Cheras, 10 August 2023 - Honda Malaysia (or the Company) today launched the New City with five variants including a new RS variant. The most sought-after Honda model receives a refreshed design featuring a bolder exterior and advanced features that offer convenience and practicality for customers.
Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hironobu Yoshimura said, “The popularity of the City is undeniable. Since it was introduced in 2002, there are now more than 423,000 City on Malaysian roads. The 5th Generation City which was introduced in 2020 further elevated the B-segment as Malaysia was the first country in the world to launch the e:HEV RS variant. To further offer our customers with value and feature offerings, the New City will be available in two RS variants, the e:HEV RS and Petrol RS, in which customers will have more options based on their needs and demands.”
The unique RS design in the New City features new Honeycomb Front Grille, new Front Lower Grille, new Rear Diffuser, new Side Skirting, and a newly designed “RS” emblem. Other sporty exterior features of the New City include new Front Bumper, new Rear Bumper and new 16‑inch Dual-Tone Alloy Wheels*1. The Petrol RS and e:HEV RS variants of the New City is now longer with refreshed bumper design measuring 4,589mm in length while the S, E and V variants are 4,580 mm in length.
The top-of-the-range RS variant is equipped with the 1.5L e:HEV powertrain which produces 109PS of maximum output and 253Nm torque which is best-in-its-class. Meanwhile, the 1.5 DOHC i-VTEC engine of the New City can deliver a maximum power of 121PS and a maximum torque of 145Nm. To provide customers with an engaged and sporty driving experience, Paddle Shift now comes standard in all Petrol variants. The e:HEV RS variant is fitted 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.
In terms of interior enhancement, both Petrol RS and e:HEV RS are equipped with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™*² Wireless Connectivity and a 7” TFT Meter. Except for the S variant, all other variants share new upgraded features, namely 8 Speakers, new interface for Display Audio, enhanced Multi-Angle Rear View Camera and new Rear USB Port (Type C). The New City remains practical with the 60:40 Split Rear Seat configuration which offers more space, making it easy to carry extra-long cargo without sacrificing passenger comfort. Meanwhile, the 519*³ litres of cargo space continues to be an attraction in the New City.
As with all Honda models, the New City is equipped with Honda's suite of advanced Honda SENSING safety features, a standard feature for all variants which consist of safety functions below:
1. Low Speed Follow (LSF) - applicable for e:HEV RS only
2. Lead Car Departure Notification (LCDN)
3. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
4. Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
5. Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
6. Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
7. Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
8. Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
9. Auto High Beam (AHB)
Other safety features of the New City include 6 airbags and Walk Away Auto Lock which comes standard for all variants. The New City Petrol RS and e:HEV RS receive smartphone connectivity with the Honda CONNECT as a standard advanced feature. In an effort to offer more value, customers now have the option to equip their New City with Honda CONNECT for the non-RS variants. Honda Malaysia is currently offering a special price of RM1,500.00*⁴ until January 2024 for the optional Honda CONNECT.
The price of the New City is as follows:
|Variant||On-The-Road Price Without Insurance (RM) *5|
Honda Malaysia targets to sell 2,400 units of the New City monthly upon its launch.
The New City will be offered in five colours namely Ignite Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Meteoroid Gray Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl. For more information on the New City, customers can visit any of the 101 authorised Honda dealerships nationwide or call Honda Malaysia's Toll-Free number at 1-800-88-2020 or log onto www.honda.com.my.
*1 Applicable for Petrol RS and e:HEV RS only
*2 Android Auto™ will be available upon its official launch of the service in Malaysia
*3 Applicable for Petrol variants only
*4 Special Price for Honda CONNECT is offered starting from 10th August 2023 untill 31st January 2024 or while stocks last. Terms and Conditions apply
*5 On-the-road price without insurance. Prices are subject to change without prior notice
(From left) Mr. Sarly Adle Sarkum, President & Chief Operating Officer of Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., and Mr. Hironobu Yoshimura, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. at The Launch of The New City.
Mr. Hironobu Yoshimura, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. delivering his speech at The Launch of The New City.
The New City e:HEV RS in Ignite Red Metallic.