2020 Honda City now in Malaysia, includes RS e:HEV hybrid + 3 petrol models

Honda’s all new City arrives Malaysia with fresh 121ps 1.5L DOHC I-VTEC engines, including the hero car, a world’s first, twin electric motor hybrid City e:HEV RS as one of the 4 variants offered.

City RS e:HEV : 108ps / 253nm / twin electric motor / 4cyl DOHC I-VTEC / E-CVT / Honda Sensing / RS bodykit / Price: TBA

City S / E / V Models: 121ps / 145nm / 1.5L 4cyl DOHC I-VTEC / CVT / Prices: V: RM86,561.45 / E: 81,664.82 / S: RM74,191.27 (with sales tax exemption)

Bigger City:
Compared to the previous 4th gen, the 5th gen new City is now:
– Longer by 111mm
– Wider by 54mm
– Lower by 10mm

City RS e:HEV:

The City RS e:HEV runs on Honda’s brand new i-MMD Intelligent Multi Mode Drive which combines a twin electric motor system and a conventional but new petrol 1.5L 4cyl DOHC I-VTEC engine which produces a total of 108ps and 253nm. There’s also a new integrated e-CVT transmission.

EV Driving Modes:
This i-MMD engine and its IPU (Intelligent Power Unit) controlled electric motors can seamlessly regulate between 3 EV driving modes:

– EV Drive
– Hybrid Drive
– Engine Drive

Deceleration Selector Paddles:
Drivers can use the new steering deceleration paddles to induce power regeneration or to slow the car down, all without touching the brake pedal

– Gloss black front grill
– Carbon patterned front lip
– RS bumper with diffuser
– Trunk spoiler
– Gloss black mirrors
– LED headlights + DRL
– LED fog lights
– LED taillights
– 16″ wheels

– 7″ TFT instrument cluster
– 8″ Central display
– Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
– Ultrasuede seats
– Red stitching
– Sport foot pedal pads
– Remote engine start
– Electric parking brake
– Honda Lanewatch

Honda Sensing:
– Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
– Collision Mitigation Braking (CMBS)
– Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
– Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
– Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
– Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
– Auto High Beam (AHB)

City S, City E and City V:

The non I-MMD variants S, E and V will get Honda’s newest 121ps / 145nm DOHC 1.5L I-VTEC engines, which will be paired with a CVT transmission.

– leather seats & ivory accents (V only)
– rear aircon ventilation
– remote engine start (E & V)
– 8″ Central display (E & V)
– Apple CarPlay & Android Auto (E & V)
– Honda Lanewatch (V only)

City Colours:
Passion Red Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Platinum White Pearl (new)

City Prices:
City V:
RM 86,561.45 With Sales Tax Exemption
RM 89,800.00

City E:
RM 81,664.82 With Sales Tax Exemption
RM 84,800.00

City S:
RM 74,191.27 With Sales Tax Exemption
RM 76,800.00

City RS e:HEV:
This hybrid variant will arrive Jan 2021 with prices to be announced only then

With 355K units sold in the country since inception, Honda Malaysia targets to sell 3,000 units monthly with 5,000 units already booked at pre-launch last month.

Chief Officer for Regional Operations (Asia & Oceania), Honda Motor Co., Ltd., President and Chief Executive Officer, Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Mr. Masayuki Igarashi said, “Our 2030 vision is to lead the advancement of mobility and enable people around the world to improve their daily lives. With that, we have introduced Honda e:TECHNOLOGY to fulfill our 2030 vision. Malaysia is an important market in this region. For the past 5 years, nearly 40% of hybrid models sold in the Asia & Oceania region are from Malaysia. To further offer advanced electrification products, we are pleased to introduce for the first time in Asia & Oceania region, the e:HEV – a highly efficient            2-motor hybrid system powered by intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD). I believe the All-New City RS e:HEV will further excite the Malaysian market and bring joy to every customer with its advanced technologies and class-leading features.”

Speaking at the launch, Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Toichi Ishiyama said, “The City has a long-standing history in Malaysia. We introduced the 2nd Generation and 3rd Generation in 2002 and 2008 respectively and both were well-received in the market. The popularity of the City continued with the 4th Generation City launched in 2014 when the model proved its success and desirability with features that are above its class. It became the best-selling model in Honda Malaysia and was leading the B-segment for 5 consecutive years with over 209,000 units sold.”

“On the heels of almost 20 years of success, we are introducing the 5th Generation All-New City today which we believe will be a game changer model beyond its segment with advanced technology and unmatched performance. Prior to today’s official world premiere, we opened for bookings and organised a nationwide roadshow tour for the All-New City. I am pleased to inform that as of today, we have received a total of 5,000 bookings. We are extremely humbled by the unwavering support from fellow Malaysians,” added Mr. Ishiyama.


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Helmet Clan
Mar 28, 2004
I think Honda gonna do better than Nissan imho
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Jun 26, 2005
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I like this design language more than the Civic's crab claw. This is a better looking car. The Civic is trying too hard.
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