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Honda City & Civic to be discontinued in Japan but not Malaysia, why?

Sad news for potentials sedan buyers in Japan, as Honda will be discontinuing the Civic Sedan and City (sold in Japan as the Grace) in Japan by August.In fact, Honda will also trim its Japanese line-up by axing the Jade – a station wagon based on the ninth-generation Honda Civic.The report from Creative Trend mentioned that sales and production of all three models will cease in August.Honda Civic – Once the de-facto icon of Japan’s automotive industry will be goneThe Civic Seda

Eric

Eric

May 25, 2020

2020 Honda City gets Japan tuner RS-R treatment

While we’re eagerly waiting for the all-new 2020 Honda City to arrive in Malaysia, owners of the fifth-generation Honda City in Thailand have been getting creative with it.  (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return;js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src ='https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-j

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 17, 2020

Honda shifts away from UK plant, to produce more models in Japan

Some iterations of the next-generation Honda Civic could be totally be homegrown models as Honda has decided to transfer some production from the United Kingdom to Japan. The Swindon plant currently produces the Civic hatchback and the Type R - be it for sale within Europe or beyond (the Type Rs we get are made there) among others. The plant is also shutting down in 2021. This decision comes as the UK is set to leave the European Union. As such, the British and Japanese

Sanjay

Sanjay

Aug 26, 2020

2021 Honda Odyssey, USA vs Japan - two very different cars, same name

For a select few who dare to be different, the Honda Odyssey is what pops in their mind if someone says 7-seater Japanese MPV. As we start the new year and look towards welcoming the Odyssey here in Malaysia sometime in 2021, lets take a look at the differences between the Japan- and American-spec Odyssey. Same name, different carsFirst-gen 1994 Odyssey.Yes they share the same name, but both cars are actually rather different. You have customer choices to thank for that. The first-generation Ody

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jan 10, 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 engi

Hans

Hans

Mar 12, 2021

Honda Jazz vs 2021 Honda City Hatchback, which do you prefer?

The first ever 2021 Honda City Hatchback made its global debut in Thailand earlier today. Following the same formula as the Toyota Yaris and Toyota Vios (sold as Yaris Ativ in Thailand), the City Hatchback will have an identical front-end as the City sedan, and will replace the Honda Jazz, which has been sold in this region for three generations. 2020 Honda Jazz (Fit) is cute but unless you are an anime fan, few here can accept its looksThe fourth generation Honda Jazz however, will skip market

Hans

Hans

Nov 24, 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.

Arif

Arif

Oct 13, 2020

Honda opens Malaysia’s first hybrid vehicle battery assembly plant, for 2020 Honda City RS

Honda Malaysia has opened Malaysia’s first high voltage battery assembly plant in Melaka, to support the world debut of the first ever Honda City RS with i-MMD. You can read our review of the City RS here.Production of the full-hybrid Honda City RS with a two-motor intelligent multi-mode drive (i-MMD) has already begun at Honda Malaysia’s Pegoh plant. It is the fifth Honda hybrid model to be produced there.Assembly of the GP1 Jazz Hybrid (IMA) started in 2012, followed by the GP5 Jaz

Hans

Hans

Sep 25, 2020

The missing link – The forgotten second-gen Honda City

The Honda City is often remembered as either the tall-boy Bulldog from the 1980s or the ones many Malaysians fondly remembered that grew from a humble car to a torque-kicking revolution.But following the infamous first-gen turbocharged City that also produced this ear-catching jingle, its follow-up was seen as a step back from the first-gen.Honda called the Motocompo a "trabai" which was short for trunk-bike and not related with a common derogatory termThe first-gen City (known as the

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 10, 2020

2020 Honda Jazz or Honda City Hatchback – Which do you prefer?

Honda JazzThere has been rumors circling around that our current third-generation Honda Jazz will not be replaced with the recently launched fourth-generation Honda Jazz in Japan. Instead, we will be getting an entirely different car altogether, in the form of Honda City Hatchback.Patent drawings of the City Hatchback posted by canalcarros have been out in the internet for quite some time now, including a screenshot of the name trademark at Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) b

