Just one month after Thailand unveiled the Honda City Facelift, Honda Malaysia wasted no time in continuing the hype here. After all, the car is the hottest B-Segment sedan in the market today. Displayed here in the very metal is the Malaysian-spec Honda City facelift, but it differs a tad bit from the Thai-spec model we featured earlier this month, but it’s for the better.

Starting from the front, it gets full LED headlamps (reflector type) and fog lamps like the Civic FC. The grille resembles the one on the Civic FB while the Solid Wing chrome grille extends into the headlamp housings. Dual-tone alloys are featured here and measures 16-inch in size, wrapped in 195/55 profile Goodyear Excellence tyres.

The rear end is where it slightly differs from the Thai-spec model we pictured. Our City will get an additional ducktail spoiler with integrated third brake light and LED combination tail lamps. Other than that, the facelift exercise sees a slightly revised lower bumper section. This model on display (presumably the highest trim) gets a reverse camera too.

As with recent Honda preview models, the car displayed was heavily tinted, therefore there’s no telling if the cabin would remain identical to its Thai counterpart. However, Honda Malaysia revealed that all variants of the City facelift will come as standard with VSA, hill-start assist, keyless entry and start as well as the dual tone alloy wheels.

The City will soldier on with the same 1.5-litre four-cylinder with i-VTEC and Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) producing 119 hp and 145 Nm of torque, just like before. Regardless, this City is a certified Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV). Honda Malaysia also revealed that they will be revising the City model lineup from the current four variants – S, S+, E, V to only three variants. Bookings for the facelifted Honda City is now opened.

Members of the public can catch a glimpse of the facelifted Honda City at the following Honda roadshow:

18 Feb – The Curve, PJ

19 Feb – One Utama, PJ; East Coast Mall, Kuantan; Seberang Jaya, Penang; Icon City, Penang

20 Feb – Green Town, Ipoh; Yau Tet Shin, Ipoh

21 Feb – SS2 Bank Area, PJ; Uptown, PJ; Section 17, PJ

22 Feb – Public Bank Area, Seremban; Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka

23 – 26 Feb – Gurney Plaza, Penang

23 Feb – Weltex Parade, Muar; AEON Big parking, Batu Pahat

24 Feb – Bukit Indah/Perling, JB; Taman Sentosa, JB


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Adrian Chia
He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.