Honda City Hatchback

From RM 85,900 - 112,900
RM 960 | 9 years
RM 1,165 | 7 years
RM 1,533 |  5 years

Highlights

  • Competitively priced
  • Hybrid RS variant (e:HEV RS)
  • Comprehensive ADAS (Honda Sensing)

Variant of the model

Model
OTR Price
Monthly
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2024 Honda City Hatchback S
RM 85,900
RM 1,165.17
2024 Honda City Hatchback E
RM 90,900
RM 1,232.99
2024 Honda City Hatchback V
RM 95,900
RM 1,300.82
2024 Honda City Hatchback RS
RM 100,900
RM 1,368.64
2024 Honda City Hatchback e:HEV RS
RM 112,900
RM 1,531.41
2024 Honda City Hatchback S
OTR Price Monthly
RM 85,900 RM 1,165.17
2024 Honda City Hatchback E
OTR Price Monthly
RM 90,900 RM 1,232.99
2024 Honda City Hatchback V
OTR Price Monthly
RM 95,900 RM 1,300.82
2024 Honda City Hatchback RS
OTR Price Monthly
RM 100,900 RM 1,368.64
2024 Honda City Hatchback e:HEV RS
OTR Price Monthly
RM 112,900 RM 1,531.41
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Car loan monthly installment
3 Years
RM 2,392.32
/ Month
5 Years
RM 1,533.31
/ Month
7 Years
RM 1,165.17
/ Month
Based on 90% loan amount with fixed-rate interest at 3.8%

Monthly installment (RM)
RM 1,294.64
Car Price (RM)
85,900.00
Down Payment (RM)
0.00

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Reviews


Overview

Summary

Upgraded and improved, bringing with it a number of styling and equipment revisions, the new Honda City Hatchback, facelifted for the year 2024. 

Locally-assembled (CKD), the B-segment hot hatch is offered in five variants. Four petrol powertrains (S, E, V, RS) and one hybrid (e:HEV RS).

Priced (OTR, w/o insurance) at MYR 85,900, MYR 90,900, MYR 95,900, MYR 100,900, and MYR 112,900, respectively.

Included is a standard warranty (five years, unlimited mileage), a hybrid battery warranty (eight years, unlimited mileage) and a free labour service (five times - five years/100,000 KM).

Five exterior colours (petrol variants - Ignite Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Meteoroid Gray Metallic).

Three exterior colours (hybrid variant - Ignite Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Meteoroid Gray Metallic).

Exterior

Body Dimensions

The new City Hatchback weighs in at 1,149 KG (S), 1,151 KG (E), 1,161 KG (V), 1,163 KG (RS) and 1,260 KG (e:HEV RS).

Other dimensions measure at 4,350 MM (S, E, V) and 4,369 MM (RS, e:HEV RS) long, 1,784 MM wide, 1,488 MM tall, and with a wheelbase spanning 2,600 MM.

Front View

A compact silhouette, it parades a sleek and sporty exterior with angularly-refined elements and contours all around.

Upgraded, the front-end sees a new bumper, featuring a slim Chrome bar hovering over a Black mesh grille with a two-part-slated lower intake.

Separating the variants (RS, e:HEV RS) is a Black bar, a Black honeycomb grille, and a sharper-housed Diamond-patterned insert lower intake.

Rear View

A typical hatch, it radiates a laid-back sporty appeal, boasting angularly rounded outlines with sleek cut-outs.

Upgraded, the rear-end sees a new bumper, featuring a simple Black lower valance with a body-coloured panel strip. Maintained is the boot-lid spoiler.

Separating the variants (RS, e:HEV RS) is an aerodynamic diffuser with three-hexagonal cut-outs, balanced-out by the sleek-looking boot-lid spoiler.

Headlamps

Framed aerodynamically sharp, the head lamps project a fairly focused and determined outlook.

Installed are projector halogen units (S, E) and full LED units (V, RS, e:HEV RS). Paired to the layout is a set of LED fog lamps (V, RS, e:HEV RS).

Standard features are LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), turn signals, automatic On/Off and Auto High Beam (AHB).

Tail Lamps

Angularly wrapped-around and borderline bulging, the tail lamps fit the rear well, compensating the overall outlook. 

Standard fitments are LED combination units.

Side Mirror

The Black (S, E, V) and body-coloured (RS, e:HEV RS) side mirrors are electronic-powered (auto-fold, adjust).

Features are turn signals, blind-spot monitor indicators (V, RS, e:HEV RS), and Honda LaneWatch Camera (LWC) (V, RS, e:HEV RS). 

