Still waiting for Proton X50? Honda City RS prices to be released this week

Sanjay · Mar 8, 2021 10:55 AM

Still waiting for Proton X50? Honda City RS prices to be released this week 01

Almost six months has passed since the all-new, GN-series Honda City was launched in Malaysia. During last October's launch, the hybrid variant - the RS - was showcased, but it's been a long wait since then for its price list. That wait is not for long more though. 

Also read: All-new 2020 Honda City (GN-series) launched in Malaysia, new engines, from RM 74k

Still waiting for Proton X50? Honda City RS prices to be released this week 02

According to a document sighted by WapCar.my, prices for the RS will be released later this week, but no indications of a ballpark figure were given in the meantime.

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It's been a long time coming, the City RS' price approval was complicated by the Covid-19 pandemic, and additional local development lead time required for the hybrid variant.

Also read: There’s still no price list for the 2020 Honda City RS, why so?

Customers waiting for the Proton X50 might perk up, as outstanding orders for the SUV sit at over 30,000 units. As of February 2021, only 8,141 units of the Proton X50 have been delivered.

Meanwhile, as of December 2020, Honda Malaysia has delivered 10,800 units of the City. 

Also read: Proton’s market share at 7-year high - 27.1 %, 8,141 units X50 delivered

What is the Honda City RS?

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A different beast compared to the petrol S, E, and V variants

The City RS will be the range-topping variant, and it's powered by a gearbox-less (at least not a conventional one) i-MMD hybrid powertrain wherein a 1.5-litre four-cylinder (Atkinson cycle) mill is paired to a hybrid motor. 

Honda City RS performance
Powertrain

Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD)

1.5-litre, naturally-aspirated, four-cylinder + electric motor

e-CVT

Power output

Engine: 98 PS / 127 Nm 

Electric motor: 109 PS / 253 Nm

Do note that power figures for the engine and motor cannot be summed simply because they peak at different rotational speeds.

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

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Beyond this trick powertrain, the RS variant benefits from the Honda Sensing ADAS suite as well, with these features:

  • Forward collision warning (FCW)
  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
  • Lane departure warning (LDW)
  • Lane keeping assist (LKAS)
  • Road departure mitigation (RDM)
  • Adaptive cruise control (ACC)
  • Auto high-beam (AHB)

Note that the City RS doesn't come with Low Speed Follow (LSF).

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Other than that, the RS gets some exclusive features too. The interior gets a 7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster and red interior trims. Outside, the exterior package includes a unique front bumper trim, dual-tone 16-inch wheels, boot lid spoiler, and a rear diffuser.

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And in case you're curious to know how it drives, we've taken it for a spin already. Read the link below to find out more!

Also read: Review: Driving the world’s first 2020 Honda City RS with i-MMD in Malaysia

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