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Are side-view cameras better than side-view mirrors?

New technology makes life easier, but can sometimes become an annoyance too. Take Apple’s Airpods and a wireless mouse for example. You now have to charge your earphones and mouse just to get them to work. Sometimes new technology can be a fad like the Segway, and worse, it can even be fraudulent like Theranos’s one-drop blood test. In 2018, we heard the news of the Audi E-TRON and the Lexus ES replacing the standard side view mirrors with side-view cameras instead. Also making a debut in 2018 w


Jun 4, 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 side impa


Mar 31, 2020

Honda Malaysia Recalled Odyssey and Accord: Problem in Battery Sensor and Door Mirror Component

Since Accord and Odyssey involving a battery sensor failure and defective door mirror component, the Honda Malaysia has announced a product recall. The battery sensor failure is caused by inaccurate forming on the PCB, which could cause a short circuit, resulting in smoke emitting from the bonnet or in the worst case, a fire. 20,233 units of the Honda Accord models are affected, built between 2013 till 2016. The inconsistent surface treatment of the movable contact area, which located inside the


Jul 20, 2019

Scrub away what you’ve learned about your side mirrors from driving school and try this instead!

We’ve talked about blind spots, now let’s talk about how to eliminate the blind spots without the need of expensive monitors. Adjusting our side mirrors is one of the first lessons we learn in driving school. We were told to sit back and adjust our mirrors so we can see just a little bit of our car in the mirror. But a paper published by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in 1995 states that is not the most optimised positiong and you can get more out of the side mirror adjustments. Accor


Oct 31, 2019

The Nissan Almera Turbo can do 650 km in one full tank, better than regular Honda City i-VTEC?

Nissan says the new HR10DET engine – found in their all-new 2020 Nissan Almera is quite a good engine that offers ‘confidence-inspiring performance’ that makes it a ‘perfect modern sedan’. Don’t scoff yet, read on… Turbocharged power As you know, Nissan’s Honda City fighter comes with a 1.0-litre, turbocharged three-cylinder mill. The engine makes 100 PS and peak torque of 152 Nm at a rev band of 2,400 to 4,000 rpm. Early, accessible power means overtaking should be easier. Other tech in the eng


Sep 24, 2020

Which side is my car's fuel lid on? Left side? Right side?

As part of the motoring media, we are required to jump into many cars and drive around to test out the real world practicality of cars available on the market. Sometimes we are given cars for more than the standard 3 days. Like the Volvo XC40 T5 that Volvo Malaysia has kindly loan me for video purposes for a total of 10 days. The XC40 has a recorded fuel consumption at 7.7 litres/ 100km and I think it’s totally believable as the SUV made the trip from KL to Melaka and back left me with a little


Oct 18, 2019

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

2021 Honda City RS e:HEV, price confirmed from RM 106k

It’s finally here – after months of waiting, Honda Malaysia has finally revealed prices of the 2021 Honda City RS e:HEV hybrid variant. It is priced at RM 105,950.45. This marks an RM 19k premium over the City 1.5 V – now the second highest-spec model in Honda Malaysia’s line-up. Honda City Prices in Malaysia Variant Price (RM) City 1.5 S 74,191.27 City 1.5 E 81,664.82 City 1.5 V 86,561.45 City 1.5 RS 105,950.45 Do note that prices listed here are on-the-road, without insurance. These prices als


Mar 10, 2021

Stock is not fun: All-new 2020 Honda City and 2020 Nissan Almera gets sporty upgrades!

Like many of us, you probably like to window-shop for cool stuff you can do to your car...before you've even had it. And with the all-new 2020 Honda City and 2020 Nissan Almera being so hotly-discussed right now, who can blame you? Seeing as Thailand has got both models before us, they've had a go at spicing up these B-segment cars. Take a look, and let us know which one is your pick! 2020 Honda City RS by NK Garage Carbon-fibre looks good, and carbon-fibre makes a good-looking car look better.


