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All New Honda City 2014 Launched in Malaysia. Price starts from RM75,800

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Honda Malaysia have officially launched the all-new Honda City earlier today. We’ve all seen the preview of the all new Honda City last month. This time, Honda Malaysia is ready to push the highly-anticipated car to the Malaysian market. 

The 4th-generation Honda City will come in 4 variants in our Malaysian market. Starting from Grade S (lowest spec), Grade S+, Grade E and Grade V (highest spec). All 4 models spots a 1.5L i-VTEC engine that produces 120PS at 6,600rpm and 145Nm of torque at 4,600rpm. What’s new is the brand new CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) gearbox that replaces the previous generation’s 5-speed automatic gearbox. No manual transmission introduced for the Honda City unlike the Toyota Vios. 

The advanced new Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) that was developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology to provide the perfect combination of driving performance and fuel economy. Additionally, for the first time, the ECON mode is now a standard feature in the All-New City across all variants to further improve the vehicle’s fuel usage with the push of a button. 

The Honda City does 0-100km/h between 10.5seconds to 10.8seconds. 10.8seconds is for the heavier tyred top ranged Grade V variant. Top speed for all is said to be 190km/h. 

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What differs all 4 of the variants are the accessories that are equipped with. The All-New City is equipped with advanced features such Smart Entry and Push Start button (E and V variant). Wheel size are also different for all 4 models – 15″ steel wheel with cover for S variant, 15″ Alloy rims for S+ and E variant while 16″ Alloy rims will be fitted into the top ranging V variant. 

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A 7″ Display audio system is fitted in Grade V while S+ and E will only get a Standard audio system (like previous generation) and Grade S will spot a Single Din audio player. What’s great is that Honda has equipped 8 speakers into the top ranging Grade V being the most in its segment. While the other variants (S, S+ and E will only get 4 speakers. Multi Information Combination Meter,Rear Ventilation Air Conditioning (E and V variant), 2 USB Jacks (V variant), 3 Power Sockets (E and V variant), 8 Cup Holders and smart storage compartments. The advanced Steering Wheel Hands Free Telephone Control (S+, E and V variant) and Steering Wheel Voice Recognition Control (V variant) are connected with the vehicle’s infotainment system to provide convenience at the driver’s fingertips. 

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Safety wise, the All-New City also offers top safety features that prioritize driver and passengers.It has class-leading 6 Airbags (V variant) (including Dual Front SRS Airbags, i-Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) (E and V variant), Hill Start Assist (E and V variant), Emergency Stop Signal (E and V variant) and ISO Fix features. 

All-New City is available in 5 colours: Modern Steel Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Taffeta White, Crystal Black Pearl and a new attractive colour of Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic. 

Price starts from RM75,800 for the S variant and RM78,800 for the S+ variant, RM83,800 for the E variant. The top ranged V variant is priced at RM90,800.

Honda Malaysia offers 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage and service interval is 10,000km to provide further ease to customers to make the City the vehicle of their choice. 

 The All-New City will also come in 2 accessory packages consisting of Honda’s Genuine Accessories (RM1,700) and Honda’s Modulo Package (RM3,200) to enable customers to customize their vehicle. 

Hit the jump for more photos on all variants of the new Honda City

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Honda City 2014 Malaysia Previewed with Details

With surprise, Honda Malaysia gave the media preview of the brand New Honda City 2014 yesterday and will be display in public areas for public view as a move of pre-launch.

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There will be 4 variants for the first batch of official launch which is S, S+, E and the top of the specs V.  Analyzing the Honda City on the display we suspect this could be the Honda City E Spec as Honda Malaysia did not mention what variant is this. Under the hood the Engine used will be the same 1.5L i-vtec engine which produces about 120 hp @ 6600 rpm and 145Nm of torque but pair with a new CVT gear box which replaces the 5 speed gear box.

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The new Honda City adapted the new Honda Jazz design to up trend the modern yet stylish design. The bigger openings of front lower bumper and the uplift headlamp gives new Honda City a more aggressive front fascia. However, Honda was able to maintain the previous generation spacious frame thus, the shape of the Honda City look familiar. Honda Malaysia also mention that there will be new CKD hybrid models coming up later this year. We see a possibility of CKD Honda City Hybrid.

