2021 Honda City RS e:HEV, price confirmed from RM 106k

Eric · Mar 10, 2021 11:39 AM

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It’s finally here – after months of waiting, Honda Malaysia has finally revealed prices of the 2021 Honda City RS e:HEV hybrid variant. It is priced at RM 105,950.45.

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This marks an RM 19k premium over the City 1.5 V – now the second highest-spec model in Honda Malaysia’s line-up.

Honda City Prices in Malaysia
Variant Price (RM)
City 1.5 S 74,191.27
City 1.5 E 81,664.82
City 1.5 V 86,561.45
City 1.5 RS 105,950.45

Do note that prices listed here are on-the-road, without insurance. These prices also include the government's SST exemption and is valid till 30-June.

Also Read: FAQ: All you need to know about the all-new 2020 Honda City (GN-series)!

What powertrain does it get?

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Powering the 2021 Honda City RS is Honda’s two-motor i-MMD (Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) full-hybrid powertrain, encompassing a 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine (98 PS, 127 Nm) and an electric traction motor (109 PS, 253 Nm). 

The rest of the City line-up in Malaysia gets a new naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre DOHC petrol engine that does 121 PS and 145 Nm, hooked up to a CVT-type automatic transmission.

Also Read: Review: Driving the world’s first 2020 Honda City RS with i-MMD in Malaysia

Any changes to the model's equipment?

As the name implies, the City RS gets all the RS goodies, including:

  • RS-specific black front lip
  • RS-specific front fog light surrounds
  • gloss black front grille with RS logo
  • gloss black side mirror caps
  • 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels
  • RS boot lid spoiler
  • Rear diffuser
  • Rear disc brakes

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Inside, this variant gets a RS-specific 7-inch digital instrument cluster, electric parking brake (EPB), and sport pedals. Infotainment duties are taken care of by an 8-inch touchscreen system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities, channeling audio to an 8-speaker set-up.

This model also marks the debut of the Honda Connect vehicle telematic technology in Malaysia.

Also Read: Honda Connect debuts in Malaysia, City RS to be first model

How big is the boot?

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The addition of the battery pack in the boot also means that boot space volume has been reduced to 409 litres, down 110 litres from the regular petrol variants.

Does the model get more safety equipment?

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Wider angle monocular camera

Seeing that the Honda City RS is the range-topping variant, it gets all the bells and whistles, including the trick Honda Sensing ADAS suite, with features such as:

  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Auto High Beam (AHB)

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It also gets Honda LaneWatch

The City RS' ACC is only operable from 30 km/h, while the higher range Civic, CR-V, and Accord's ACC with LSF is able to bring the car to a complete stop. The system does not work in stop-go traffic situations. Below 30 km/h, the ACC will turn off and the driver will need to take over the driving. 

Also Read: All-new 2020 Honda City: Honda Sensing ADAS suite confirmed, 4 variants

What else do I need to know?

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This variant is only available in three colours, namely: Passion Red Pearl, Platinum White Pearl, and Modern Steel Metallic. 

As with any other Honda model, it gets a 5-year, unlimited mileage warranty, as well as free labour service up to five times within 100,000 km or 5 years. Unique to the RS variant is the 8-year hybrid battery warranty with unlimited mileage. 

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