Honda Malaysia has added another variant to its B-segment Honda City line-up. As referenced by its name, the new sedan variant includes Honda SENSING safety features. It is the second City variant after the City RS e:HEV to offer it. The Honda City V-SENSING comes with a price tag of RM90,212.36 (on-the-road without insurance; sales tax exemption valid until 30 June 2022).
The enhanced Honda SENSING technology was developed to realise the vision of a collision‑free mobile society by using a front wide view camera to better recognise road boundaries during day and night driving conditions. The suite of assistance features in Honda SENSING are:
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
- Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
- Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
- Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
- Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
- Auto High Beam (AHB)
“Safety is predominantly Honda’s priority and the City has always been the forerunner in offering safety features for both drivers and passengers using advanced technology. We are delighted to introduce this new variant to the Malaysian market, enabling them to now have more options to choose from in the City line-up with a total of 5 variants available. Priced at RM90,212.36, the City V-SENSING appeals to more targeted audiences such as young families or young working adults who seek for ample performance as well as advanced safety features for their daily commute. To top it off, this variant is equipped with Honda SENSING, the most complete advanced safety features in the B-segment with an attractive price tag that is below RM100,000. We believe this model will continue to receive much recognition for its overall package of class-leading advanced features, space, comfort and unparalleled performance,” said Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Ms. Madoka Chujo.
The Honda City V-SENSING is fitted with LED headlights, daytime running lights (DRL), fog lights, and tail lights, as well as 16″ alloy wheels.
Inside, you will find combination leather seats with Ivory highlights, 8″ infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto* connectivity, a 7″ Interactive Thin Film Transistor (TFT) meter that provides easy access to information, and paddle shifters. Another highlight is the Remote Engine Start** feature which is a first-in-class offering. This enables the car to be started remotely to allow the air-conditioning to cool down the cabin beforehand. The car also has rear air conditioning vents, which is standard across the range.
Continuing to power the Honda City V-SENSING is a 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine capable of 121 PS and 145 Nm. It is currently the most powerful engine in its segment, and is paired to a Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) for an ideal balance of performance and fuel efficiency.
“Since we launched the 5th Generation City in October 2020, we have recorded total sales of more than 23,300 units. To-date, the City has contributed 34% to Honda Malaysia’s total sales between January and October 2021, making it the best-selling model in Honda Malaysia. On behalf of the Company, we are truly humbled by the continuous trust as well as support we have received from fellow Malaysians particularly throughout the challenging pandemic and lockdowns, and I would like to thank all our customers for their unwavering support towards the Honda brand,” Ms. Chujo added.
Awarded with the “ASEAN NCAP Excellent Award category – Consistent 5 Star” at the ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Awards 2020, the Honda City V-SENSING carries the same advanced safety features with the V and RS e:HEV variants such as 6 Airbags and Honda LaneWatch which is a camera based advanced safety technology that helps monitor blind spots through the infotainment screen. The variant also offers a host of safety features such as Rear Seat Belt Reminder, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Rear Seat ISOFIX I-SIZE Type. Other additional features for this variant include Reverse Sensors with Multi-Angle Reverse Camera**.
You can view or test drive the City V-SENSING at any Honda authorised dealership nationwide. For additional information, you can call Honda Malaysia’s Toll Free number (1-800-88-2020) or visit www.honda.com.my or use the HondaTouch mobile application.
* Android Auto™ will be available upon its official launch of the service in Malaysia
** Available in E, V, V-SENSING & RS e:HEV variants