The official distributor of Honda vehicles in Singapore, Kah Motor, has just introduced the all-new 2020 Honda City. Prices start from SGD 92,999 for the 1.5 SV variant, while the 1.5 RS variant costs SGD 95,999.
Codenamed GN2 (Thai-spec cars with the 1.0-litre turbo are GN1), the Singapore-spec Honda City is imported (CBU) from Thailand.
Unlike its Thailand counterpart and its 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, Singapore units are fitted with a new 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated DOHC petrol engine – the same as the Indian-spec model. The engine does 121 PS at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm at 4,300 rpm, delivered to the front wheels via a CVT-type automatic transmission.
Equipment-wise, both variants of the Honda City receive LED headlights with LED daytime running lights (DRLs), and LED tail lights. Both variants also get smart entry with engine push start button, remote engine start, automatic air-conditioning, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. It also gets rear air-conditioning vents, something that’s missing on the Thai-spec model.
The range-topping 1.5 RS adds a fair bit of kit on top of the 1.5 SV, such as:
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- Black front grille
- Body-colored door handles
- Black side mirrors
- Black shark fin-type antenna
- Sportier front bumper
- LED front fog lights
- Combination suede and fabric seats
- 8-speaker audio system
- Paddle shifters
- 6 airbags (1.5 SV only gets 4 airbags)
Back home, Honda Malaysia has teased the imminent arrival of the all-new City, which gets a brand-new i-MMD two-motor hybrid powertrain and the aforementioned 1.5-litre DOHC petrol engine.
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