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Video: 2020 Honda City RS i-MMD first look

The 2020 City goes to town with new everything, including the much torqued about 253nm i-MMD hybrid engine. Looks pretty good in its RS trim as well.

Honda Malaysia hasn’t revealed much else until its official launch in Q4 but judging from the teaser car, showing off its lanewatch cam and prominent windshield cam, the City seems set to get Honda Sensing which will likely include adaptive cruise control, lane keeping, auto emergency braking and such autonomous driving stuff, all in a Honda City. Sounds like a game changer if true, let’s see.

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Ms ZTH looking good :love:

The city not bad too
 
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I wonder how long the battery can last and how much to replace tbh. Great tech & idea, not sure how reliable.
They've not mentioned the lithium ion battery capacity as well, I hope it gets a good fat e range
 

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Well as long as u have petrol to generate the electricity hahahaha
Actually looking forward to a particular drive mode that brakes and regens when throttle is off, so a driver technically doesn't need to use the brake pedal to stop.

Not sure if it'll be in the new city, like this one:

 

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I can envision this car trying to cucuk behind other bigger cars on highway. Lol Tailights kinda like BMW G30?

Sexy lady btw!
 

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I can envision this car trying to cucuk behind other bigger cars on highway. Lol Tailights kinda like BMW G30?

Sexy lady btw!
In Malaysia, no chance, the legendary Myvi is the king of the road.
 

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very interesting tech.... the fella might not have much power at higher speeds tho since its got no gearbox

in a conventional car, the gearbox is a means to manipulate torque yea?
 

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In Malaysia, no chance, the legendary Myvi is the king of the road.
Bro, even now with the older City, I already saw quite often they drive like they own the road already wor! Maybe trying to dethrone Myvi.
 

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very interesting tech.... the fella might not have much power at higher speeds tho since its got no gearbox

in a conventional car, the gearbox is a means to manipulate torque yea?
Sorta, you can say that. I am more curious how all the naysayers will come and say the battery will spoil la, the motor will spoil la, blah blah blah.

HONESTLY, the real thing that kill batteries is heat. But in this implementation the battery is so small, ~1kWh if not mistaken. But it is in constant state of charge/discharge.

@Tom I couldn't find any information about this technology's battery cooling, may be a worthwhile article to readers worldwide on the lifespan & cooling of the battery. Provided its not a white elephant that Honda is trying to avoid. The Nissan Leaf is a complete disaster with no battery cooling lol.
 
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very interesting tech.... the fella might not have much power at higher speeds tho since its got no gearbox

in a conventional car, the gearbox is a means to manipulate torque yea?
This City don't need a gearbox coz the wheels are driven by electric motor and has no connection with the engine. The engine only has a single ratio 1:1 when it cuts in to help during the high speed mode. Correct me if im wrong. There's only a mechanism to make the connections switch between the wheels and electric motors and engine. Even for this city the Reverse is powered by the electric motor also.
 
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Sorta, you can say that. I am more curious how all the naysayers will come and say the battery will spoil la, the motor will spoil la, blah blah blah.

HONESTLY, the real thing that kill batteries is heat. But in this implementation the battery is so small, ~1kWh if not mistaken. But it is in constant state of charge/discharge.

@Tom I couldn't find any information about this technology's battery cooling, may be a worthwhile article to readers worldwide on the lifespan & cooling of the battery. Provided its not a white elephant that Honda is trying to avoid. The Nissan Leaf is a complete disaster with no battery cooling lol.
I think they be using liquid cooling the battery and this city is on Lithium Ion
 

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This City don't need a gearbox coz the wheels are driven by electric motor and has no connection with the engine. The engine only has a single ratio 1:1 when it cuts in to help during the high speed mode. Correct me if im wrong. There's only a mechanism to make the connections switch between the wheels and electric motors and engine. Even for this city the Reverse is powered by the electric motor also.
yea i get that, what i mean is, at lower gears, our torque is 'multiplied'.... without a gearbox what you have is one ratio

what im assuming is, if it has even a 3 or even 2 speed it would be able to accelerate faster (theoretically?)

only strange thing (from what i have read) is that the electric motor and ice doesnt seem to be able to run at the same time
 

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yea i get that, what i mean is, at lower gears, our torque is 'multiplied'.... without a gearbox what you have is one ratio

what im assuming is, if it has even a 3 or even 2 speed it would be able to accelerate faster (theoretically?)

only strange thing (from what i have read) is that the electric motor and ice doesnt seem to be able to run at the same time
electric motor working speed range don't need gearbox, you use an inverter to control it, in the city i believe it is also the same working method, the accelerator is like the adjuster knob for speed modulation, then the ECU tells the electric motor to speed up or slow down. Much like how we play with the speed variation of an electric motor via an inverter. The best example is electric forklift. You can cap the max speed or the electric motor or you can crank it up to the max.

Putting a 3 or 2 speed gearbox for the electric motor is redundant and it adds weights and also power lost.
 

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electric motor working speed range don't need gearbox, you use an inverter to control it, in the city i believe it is also the same working method, the accelerator is like the adjuster knob for speed modulation, then the ECU tells the electric motor to speed up or slow down. Much like how we play with the speed variation of an electric motor via an inverter. The best example is electric forklift. You can cap the max speed or the electric motor or you can crank it up to the max.

Putting a 3 or 2 speed gearbox for the electric motor is redundant and it adds weights and also power lost.
inverter drive make sense to me. Been puzzling me too like bro @lsm1991
factory using lots of inverter to control pump flowrate (can read motor rpm, frequency, amps..etc)
 

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electric motor working speed range don't need gearbox, you use an inverter to control it, in the city i believe it is also the same working method, the accelerator is like the adjuster knob for speed modulation, then the ECU tells the electric motor to speed up or slow down. Much like how we play with the speed variation of an electric motor via an inverter. The best example is electric forklift. You can cap the max speed or the electric motor or you can crank it up to the max.

Putting a 3 or 2 speed gearbox for the electric motor is redundant and it adds weights and also power lost.
hmmm have alot ot understand bout electric motors
 

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inverter drive make sense to me. Been puzzling me too like bro @lsm1991
factory using lots of inverter to control pump flowrate (can read motor rpm, frequency, amps..etc)
Yes, its easy you make changes at the inverter simple also. It also saves electric during motor start up as you don't get spikes