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

Very soon, Honda Malaysia will be hosting the world debut of the first ever Honda City RS with the latest two-motor i-MMD full hybrid engine. The specs sheet, which will be released in due time, will say that the City drives its front wheels via an E-CVT gearbox. In truth, the Honda City RS doesn’t have a gearbox, at least not a conventional one. However as you can imagine, it’s difficult to explain to customers that the car doesn’t have a gearbox, hence the E-CVT name. There’s still the usual P


Aug 25, 2020

The evolution of the Malaysian Honda City in 5 generations

Had it been that we had no local automobile manufacturer, the Honda City / Honda Jazz would probably the most abundant vehicle on our Malaysian roads. The Honda City, as its name suggests, is a city car. While we may have only seen the petrol and hybrid versions of the city here, it is actually available in a diesel variant and even a manual transmission elsewhere. With the arrival of the new 2020 Honda City in Malaysia, it seems like a good time to look back at a brief history of the Honda City


Oct 13, 2020

Has the 2021 Honda City Hatchback already won the cool factor against the Yaris?

Look, we get it - cool cars are nice to look at and in most cases, just as great to drive. Except there’s one problem - they’re usually just out of reach for the average Malaysian. But a certain Japanese carmaker is adamant to bring back the cool factor with the 2021 Honda City Hatchback. So what’s good with the City Hatchback? It made its world debut in Thailand in November, effectively bringing back a name that was last seen 27 years ago in 1994. But where this name is reignited, we wave goodb


Feb 1, 2021

Launching in Malaysia, 2021 Honda City Hatchback – No more Jazz, but who cares?

We might not be seeing the good old Honda Jazz in Malaysia anymore come next year. In 2019, the name “City Hatchback” popped up, indicating a new Honda to arrive in Malaysia soon. With such an obvious name as the Honda City Hatchback, the car is derived from one of the most popular B-segment saloons in Malaysia. Q: So, what about the Honda Jazz then? A: The Honda Jazz will likely be replaced by the City Hatchback in Malaysia. It will still be available for the European and Japanese markets. The


Nov 13, 2020

Honda Jazz discontinued in the Philippines, launching Honda City Hatchback on April 20

The Honda Jazz will soon be no more on sale in the Philippines, as confirmed by Filipino website autoindustriya.com. At the same time, Honda Cars Philippines has confirmed on its Facebook page that it will be launching the Honda City Hatchback on April 20, just one week from now. The Filipino-specs left-hand drive Honda City Hatchback will be imported, either from Thailand or Indonesia, as Honda has since shut down its plant in the Philippines. Specifications will most likely mirror what’s offer


Apr 14, 2021

3-cylinder engine vibration, noise, and reliability: Still a problem?

In the recent years, we have welcomed some new three-cylinder engine cars to the world – the Nissan Almera 1.0 turbo, Honda City 1.0 turbo (Thailand), Proton X50, and more excitingly, the Toyota GR Yaris. Even Christian von Koenigsegg has channelled his genius into developing a 600 HP three-cylinder engine. With these developments however, some of us still remain very sceptical of them. We will never forget the underpowered three pots in tiny cars like the Perodua Kancil and Perodua Kelisa. Sure


Jan 24, 2021

Japan too has a problem with cars driving against traffic

The problem of motorists riding/driving against traffic is not unique to Malaysia, although your Facebook feeds will give you that it’s a growing problem confined only to Malaysia. Yesterday, a 35-year old man in Japan was killed when his Honda N-Box was hit head-on by a Toyota Crown driven by a 78-year old man who was driving against traffic. The incident happened yesterday 6-January, at 12.40 am at the Nishimeihan Expressway in Yamatokōriyama city, in Nara prefecture. The younger driver died o


Jan 7, 2021

Owner Review: A love-hate relationship with the CVT -  My experience with the Honda City 1.5E

** This article is the personal experience of a 2014 Honda City 1.5 E owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar Facebook: Akmal Faiz Shahadan Nice Bargain I drive a 2014 Honda City 1.5 E, pre-facelift model from GM6 generation. I bought it second-hand a year ago with the price tag of RM 55,000 on the road. Making it one of the cheapest in the market back then considering it only clocked 41,000 km mileage. After I managed to negotiate the price from RM 58,000 to RM 55,000, I fina