Aug 30, 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

Pros and Cons: Honda City 1.5V – Still the most spacious but why no AEB?

We’ve previously discussed why we think the V variant of the Honda City is the pick of the range at the moment. That is, until the RS gets its official pricing. Anyway, here’s a recap of the Honda City and its variants. For now, this is the top of the line and if you’re in the market for one, we’ve rounded up the list the pros and cons for you. Pros Supple ride Most spacious in class Honda LaneWatch system Fuel-efficient Cons Handling doesn’t inspire confidence Higher cabin noise level than riva


Feb 14, 2021

LHD 2021 Honda City Hatchback to launch in the Philippines this year

After making its global debut in Thailand in 2020 and slated to enter Indonesia in a couple of days, the 2021 Honda City Hatchback is also bound to enter the Philippines sometime this year. Left-hand drive (LHD) City Hatch Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) president Masahiko Nakamura confirmed the news in a recent interview with Philippines media. The City Hatchback will be sold alongside the Honda City Sedan in the Philippines - an arrangement we'll follow, since the City Hatchback replaces t


Mar 1, 2021

Nissan Almera Turbo: Satu tangki penuh mencecah 650 km, lebih jimat daripada Honda City i-VTEC?

Menurut Nissan, enjin HR10DET serba baharu yang terdapat pada Nissan Almera 2020 merupakan enjin yang cukup hebat dimana ia menawarkan keseimbangan dari segi prestasi dan penjimatan minyak. Enjin turbo! Seperti yang anda tahu, ia didatangkan dengan enjin 1.0 liter turbo dengan 3-silinder. Ia menghasilkan 100 PS dan 152 Nm tork @ 2,400 – 4,000 rpm. Janaan maksimum pada putaran rpm yang lebih rendah memberikan kemudahan dari segi pecutan. Antara teknologi yang dimiliki ialah picu wastegate jenis e


Sep 25, 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? The main reason why the all-new, fourth-generation Honda Jazz isn’t offered here is because it is seen as too radical for consumers in


Jan 7, 2021

All-new 2020 Honda City: Singapore debut soon, 2 variants, 1.5L DOHC

Kah Motor, the official distributor of Honda vehicles in Singapore will be introducing the all-new 2020 Honda City soon. Two variants will be offered: 1.5 SV and 1.5 RS. Visually, both variants mirror their Thai counterpart, including the red-hot City RS. Like the Thai-market City RS, the Singapore model also gets the gloss black front grille and sporty-looking 16-inch alloy wheels. While the exterior design mirrors the Thai-spec car, the same cannot be said for its powertrain, as the Singaporea


Jul 16, 2020

Toyota Vios vs Honda City; How do they compare?

The hottest car segment is undeniably the B-segment sedans. You can’t talk about the Honda City without mentioning the Toyota Vios and likewise. But have you ever compared the two cars’ equipment list side by side? For this comparison, we compare the range topping Toyota Vios G variant against the Honda City V variant and City Hybrid as well. Toyota made a huge mark when they debuted the Vios in 2003, but the third generation, unfortunately, let the model down allowing the City to take home the


Jan 29, 2020

​​​​​​​Honda City: Still a better buy over the Toyota Vios?

First launched in Malaysia in March 2014, the current generation Honda City is nearing the final legs of its model life. A mid-life update was introduced in March 2017, and was quickly followed by a full-hybrid variant in July that year. Despite being the oldest model in its class, the City remains the stronger seller in its class, although the updated Toyota Vios have closed the gap significantly. Specifications for Honda City Engine: 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated, port injection Power: 120 PS


Sep 2, 2019

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 advanced sa


Sep 25, 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

What will Honda Malaysia be launching in 2021? Honda City Hatchback, Honda Odyssey Facelift, and more

After introducing no less than five new models in 2020, including the Honda Civic facelift, all-new Honda Accord, and all-new Honda City, Honda Malaysia isn’t slowing down one bit. With 2021 just around the corner, let’s take a look and see what does Honda Malaysia has in store for us in 2021. 2021 Honda City RS The Honda City RS will be Honda Malaysia’s first debut for 2021. Granted, the company showcased the City RS during the launch of the fifth-generation model, but would only launch the mod


Dec 27, 2020

Honda City wins ASEAN NCAP “Consistent 5-star Award”, safer than Vios?

