Instead of the dual-motor i-MMD powertrain that will be powering our Honda City RS, the Indonesian-spec City Hatchback runs on the same 1.5-litre mill that's currently seeing use in the Malaysian-spec pure-petrol variants:
We can hear the collective clicks and clacks of your keyboards already - yes, manual is an option in Indonesia, but don't hold your breath for that to make it here.
The Malaysian-spec City Hatchback will mimic the same 1.5-litre engine/CVT combo as the City sedan.
The Thai-spec 1.0-litre, turbocharged three-pot mill (122 PS/173 Nm) is hugely unlikely to make it here. Why? Because Thailand offers tax deductions for low CO2 emissions engines. Without it, the engine is too expensive for developing markets in this region.
Honda says that the aerokit was "wind-tunnel-developed" in their motorsports-dedicated Honda Research & Development (HRD) facility in Sakura, Japan. Yes, the same facility that develops their F1 cars. How's that for bragging rights?
Moving inside, the Indonesian-specs City Hatchback comes with all the expected features - ULTRA seats, leather-suede-fabric combination interior upholstery, and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
No ADAS features make it to the Indonesian-specs City Hatchback. Instead, it makes do with the regular fittings: 6 airbags, ISOFIX tethers, and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) among others.
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.