One of Malaysia’s popular Japanese small size sedan – Honda City, it has gone through its mid-generation facelift now since it was launched back in 2009. From this week, the 2012 Honda City has been refreshed with a few new enhancements.
The front bumper has been tweaked and refined to give a more sportier styling like the current facelifted Honda Civic, which the design is likely inherited from the much-admired Honda Civic Type R. The front grille has been switched to the chrome type.
The rear bumper and tail lights have been redesigned with a more unique look. The lower part of the rear bumper has been detailed with a black layer to give more contrast with the rear reflector. With these tweaks on the exterior, the overall aerodynamic is claimed to be improved.
The facelifted Honda City is powered by the same Honda’s 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine that produces 120PS. To encourage driver’s to save more fuel, Honda has fitted in an “ECO” indicator lamp on the dashboard. The “ECO” indicator lamp will be automatically indicated if driver’s are driving efficiently. The new facelifted Honda City’s dashboard is also like up by blue lights to continue giving it the futuristic look and feel.
Potential Honda City’s owners, who are looking for a more unique appearance can also opt for upgrades like a set of original Honda Modulo bodykits and other accessories. The full package will include a front, back, side bottom spoiler as well as a wing type spoiler on the boot or the duck tail type spoiler.
The All-New 2012 Honda City will come in 2 variant which is the “S” model and the “E” model, the “S” model is priced at RM85,980 where as the Honda City 2012 “E” spec model will priced at RM 90,980. The Honda City E spec model will have some extra features like fog lights, paddle shifters, leather wrapped steering with audio controls , retractable side mirrors with turn signals and etc. Also include with The Honda City E Spec is the 16″ wheels where as the Honda City S spec gets the 15″ wheels instead. The best part, Honda Malaysia now offers a 5 years unlimited mileage warranty and a 6 times free labour service up 100,000km on the mileage. Obviously, it is a better deal now compare to the pre-facelift model!
Photo Gallery: 2012 Honda City Facelift in Malaysia