Spied: All-new 2020 Honda City spotted in Malaysia, launch imminent?

Eric · Aug 10, 2020 12:11 AM

The all-new 2020 Honda City has been spotted undisguised in Malaysia, suggesting that Honda Malaysia is launching the highly-anticipated model sooner than expected.

Our friends over at Pandulaju recently posted a photo of the all-new Honda City on the Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH), likely undergoing a video shoot session.

2020 Honda City RS front

Thai-spec car pictured

From the looks of it, this particular Honda City is the range-topping RS variant, as evident from its Ignite Red paint job, 16-inch alloy wheels, and boot lid spoiler.

Thai-spec car pictured

While Honda Malaysia has teased (and fired shots at the Toyota Vios) the all-new City on its Facebook page, it remains to be seen what engine will be offered in Malaysia.

2020 Honda City RS engine

Thai-spec car pictured. We may not get the fancy 1.0 turbo engine

Depending on the market where the all-new Honda City is sold in, it gets a range of powertrains, including:

  • 1.0-litre turbo (Thailand)
  • 1.5-litre DOHC petrol (India, Singapore)
  • 1.5-litre DOHC diesel (India)

Whether we're getting the Thai-spec turbocharged 1.0-litre, the updated 1.5-litre DOHC like in Singapore and India, or even a carryover of the existing 1.5-litre SOHC still remains uncertain for now.