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Like the title, Honda Malaysia was only given the media a preview of the the brand new Honda City & we are not able to unlock the car. Luckily our photographers were able to take some shots for our readers to view what would be actual production model. The flat type of centre dashboard reminds us the interior styling of VW Golf MK7. The Honda City will be equipped with tons of upgraded goodies, there will be an ECON mode, push start button, 6 air bags , smart entry , shark fin antenna and 8 speaker with 7 inch display for the In Car Entertainment system. Again, these equipment will varies from models.

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The new Honda City is available for booking and Honda Malaysia only indicated the pricing will be announced later next month & it will be affordable. Judging from the photos, there should be a few colours available including Black & Blue. The 2014 Honda City Malaysia  version, will be display for public viewing in the following location and dates. If you eager to see the new Honda City before it hits the show room, do not miss this.

More details will be update as we awaits the official launch date. 

No. Location Date
1 Paradigm Mall – Selangor 21 – 23 February 2014
2 The Curve – Selangor 24 – 26 February 2014
3 East Coast  Mall – Penang 27 February – 2 March 2014
4 KSL City – Johor 4 -6 March 2014
5 Tesco Ipoh Garden – Perak 7 – 9 March 2014
6 Queensbay Mall – Penang 10 – 12 March 2014

Gallery : Honda City 2014 Malaysia

Honda City Mugen Limited Edition

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Mugen City Limited Edition, first glance you may think this is an after-market product. However, this is actual the production model of actul Mugen City limited edition. While it may not get a featured in Mugen’s official website, it is a limited edition done by Honda Philippines. Only available in Philippines, this Honda City based Mugen limited edition with Mugen parts are only available for a very limited of 20 units.

 The front will be fitted with unique Mugen front sports grille, front bodykit along with the side spoiler. These 20 units will be only available in white. No Mugen performance parts on engine nor brakes or exhaust are installed.

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The Mugen Honda City will be fitted rear body kit with diffuser design and rear wing spoiler that resembles the Type R spoiler. Honda Philippines said this limited edition,

“will enhances the ownership experience by being equipped with original genuine MUGEN accessories ;  enhance the already sporty design of the standard City model and make it stand out on the road. The City MUGEN Limited Edition under the concept “SUPERLATIVE ACTIVE SPORTS” produced to emphasize the specific characteristics of the City, “Stream line design” and “Nimble handling” with the aero dynamic parts seek to satisfy the sporty taste and excellently designed to meet the customer’s desire for ultimate style and performance.”

It is good to know there is a Mugen Honda City existence. However this is not available in Malaysia, our only option would be sourcing from aftermarket’s Mugen Honda City Bodykit.

Honda unveils All New 4th Generation Honda City in India

Honda Cars India Ltd unveiled the all-new 4th Generation Honda City at a World Premiere event in India. The world’s first preview of the car also marked the introduction of 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine in the all-new City, which scheduled to be launched in January 2014, the pre-launch bookings of the model have begun in India.

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The all-new Honda City has been developed at Honda R&D centre located in Tochigi, Japan following extensive market surveys in India, ASEAN countries and other markets for people’s driving needs and lifestyles. The development of all-new Honda City adopts Honda’s new ‘global operation reform’ of concurrent development and implementation of locally optimized design drawings to realize the best vehicle specifications with speed, affordability and low CO2 emissions for our customers. 

India, being a key strategic market for Honda in the Asia and Oceania region, has been specifically chosen to lead the global production for the All New Honda City with the 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine, which is already gaining popularity in the country. This makes India the first country to manufacture and sell the All New City, which will eventually be sold in 60 markets to help expand Honda’s footprint in some of the fastest growing auto markets in the world. 

