Honda Malaysia has officially launched the new facelifted Honda City, which debuts as the first Completely Knocked-Down (CKD) model from Honda Malaysia after the resumption of its factory production in April 2012.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Honda Malaysia said, “Since the launch of the first generation Honda City in 2001, this model has been well received by the market.
“As of April 2012, Honda Malaysia has sold 113,005 units. In fact, the Honda City is our best selling CKD model in Malaysia. With our production currently operating at full speed, we are pleased to announce that we have cleared the 3,000 Honda City back orders that we received during the production halt.”
Exterior wise, the City’s aerodynamic futuristic design is improved with a new front chrome grille, new front bumper and new rear bumper, new wheel design and new tail light cluster.
Inside, some updates will be apparent around the cabin. The new sleeker dashboard colour has new sporty design metallic meters which are lit up by a blue light. The central console is also sleeker with new colour and stylish dials to control the air-conditioner temperature and air flow system.
The new City is powered by the same i-VTEC 1.5L engine, delivering 120PS and 145Nm of torque to the front wheels via a 5-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifter controls. With the new City, efficient driving is much easier to maintain with the new ECO indicator lamp. The ECO lamp lights up when the vehicle is driven efficiently.
The new City is also enhanced with a long list of safety features, which includes dual SRS airbags system, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), ISOFIX, Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA).
The new City is available in five stylish colours including Sparkling Brown Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Polished Metal Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl and Taffeta White. Honda Malaysia targets to sell 2,000 units of the new City per month by the end of this year.
At the launch, Honda Malaysia has also announced a new service package for the new City. The company now offers a 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage for the new City customers who maintain their vehicle according to schedule. This new offer will enable customers to enjoy 6 times free labour service, up to 100,000km.
The new Honda City is available in ‘S’ and ‘E’ grade and is priced at RM85,980 OTR and RM90,980 OTR respectively. For more information, log on to www.honda.com.my.