We have followed the new Honda City from its world debut to market introductions in Thailand and India, before previewing the Malaysian-spec locally assembled City in Feb. twice. We have even got behind its wheel for a test drive report, and compared it shoulder to shoulder with the outgoing vehicle. It has been quite a journey and here’s the climax – the official introduction of 2014 Honda City. Honda Malaysia has officially introduced the City earlier today. The all-new City is designed to delight and driven by innovation. Advanced aesthetics and features promise you much driving enjoyment always.
For Malaysia, the Honda City is available in four trim levels; these include Grade S, Grade S+, Grade E and Grade V. Motivation for this 4th generation 2014 Honda City comes from a 1.5 liter i-VTEC powerplant, which is good for pulsating 120PS of power @ 6600 rpm with 145 newton meters of torque @ 4600 rpm. What’s new is the brand new CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission), which replaces the predecessor’s five-speed. No manual gearbox introduced for City unlike Toyota Vios. The CVT, built using the company’s Earth Dreams Technology allows you to enjoy enhanced fuel economy of 17.56 kilometers per liter and better acceleration for driving, which is easier on the planet and you.
In addition, for the first time, the ECON mode is now a standard feature in the 2014 Honda City across all trim levels to further enhance the vehicle’s fuel usage with push of a button. Its stylish interior provides sheer comfort for all, while the large cabin space is best-in class and filled with smart features for all your essentials. Designed with you in mind, form and function merged flawlessly for your enjoyment. The leather steering and gear knob add a touch of exclusivity to the City. This multi-functioning steering column has everything that you need easily within reach and is designed with precision adjustment capability for providing optimal steering with its tilt and telescopic function.
The built-in seven-inch touchscreen display with Smartphone style applications is designed to awaken enjoyment at the touch of your fingers. Connect through Smartphone and find your destination using the Navigation application, which comes with turn-by-turn directions. The 2014 Honda City features a number of unique features including the new prominent Platinum Grille. Power retractable door mirror with incorporated turn lights for safe driving, a stylish set of 16 inch multispoke alloy wheels and unique and deep shoulder lines along with sporty aerodynamic contours also make this sedan dynamic in style. All-in-all, a new wave of aesthetics, which is sure to please.
The 2014 Honda City is equipped with plenty of advanced safety features; these include dual SRS airbags with side curtain airbags. The new i-Side airbags is designed to further maximize protection for passengers and driver. Collision safety body controls forces exerted on the vehicle body upon impact and helps to reduce injuries to passengers, whereas the Occupant Restraint System controls collision force transferred from the vehicle body to passengers, thus helping improve protection performance and minimize injuries.
The all-new City is available in 5 shades: Alabaster Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Taffeta White and a new Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic. 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. It will also come in two accessory packages consisting of Honda’s Modulo Package (RM3,200) and Honda’s Genuine Accessories (RM1,700) to enable customers to personalize their vehicle.
2014 Honda City Prices Are As Follows:
- S variant: RM75,800
- S+ variant: RM78,800
- E variant: RM83,800
- Range-topping V variant: RM90,800.
Image Courtesy – Paultan.org