Honda Malaysia has announced that the new 5th generation Honda City RS i-MMD will come with Honda Sensing; utilising a front wide view camera. The list of Honda Sensing features include:
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
- Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
- Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
- Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
- Auto High-Beam (AHB)
Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Toichi Ishiyama said, “I believe the upcoming 5th Generation All-New City will excite Malaysians with its advanced safety technology and class-leading features. We are delighted to receive high interest and positive feedback from the public and bookings have been very encouraging following the City’s nationwide tour last month. The All-New City RS i-MMD offers first in segment features such as Remote Engine Start, Honda LaneWatch, and Electric Parking Brake. We are now raising the benchmark further to introduce the most complete Honda SENSING feature in its segment which was previously only available in the C, D, and SUV segment.”
The Remote Engine Start is a first-in-segment feature which allows drivers to start their vehicle while the doors are locked and activate the air-conditioning to cool down the cabin with a simple push of a button on the keyless remote.
That’s not all. The City has also received various technological enhancements such as inner frame welding to enhance its body rigidity and a new spray polyurethane foam to reduce body noise and vibration.
With the new City, Honda Malaysia is also the first and only car manufacturer in the country to assemble an Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) from individual lithium-ion battery components to a complete power unit. The assembly process is said to be on par with the technology in Honda Japan.
The all-new City measures 4,553 mm in length, 1,748 mm in width, and 1,467 mm in height. Compared to its 4th Generation predecessor, the All-New City is now longer by 111 mm, wider by 54 mm, and lowered by 10 mm.
However, it comes with a shorter wheelbase than before but with tweaks on the front seat structure, the new City is still expected to offer more space than before. The body size dimensions of the all-new City is larger than the average B-segment sedan and is comparable to a C-segment sedan.
Items specific to the RS variant includes a front lip with carbon fibre-like finish, rear bumper with diffuser, a Gloss Black ducktail spoiler, Gloss Black side mirrors, and 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels.
Honda Malaysia has begun taking booking for the all-new City since the 14th of August. Customers will receive a RM1,000 service voucher, valid for one year, when they place a booking for the new City under the Special Early Booking Programme.