Still waiting for Proton X50? Honda City RS prices to be released this week
Sanjay · Mar 8, 2021 10:55 AM
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.
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
Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD)
1.5-litre, naturally-aspirated, four-cylinder + electric motor
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.
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).
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.
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!
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.