The big debut last week was undoubtedly the facelifted Honda City – the B-segment sedan was given a shot in the arm with a fresh new look and a glut of extra equipment.

Cosmetic revisions include a redesigned front end with reshaped headlights (now with LED daytime running lights across the range, V spec gains LED headlights and fog lights), a new grille and reprofiled air intakes, while the rear receives a sportier bumper design and LED tail lights and a ducktail spoiler for the V variant. There are new two-tone alloy wheels too, measuring 15 and 16 inches (no more steel wheels for the S).

Inside, changes are limited to gunmetal grey trim, white backlighting for the instrument cluster, a new Civic-style engine start button and a new double-DIN 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system for the E and V models. These two variants also finally receive a reverse camera, sorely missing on the outgoing model. Meanwhile, the S variant ditches its basic single-DIN radio for an integrated unit with Bluetooth. The mechanicals – 1.5 litre i-VTEC engine, mated to a CVT – remain unchanged.

But the big change is the level of standard equipment on all models, with the S trim in particular receiving plenty of kit (it essentially replaces the old S+ model) for a modest RM2,200 price increase, and the other variants also getting additional equipment at no extra cost. So it’s only fitting that we provide you with a full spec-by-spec breakdown on all models, inclusive of on-the-road pricing (with insurance).

Honda City 1.5 S – RM78,300


Engine and transmission

  • 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated i-VTEC four-cylinder, 120 hp at 6,600 rpm, 145 Nm at 4,600 rpm
  • Earth Dreams CVT
  • 5.7 litres per 100 km combined fuel consumption

Equipment

  • Reflector halogen headlights, LED daytime running lights (new)
  • Bulb-type tail lights
  • Shark fin antenna (new)
  • 15-inch two-tone alloy wheels, 175/65R15 tyres (new)
  • Keyless entry, push-button start (new)
  • Auto-retractable power-folding door mirrors (new)
  • Advanced multi-info display (new)
  • Tilt, telescopic steering adjustment
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat, fabric seat upholstery
  • Integrated radio/CD head unit, Bluetooth connectivity, four speakers (new)
  • Steering wheel audio controls (new)
  • 60:40 split-folding rear seats (new)
  • Reverse sensors

Safety

  • Dual front airbags
  • ABS with EBD and brake assist
  • ISOFIX rear child seat anchors
  • Vehicle Stability Control (new)
  • Hill Start Assist (new)
  • Emergency Stop Signal (new)

Honda City 1.5 E – RM84,600


All of the above, plus:
Equipment

  • Chrome door handles
  • Door mirrors with integrated indicators
  • Cruise control (new)
  • Paddle shifters (new)
  • Touch-panel single-zone automatic climate control (new)
  • Rear air-conditioning vents
  • Double-DIN 6.8-inch touchscreen head unit, HDMI port, twin rear power sockets (new)
  • Rear smartphone pockets (new)
  • Front armrest with centre storage, rear armrest with cupholder
  • Reverse camera (new)

Safety

  • Four airbags (new, front and side)

Honda City 1.5 V – RM92,000


All of the above, plus:
Equipment

  • LED headlights (new)
  • LED fog lights (new)
  • LED combination tail lights (new)
  • Ducktail spoiler with integrated third brake light (new)
  • 16-inch two-tone alloy wheels, 185/55R16 tyres (new)
  • Leather seat upholstery (new)
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearknob
  • Soft-touch dashboard pad
  • Eight speakers

Safety

  • Six airbags (front, side and curtain)

Browse full specifications and equipment on all Honda City models, and get the best deals on CarBase.my.

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