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Jul 1, 2020

2020 Honda City - 4 variants, which to choose?

The all-new 2020 Honda City GN is finally launched in Malaysia with the City RS hybrid making its world debut in Malaysia. There are 4 variants of the popular nameplate available with prices starting from RM 74,191 without SST which is valid until 31 December 2020 for the S variant. So, what are the differences between the 4 models? Exterior Let’s start on the outside, the S and E variants come equipped with projector halogen lights with LED DRLs. Meanwhile, the V and RS variants come with refle

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Oct 13, 2020

Indonesia launches 2021 Honda City Hatchback, Malaysia to get same 1.5L engine

Amidst all the hullaballoo in Malaysia following the 2021 Perodua Ativa's launch last night, our Indonesian neighbours also had a launch of their own: the 2021 Honda City Hatchback was officially introduced there yesterday. Indonesian-spec City Hatchback Unlike Thailand, Indonesia's Honda Jazz replacement only comes in sole RS guise - but there's no hybrid or turbocharged power here. Instead of the dual-motor i-MMD powertrain that will be powering our Honda City RS, the Indonesian-spec City Hatc


Mar 4, 2021

Owner Review: No turbo, no problem - My Honda Civic 1.8S

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 Honda Civic 1.8 S owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of Wapcar. Facebook: Jia Cherng Introduction The Honda Civic, a car that I always thought was gorgeous, even from the Civic EK, Civic EG series I thought it looked amazing! As I have been a grease monkey since the day I was born, the only ever toys I had were cars. My parents would just give me a 1:64 model GTR and that would be enough for me to last the day without crying or w

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Jul 11, 2020

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

Before we go any further, we need to establish two things. First, the all-new fifth generation 2020 Honda City RS e:HEV hybrid (GN series) is yet to be launched in Malaysia. Second, prices have not been announced. However, we were given an early preview drive in the all-new 2020 City, in its range topping RS guise, on the condition that we don't mention anything about City's interior – that will have to wait until the car is launched. We were only given a two-lap drive around the Melaka Internat


Sep 25, 2020

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

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 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 we


Mar 8, 2021

Evolution of the Proton Persona in 27 years – Will it ever match the City and Vios?

Back in 1993, the most preferred body-type for a car was a saloon. The Proton Persona debuted, and back then, we knew it as the Proton Wira. The Wira was known as the Persona in UK. Alongside the Wira, the Satria was called the Persona Compact, and the Putra was the Persona Coupe. For 2 generations, the Persona was a C-segment saloon. Things were revamped in 2016, and the Persona name was redesignated to an Iriz-based B-segment sedan. A lot has changed over 27 years, but the Persona remains an a


Oct 31, 2020

All-new GN-series 2020 Honda City – 8 features we get that Thailand doesn’t

Honda Malaysia recently gave selected members of the media a chance to get up close and personal with the all-new GN-series 2020 Honda City. After our time with the exterior of the all-new Honda City (interior was blocked off), here’s 8 features we get that Thailand doesn’t get. Rear disc brakes Rear disc brakes will be returning on the all-new GN-series Honda City after it was discontinued on the GM6-generation model. This feature was offered on the GD8-generation City (VTEC model only) and the


Aug 25, 2020

Honda City vs Nissan Almera: Yang mana lebih murah untuk dijaga?

Secara keseluruhan, Honda City memakan belanja sebanyak RM 3,669 untuk dijaga selama 5 tahun/100,000 km. Sebagai perbandingan, Nissan Almera hanya memerlukan RM 1,766 untuk dijaga dalam tempoh yang sama ataupun 70,000 km. Kenapa 70,000 km sahaja? Kami akan huraikan di bawah. Kenapa Almera lebih murah untuk dijaga? Untuk maklumat anda, Nissan menawarkan servis percuma secara selang. Maka itu, anda hanya perlu menanggung kos servis 1 kali sahaja untuk setahun. Servis percuma ini berkuat kuasa sehi


Dec 9, 2020

FAQ: Definitive guide about the all-new 2020 Honda City before its Malaysian launch!

