Honda City Hatchback 2021 Price In Malaysia

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Review: Here's what the Thai media says of the 2021 Honda City Hatchback

The 2021 Honda City Hatchback is coming to Malaysia, and news of it superseding the Honda Jazz has drawn rather mixed reactions. Some lament the Jazzs departure from this region, but our colleagues over at AutoFun Thailand think that the City Hatchback is a worthy successor.Exterior - RS looks goodP...
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Making its world debut in Thailand, the 2021 Honda City Hatchback will serve as the replacement for the aging Honda Jazz in Malaysia. Looks wise, the front fascia and even interior is a splitting image its sedan sibling, but like its name suggests, the differences lie at the back. The Thai-spec City...
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Honda City Hatchback Price List (Variants)

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  • Features the super versatile Ultra Seats (called ULTRA Seats here), which the sedan does not have
  • Longer and wider than previous and current Honda Jazz
  • Longer and wider than the Toyota Yaris


  • Most powerful 1.0-litre turbo engine unlikely to make it to our market
  • May be more expensive than its sedan counterpart, as seen in the Thai market
  • Design is awkward when compared to sedan counterpart, due to increased height

  • Overview
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Features
  • Powertrain
  • Driving Performance
  • Ride Comfort
  • Fuel Comusmption
  • Conclusion
  • Overview

    Honda City Hatchback – Overview

    The Honda City Hatchback has joined its seventh generation sedan sibling, and this 3-door body style was last used in 1994, in the first generation Honda City. This new hatchback debuted globally in Thailand late last year, and since then it has also been launched in Indonesia early this year. Whispers say that Malaysia will see it in late 2021, and it will replace the Honda Jazz in our market. This is lamentable, as the new Jazz is mad cute.
    Three variants are available in the Land of Smiles: S+, SV, and at the top of the range, the RS. All three feature a new 1.0-litre VTEC Turbo 3-cylinder engine that also works with E20 gasoline. It can only be paired to a CVT. In Indonesia, only the RS variant is available, but it will be powered by a 1.5-litre DOHC i-VTEC naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder engine, with two transmission options: manual or CVT.

  • Exterior

    Honda City Hatchback – Exterior

    Though the 3-door City is supposed to be like its sedan brother sans buttocks, its proportions are ever so slightly less pleasing, due to the 21 mm increase in height. From the front, the two are identical. The headlamps, grille, bonnet and bumper are the same here, and as is the character line running across the side of the car to link the front and rear lighting clusters.
    Most of the similarities stop there. The C-pillars are more upright to accommodate the longer roofline of the hatchback. A unique taillight design can be seen on the hatch, though the lighting signature is also similar to the sedan. At the bottom of the bumper is a recessed lip, with reflectors at both edges.
    The range-topping RS also has additional cosmetics, as it must. It comes with its front grille, antenna, tailgate spoiler, door handles, side mirror caps, rear diffuser and fog lamp garnish all painted black. It also gets 16-inch wheels, as opposed to the 15-inch that the other two variants receive.
    The Thai market gets 6 colour choices: Ignite Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Meteoroid Grey Metallic, Sonic Grey Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl and Taffeta White.


    4,345 mm (4,349mm for the RS)


    1,748 mm


    1,488 mm


    2,589 mm

    Looking at these dimensions, the Hatchback is 21 mm taller, and 208 mm shorter than the sedan. Besides that, it is both 235 mm longer at the body and 59 mm longer at the wheelbase, 23 mm wider, and 77 mm shorter than the latest Honda Jazz. When compared to the latest Toyota Yaris, the Hatchback is 204 mm longer at the body and 39 mm at the wheelbase, 18 mm wider, and 13 mm taller. In short, the Honda City Hatchback should be roomier than its two nearest rivals.

