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All-new Honda City Hatchback unveiled in Malaysia

The Honda City Hatchback is essentially a hatch version of the regular city sedan with a sleek and sportier look to attract the younger crowd with a more active lifestyle.

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On Tuesday, Honda Malaysia unveiled the much-awaited all-new Honda City Hatchback. The five-door hatchback will replace the Honda Jazz, which has been discontinued in the Southeast Asian market.

The new Honda is essentially a hatch version of the regular city sedan but targets the younger crowd with a more active lifestyle.

Four variants of the hatchback will be on offer, including three petrol models, the 1.5 S, 1.5 E, and the 1.5 V. The lineup will also have an e: HEV RS hybrid model, which will become available early next year.

However, the new hatchback does not get the 1.5 V Sensing, which was introduced recently, adding several active safety features.

The exterior

The City Hatchback’s exterior remains almost identical to the sedan version. The front end of the new hatchback and its four doors are the same as in the sedan. The main points of difference are the shortened rear end and the tailgate.

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Dimensions

  • The length of the hatch stands at 4,349mm, which is 204mm shorter than the sedan version.
  • The height of the hatch is 1,470mm, a three mm increase from the sedan.
  • The width stands at 1,748mm
  • The wheelbase of the hatch is 2,600mm.

The Interior 

The similarities with the sedan run in the hatch’s interior as well, with the car getting the same dashboard, the same front seats, and a three-spoke steering wheel.

The hatch’s boot measures 289 liters, 230 liters less than that of the sedan. However, with a repositioned fuel tank allowing for the base of the seats to be tipped up, tall items can be fitted in the car’s back. The maneuverable seats are called the “Ultra Seats.”

The boot with the seats down will offer 841 liters of space. The design changes in the back also offer better legroom for the rear passengers.

Features

The standard variant will come with the following features

  • Halogen projector headlamps and daytime running LEDs
  • 15-inch silver alloy wheels
  • Keyless entry
  • Push-start button
  • Four speakers and a Bluetooth-enabled head unit.

The E variant will come with the following additional features

  • Remote engine start
  • Automatic climate control (single-zone)
  • Paddle shifters
  • Cruise control 
  • An eight-inch infotainment system and a reverse cam

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The V variant will also add

  • LED headlights and fog lamps, 
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • A soft-touch dashboard and eight speakers.

The top of the line e: HEV RS variant will also come with

  • Extensions for the rear spoiler 
  • 16-inch two-tone alloy wheels 
  • Leather and suede upholstery 
  • Black headlining and red illumination for the air-con controls 
  • Seven-inch instrument display. 
  • RS also comes with rear air vents

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