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Mar 18, 2020

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

While Malaysians are still divided over Honda’s decision the discontinue the Honda Jazz in this region (except for Singapore), replacing it with the Honda City Hatchback, Japanese car fans observing from afar have responded to the City Hatchback in an oddly positive way.In a survey conducted by Kuruma News, 76.9 percent of the Japanese publications users agree that the City Hatchback looks like a successor to the original first generation Honda Civic.Rare 1.5L (big for its era) RSL variant

Hans

Hans

Mar 10, 2021

Sayonara Honda NSX - Honda discontinues the hybrid supercar in Japan

The Honda NSX is coming to an end, at least in Japan. According to Japanese media, Honda has announced that it is discontinuing sales of the reborn supercar in the Land of the Rising Sun.The NSX production line in the StatesThis doesn’t mean that the second-generation’s time is up. The current NSX is still being produced at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, USA.The second-gen NSX was launched in 2016 after numerous concepts were shown. Though it is powered by

CY Foong

CY Foong

Mar 17, 2021

Honda Jazz Hybrid And Honda City Hybrid – Here's What You Need To Know

Introduced 2 years ago, the Honda City Hybrid and Honda Jazz Hybrid are Honda Malaysias answer to affordable, mass market hybrid models.Malaysia is the only country in the world to locally-assemble and sell the Honda Jazz Hybrid and Honda City Hybrid.Honda City Hybrid Specifications Engine: 1.5-litre, naturally-aspirated, port injection, i-VTEC Power: 138 PS (combined system output) Torque: 170 Nm (combined system output) Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, front-wheel drive Safety: 4 a

Jack

Jack

Aug 28, 2019

Perodua Ativa (D55L) to hit Toyota Vios/Honda City, not Proton X50 the hardest

The diminishing presence of sedans as more buyers move away from traditional 3-box bodystyle sedans to two-box SUVs will intensify further with the impending launch of the 2021 Perodua Ativa (D55L).Demand for the 3-box body style is diminishing in nearly all segmentsPreviously, this trend was only observed in the higher range D-segment Toyota Camry/Honda Accord and C-segment Toyota Corolla Altis/Honda Civic class of vehicles, as buyers move to the Honda HR-V/Honda CR-V/Proton X70.Daihatsu Rocky.

Hans

Hans

Feb 21, 2021

Malaysia confirmed to end Honda Jazz with City Hatchback – wise move or foolish?

Although Honda Malaysia has yet to make any official announcement, we can reliably confirm that the fourth generation (4G) 2020 Honda Jazz (known as Fit in Japan) will not be launched in Malaysia. After 2021, the Honda Jazz will be no more, ending a 3-generations run, since 2001.A rear-end that you wont get to see hereInstead, the Honda City Hatchback, which made its global debut in Bangkok yesterday, will fill the void left by the Jazz.In case you are wondering, no Honda Malaysia didn’t h

Hans

Hans

Nov 28, 2020

2021 Honda City Hatchback's global debut in Thailand on 24-Nov, Malaysia soon?

Source: carsmagazine.arCourtesy of our Thai colleagues over at Autofun, weve learnt that the 2021 Honda City Hatchback will be making its global debut in Thailand on 24-November 2020. What is the Honda City Hatchback?Source: Indian Autos BlogIf youve been following our posts (be sure to set our page as See First on Facebook), youll know that the City Hatchback will take the all-new fourth-generation Honda Jazzs place in the ASEAN region.Honda will focus the Jazz in more developed markets, like E

Sanjay

Sanjay

Nov 13, 2020

Honda City 1.0L Turbo, engine review: Should Malaysians demand for this new engine?

