All-new Honda City comes with sporty RS variant

James Kon

Honda’s main distributor Happy Motoring Co Sdn Bhd recently launched the new Honda City that only comes in the RS variant.

Honda’s new City is an ‘ambitious sedan’ and the styling reflects the upmarket design that is inspired by the larger Honda Civic and Accord models.

The new City has more road presence than its predecessor with longer, lower and wider build.

Its overall length has increased by 111mm, and has been given a more prominent nose, too.

Although the Honda City’s 2600mm wheelbase is maintained, the carmaker said passengers will have more space and comfort than the previous City. Much of this has to do with the thinner front seat backs, which increase knee space for rear occupants. The span of the front seat rail has also been extended to enhance foot space.

To better cool the cabin, the rear air-conditioner vents’ airflow has been increased by over 12 per cent.

The new City boasts a five-star ASEAN NCAP rating which contributes to the safety of the car. Its frame is built from ultra-high tensile strength steel for rigidity, and Vehicle Stability Assist (traction control) and Hill-Start Assist are standard.

Outward visibility has also been improved by the new wing mirror design as they are mounted lower and slightly away from the body, the blind spots on the A-pillars have been reduced.

The eight-inch infotainment system is equipped with multi-angle rear-view camera to aid parking manoeuvres. It also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

For the first time, the Honda City is being offered in a sportier RS variant.

The City RS comes with Ignite Red and Black High-Gross details on the grille, wing mirrors and rear spoiler. Inside, sporty touches include soft pads with red stitching, along with alloy pedals and paddle shifters.

In conjunction with its 40th anniversary, Happy Motoring Co Sdn Bhd is introducing a special programme that comes with a service voucher and offer price for Honda City’s customers who make their bookings before December 31, 2021.