Honda City V Sensing variant – 34% of buyers chose it

Honda City V Sensing variant – 34% of buyers chose it

Honda Malaysia (HM) has revealed that 34% of Honda City buyers chose the V Sensing variant in Q1 2022. Introduced in November 2021, the City V Sensing adds on Honda’s Sensing suite of safety and driver assist systems to the V spec. As such, it sits between the V grade and the City RS e:HEV hybrid in the range.

“Throughout the years, the City is well-known for its safety and advanced technology. We introduced the City V-Sensing variant to the City line-up in November 2021, and our record shows that it has been well accepted in its segment. For the first quarter of 2022, the City V Sensing contributed 34% to the total City sales, which shows a positive trend for this variant and also the recognition of Honda Sensing, our advanced safety technology,” said HM’s new MD and CEO Hironobu Yoshimura said.

Priced at RM90,212 on-the-road without insurance (with full sales tax exemption), the V Sensing is RM3,651 costlier than the V without Sensing (RM86,561), making it the most expensive City that’s not a hybrid. The RS e:HEV hybrid goes for RM105,950, and the range topper is the only other City that gets Sensing.

Like on the City RS, the Sensing pack includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System (AEB), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Auto High-Beam (AHB) for the LED headlamps. Safety aside, the only other upgrade over the V is a 7.0-inch digital instrument display in place of analogue gauges.

The Sensing response has been good enough for HM to introduce a City Hatchback V Sensing for the five-door hatch bodystyle, announced today.

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  • But come with steering rack which have usual problems

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  • Brian on Apr 12, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    PaulTan should do a comparo of cars with ADAS ACC and reveal which cars will require driver control & attention and which cars has driver attention as an ‘optional’.

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  • stranger on Apr 12, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    Vios 100% got need to fork up any money. Safety for everyone. not just rich. Honda very picky with their customer

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  • Savon on Apr 12, 2022 at 4:49 pm

    No 360 camera and blind spot monitor

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  • seancorr on Apr 12, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    Meanwhile at VW….krik krik krik

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  • Carl25 on Apr 12, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    why no low speed follow?

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  • lotek on Apr 12, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Pay extra because you can’t focus on the road/can’t shake the text and drive habit…I’m sorry I’m just still a believer in manual safe driving, and all the fancy auto tech gadgets in the world will not be as safe as a safe driver with a simple but well maintained car.

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  • Rim curber on Apr 12, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    This is actually gonna be my dream car lol

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    • Dreaming to own but nightmare after owned

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      • And what was the nightmare you experienced, or you only repeat what you hear?

        Although I no longer own a Honda now, I have about 6 family members who still drive them. Yes, quality has apparently deteriorated but I don’t hear any complains about major breakdowns. I expect the other Japanese makers with CKD cars to also have similar levels of quality.

        Want better quality? Get CBU. My recent 4 cars are and future cars will be as well. Daughter’s car not counted. She can get her own when she finish her studies.

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        • Logic? on Apr 16, 2022 at 11:52 pm

          CBU, yes I can agree with you. CBU is much better quality than CKD. But not all other japanese makers with CKD should be similar levels of quality. All are different. Depends on how they assemble each parts with better level quality parts for making brand new car.

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  • Karam Singh on Apr 13, 2022 at 6:17 am

    In 1995 the Kah motor introduced the all new Civic SO4 in Malaysia, known to fanbois as EK series (but Malaysia got low spec EJ chassis instead). Price started at 90k for 1.5 and 1.6 variants. Because in 1996 the all new City SX8 in 1.3 form was introduced to Malaysia with price range of 70k.

    Today Civic costs 120k while city as high as 100k.

    Fresh grad engineers starting salary remains more or less the same – brtween 1.8 to 2.3k

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    • Engineer on Apr 13, 2022 at 10:40 am

      In 1995, that Civic comes with 2 airbags & just ABS. Today’s Civic & City comes chockfull with all the active safety & driver assist semi autonomous systems with ASEANNCAP 5 Star safety the minimum.

      On the flip side, 1995 fresh grad engineers were knowledgeable and hardy creatures. Today’s fresh grad engineers are snowflake generation, demanding a lot and complaining a lot more.

      Are you one?

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  • ya coz they mostly produced v-sen spec and are ready stock. there are no stock for S spec for months, so of coz buyer that cant wait have no choice but to buy v-sen

    anyway anyone know at what speed honda Collision Mitigation Braking System (AEB) works? couldnt find the details

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  • I was really torn between the V and V-Sense, and with small difference between both it’s quite tempting to go with the V-sense as the digital odometer looks very nice and futuristic. Eventually i went with the V because i dont trust these too much electronics inside a car, which might be problematic in the future if the chips were damaged. I hope i made the right choice haha

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    • Stevie on May 11, 2023 at 9:19 am

      Hi Greg, agree with you. Having the same dilemma. VSen or VSpec. Moreover, if windshield breaks, replacing the VSen can be costly. VSpec sounds more sensible now… safety tech sounds good but some can cause us to be complacent too.

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