As you might have already know, the latest fifth generation Honda City has just gone on sale in Thailand earlier this year. Hondas B-segment sedan will now one-up its chief rival the Toyota Vios with an all-new 1.0-litre turbocharged engine.The latest Honda City is not expected to be launched in Malaysia until 2021. Thailand remains the only market in the world to sell it, to be followed by India in the second half of 2020, and the rest of world starting 2021.This means that we cant give you our

Hans

Hans

May 26, 2020

2021 Honda City Hatchback is going to places where the all-new Jazz isn’t, Malaysia included

The Honda City Hatchback is a rather surprising model from Honda, not because it is based on the City, but more of its positioning in Honda’s line-up.In Honda’s ever-growing line-up, they have two models in the same segment – the Jazz and the upcoming City Hatchback.But a new report from Autocar India has hinted that cross-cannibalization between the Jazz and City Hatchback may not be an issue in most markets, as the City Hatchback will be sold in most markets where the Jazz wo

Eric

Eric

May 21, 2020

All-new 2021 Honda HR-V gets more expensive in Japan; Malaysia to follow

The all-new 2021 Honda HR-V - or Vezel as it is known in Japan - made its global debut last month. Although prices arent officially announced by the carmaker, Japanese media have managed to find out its price range. As expected, its more expensive than its predecessor.Also read: The all-new 2021 Honda HR-V is pretty, but might skip MalaysiaHow much more expensive is it?Through a dealership, BestCarWeb learnt that theres been a price increase across the board. Heres how they stack up now, compare

Sanjay

Sanjay

Mar 12, 2021

All-new 2020 Honda City: Honda Sensing ADAS suite confirmed, 4 variants

Honda Malaysia has announced that the all-new Honda City RS i-MMD will be offered with Honda Sensing, the most complete advanced safety features in the B-segment.The enhanced Honda Sensing system in the All-New City RS i-MMD utilizes a new front wide view camera to recognize better road boundaries during day and night driving conditions.Developed by Honda to meet the objective of ‘Safety for Everyone” and to realize the vision of a collision-free mobile society, Honda Sensing is an a

Eric

Eric

Sep 25, 2020

Spied: New 2020 Honda City Hatchback spotted in Thailand, watch out Toyota Yaris

The Honda City Hatchback has been spotted on the roads, not only confirming that the rumours are correct, but also solidifies the fact that the all-new Jazz may not be launched in this region.Despite being draped in copious amount of camouflage, this is unmistakably the City Hatchback, as the front end looks just like the newly-launched City sedan. Furthermore, the rear end is similar to the leaked patent images, down to the rear wiper placement.In terms of powertrain, the upcoming City Hatchbac

Eric

Eric

May 29, 2020

Bagaimana Honda City mengorak langkah daripada sebuah kereta ringkas sehingga boleh menggugat Toyota Camry?

Sebelum tirai pelancaran Honda City 2020 dibuka oleh Honda Malaysia, mari kita imbau kembali sedan Honda yang cukup popular sejak kemunculan pertama pada 25 tahun yang lepas.Honda City sebenarnya bukan berusia 25 tahun. Terdapat model Japan Domestic Model (JDM) yang lebih kecil pada tahun 1981. Dengan itu, ia sepatutnya berusia 40 tahun.Namun begitu, Honda City hanya memasuki pasaran Asia pada tahun 1996.Generasi permulaanHonda City pada asalnya hanya dibina untuk pasaran Jepun, Eropah, dan

Faisal

Faisal

Sep 8, 2020

All-new 2020 Honda City gets 5-star ASEAN NCAP – maximum points for side impact protection

The all-new 2020 Honda City has yet again, scored another 5-star rating at the latest crash test by ASEAN NCAP.This time, it is for the all-new generation model and the test was conducted at Japan’s JARI (Japan Automobile Research Institute) lab, using a Thailand market car, simply because the model is currently only available in Thailand.The all-new Honda City scored 32.38 out of the maximum 36 points for adult occupant protection. More importantly, it scored a maximum 16 points for

Hans

Hans

Mar 31, 2020

Honda City Hatchback 2021 – debut global di Thailand pada 24 Nov, akan tiba di Malaysia?

