, while the S is cheap (we mean the sticker price) and basic. Click on the spec sheet scan below for a detailed look at the equipment spread.
Safety-wise, the ABS, EBD, Brake Assist and dual-airbags are standard across the board. Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Hill Start Assist are only for the E and V, while side + curtain airbags are exclusive to the V, making it a total of six airbags. ISOFIX child seat mounts are standard.
The 2014 Honda City is available in five colours: Modern Steel Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Taffeta White, Crystal Black Pearl and the new Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic.
Prices start from:-
RM75,800 for the S
RM78,800 for the S+,
RM83,800 for the Grade E
RM90,800 for the Grade V
Additional add on package:-
RM3,200 Modulo Package (body kit, side skirts, boot spoiler, door visor)
RM1,700 Premium Package (foot lights, sports pedal, side step illumination, trunk tray, trunk organiser).
The City comes with a 5 Years unlimited mileage warranty, while the service interval is 10,000 km. Buyers get six times FREE labour service, alternating with paid service, up till 100,000 km.