In a rather surprising move, Honda Malaysia has announced that the new City Hybrid is now opened for bookings at all 91 dealers nationwide. Malaysia is the first country outside of Japan to offer the new City Hybrid.
The new Honda City Hybrid is the company's second hybrid model to be introduced this year after the Jazz Hybrid. The City Hybrid is Honda Malaysia's fifth new model for 2017. The new model will be priced at RM89,200 OTR without insurance.
Powertrain is identical to the Honda Jazz Hybrid, featuring a 1.5-litre DOHC i-VTEC four-cylinder petrol engine paired to a seven-speed DCT with an Integrated High Power Motor. Combined, the powertrain is able to deliver up to 137 PS and 170 Nm of torque, whilst returning an average of 3.9 L/100 km under the UN R101 test cycle.
The similarities continue inside, as the City Hybrid also comes with the advanced 3D meter design with multi-info display that can show Energy Flow, Sport Meter, Fuel Economy, Drive Info, Customization and ECO Display. Boot space is maintained at 536 litres, even with the Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) battery placed underneath. The fuel tank is located centrally to maximize space. Elsewhere, the City Hybrid also comes with:
- 6.8-inch Display Audio infotainment system
- Touch panel air-conditioning
- Steering mounted paddle shifters
- Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
- LED tail lights
- 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels
Safety in the new Honda City Hybrid encompasses four airbags, ABS with VSA, reverse camera and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS).
Four body colours are available, namely Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and White Orchid Pearl. Warranty is maintained at 5 years with unlimited mileage. The City Hybrid's battery has an 8 year warranty in addition to the standard warranty.
Honda Malaysia expects to sell 250 units of the City Hybrid per month. Interested buyers can check out the new City Hybrid at selected dealerships from mid August 2017.