  • Interior

    Honda City Hatchback – Interior

    The interior is equally familiar. As with all vehicles made to meet tight budgets, it’s all business here. The centre console houses a power outlet, two USB ports, and a small storage cubby. There are two cup holders, a manual lever for the handbrake, and more storage behind it. The steering wheel is also the same as the sedan, with the same on-wheel controls.
    All three variants have enough aesthetic differences in the interior to set them apart. The base S+ receives a black interior and fabric seat upholstery. The SV has its seats upholstered in leather, while RS has red accents on the seats, and they are finished with a combination of suede, fabric, and leather.
    The lauded ULTRA Seats are a standard feature for every variant. In essence, ULTRA Seats allows every seatback to fold down perfectly flat, and the rear seats can also be folded up vertically. This versatility sets the 3-door City apart from its competitors.

  • Features

    Honda City Hatchback – Features

    Interestingly, the ‘base’ model, S+, already comes with great features. It has projector headlamps, manual air-conditioning, keyless entry and start, an idling start/stop system, and a standard head unit with four speakers and Bluetooth compatibility. In the safety department, it comes with four airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), ABS, EBD, and ISOFIX child seat anchors.
    The SV is slightly more premium. It comes with single-zone automatic air-conditioning, white illumination for the Multi-Info Display (MID), a front armrest with storage, and an eight-inch Advanced Touch infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, with a multi-angle rear-view camera.
    Finally, at the top of the range, the RS is like the SV, but with added trim. There’s a rake-and-reach steering wheel, paddle shifters, cruise control, red illuminated MID, two extra power outlets for rear passengers, a rear arm rest to complement the one in front, the same advanced infotainment system with eight speakers and Honda Connect telematics.The RS is not the range-topper without good reason. The suite of safety features are similar to the SV, but with the addition of two extra airbags for a total of six.

  • Powertrain

    Honda City Hatchback – Powertrain

    So far, we have seen two powertrain options for the Honda City Hatchback.
    The most powerful is a 1.0-litre VTEC Turbo 3-cylinder engine that makes 122 PS at 5,500 rpm and 173 Nm of torque from 2,000 to 4,500 rpm. This power plant also works with E20 gasohol. It is paired to a CVT that powers the front wheels.
    The second is a more familiar 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated engine that makes 121 PS at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm of torque. It can be paired to a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT.
    In our local market, it is likely we’ll see the 1.5-litre engine mated to a CVT. Thailand offers attractive tax deductions for low C02 engines like the 1.0-litre turbo, which would otherwise be too expensive in countries without the deduction. This inevitably drives the price of the car beyond its targeted audience.

  • Driving Performance

    Honda City Hatchback – Driving Performance

    Reports from neighboring media are positive. Throttle response is sharp, and the engine is adequate for a car of this size and weight. However, its brakes can be improved further and steering can also be slightly sharper. Every variant features ventilated disc brakes at the front axle, and drums at the rear, which would explain the lack of braking performance.

  • Ride Comfort

    Honda City Hatchback – Ride Comfort

    Similarly, response has been positive in terms of ride comfort. It drives and rides pretty much the same with the City sedan, and is almost European-like in its ride quality. Its combination of MacPherson struts and torsion beam is par for the course in the segment, but Honda’s engineers have managed to set it up sweetly.

  • Fuel Comusmption

    Honda City Hatchback – Fuel Economy

    The 1.0-litre turbo engine (Thailand spec) has a claimed fuel consumption figure of 4.2 l/100km (23.8 km/l), but real-world driving tests by AutoFun that took place mainly in the city (no pun intended) has returned a more modest figure of 8.6 l/100km (11.6 km/l).
    Moving on, the 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated engine has a claimed range of 5.4 l/100km (18.5 km/l).

  • Conclusion

    Honda City Hatchback – Conclusion

    The added versatility of ferrying goods of varying sizes will set the Honda City Hatchback in good stead when compared to its sibling and other competitors. It is unfortunate that the more advanced engine will likely not make it to Malaysia, which would put it even further ahead of the competition. However, there is a profound lack of any ADAS in both the Thailand and Indonesia models, which doesn’t bode well for our own as the local Yaris comes with these advanced systems.



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