August 14, 2020, Petaling Jaya – Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the largest non-national carmaker in Malaysia, has opened the bookings for the all-new City at all 101 authorised Honda dealerships nationwide.
“The City has proven to be an important model for Honda Malaysia, a favourite among many Malaysians for its spaciousness, practicality and safety features.
“Since its introduction to the Malaysian market in 2001, the model has an accumulated total sales of 351,000 units (as of June 2020) with the most sought-after 4th generation City which was launched in 2014 contributing more than 205,000 units (as of June 2020) and upholding its No.1 position in the B-segment,” said its managing director and chief executive officer Toichi Ishiyama in a statement.
To be introduced in four variants, the 5th generation all-new Honda City is set to revolutionise the automotive industry especially the B-segment with its cutting-edge design, superior acceleration and class-leading advanced features. The introduction of the all-new City RS intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) in Malaysia will also be the world premier which is targeted for Q4 of 2020.
“The launch of the all-new City RS with new powertrain in Malaysia will be the world premiere and being introduced for the first time ahead of other countries. We believe that this new model will excite the market with its advanced styling and engineering as Honda continues to lead the way in pioneering benchmark and introducing next generation advanced technology that is ahead of its time,” Isiyama said.
In Honda’s line-up, RS is conceptualised as Road Sailing, where one can imagine driving far away from sailing along the road majestically with an uncompromising driving performance.
RS is also recognised for Honda’s sporty and stylish appeal with a combination of advanced features. The all-new City RS portrays a sporty outlook with new appealing features that sets it above its class.
The all-new City RS, for the first time in Honda Malaysia, will be powered by the new i-MMD powertrain. the i-MMD system, globally known as e:HEV, spearheads Honda’s next generation hybrid technology to realise outstanding environment performance without compromising driving enjoyment. The new powertrain provides high efficiency electrification combined with direct and smooth response.
This i-MMD powertrain was previously only available in Honda’s large class models line-up. To offer the advanced technology across all other Honda models, the engineers at Honda R&D have adapted a more compact and efficient i-MMD system to a smaller-sized vehicle.
In its quest to provide the Joy of Driving for the all-new City RS, the i-MMD powertrain delivers best-in-class high torque of 253 Nm for a powerful and smooth acceleration that performs better than a C-segment and equivalent to a D-segment or a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated engine torque.
Honda Malaysia will also be offering the all-new City with a 1.5-litre double overhead cam (DOHC) i-VTEC powertrain which is the newest engine in its segment to provide an ideal balance of performance and fuel efficiency.
Some of the all-new City RS features include the new LED headlights (RS & V variants) with LED daytime running lights, new LED taillights, new black door mirror, 16-inch aluminium wheels (RS & V), Honda LaneWatch (RS & V), electric parking brake, and many more.
In conjunction with the recent announcement by the government on the PENJANA sales tax exemption scheme, Honda Malaysia is offering new car buyers with a RM 1,000 service voucher with one year validity, as well as with terms and conditions apply, under the ‘All-New City Special Early Booking Programme’ (From August 14, 2020 until the official launch of the all-new City), for customers who book the all-new City.
Customers are invited to join the upcoming nationwide tour starting from August 24, 2020, to view the all-new City RS i-MMD world premiere. Stay tuned to find out more updates and visit www.honda.com.my for more information on the nationwide tour schedule.
For more information, customers may call Honda’s toll-free number at 1-800-88-2020 or visit any nearest Honda authorised dealers to book the all-new City.