Here’s the next car of the moment – the 2014 Honda City, which made its world debut in India last November before launching in Thailand only last week, has popped up on our sister classifieds site oto.my.
The ad estimates a Malaysian launch in March before the start of deliveries in April, and that four variants will be available. It goes on to say that bookings are open now, and lists an estimated ballpark price of RM85,900.
Motivation should come from a 1.5 litre i-VTEC engine that develops 117 hp at 6,000 rpm and 146 Nm of torque at 4,700 rpm. The mill should be mated to a seven-virtual ratio CVT. Will we get VSA across the range, like our northern neighbours do?
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At 4,440 mm long, the 2014 Honda City is just 25 mm longer than the current car but the new 2,600-mm wheelbase (matching the Nissan Almera‘s) is a significant 50 mm longer, minimising overhangs and affording more space inside.
The Malaysian-market 2014 Honda City is set to be locally-assembled at Honda Malaysia’s new No. 2 Line in Melaka, alongside the second-gen Jazz petrol and Jazz Hybrid. See the full oto.my ad here, or learn more about the 2014 Honda City here.