In the 4th ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Awards 2020, the Honda City received the "Consistent 5-Star Award". The award implies that the Honda City has been rated 5 stars for several generations. Under the ASEAN NCAP testing, three generations of the Honda City have been crash-tested, namely the GM2, GM6, and GN2. As the ASEAN NCAP testing procedure has evolved over the years, starting with only frontal impact collision, later on including side collision, and the assessment of ADAS. The latest developmen


Feb 17, 2021

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. RS-R is a modification and tuning company based in Japan and has graced the Honda City with some flashy bits. The whole car gets RS-R livery, a front bumper lip, side skirts, and new wheels with sticky rubbers. It is also lowered, which could be achieved through RS-R coilovers. Inside, there’s a pair of Recaro seats replacing


Apr 17, 2020

All-new 2020 Honda City launched in India, gets LaneWatch and sunroof

Honda Cars India has just launched the all-new 2020 Honda City in India. The new model will be sold alongside the GM6-generation model, but we’ll get into that later. Unlike the Thai-market Honda City and its sophisticated 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, the Indian-market City is offered with two engine choices: a new 1.5-litre DOHC petrol engine and a carried-over 1.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine can be had with a CVT-type automatic or a 6-speed manual, while the diesel is a man


Jul 15, 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 Jazz Hybrid (


Sep 25, 2020

Drive68 body kit fitted to the 2020 Honda City

Ter Studios, a Thai body kit supplier, recently gave the 2020 Honda City a visual makeover with the Drive68 body kit. Up front, the front bumper extension gives off an aggressive visual intake on the fog lamp section. The lip features integrated reflective extensions on the corners of the bumpers. The rear bumper extension have been fitted with chrome-tipped exhausts that only serve as eye-candy. Paired with the faux exhausts is an inconspicuous diffuser-like element, complemented with a mesh-fi


Jun 10, 2020

Watch out Honda City, new 2020 Toyota Vios facelift is launching in December!

As the all-new 2020 Honda City romps in the limelight, another long-standing competitor is getting ready to fight back - yes, the facelifted 2020 Toyota Vios is well on its way here! Old Toyota Vios sold out Before we dive deeper into the facelift, here's what we gathered: sources close to the matter at hand said that the current Vios is completely sold out. Due to this, it is said that Vios buyers who have had their loans approved will automatically be upgraded to the facelifted model when it a


Oct 20, 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. The current FC generation Honda Civic is s


Mar 10, 2021

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

Honda City is so popular for three points

The price starts at only RM70k plus, is Honda City suitable for home use? Netizens believe that: 1.5L power is abundant, space is great! Let's talk about the point that Honda City is worth buying! No.1 engine Honda has always been praised for its engines, and the engine of the Honda City can be said to have the same level of advanced Earth Dreams technology! Earth Dreams 1.5L engine with a maximum horsepower of 118hp. You can compare with Volkswagen 1.5L, Toyota 1.5L engine, you know how impress


Jul 24, 2019

New Honda Civic now open for bookings

Honda Sensing and LaneWatch now available First time with 18-inch alloy wheels Front parking sensors, remote engine start, electric parking brake for all variants It looks like the new Honda Civic will be launched in Malaysia soon, as Honda Malaysia has just opened bookings for its upcoming C-segment sedan. According to the materials provided, the new Civic will receive the Honda Sensing suite of advanced driver assistance system, which includes: Adaptive Cruise Control Low Speed Follow Collisio


Sep 10, 2019