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Honda City RS e:HEV Costs RM106k in Malaysia

The retail price of the range-topping Honda City RS e:HEV has just been revealed. Retailing at exactly RM105,950.45, this variant of the B-segment sedan is markedly more expensive than the petrol models, which tops out at only RM86,561.45.

Do note that this price for the City RS is with the sales tax exemption applied, given the odd-looking figure. Come July 2021 – that’s when the exemption will end – the price will be increased even further, though Honda Malaysia has not revealed exactly how much the City RS will cost then.

What makes the City RS particularly unique is its 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 also comes with a 1.5L four-cylinder engine 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.

Aside from that, the City RS is also the only variant 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).

Other specifications of the City RS include 16-inch alloy wheels, Honda LaneWatch, rear air-conditioning vents, an 8-inch infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and of course, support for the Honda Connect telematics system app.

To recap, the Honda City RS e:HEV costs RM105,950.45 until the end of June 2021. Deliveries of the City RS, on the other hand, will begin this month.