Suffice to say, after Honda Malaysia’s multiple teasers and one very, very daring ad, Malaysians are pretty hopped up on news of the all-new 2020 Honda City. Don't confuse yourself any further - here's the definitive guide of all you should know thus far about the upcoming B-segment warrior! Q: My WhatsApp groups have been buzzing about the engine. What’s the fuss? The fuss is the relatively super-high torque output the City will have. The talking point however has been the power output - 109 PS


Aug 21, 2020

In Brief: Honda City 2019, still the default choice?

(Honda City 2019 Model | Gallery) The fourth-generation Honda City arrived locally in 2014 and it was among the first in the segment to offer six airbags with stability control, putting it ahead of the competition at the time. While it was packed with features, it did receive changes that enthusiasts were not fond of – the move from a 5-speed gearbox to a CVT unit and the switch from disc brakes at the rear to drums. Its nearest rival, the Toyota Vios, does get all-round disc brakes but at the t


Oct 7, 2019

Model Panas - Evolusi 5 generasi Honda City di Malaysia

Kalaulah kita tak ada pembuat kereta tempatan, Honda City atau Honda Jazz mungkin akan mendominasi jalanraya di Malaysia. Honda City, padan dengan namanya, sememangnya sebuah kereta bandar yang cukup bagus. Walaupun model yang kita boleh jumpa di sini adalah City versi petrol dan hibrid, ia juga sebenarnya boleh didapati dalam varian diesel dan transmisi manual di negara lain. Dengan kehadiran Honda City 2020 baharu di Malaysia, sesuailah jika kiranya kita imbas semula sejarah ringkas Honda City


Oct 14, 2020

Nissan Almera vs Honda City, should you pick turbo or hybrid?

Things are about to get interesting in the B-segment sedan category. Honda has previewed the Honda City RS and made quite a fuss with its video commercial not so long ago. Now, we witness the debut of the all-new Nissan Almera in Malaysia. Both cars are now open for booking. On the outside, both cars look great. The Almera is much better looking than its predecessor and the City is an aggressive-looking B-segment sedan. Both cars utilise black trims in the front to give an appearance of a bigger


Sep 4, 2020

Deliveries of the 2021 Honda City RS to start this March

Amidst the launch of the Honda Connect, Honda Malaysia has also said that the long-awaited Honda City RS hybrid variant will begin delivery to customers from this month onwards. Honda’s telematics system which is already available in Thailand since 2018 will be making its Malaysian debut with the City RS. Honda Connect is able to keep track of your car’s location, remind you of its next service date as well as calling the emergency if you’re involved in a collision. Also read: Honda Connect debu

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Mar 9, 2021

1 in 3 B-segment sedan sold in Thailand is a Honda City

Ever since Honda introduced the all-new GN-series Honda City in Thailand back in November 2019, it has topped the sales charts ever since. Based on headlightmag’s sales data, the Honda City currently dominates the Thailand B-segment sedan market, with 3,200 units sold in November, marginally ahead of the Toyota Yaris Ativ (Vios to us, 2,349 units), Nissan Almera (2,089 units), Mazda 2 Sedan (1,698 units), and Toyota Vios (different from our Vios, 466 units). Even the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic ha


Jan 4, 2021

Eksklusif: Honda City RS 2020 bakal diumumkan harga minggu ini?

Honda City 2020 generasi GN telah dilancarkan pada pertengahan bulan Oktober 2020. Walaubagaimanapun, varian Honda City RS (varian paling atas) masih belum diumumkan. Peminat kini telah menunggu hampir 6 bulan selepas pelancaran model tersebut. Satu sumber yang boleh dipercayai telah memberitahu Wapcar.my bahawa Honda City RS 2020 dikhabarkan akan diumumkan harga pada minggu ini. Walaubagaimanapun, tiada sebarang anggaran harga yang diberitahu oleh sumber tersebut. Alasan daripada penangguhan pe


Mar 8, 2021

Cooler than Yaris? Modulo bodykit jazzes up 2021 Honda City Hatchback!

