Honda Malaysia has introduced a new Freed variant called the Freed S. The Grade S version of the compact MPV brings the price of the vehicle under the RM100k mark, with the Freed S rolling in at RM99,800 on-the-road with insurance, compared to the Grade E version’s RM113,493.

The lower price naturally brings about a few omissions – the sliding rear doors on this one are manually operated (power sliding on the E, with remote operation), the air-conditioning is manual (auto on the E) and there are no indicators for the side mirrors or intermittent wipers. The Freed S also loses the tail spoiler and the Alpine DVD player found on the Grade E.

Other than that, the S retains everything else found on the ongoing higher spec E, from trim levels and mod cons to safety kit like ABS, EBD and brake assist. The 1.5 litre i-VTEC mill continues as is with 118 PS at 6,600 rpm and 146 Nm at 4,800 rpm.

Colours available for the Freed S are Brilliant White Pearl, Polished Metal Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl.