The Honda City, now in its fifth generation, is set to include a City RS version, slated for premiere in quarter four. The Honda City RS is dubbed the City RS intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) in Malaysia is tied to a sporty appeal to entice car buyers of the youth persuasion The RS stands for Road Sailing.
With the City RS, Honda pulls out everything avant-garde to make this the best City ever. First, LED are used for the headlights, DRLs and rearlights. This gives the front a lowered look and the rear lights have a wrap-around effect. The car’s profile is defined by its prominent shoulder line, connecting the front fender to the rear light cluster. New side mirrors in black give the profile a two-tone scheme to match the double five-spoke 16-inch wheels. All above features are reserved for the City RS and V variants only.
The Honda City RS’ interior remains intact from the current generation’s City, with the exception of an electric park brake. This City edition is fitted with a one-touch park brake to make the driver’s life a whole lot easier.
Apart from the exterior features, the City RS takes up the i-MMD powertrain, globally known as e:HEV. It basically works like a mild-hybrid and is usually reserved for Honda’s larger sedans and SUVs. The i-MMD City RS gives best-in-class torque of 253Nm, equivalent of a 2.5L N/A engine’s torque. The City’s other engine option is the 1.5l DOHC i-VTEC.
The new City is first in its segment to come with Honda LaneWatch (RS & V), a camera based safety technology which assist to monitor blind spots. Ohter assist systems and safety features are transferred from the current City line-up.
For early bookings for the Honda City, buyers get an RM1,000 service voucher and other benefits. Look out for the premiere of the Honda City RS i-MMD at a nationwide tour soon. For more information, call Honda’s Toll-Free number at 1-800-88-2020 or visit a nearest Honda authorized dealer to get up close and personal with the Honda City and City RS.