Aside from revealing the price of the Honda City RS e:HEV, Honda Malaysia also detailed total bookings of the B-segment sedan. With over 20,000 bookings placed for the City, it’s evidently very popular among Malaysians, and this figure is enough to make it the best-selling (non-national) sedan in its segment.
What’s even more impressive is the total units delivered by Honda Malaysia. According to the carmaker, 13,100 bookings of the City have been fulfilled, though the company did not give us a breakdown of variant sold. Chances are, most of the remaining bookings are of the RS e:HEV trim, which will begin delivery this month.
Speaking of the City RS, it is the only model of the sedan to get Honda Sensing, a suite of driver assistance safety systems. These include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigating Braking System (CMBS), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and Auto High Beam (AHB).
The City RS also features a Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) powertrain that delivers 109PS and 253Nm of torque out of an electric motor; this is what powers the car most of the time. The City comes with a 1.5L four-cylinder engine too that does 98PS and 127Nm of torque, but it mainly acts as a generator for the electric motor. The 1.5L mill is only used at higher speeds.
Under the hood of the S, E, and V variants of the City, on the other hand, is a 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine that outputs 121PS and 145Nm of torque. It is paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with drive sent to the front wheels. The V (and RS) model gets 16-inch alloy wheels, while the more affordable S and E trims get 15-inch alloys.
Currently, the all-new Honda City retails from RM74,191.27 for the base S model to RM105,950.45 for the range-topping RS e:HEV variant. Do note that these prices are with sales tax exemption applied, which will only be valid until June 2021.