Petaling Jaya, 9 November 2021 – Honda Malaysia (or the Company) today announced that the highly anticipated sporty and stylish All-New City Hatchback is now open for bookings at all Honda dealerships nationwide. Presented as A Step Above in its segment, the All-New City Hatchback sports a new form factor with its unique values in a stylish hatchback body type. Conceptualised to be an energetic hatchback, this new model was developed through a combination of cutting-edge styling with a sporty feel. The All-New City Hatchback will turn heads and win hearts with its stunning design and trendsetting advanced features, when it is launched in Malaysia in Q4 2021.
Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Madoka Chujo said, “The introduction of the All-New City Hatchback is a key milestone for Honda in Malaysia as it is the first time the Company is offering the City model in a hatchback body type. Hatchbacks are well-known for its sporty and cool design in a compact size, which also gives an impression of a car that is easy to be driven everywhere. Additionally, new age hatchback cars are also developed to deliver optimum performance that is comparable with sedans and SUVs. Honda Malaysia now offers customers with best in class torque performance as well as advanced technological features, all housed in the stylish and sporty All-New City Hatchback.”
Ms. Chujo added, “Nevertheless, Honda is not new to the hatchback segment in Malaysia as the popular Jazz which was introduced back in 2003 has sold more than 122,000 units to date. The Jazz is well-known for its practicality and versatility, and is highly popular as one of Malaysians’ favourite urban car. We believe with the introduction of the All-New City Hatchback, this model will raise the benchmark to be another game-changer in the market and soon to be Malaysians’ most favourite hatchback car.”
The All-New City Hatchback will be offered in two powertrains – e:HEV and Petrol. The All-New City Hatchback RS e:HEV is powered by 1.5L Sports intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) powertrain that delivers a powerful and immediate response through two electric motors for effortless drivability and efficiency. The e:HEV features Honda’s unique hybrid system, that function seamlessly combining the benefits of petrol engines and electric motors to provide fuel efficiency and power. This advanced powertrain delivers 109PS and segment revolutionary 253Nm torque equivalent to a D-segment engine torque performance. Meanwhile, the All-New City Hatchback Petrol is equipped with 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC powertrain producing highest in its class with 121PS, and a maximum torque of 145Nm, offering an ideal balance of exciting performance and fuel efficiency for a hatchback body type.
With an energetic and outstanding all-new exterior design, the All-New City Hatchback appears sporty yet premium, and embodies a lifestyle concept for the younger target market. For an exclusive appearance, the All-New City Hatchback RS e:HEV sports a High-Gloss Piano Black Front Grill, Black Solid Wing and Gloss Black Door Mirrors, for a two-toned colour expression. It will also feature RS exclusive shape in the areas of Lower Grill, Fog Garnish and Rear Bumper. The Rear Bumper is specifically designed for hatchback and equipped with a sophisticated diffusor, making the rear look lighter with an active and young impression. The exterior of RS e:HEV and V variants will receive LED Headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), LED Front Fog Lights, LED Rear Combi Lights and is fitted with attractive 16-inch Alloy Wheels that complement the appearance of the car.
A much-coveted and popular feature synonymous with the Honda Jazz that is now made available in the All-New City Hatchback is the 4-Modes ULTRA Seats. This practical and versatile first in its class feature allows the rear seats to be folded flat or flipped up in four configuration modes; Utility, Long, Tall and Refresh, to suit different needs of storage space by maximizing the rear space creatively when transporting items. Another advanced and first-in-segment feature in the All-New City Hatchback is the Remote Engine Start (RS e:HEV & V), which provides added convenience, enabling the driver to remotely activate the engine and air-conditioning before entering the car. The Rear Air Conditioning Ventilation provides added comfort and convenience for the rear seat passengers, in addition to the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) feature that enables the driver to activate and deactivate the parking brake with a lift and push of a button is exclusively available in the RS e:HEV.
Developed by Honda to meet the objective of “Safety for Everyone”, the All-New City Hatchback is the first in its segment to offer the most complete package of Next Generation Advanced Safety Technology – the Honda SENSING. Its advanced safety system utilizes front wide view camera to better recognize road boundaries during day and night driving conditions. The Honda SENSING driver assistance safety systems in the All-New City Hatchback RS e:HEV are as below:
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Auto High Beam (AHB)
An additional segment first safety feature in the All-New City Hatchback is the Honda LaneWatch (RS e:HEV & V), a camera-based advanced safety technology which reduces blind spots by providing real-time visual in the infotainment system when left turn signal is activated or LaneWatch button is pressed.
For more information or to place a booking for the All-New City Hatchback, customers can visit Honda authorised dealerships nationwide or call Honda Malaysia’s Toll-Free number at 1-800-88-2020 or log onto www.honda.com.my or download the HondaTouch application.
The All-New City Hatchback has a sporty yet premium outlook, embodies a lifestyle concept.
The All-New City Hatchback to be launched in Q4 2021 in Malaysia.
The All-New City Hatchback RS e:HEV - powered by 1.5L Sports i-MMD powertrain.
The All-New City Hatchback Petrol - equipped with 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC powertrain.
The All-New City Hatchback - features first-in-segment 4-Modes ULTRA Seats.
The All-New City Hatchback RS e:HEV and V - equipped with first-in-segment Remote Engine Start advanced feature.
The All-New City Hatchback RS e:HEV and V – comes with Honda LaneWatch, a camera-based advanced safety technology to reduce blind spots.
The All-New City Hatchback is the first in its segment to offer the most complete package of advanced safety technology – Honda SENSING.