2023 Honda City facelift now open for booking in Malaysia – revised looks, updated Honda Sensing kit

Honda Malaysia has now opened the order books for the new 2023 Honda City facelift, ahead of its expected launch in Q3 2023. The new 2023 Honda City in Malaysia mirrors the changes seen in the Thailand and India markets, and will come with a slightly updated exterior styling, alongside a refreshed list of advanced driver assistance features as part of the Honda Sensing suite.

On the outside, the most noticeable change on the 2023 Honda City facelift is the new front bumper design, sporting a bigger fog light housing on the corners, and a more prominent lower lip for a slightly more aggressive look.

The range-topping RS variant adds-on several exclusive trims, including the faux air intake garnishes, honeycomb mesh on the front lower grille, new side skirtings, new rear diffuser design, and a new set of 16-inch alloys to further turn up the sportiness dial on the B-segment sedan.

Thanks to the new exterior design, the new 2023 Honda City facelift also measures slightly longer at 4,589 mm, or 36 mm longer than before.

For the variants with Honda Sensing, the advanced driver assistance suite has also been updated with two new features – a new low speed follow function, which allows the adaptive cruise control system to remain operational even in traffic jams, as well as the lead car departure notification system that will notify the driver when the car ahead has moved off.

Aside from these changes, however, the rest of the 2023 Honda City facelift should remain unchanged here in Malaysia. As before, two powertrain options will be offered here, including a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated inline-four engine with 121 hp and 145 Nm for most of the variants, and an 1.5-litre e:HEV hybrid option for the range-topping RS making 108 hp and 253 Nm.

Thailand market model shown

The Honda City sedan is currently offered in five variants here in Malaysia, with pricing starting ranging from RM77,600 to RM108,800. Expect to see a slight increase in pricing as part of the facelift update, though; most of its other stable mates, including its hatchback counterpart, have already seen a price hike here in Malaysia due to the weakening Malaysian Ringgit.

Interested parties can log on to prebook.honda.com.my, download the HondaTouch application on their smartphones, or walk into any of the 101 authorised Honda dealerships nationwide to place a booking.


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