You may be wondering why it's the hatch that was confirmed earlier. One factor is taxation: sedans are taxed around 20 percent higher than MPVs, SUVs or hatchbacks there - even with the same engine capacity and drivetrain. As such, hatchbacks are more popular than sedans there.
Back to the City sedan, small details of the car were spotted on Indonesia's Samsat website (essentially our Road Transport Department, JPJ). The site lists a vehicle's recommended price list next to its name, as below:
So far, only one variant of the City is listed on the site - the 1.5L E. The '1.5' prefix suggests that the car will be running on the same 1.5-litre mill that's powering the Malaysian-spec City: making 121 PS/145 Nm and mated to a CVT.
Much like the hatchback, this is different to the Thai-specs car which is driven by a 1.0-litre, turbocharged three-cylinder engine (122 PS/173 Nm), tailored to meet the country's tough emissions regulations.
Four variants of the City are offered here: the pure-petrol S,E,V variants and the upcoming two-motor RS (review here) which is touted to be launched very soon. The City fights the all-new Nissan Almera and facelifted Toyota Vios.
With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.