The packaging of the All New City delivers cleverly generated interior space that exceeds its class by further evolving Honda’s “man maximum machine minimum” concept which aims at maximizing the space available for people and minimizing the space required for mechanical components. While maintaining compact dimensions and realizing longer wheelbase, efficient use of space has been made for both driver and occupants to create a spacious interior cabin with widest front seat space and rear seat space beyond its class. The All New City measures 4440 mm in length (same as its predecessor), 1695 mm in width (same as outgoing model), 1495 mm in height (10 mm more than the outgoing model) and 2600 mm as the wheelbase (extended by an additional 50 mm over outgoing model).

Speaking at the occasion of its global unveiling, Mr. Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, Managing Officer, Honda Motor Company and Representative of Development, Purchasing and Production in Asia & Oceania Region said, “Honda City is currently sold in 55 countries across the world. City is the leading brand of Honda in Asia and Oceania region and with the 4th generation Honda City, we aim to raise its popularity further and make it a significant future model in Honda’s global portfolio which will be available in many more countries.”

The All New City adopts the best of Honda’s powertrains to achieve best fuel efficiency performance. The Diesel variant of the City will be powered by the 1.5L 4 cylinder DOHC i-DTEC diesel engine. This engine has been developed exclusively for India considering Indian driving conditions and is based on the Honda’s latest ‘Earth Dreams Technology’ realizing both excellent driving performance and offering matchless fuel economy. The Petrol variant of the City will be powered by an improved 1.5L 4 cylinder SOHC i-VTEC petrol engine designed to offer the best balance of engine performance and fuel economy.

Honda Announces The All-New Honda Odyssey at KLIMS 2013. Priced from RM228k

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Honda Malaysia has unveiled the new 2013 Honda Odyssey at KLIMS 2013. The new Odyssey was recently launched in Japan 2 weeks ago and it is now at our shores! The Honda Odyssey will be available in 2 variants – the EXV and EX. The Honda Odyssey EX will be priced at RM228,000 while the EXV model will go for RM248,000.

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The new Honda Odyssey is powered by the newly developed 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC Earth Dreams Technology engine which produces 175PS and 225NM. The Odyssey is also fitted with a Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) gearbox. The powertrain offers even better output, torque and fuel efficiency than the engine of the previous model. The new Odyssey also features the ECON mode that ensures fuel-efficient driving with cooperative control while coaching functions changes from white to green indicating economical driving.

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Both the EX and EXV variants features the standard features which includes cruise control, paddle shift, 7” unique display audio, second-row premium Captain Cradle Seats with Ottoman. The higher grade variant – EXV will get the Front independent and Rear auto air conditioning while the EX will only feature a front auto air conditioning and rear vents.

Interior differences between the both variants are the interior trim. The lower grade variant EX will only have ivory colored interior and fabric seats while the EXV will have a black interior with leather seating.

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The New Odyssey features a new “Ultra-Low Floor Platform”, which creates a spacious cabin equivalent to a large class MPV. The ceiling is made to be higher and the floor is lower, this provides roomier space in the interior. On the second row seats, Honda has packed in a cradle seat with Ottoman which provides extra comfort t0 occupants.

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Both the variants of the Odyssey comes with 17-inch Alloy Rims with 215/55 series tyres. Safety wise, Honda has added several advance safety features to offer customers a peace of mind. Its Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure meets both self- protection and damage reduction to other drivers. The All-New Odyssey is equipped with 6- Airbags that consist of Dual Front i-SRS Airbags and i-SRS Side Airbags in the first row and Side Curtain Airbags up until the third row seats. This upper MPV prioritises safety for everyone with G-Force Control (G-CON). Besides that, Honda also offers another Honda’s first in safety while driving – Blind Spot Information with Cross Traffic Monitor (CTA). The Blind Spot Information alerts the driver with a beeping sound should he/she not be aware of a vehicle that is in the blind spot when he/she wants to turn. The CTA gives off a warning whistle when a collision with a cross-approaching vehicle is predicted while backing up the MPV.

The All-New Odyssey is available in 4 colours of White Orchid Pearl, Super Platinum Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl and the Glamorous Mauve Pearl. The new carcomes with a 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage and a service interval of 10,000 km to provide the best ownership experience.

View the gallery below for more shots on the car!