Some are lamenting the fact that the 2021 Honda City Hatchback succeeds the Honda Jazz in our part of the world, while some have let the Mercedes-Benz A-Class-esque look grow on them. If you're part of the former - maybe the Modulo kit seen here will change your mind. Making its global debut in Thailand earlier this week, the City Hatchback revives a nameplate that was last seen in 1994. Modulo's treatment here isn't entirely dissimilar to the set on the four-door. Sure, the front lip and side s


Nov 27, 2020

Wanna race in this Honda City Hatchback? It’ll cost you RM 145k!

The Honda City Hatchback is definitely turning heads with its design. Whether you think it looks like a certain three-star badged premium hatchback or not, the replacement to the Jazz is one of the most anticipated cars to be launched this year. But if you wondered how would a track-focused City Hatchback look like, Grand Prix International, the organiser of the 2021 Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS 2021) has produced this special City Hatchback made for the circuit. The track-ready hatchb

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Mar 26, 2021

At RM 106k, the Honda City RS is only RM 3k cheaper than a Civic - which to buy?

After a 6-month wait, Honda Malaysia has finally revealed the price of the 2021 Honda City RS e:HEV hybrid variant. The range-topping City is priced at RM 105,950. Also Read: 2021 Honda City RS e:HEV, price confirmed from RM 106K You read that right – prices of the top-spec Honda City have breached the RM 100k mark, almost touching the larger C-segment Honda Civic 1.8 S' price (RM 109k). Why is the City RS so expensive? The earlier City Hybrid was much cheaper The main reason is that City RS e:H


Mar 15, 2021

SEA countries dropping Honda Jazz for City Hatchback, except Singapore, why?

To date, Singapore remains the only country in the region to launch the all-new fourth generation (chassis code GR) Honda Jazz. All other countries in the South East Asia (SEA) region will be dropping the Jazz nameplate once the current GK5 generation Jazz is discontinued, to be replaced by the Honda City Hatchback. Thailand and Indonesia have already launched the City Hatchback. The Thailand market City Hatchback is powered by a low emission 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged 122 PS / 173 Nm eng


Mar 12, 2021

9 fakta penting yang anda harus tahu sebelum Honda City 2020 serba baharu dilancarkan!

Iklan Honda City 2020 oleh Honda Malaysia setakat ini sangat rancak diperkatakan sehingga menimbulkan keterujaan kerana elemen acah yang dipertonton oleh syarikat itu amat berani. Betul-betul main api Honda kali ni. Jika anda sudah jatuh cinta dengan City baru ni, kami akan menjelaskan beberapa fakta yang anda harus tahu mengenai pahlawan segmen B ini. 1. Kenapa City baru menjadi sebutan? Enjin baru ke? Antara gosip yang hangat diperkatakan ialah tren kuasa yang mempunyai tork yang tinggi. Ia di


Aug 26, 2020

Live Photos: 2020 Honda City Turbo RS at the Bangkok International Motor Show

Honda Thailand has shown various models at this year's Bangkok International Motor Show. Seen here is this range-topping 2020 Honda City Turbo RS. Powered by a 1.0-litre VTEC Turbo engine, it churns 122 PS and 173 Nm to the front wheels via a CVT gearbox. Honda cites this mill has a fuel efficiency of 23.8 km/litre (4.2-litre/100 km). Anyway, let’s take a closer look at how much car one gets for THB 739,000. Up front, it gets the new family face with LED headlights that flanks the gloss black fr


Jul 21, 2020

New Toyota Vios – This Or The Honda City?

UMW Toyota Motor introduced the new Vios earlier this year, refreshing its popular B-segment sedan with a completely new look and a generous dose of equipment. But does the updated Toyota Vios range have what it takes to lure buyers away from the popular Honda City? Specifications for Toyota Vios Engine: 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated, port injection, Dual VVT-i Power: 107 PS @ 6,000 rpm Torque: 140 Nm @ 4,200 rpm Transmission: CVT-type automatic, front-wheel drive Safety: 7 airbags, ESC, TRC, B


Aug 13, 2019