Sumber imej carsmagazine.arBerdasarkan maklumat sahih dari rakan media kami di Autofun Thailand, nampaknya Honda City Hatchback 2021 bakal membuat debut global di Thailand pada 24 November 2020.Apakah itu Honda City Hatchback?Source: Indian Autos BlogJika anda mengikut halaman FB WapCar – BM, anda semestinya tahu bahawa Honda City Hatchback bakal mengambil tempat Honda Jazz generasi keempat di rantau ASEAN.Hala tuju Jazz kini untuk pasaran yang lebih berkembang seperti Eropah dan Jepun.Toy

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Nov 16, 2020

Malaysia-bound 2021 Honda City Hatchback - All your questions answered

Unveiled back in Thailand in November, the 2021 Honda City Hatchback is Honda’s answer to the popular Toyota Yaris.Based on the GN-series City, the City Hatchback will supersede the ageing, but uber practical Jazz in this region.Set to be introduced in Malaysia later this year, let’s take a closer look at the 2021 Honda City Hatchback.1. Why is the Jazz gone?GR-generation Jazz is too bulbous, too feminine for local usersThe main reason why the all-new, fourth-generation Honda Jazz is

Eric

Eric

Jan 7, 2021

Spyshot: Honda City 2021 e:HEV, Honda City Hatchback 2021 pelancaran Thailand esok!

Honda CityPenafian: Honda City hybrid dan hatchback sudah dilancarkan.Honda memang sukakan Malaysia tetapi Thailand juga masih dekat di hati Honda. Nampaknya, Honda City 2021 e:HEV hybrid bakal dilancarkan di Thailand pada 24 November 2020.Honda City 2021 e:HEV lebih dikenali dengan nama Honda City RS di Malaysia. Varian paling tinggi Honda City 2021 ini belum diumumkan harganya atas sebab-sebab tertentu. Model Honda City hybrid ini melakukan debut dunia melalui pelancaran di Malaysia.Selain dar

Haris

Haris

Nov 23, 2020

The all-new 2020 Honda City for Malaysia will see a price hike, no turbo engine

The all-new 2020 Honda City has just made its global debut in Bangkok yesterday. It comes with a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine.Prices in Thailand have dropped by around 2 to 10 percent, depending on variant, but that’s mostly because the cleaner emissions 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine now consumes just 4.2-litre/100 km under the UNECE R101 test cycle, with CO2 emissions just under 100 g/km, thus qualifying it for lower excise duties - down from 20 percent in t

Hans

Hans

Nov 26, 2019

2020's top 10 most popular cars in Japan, Toyota Alphard is No.5

The Japanese fancy boxy vehicles, no matter the size. This is shown in everyones favourite luxury breadvan, the Toyota Alphard which became the fifth best-selling car in Japan in 2020. At least in the non-Kei car category.According to the latest information by the Japan Automobile Dealer Association (JADA), Toyota sold 90,748 units of the Alphard in 2020. This puts it fifth behind the Toyota Yaris, the Toyota Raize, the Toyota Corolla, and the Honda Fit. With that, the Alphard is easily the best

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jan 11, 2021

Honda City - Should you buy one now or wait for the new one?

Honda took the covers off the all-new, fifth-generation City in Bangkok back in November 2019.If you’ve been eyeing one, you may have to wait a fair bit longer, as the soonest the new model could be introduced in Malaysia is late-2020 or early-2021.The all-new City won't be here any time soonNot only has changes in the tax structure and Open Market Value (OMV) calculations delayed car launches a fair bit, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic isn’t helping matters as well.As such, the cu

Eric

Eric

Mar 25, 2020

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

Amidst all the hullaballoo in Malaysia following the 2021 Perodua Ativas 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 HatchbackUnlike Thailand, Indonesias Honda Jazz replacement only comes in sole RS guise - but theres 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 Hatchback

Sanjay

Sanjay

Mar 4, 2021