Hola First time ever I blog about #automobile here! You guys can see I had created the new hashtag for the label. LOL~ If you're my close friends, then you should I'm a huge fans of automobile especially super car. I know right~ Even I'm a girl. =) However, I don't really blog about cars here because I'm more prefer to talk instead of typing. I guess maybe next time I should blog more about automobile so I can gain more male readers? =D
**HONDA MALAYSIA INTRODUCES THE ALL-NEW CITY AT RM74,007**
(*New price after GST 6% effective from 1 April 2015)
Honda Malaysia set a new benchmark in quality, affordable sedan with the launch of All-New City today. This 4th Generation City is the highly anticipated sedan in the B-segment, receiving 1,800 bookings, and positive feedback during the pre-launch events last month.
First introduced to the world in 1996, the City has brought joy to more than 2.2 million customers in 55 countries. Since its debut, the City has become the benchmark for others, representing comfort and spaciousness, alongside advanced technologies that are always exceeding customers’ expectations.
The City is Honda Malaysia’s best-selling sedan since its introduction to the local market in 2001, registering more than 145,000 units on Malaysian roads. The success of this model elevated Honda to be one of the leading brands in Malaysia.
Me posing with the latest version of City.
So I was invited to test drive the latest edition of Honda City. I drove honda city(older version) when I was at my hometown Ipoh because it was belongs to my younger sister. Thus, it would be great that I can test drive the latest version so I can compare both of them.
Front | Side | Back view
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“Keeping to our commitment to provide affordable, value for money models for everyone, Honda Malaysia will be introducing for the first time, 4 variants of the All-New City, namely the City S, City S+, City E and City V. The expansion of the range of variants is in response to customer feedback and market demands. The wide range of variants provides an opportunity for customers to own a global sedan with class-leading features, at their level of requirement,” Mr. Ueno added.
The All-New City also offers top safety features that prioritize driver and passengers. It has class-leading 6 Airbags (V variant - including Dual Front SRS Airbags, i-Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) (E and V variant), Hill Start Assist (E and V variant), Emergency Stop Signal (E and V variant) and ISOFIX features.
This latest generation of City is powered by the improved 1.5L SOHC i-VTEC engine (maximum power 120PS @ 6,600 rpm and maximum torque 145Nm @ 4,600 rpm) coupled with the advanced new Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) that was developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology to provide the perfect combination of driving performance and fuel economy. Additionally, for the first time, the ECON mode is now a standard feature in the All-New City across all variants to further improve the vehicle’s fuel usage with the push of a button.
To further provide convenience and practicality, the All-New City is equipped with advanced features such Smart Entry and Push Start button (E and V variant), Cruise Control (V variant), a 7” Display Audio with MirrorLink function (V variant), 8 Speakers (the most in its segment) (V variant), Multi Information Combination Meter, Rear Ventilation Air Conditioning (E and V variant), 2 USB Jacks (V variant), 3 Power Sockets (E and V variant), 8 Cup Holders and smart storage compartments. The advanced Steering Wheel Hands Free Telephone Control (S+, E and V variant) and Steering Wheel Voice Recognition Control (V variant) are connected with the vehicle’s infotainment system to provide convenience at the driver’s fingertips.
The “Man Maximum, Machine Minimum” philosophy has been used as the core of the car’s development. By placing emphasis on premium comfort, the All-New City provides overwhelming cabin space especially in the rear space, for unrivalled comfort to both driver and passengers. The All-New City also offers the largest boot space in its class at 536L and is able to fit bulky items of up to 3 large suitcases or 4 small ones, golf bags and a baby pram, making it very convenient for road trips with friends or family.
How big is the boot space? Check this out~
Not enough? It can even fit in 3 of us!
LOL~ Silly me
Time to test drive!
First up, the driver was Fish. We take turns to test drive and 3 of us in a group.
We then head to Putrajaya Marina Complex for water sport activities. Love it candid shot from the photographer. No one was looking for the camera except me. LOL
YES! Flying Board was one of the activity! Coach - Dino demonstrating to us how to play it.
Okay. I'm ready and get excited!!
LOL~ My hilarious face. At first I thought it was easy until I get into the water it was actually not easy at all. The 'flying machine' that I'm wearing was weight 9kg so it was actually quite heavy. No worries if you're not a swimmer because they will prepare floating jacket for you so you still can float on the water even the 'flying machine' was heavy. I'm a swimmer myself and during the whole process, another staff keep encourage me saying I'm a good swimmer so I can handle this and finally I did! He even counted for me, I fly for total 6 times because the playing period was only about 20 minutes. =( Hopefully I can play it next time. It was FUN guys!!
Check out the video below if you want to see it live :
Took our lunch after the water-sport activities. We all are so exhausted.
Oh yeah~ My turn to drive.
We also head to another place to test the Anti-lock Braking System(ABS). The ABS helps prevent the wheels from locking in emergency breaking situations and on slippery road surfaces. It increases vehicle stability and control during deceleration to help you avoid accidents.
Last but not least, the group photo. =)
The All-New City is available in 5 colours : Modern Steel Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Taffeta White, Crystal Black Pearl and a new attractive colour of Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic.
Honda Malaysia offers 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage and service interval is 10,000km to provide further ease to customers to make the City the vehicle of their choice. The All-New City will also come in 2 accessory packages consisting of Honda’s Premium Package (RM1,503.80*) and Honda’s Modulo Package (RM3,508.30*) to enable customers to customize their vehicle.
You may view the specification HERE
For more information on the All-New City or to book a test drive, visit any of the 82 dealers nationwide or please call Honda’s Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020,
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