Brakes

Fitted standard are ventilated disc brakes (front). Variant-specific (rear) are drum (S, E) and solid disc (V, RS, e:HEV RS) brakes.

Drive is aided by a conventional handbrake system (S, E, V, RS) and an Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto Brake Hold system (e:HEV RS).

Wheels

Sportily-designed, mounted are 15-Inch two-tone (S, E) and 16-Inch Black (V, RS, e:HEV RS) multi-spoke alloy rims.

The sets are rubbered-up in 185/60 R15 Continental UltraContact UC6 (S, E) and 185/55 R16 Toyo Proxes R57 (V, RS, e:HEV RS) tyres.

Interior

Dashboard

The new City Hatchback has a familiar cascading dashboard design. Tiered, simple and practical with premium build quality.

Outfitted in soft-/hard-touch panels, it sees single-tone (Black - S, E, V) and two-tone (Black, Red details - RS, e:HEV RS) colour schemes.

Centre-staged is the panel-integrated infotainment unit, underscored by the air-conditioning control panel, which sees Black-trimmed vents.

Accentuating the layout is a urethane/leather (S, E/V, RS, e:HEV RS) gear knob and normal-/sport-type (S, E, V/RS, e:HEV RS) pedal pads.

Overall, the accessibilities are purposefully-arranged with easy reachability. Non-cluttered, driver-oriented and user-friendly.

Instrument Cluster

Fitted for the driver is a digital speedometer setup, featuring a 4.2-Inch (S, E, V) and a 7.0-Inch (RS, e:HEV RS) TFT Multi-Information Display (MID).

Variant-specific accentuations are the metre needles. White highlights (S, E, V) and Red highlights (RS, e:HEV RS).

Seats

Comfortably-premium, the interior of the five-seater hatchback features variant-specific upholsteries and colour schemes.

A single-tone fabric (Black - S, E), a single-tone leather (Black - V), and a two-tone leather (Black, Red details - RS, e:HEV RS).

Standard fitments are ULTRA seats (front, rear) with manual adjustments (front - multi-way, rear - recline/60:40 split-fold), and four modes (Utility, Long, Refresh, Tall).

Completing the layout are Grey/Black (S, E/V, RS, e:HEV RS) headliner, armrests (front - centre console, rear - centre fold-out) and adjustable headrests (front, rear).

Space

Considering it to be a compact build, the cabin space is sufficient offering plenty of head, shoulder and leg rooms. Front and rear occupants get ample mobility.

Steering Functions

Mounted is a three-spoke steering wheel. Urethane (S, E) and leather (V, RS, e:HEV RS), finished in Black with Silver trims and Red details (RS, e:HEV RS).

Features are multi-switches (Bluetooth, media, vehicle settings), column adjustments (tilt, telescopic), and paddle shifters (S, E, V, RS).

Drive is aided by an Electric Power Steering (EPS) system.

Storage Space

Plenty of storage compartments. E.g., a glove box, seat back/side door pockets, and centre console partitioned/caverned spaces.

Cup Holders

Provided are four cup holders (front - centre console, rear - centre armrest) and four bottle holders (front, rear - side door pockets).

Charging Ports

Installed are one (front) 12 V power socket (S, E, V, RS, e:HEV RS), one (front) USB port (S), and four (front, rear) USB ports (E, V, RS, e:HEV RS).

Boot Space

Accessing its electronic-powered tailgate (operation - remote control/key fob), opens up to 289-Litres (seats up) and 841-Litres (seats down) of load capacities.

Features

Active Safety

The new City Hatchback gets the Honda Sensing suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

Grouped are Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Auto High Beam (AHB), Lead Car Departure Notification (LCDN), Honda LaneWatch Camera (LWC) (V, RS, e:HEV RS), Low Speed Follow (LSF) (e:HEV RS), and Honda Connect telematic system (safety, security, convenience) (RS, e:HEV RS).

Standard systems include Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Auto Brake Hold (ABH) (e:HEV RS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), and parking cameras (360-degree, multi-angle reverse - E, V, RS, e:HEV RS).

Passive Safety

Passive safety includes six airbags (driver-passenger, front side, front-rear curtain), seat belts (anchors, reminders, pre-tensioners), ISOFIX (two - outer-rear), parking cameras (360-degree, multi-angle reverse - E, V, RS, e:HEV RS), parking sensors (two - rear), auto-door-lock, and security alarm with immobiliser.

Drive Modes

Drive mode (button - ECON).

Infotainment

Variant-specific, installed is a standard infotainment unit (S), and an 8.0-Inch Digital Audio touchscreen display (E, V, RS, e:HEV RS). 

