Launched in Malaysia, 2022 Honda City Hatchback fights Yaris, est. price from RM 76k

Sanjay · Dec 7, 2021 11:30 AM

Launched in Malaysia, 2022 Honda City Hatchback fights Yaris, est. price from RM 76k 01

  • Estimated prices start from RM 75,670, higher than Toyota Yaris
  • 4 variants, including 1 hybrid
  • Keeps Jazz's Ultra Seats

In the noise and lights of MITEC KL, Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. has launched the 2022 Honda City Hatchback in Malaysia, with estimated prices ranging from RM 75,670 (1.5 S) to RM 87,860 (1.5 V), with deliveries for the petrol versions starting in January 2022. So far, Honda Malaysia has received 2,000 bookings for the City Hatchback.

The selling price for the RS e:HEV will be announced later next year.

These numbers also mean that the Toyota Yaris can take a slight breather, as the Yaris still has a price advantage (RM 71k to RM 85k) over the City Hatchback.

Launched in Malaysia, 2022 Honda City Hatchback fights Yaris, est. price from RM 76k 01

2022 Honda City Hatchback estimated prices in Malaysia
Variant Price
1.5 S RM 75,670
1.5 E RM 83,080
1.5 V RM 87,860
RS e:HEV (Hybrid) TBA 2022

These prices are not too far off the City Sedan's price range of RM 74,191 (1.5 S) to RM 105,950 (RS e:HEV).

First up, the new stuff

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Meteoroid Grey Metallic is a new colour

Though it effectively replaces the Honda Jazz in the South East Asian region (well except in Singapore), the City Hatchback inherits the Jazz's practicality, by way of its multi-way foldable Ultra seats function.

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Utility, for when one needs a bigger boot

Launched in Malaysia, 2022 Honda City Hatchback fights Yaris, est. price from RM 76k 04

Tall, good to keep standing items like small drawers or potted plants

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Refresh, ideal for lying down. Note rear air-conditioning vents, exclusive to the RS variant

There's four modes for four different needs (Utility, Long, Tall, Refresh), and for some buyers this is the feature that edges the hatch over the Yaris and maybe even the City sedan.

Also read: This is how useful the Honda Jazz’s Ultra Seats are! Myvi what?

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We can finally show you the interior, which is essentially the same as the City sedan. The electric parking brake (EPB) is an RS-exclusive though

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Speaking of the sedan, the front half of the City Hatchback is essentially a mirror image of that – from the exterior fascia and all the way to the interior's upholstery and details.

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Semi-digital instrument cluster is an RS exclusive feature

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RS' suede plus leather seats pictured

Even the differences are the same: where the 1.5 S and 1.5 E variants get an urethane steering wheel and fabric upholstery, the higher-end 1.5 V and RS gains a leatherette steering wheel and leather seats in place.

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1.5V, note plain bumper and wheels. These LED combination tail lights are standard across all variants

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The RS, with black details and dual-tone wheels. By the way this is Ignite Red Metallic, a new, darker shade compared to the Passion Red Pearl of the sedan

On the outside, the City Hatchback range gets the same 15- and 16-inch wheels as the sedan, LED headlights on the upper variants (halogen projectors for the 1.5 S), while LED tail lights are standard issue.

Also read: 77% of Japanese see the Honda City Hatchback as successor to G1 Civic

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Launched in Malaysia, 2022 Honda City Hatchback fights Yaris, est. price from RM 76k 13

The RS gains some extra visual spice by way of fog light covers, carbon-fibre-look front and rear diffusers, gloss black grille, and black side mirror caps.

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Rounding of the changes are two new colours, while the rest of the palette is similar to the City Sedan's.

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For extra ways to jazz up the City Hatchback, Honda also offers four accessory packages: Modulo Package, Urban Package, Utility Pack, and Protection Package.

What's under the hood?

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The regular petrol engine

Two flavours of the City Hatchback are offered: the S, E, and V variants have a conventional petrol engine, while the RS is a petrol-electric hybrid.

Total output from the 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated DOHC i-VTEC mill in the normal variants is 121 PS and 145 Nm, with power sent to the front wheels via a CVT automatic.

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The City Hatchback RS e:HEV meanwhile gets the two-motor Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) petrol-electric hybrid powertrain, pairing its 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle i-VTEC engine (98 PS & 127 Nm) to an electric motor (108 PS and 253 Nm).

Also read: Here’s why the all-new 2020 Honda City RS with i-MMD doesn’t need a gearbox

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'Paddle shifters' in the City Hatchback RS don't actually shift gears, here's what they actually do

Fuel consumption is at the forefront for the hybrid, so Honda says it'll return 3.6 litres/100 km. The regular ones are claimed to consume only 5.6 litres of petrol per 100 km.

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Launched in Malaysia, 2022 Honda City Hatchback fights Yaris, est. price from RM 76k 20

Like the City Sedan, the City Hatchback is also locally-assembled in Pegoh, Melaka, which also assembles the high voltage battery pack (Intelligent Power Unit or IPU) used by the City RS e:HEV, a first for Honda in South East Asia, and the first of its kind hybrid battery-related investment in Malaysia.

Honda Sensing is available

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Monocular camera has a wider operating angle than the outgoing Civic FC

Here's the array of Honda Sensing features available exclusively on the City Hatchback RS:

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

In addition to these Sensing features, the City Hatchback RS also gets the Honda Connect telematics system, with core functions encapsulating vehicle diagnostics, remote applications, security applications, vehicle tracking, and support services.

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The lower-end variants of the City Hatchback get 4 airbags while hill start assist (HSA), vehicle stability assist (VSA), and reverse sensors are standard. Going up the price scale, the V and RS gets 6 airbags, and Honda LaneWatch too.

Also read: From foggy roads to congested cities, Honda Civic’s Sensing is one of the best

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Meanwhile, HMSB backs the City Hatchback with a 5-years, unlimited mileage warranty and up to 5 times free labour service within 5 years/100,00 km.

Reviews of the City Hatchback in Malaysia

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Prior to this launch event, we were invited to sample the City Hatchback on track in Sepang. First impressions of it are positive, but as always, stay tuned for a more detailed review soon.

Also read: Review: 2022 Honda City Hatchback in Malaysia – Jazz won't be missed, Yaris should be afraid

Sanjay

Senior Writer

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.

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