2021 Honda City Hatchback launched in Malaysia, priced from RM75,670

2021 Honda City Hatchback launched in Malaysia, priced from RM75,670

The Honda City Hatchback, replacing the Honda Jazz, starting at a price of RM 75,670.

Directly competing with the Toyota Yaris in the B-segment hatchback category, the Honda City Hatchback is offered in 4 variants:

Variant Price
(without SST)
Honda City Hatchback S RM 75,670
Honda City Hatchback E RM 83,080
Honda City Hatchback V RM 87,860
Honda City Hatchback RS e:HEV TBA

Powered by the same 1.5-litre DOHC i-VTEC engine in the Honda City Sedan, the Honda City Hatchback produces 121 PS/145 Nm, with a CVT in use.

2021 Honda City Hatchback Overview

Honda City Hatchback
Honda City Hatchback
(RS e:HEV)
Engine 4-Cylinder,16-Valve, DOHC i‑VTEC 4-Cylinder,16-Valve, DOHC i‑VTEC (Atkinson Cycle)
Engine Code L15ZF -
Displacement 1,498 cc 1,498 cc
Engine Max. Power 121 PS @6,600 rpm 98 PS @5,600-6,400 rpm
Engine Max. Torque 145 Nm @4,300 rpm 127 Nm @4,500-5,000 rpm
Electric Motor Max.Power - 109 PS @3,500-8,000 rpm
Electric Motor Max. Torque - 253 Nm @0-3,000 rpm
Transmission CVT e-CVT

Of course, the Honda City Hatchback RS e: HEV tops the performance chart with its hybrid system producing 109 PS253 Nm from the electric motor, 98 PS / 127 Nm from the combustion engine.

2021 Honda City Hatchback Dimensions

Honda City Hatchback Honda City Sedan
Length 4,349 mm 4,553 mm
Width 1,748 mm 1,748 mm
Height 1,488 mm 1,467 mm
Wheelbase 2,600 mm 2,600 mm
Min. Turning Radius 5.0 m 5.0 m

The Honda City hatchback is about 20cm shorter than its sedan counterpart, while the wheelbase and turning radius remains the same.

2021 Honda City Hatchback Exterior Features

On the outside, the 2021 Honda City Hatchback gets LED headlights and 16-inch wheels for the V-and-above variants. All variants gets LED DRLs and LED taillights.

Honda City Hatchback RS
Honda City Hatchback
Headlights LED (V, V Sensing, RS:e:HEV)
Daytime Running Lights LED
Taillights LED
Rims 16-inch alloy wheels (V, V Sensing, RS)

2021 Honda City Hatchback Interior Features

On the inside the Honda City hatchback’s dashboard layout is still largely similar with the Honda City Sedan. Highly practical and flexible, the ULTRA seat configuration from the older Honda Jazz continues to exist in the Honda City Hatchback.

Honda City Hatchback
Infotainment unit 8-inch touchscreen
(E,V, RS e:HEV)
Instrument cluster 7-inch digital display
(V Sensing, RS e:HEV)
Rear Seat Folding ULTRA seats
Upholstery Leather / Combination Leather / Fabric (variant dependent)
USB Charging Ports 2
Android Auto & Apple Carplay Yes

Safety Features

For safety features, the range-topping Honda City RS e:HEV gets Honda Sensing which is a full suite of ADAS containing:

  • FCW (Forward Collision Warning)
  • CMBS (Collision Mitigation Braking System)
  • LDW (Lane Departure Warning)
  • LKAS (Lane Keep Assist System)
  • RDM (Road Departure Mitigation)
  • ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control)
  • AHB (Auto High-Beam)
  • BSM (Blind Spot Monitoring)

One thing the Honda City Hatchback could its arsenal of safety equipment is a factory-fitted DVR/Dashcam.

2021 Honda City Hatchback Warranty & Service 

The Honda City Hatchback comes with a 5-year/unlimited mileage warranty.

Honda City Hatchback Toyota Yaris
Warranty 5 years, Unlimited Mileage 5 years, Unlimited Mileage

Replacing the very familiar Jazz/Fit in Malaysia, we wish the Honda City Hatchback all the best in the B-segment Hatchback category.

Arif Chan
With a deep interest and relevant experiences in the automotive industry, Arif writes about everything automotive. His employment history includes being an automotive engineer, a highway engineer, an alternative-fuel researcher, and a motoring journalist.