Just like the Honda Jazz Sport Hybrid, Malaysia is once again the only country outside of Japan to get the Honda City Sport Hybrid. It slots below the top-spec V variant with an asking price of RM89,200 – about RM1,700 more than the Jazz Hybrid.
Powering this City Hybrid is a 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle DOHC i-VTEC engine that’s married to a 30hp/160 Nm electric motor. The combined output is 136 hp and 170 Nm of torque, all of which are sent to the front wheels through a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. It has a fuel consumption rating of 3.9 litres per 100km, which is just under the Jazz’s 4.0L/100km.
Unique to this City Sport Hybrid is the 3D meter design, feeding info such as energy flow, sport meter, fuel economy, drive info and eco display for convenience. Interestingly, boot space is not compromised, measuring at 536 litres which is exactly the same as the regular City.
The equipment list reads: 16-inch alloy wheels (185/55 tyres versus the Jazz’s 175/65 R15), keyless entry with push-start button, electric folding side mirrors, LED combination tail lamps (like the top spec V) and shark fin antenna. Unfortunately it won’t get the full LED headlamps and fog lamps.
It gets four airbags, ABS, Vehicle Stability Assist, reverse camera and can be had in Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and White Orchid Pearl. Each purchase comes with a 5-year unlimited mileage warranty, whereas the lithium-ion battery is covered by up to eight years.
Production of the Honda City Sport Hybrid has begun, but test drive opportunities will only be available at selected dealerships beginning mid-August. Interested customers can now place their bookings at all 91 authorised Honda dealerships nationwide.