Honda Malaysia today unveiled the new City Sport Hybrid i-DCD, the second hybrid model to be introduced after the new Jazz Hybrid. This also makes Malaysia the only market outside of Japan to receive this new City.
This follows the successful introduction of the new City last March which gathered a staggering 12,000 units in just four months while over 115,800 units of its fourth-generation model sold since its launch in March 2014.
The new City is powered by a 1.5-litre DOHC i-VTEC engine with an Integrated High Power Motor that produces a combined total of 135 horsepower and 170 Nm of torque, figures which are comparable to the output of a 1.8-litre engine. The immensely frugal fuel consumption of the new City is rated at 3.9 L/100km.
The new City Hybrid is equipped with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with Paddle Shift which employs a Shift-by-Wire Gear system, providing quicker and smoother gear shifts with no lag and clutch slip.
On the inside, the new City is equipped with an advanced 3D Meter Design (Multi-Information Display) to project various parameters of the car including Energy Flow, Sport Meter, Fuel Economy, Drive Info and ECO display. The centre console also comes with a 6-8-inch Display Audio, Touch Panel air-conditioning and on the outiside, Daytime Running Lights, LED tail lights and 16-inch Dual Tone alloy wheels to complete the new Hybrid exterior package.
Safety systems provided include four airbags, ABS, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Reverse Camera and the Emergency Stop Signal (ESS). The new City Hybrid comes in Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and White Orchid colours.
Priced at RM 89,200 excluding Insurance, warranty for the new City Hybrid will be maintained at 5-years with unlimited mileage at 10,000 km service intervals while its Lithium-Ion batteries will be covered by an 8-year warranty. Test drives for the new City Hybrid will be available beginning mid-August 2017.