Following the preview of the facelifted Honda City a few weeks back, Honda Malaysia have officially launched the facelifted new 2017 Honda City in Malaysia.
The new City includes updated aesthetics, improved convenience features and crucially added safety equipment across the range. Mechanically, the car remains unchanged.
The 2017 facelifted Honda City is available in three variants (previous S+ variant has been discontinued), price as follows:
- City S: RM78,300 ((RM1k reduction over previous 'S+' variant)
- City E: RM84,600
- City V: RM92,000
(Prices are OTR, inclusive of GST and Insurance)
At the front, the most notable difference are the full-LED headlamps (V-grade variant only), with integrated LED daytime running lights. The front bumper also receives a refreshed look while the new chrome grille looks closer in design to the Civic C-Segment model.
Along the flanks, the 2017 City sports new dual tone alloy wheels. The rear, like the front, features a new bumper design and LED tail lights. The boot lid is now finished with a ducktail spoiler with an integrated third brake light.
The most substantial highlight of the new car is the inclusion of Vehicle Stability Assist, more commonly known as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) – is now available across the range. Previous, VSA was reserved only for the top-two highest E- and V-grade models. Additionally, Hill Start Assist (HSA) is also now a standard feature.
Mechanically, everything remains the same. Under the hood lies Honda's proven 1.5-litre i-VTEC four-cylinder engine, which produces 120hp at 6000rpm and 145Nm of torque at 4000rpm. The engine is paired to Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
On the inside, the biggest highlight is the addition of a 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, fitted on the City E and V variants. A Push Start button is available across the range now, and a redesigned meter cluster, with white illumination on the surrounds, is also fitted on all variants. Enthusiastic drivers will also appreciate the addition of paddle shifters, fitted on the E and V variants of the new City.
The standard equipment, between variants, of the 2017 Honda City facelift is summarised below:
- Halogen headlights
- Halogen taillights
- Smart Entry with engine push start button
- ECON button
- Auto retracting and power adjustable door mirrors
- Manual air-conditioning
- Steering wheel mounted audio controls
- Urethane steering wheel and gear knob
- Fabric seats
- 60:40 split folding rear seats
- Remote release trunk
- 4-speaker standard audio system with USB, AUX
- 2 airbags
- ABS with EBD and BA
- Hill Start Assist
- Emergency stop signal
- ISOFIX (rear)
City E adds the following:
- Side mirror with turn signals
- Chrome door handles
- Automatic air-conditioning
- Cruise control
- Paddle shifters
- Front centre console with arm rest
- Rear arm rest with cup holders
- 6.8-inch touch screen 4-speaker infotainment system with HDMI
- 4 airbags (front and side)
- Multi-angle reverse camera
City V adds the following:
- LED headlights
- LED front fog lights
- LED taillights
- Ducktail spoiler
- Leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob
- Leather seats (black)
- Soft padded dashboard
- 6.8-inch touch screen 8-speaker infotainment system with HDMI
- 6 airbags (front, side, curtain)
the 2017 Honda City is locally-assembled at Honda’s plant in Pegoh, Melaka.
The new City is available in five colours - Lunar Silver, Tafetta White, Dark Ruby Red Pearl, Modern Steel, and Crystal Black Pearl.
With VSA (electronic stability control) now available as standard across the range, the ASEAN NCAP 5-star rating is now applicable across all variants of the new City.
The 2017 Honda City is also covered by a 5-year unlimited mileage warranty, and comes with up to 6 free services (alternating visits, up till 100,000 km).