Earlier this evening, Honda Malaysia offered a preview of its upcoming new 2014 Honda City at its Media Gathering – a black-coloured example of the fourth-gen sedan was on show at the event.
The new City is due to be officially launched sometime in mid-March, and will make its market debut in four variants – the S, S+, E and range-topping V. Standard across the range is a 1.5 litre i-VTEC mill, offering 120 PS at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm at 4,600 rpm.
The City will also feature a CVT gearbox, which replaces the five-speed auto seen in the current car, keeping in line with the Indian and Thai market cars. Incidentally, though Honda doesn’t identify its cars’ model grades through exterior badging, what you’re viewing is likely a Grade E version.
As previously reported, the new City will feature ECON mode, push-start ignition, cruise control, rear air conditioning, platinum front grille, and six airbags (dual front, side and side curtain).
Add to that Isofix mount points, smart entry, steering wheel audio controls, illuminated meter cluster, a shark fin antenna, and an eight-speaker audio system with a seven-inch display. Obviously, the kit level is set to vary, dependent on the model grades.
The equipment list bandied about briefly today also mentions Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and 16-inch alloy wheels. What we do know is that VSA will only equip the E and V grade models, and that the full suite of six airbags and the 16-incher will only be found on the V grade (the other three will be shod with 15-inch alloys).
Pricing of course wasn’t hinted at during the preview, but it won’t be long before we find out. Bookings for the car, however, have already opened at all Honda dealerships nationwide, and if you’re interested to get a closer look at the City ahead of its market debut, you can do so at a series of public viewings from this weekend until March 12.
UPDATE: New photos added to gallery.