The Honda City has always been a popular choice among car buyers here in Malaysia, and today, Honda Malaysia announced a new milestone for the B-segment sedan model with the sale of the 300,000th unit.

The path to the historic moment began with the second-generation City that was launched here in 2001, which sold more than 61,000 units, followed by the third-generation model with more than 85,000 units delivered.

Honda Malaysia later introduced the fourth-generation City in 2014, which notched up over 155,300 units sold, including units of the refreshed model that made its debut in March 2017. According to the company, 48,900 units of the facelifted City was sold from its launch till August 2018.

Suffice to say, the City is a very important model in the company’s line-up, and focusing on its sales data for 2018 further reinforces that notion. Between January and August this year, the City accounted for 30% of overall sales for Honda Malaysia. More importantly, its popularity is further cemented as it represented 51% of the market share in its segment.

Of all the available variants, the E variant was revealed to be the preferred choice among customers, contributing to 44% of City units sold during the January-August 2018 period, while coming in second place is the V variant with 33%. – the remainder being the S and Hybrid variants.

From a regional perspective, the Central region was the highest contributor to the model’s sales figures with 49%, followed by the Southern region with 20% and Northern region at 19%.

“We are delighted to mark this milestone of surpassing the 300,000 unit sales for the City within a span of 17 years since it was first introduced in Malaysia. This has proven the success of the City in Malaysia,” said managing director and CEO of Honda Malaysia, Toichi Ishiyama.

“The fourth-generation City is the best-selling model in Honda and the model continues to lead in the B-segment. This outstanding record achievement would not have been possible without the support from our customers. I would like to extend our sincere appreciation and thankfulness to Malaysians for their support and belief in our brand, and for making City their vehicle of choice,” he added.

GALLERY: Honda City 1.5L V