Honda City Hatchback: More than double of Yaris sales in Thailand in January 2023

Over in Thailand, 2,217 units of the Honda City Hatchback were sold in January 2023 alone, topping the B-segment hatchback market. In a report by Headlightmag, the Honda City Hatchback captured 52.2% market share in Thailand so far this year.

Following behind the Honda City Hatchback is the Toyota Yaris (Yaris Hatchback in Thailand) with 996 cars sold, the Suzuki Swift with 367 cars sold, the Mitsubishi Mirage with 301 cars sold, the Suzuki Celerio with 247 cars sold, the Mazda 2 Hatchback with 117 cars sold, and the MG 3 with 1 car sold. Sales of the Honda City Hatchback were more than double compared to the Toyota Yaris in Thailand.

In Thailand, the City Hatchback is available in three internal combustion engine (ICE) variants, namely the S+, SV, and RS. It is also available as the hybrid City e:HEV RS. The purely internal combustion engine (ICE) versions of the car are powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder engine that makes 122 hp (metric) and 173 Nm. As for the hybrid, the 1.5-litre engine makes 109 hp (metric) and 253 Nm while the electric motor makes 98 hp (metric) and 127 Nm.

The City Hatchback made its world debut in Thailand back in November 2020, and made its way to Malaysia in December 2021. The hybrid City Hatchback e:HEV RS was launched several months later in February 2022.

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Yaris vs City Hatchback – which is your choice?

In Malaysia, the Honda City Hatchback in four ICE variants and one hybrid variant. The ICE variants include the ‘S’, ‘E’, ‘V’, and ‘V Sensing’. The sole hybrid variant is the e:HEV RS. Unlike Thailand, the ICE versions of the City Hatchback in Malaysia are powered by a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated inline-4 engine that makes 121 hp (metric) and 145 Nm. The hybrid is identical to the one in Thailand with a 1.5-litre engine that makes 109 hp (metric) and 253 Nm and an electric motor that makes 98 hp (metric) and 127 Nm.

With Thailand seeing massive success with the Honda City Hatchback in January 2023, Malaysia saw similar success with the City Hatchback contributing to 20% of sales for Honda Malaysia in 2022.

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