The standard system (S) supports Bluetooth, Hands-Free Telephone (HFT) and USB. The touchscreen system (E, V, RS, e:HEV RS) supports navigation, Bluetooth, Hands-Free Telephone (HFT), USB and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto (wireless - RS, e:HEV RS).

Sound System

Standard fitment is a four-speaker setup (S, E, V, RS, e:HEV RS), featuring a set of four tweeters (E, V, RS, e:HEV RS).

Performance

Engine

The new City Hatchback comes with two powertrain setups. A petrol (S, E, V, RS) and a hybrid (e:HEV RS). 

Petrol powertrain (1.5-Litre, in-line four-cylinder 16-valve, naturally-aspirated DOHC i-VTEC engine - 119 HP/89-KW at 6,600 RPM, 145 NM at 4,300 RPM).

Hybrid powertrain (Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) system - front-mounted electric motor - 107 HP/80-KW at 3,500 to 8,000 RPM, 253 NM at 0 to 3,000 RPM - 1.5-Litre Atkinson Cycle engine - 97 HP/72-KW at 5,600 to 6,400 RPM, 127 NM at 4,500 to 5,000 RPM).

Transmission

Fused to the setups is a Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) (S, E, V, RS), and an Electric Continuous Variable Transmission (e-CVT) (e:HEV RS).

Drivetrain

Power is sent to the front wheels, Front-Wheel Drive (FWD).

Acceleration

Acceleration from 0 to 100 KM/H is done in 10.7 seconds (S, E, V, RS) and 9.7 seconds (e:HEV RS). 

Top speed is 195 KM/H (S, E), 194 KM/H (V), 193 KM/H (RS) and 177 KM/H (e:HEV RS).

Fuel Consumption

Fuel tank is at a 40-Litre capacity, and the fuel consumption figures for every 100 KM/H reads at 5.6-Litres (S, E, V, RS) and 3.7-Litres (e:HEV RS).

Comfort

Convenience

The new City Hatchback comes with these conveniences.

E.g., Smart Entry system (keyless entry, engine Start/Stop button), remote engine start (engine start/cabin cooling - E, V, RS, e:HEV RS), walk-away auto-lock, electronic-powered tailgate (operation - remote control/key fob), single-zone automatic air-conditioning (E, V, RS, e:HEV RS), rear air-conditioning vents (V, RS, e:HEV RS), steering wheel (column adjustments, paddle shifters (S, E, V, RS), multi-function, EPS), ULTRA seats (four modes - Utility, Long, Refresh, Tall), armrests (front, rear), wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto (RS, e:HEV RS), parking cameras (360-degree, multi-angle reverse - E, V, RS, e:HEV RS), Honda LaneWatch Camera (LWC) (V, RS, e:HEV RS), parking sensors (rear-two), blind-spot monitors (V, RS, e:HEV RS), Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto Brake Hold (e:HEV RS), Drive mode (button - ECON), Auto High Beam (AHB), and automatic headlamps.

Rear Air Vents

Installed for the cabin is a manual air-conditioning system (S) and a single-zone automatic air-conditioning system (E, V, RS, e:HEV RS), featuring rear air-vents (V, RS, e:HEV RS).

Ride Comfort

The driving is agile and responsive, offering a sturdy handling. Interior-wise, it is comfortable and roomy, equipped with sufficient amenities.

Suspension-wise, fitted is a setup of MacPherson strut (front), and torsion beam (rear).

Sound Insulation

Sound insulation is adequate, accounting for all the NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) aspects. 

The cabin is able to suppress wind, road and tyre noises well, and make them barely noticeable.

Wrap Up

Conclusion

The new Honda City Hatchback is a well-equipped build. Notably, to its stylings, driving dynamics and safety systems.

Quality of the equipment and materials installed for the car impresses with the mature design and restrained detailing. 

Ultimately, it is a pretty decent vehicle that offers good fuel economy, advanced safety features, refined ride quality and a stylish body design altogether.

User Experience

3 /5
69 User Ratings
69 User Ratings
75%
Exterior Design
75%
Interior Design
75%
Space
75%
Power
75%
Safety
75%
Cost
Exterior Design 75%
Interior Design 75%
Space 75%
Power 75%
Safety 75%
Cost 75%

Satisfaction
Good driving dynamics (petrol/hybrid)Apple CarPlay/Android Auto (wireless)Remote engine start (engine start/cabin cooling)
Disappointment
Limited charging portsManual seat adjustmentsBase variant too ill-equipped

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