Lower Spec Honda City Variants Now With RM 2,000 Rebate

This promotion on is part of Honda Malaysia’s All-New City 12.12 Special Sales. 

Prospective 5th generation Honda City owners can now experience greater savings when buying their new compact Japanese sedan in the next couple of days, as Honda Malaysia has recently announced the launch of its ‘All-New City 12.12 Special Sales’ promotional campaign. 

Through this promotional campaign, bookings made for the lower two S and E variants of the City will be entitled to a RM 2,000 rebate. Aimed to deliver the ‘Joy of Buying’ to Malaysian Honda customers, in addition to the special rebate offered here, City buyers are also able to enjoy the sales tax exemption when purchasing their new cars during this promotional period. 

As the name suggest, this promotional campaign runs from the 1st of December all the way till the 12th of December. Saying that, this date window here only applies to the booking process. The registration process of these new City models on the other hand can take place any time within the last month of this year. This rebate however will only be entitled to customers who fulfil both the booking and registration requirements at any authorised Honda dealership nationwide within the allotted dates.

The Honda City S and E variants are currently retailing for RM 74,191.27 and RM 81,664.82 respectively. Both variants are powered by a new 121 PS/145 Nm 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC four-cylinder that is mated to a Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT). Standard on both trim levels too are a whole host of passive safety aids, such as Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), and a new Rear Seatbelt Reminder.

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Features that are added on the higher-end E variant over the S variant however are remote engine start, an 8 inch central infotainment screen with integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, reverse sensors with a multi-angle reverse camera, automatic air conditioning and cruise control. Steering-mounted paddle shifters also appear on the E trim level. 


Thus far, over 9,000 bookings have been placed for the new Honda City nationwide. An impressive feat considering it has only launched a month and a bit prior. However seeing as the majority of bookings are for the top-spec (to-date) V variant, this special sales promotion could shrewdly then be thought of as Honda Malaysia’s idea to shift some of the lower tier, less popular variants. 

Regardless, RM 2,000 is still a decent discount off a brand new model that recently debut. So if anyone is in the market for one of these cheaper City variants, now is a good as time as any to head down to the nearest Honda dealership. 

PRESS RELEASE: Honda Malaysia (or the Company) today announced a 12.12 Special Sales with rebate worth RM2,000 for the 5th Generation All-New City S and E variants in celebration of the year-end festive season and the double 12 sales nationwide. Aimed at delivering the ‘Joy of Buying’ for Honda customers in Malaysia, the ‘All-New City 12.12 Special Sales’ will take place from 1st December 2020 to 12th December 2020, receiving bookings from customers. Registration of the cars can take place between 1st December and 31st December 2020. Customers will be entitled for the Special Rebate once they fulfil the booking and registration requirements at any Honda authorised dealerships nationwide. 

Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Toichi Ishiyama said,
“On behalf of Honda Malaysia, I would like to convey my appreciation to all Malaysians for the unwavering support to the Honda brand. The All-New City have recorded significant sales performance since its launch with more than 9,000 bookings garnered. We are pleased to offer customers the opportunity of owning their dream car and experiencing the ‘Joy of Buying’ with the ‘All-New City 12.12 Special Sales’ in conjunction with the year-end festive season by giving special rebate. In addition to the 12.12 Special Sales, customers can also benefit from the extra savings with the sales tax exemption which is ongoing until 31st December 2020. The All-New City S and E variants offer great value in terms of advanced features, overall design and a new powertrain; allowing Malaysians to choose the variant that suits their individual needs and lifestyle.”  

The All-New City S and E variants are powered by the new 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine. It is also coupled with Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT), which provides an ideal balance of performance and fuel efficiency. This new powertrain is able to produce up to 121PS, which is the highest in its class and a maximum torque of 145Nm. The All-New City E variant is also equipped with Paddle Shifts for a fun and thrilling driving experience as well as first in segment advanced Remote Engine Start feature.

Within its interior cabin, the All-New City’s rear passenger legroom has been expanded while Rear Air Conditioning Ventilation now comes standard across both variants for added comfort. The interior styling of the All-New City focuses on high-quality textures and functional approach. Besides, the E variant also comes with an 8-inch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connectivity.

Both the S and E variants are fitted with standard safety features which include Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Rear Seat ISOFIX I-SIZE Type and New Rear Seatbelt Reminder. Additionally, the E variant also comes with Reverse Sensors with Multi-angle Reverse Camera. 

For more information or to test-drive the All-New City, customers are invited to visit any of the 102 Honda authorised dealerships nationwide or call Honda’s Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020 or log onto

Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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