Honda Malaysia has announced through its Facebook page that the all-new City was the best-selling B-segment sedan in the country in the first quarter of 2022, besting the likes of the Toyota Vios, Nissan Almera, and even the Persona from national carmaker Proton.
The company’s claim was based on its own internal data report, and although it did not provide any sales figures, Honda Malaysia said in a recent press event that the City has already sold over 30,000 units since its launch in 2020 – averaging at more than 1,500 units per month, which also includes the period when production was stopped due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
For context, the Proton Persona moved 1,675 and 1,411 units in the months of February and March, placing them in second and third place respectively.
The Honda City has always been a favourite amongst Malaysians as it offers ample space and flexibility for daily usage, at the same time while packaging advanced technologies into a compact city car body style.
The latest-generation Honda City, launched here in Malaysia back in October 2022, is now offered in five variants in total thanks to the addition of a new V Sensing variant late last year.
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Four of those (S, E, V, and V Sensing) are powered by a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine paired to a CVT transmission that pushes out 121 hp and 145 nm. The range-topping RS variant meanwhile houses Honda’s e:HEV hybrid powertrain, featuring a 1.5-litre Atkinson Cycle naturally-aspirated engine paired to an electric motor and an e-CVT gearbox for a total power output of 108 hp and 253 nm.
Equipment list varies according to variants, but the main highlights include an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, automatic climate control, remote engine start, reverse camera, and cruise control – all of which are available from the S variant and up.
Safety-wise, the V Sensing and RS e:HEV variants come equipped with the full suite of the Honda Sensing advance driver assistance features. These include:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Collision Mitigation Braking System
- Forward Collision Warning
- Lane Keep Assist System
- Road Departure System
- Lane Departure Warning
Not a fan of sedans? Honda also now offers the City in a hatchback form, with similar specifications and equipment in tandem with its sedan counterpart, but promises additional legroom and flexibility thanks to its signature Ultra seats.
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Pricing for the Honda City sedan starts from RM74,191 for the entry-level S variant, topping out at RM90,212 (V Sensing) for the petrol-powered variants. The RS:eHEV variant, meanwhile, is priced at RM105,950.
The hatchback is priced slightly higher in comparison, starting at RM75,670 for the S variant and tops out at RM87,856 for the petrol variants, while the RS e:HEV is priced at RM107,783.
All prices stated are on-the-road, without insurance, and inclusive of SST exemptions until the end of June 2022.