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Remember that limited run variant called the Honda City VA from March? The Value Added, as it was called, was limited to just 300 units and featured a built-in GPS multimedia system, leather seats and window film as standard.

Well, the car is back, as a quick check on Honda Malaysia’s website reveals. It’s now known as the City E+, and aside from the moniker change, it’s very much the same car.

The black leather upholstery with grey stitching and embossed ‘City’ logos on the front seats, an integrated 7-inch touchscreen DVD player/navigation system with iPod connectivity and Bluetooth hands-free telephony, rear view camera and solar/security window tint film as found on the VA is all here, so only the suffix badging has changed.

Actually, the only change – aside from the variant name – is with the price, in this case by RM300. The City VA was priced at RM93,480 on-the-road with insurance, and moving on to the City E+ takes it to RM93,780, also OTR, a RM2,800 jump over the City E version. There’s mention elsewhere that like its predecessor, the E+ is also a limited 300-unit run.

The downloadable brochure adds that for RM500, a five-piece accessories package can be had, the items consisting of a ducktail spoiler, special carpet mats, door visors, scuff plate and a trunk tray, if such things catch your fancy.