HONDA Malaysia today announced that the fifth-generation all-new City RS i-MMD will be offered with Honda Sensing, the most complete advanced safety features in the B-segment.
The enhanced Honda Sensing system in the new City RS i-MMD utilises a front wide view camera to recognise better road boundaries during day and night driving conditions.
Developed by Honda to meet the objective of “Safety for Everyone” and to realise the vision of a collision-free mobile society, Honda Sensing is an advanced safety system to alert and assist drivers during various driving situations.
The enhanced Honda Sensing features in the all-new City RS i-MMD are:
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS).
Forward Collision Warning (FCW).
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS).
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM).
Lane Departure Warning (LDW).
Auto High-Beam (AHB).
Honda Malaysia managing director and CEO Toichi Ishiyama said: “I believe the upcoming fifth-generation all-new City will excite Malaysians with its advanced safety technology and class-leading features.
“Last month, we organised an on-going nationwide tour where people can take the opportunity to view the all-new City RS i-MMD up close. We are delighted to receive high interest and positive feedback from the public and bookings have been very encouraging.
“The all-new City RS i-MMD offers first in segment features such as Remote Engine Start, Honda LaneWatch and Electric Parking Brake. We are now raising the benchmark further to introduce a most complete Honda Sensing feature in its segment which was previously only available in the C, D and SUV segment.”
“For the all-new City, we have implemented several technology enhancements for facilities in the Malacca manufacturing plant such as new inner frame welding to enhance its body rigidity and new spray polyurethane foam to reduce body noise and vibration.
“This is to ensure utmost quality so that customers can continue to enjoy owning a Honda car. On top of that, Honda Malaysia is the first and only car manufacturer in the country to assemble an Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) from individual lithium-ion battery components to a complete power unit where the assembly process is on par with the technology in Honda Japan.
“We are confident that the exciting and advanced features in the all-new City will be attractive to our customers and we look forward to bringing the Joy of Buying to all Malaysians.”
Overall, the all-new City presents a sleeker appearance. In terms of body dimensions, it is 4,553mm long, 1,748mm wide and 1,467mm tall.
Compared to its predecessor (the “current” model on offer), the all-new City is now longer by 111mm, wider by 54mm and lower by 10mm, providing a low and wide stable stance.
Its body size dimensions are above B-segment saloons and comparable to a C-segment saloon.
Aside from that, the all-new City portrays a modern and sporty exterior design which accentuates a sense of large vehicle size class.
It features new LED headlamps (RS and V variants) with LED daytime running lights (DRL) as well as new LED taillamps to signify an unrivalled exterior appearance.
To further enhance its exterior looks, the new carbon patterned front lip* and new rear bumper with diffuser* give a sporty impression.
Additionally, the gloss black ducktail spoiler* and the new gloss black door mirror* create a two-toned expression of the body colour, while the aesthetically-attractive 16-inch alloy wheels in dual-tone* further compliment the sleek appearance of the car.
The fifth-generation City’s line-up will feature four new variants. The RS variant with intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) powertrain delivers maximum torque of 253Nm, which is highest in its class and is comparable to D-segment torque performance, for an exciting and thrilling acceleration driving feel.
There’s also a variant with a new 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine, providing a balance of performance and fuel efficiency.
The remote engine start is a first in segment new advance feature to be offered in the all-new City RS i-MMD.
This technology allows driver to start their vehicle while the doors are locked and to activate the air-conditioning to cool down the cabin, with a simple push of a button on the keyless remote – a welcomed element in Malaysia’s hot and humid weather.
Additionally, the rear ventilation air-conditioning ensures convenience and comfort for passengers at the rear seat, thus making every journey enjoyable and cozy for everyone.
Booking for the all-new City started on Aug 14 at all Honda Malaysia’s 101 authorised dealerships nationwide. Customers will receive a RM1,000 service voucher** when they place a booking now for new City, under the “Special Early Booking Programme”***.
You can still view the car up close at its ongoing nationwide tour*. For more information, log on to www.honda.com.my, call Honda’s Toll-Free number at 1-800-88-2020 or visit any nearest Honda authorised dealers to book the all-new City now.
Refer to Honda Malaysia’s official website for updated nationwide tour schedule.
- Applicable only in RS variant.
** Service voucher – one-year validity. Terms and conditions apply.
*** Starting from Aug 14 up until the official launch.