The First Impression of the New Honda City Hatchback RS Using Honda Sensing

 Lapse of a year from its launch, Honda provided an update on the City Hatchback RS, Wednesday (20/4/2022). Now the sporty-style hatchback is getting additional features from the Honda Sensing advanced safety guarantee package.

But in addition to safety features, PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) also provides an interesting refresher, especially in terms of comfort. Anything? Check out the experience of Oto.com meeting for the first time with this new variant of the City Hatchback.

The First Impression of the New Honda City Hatchback RS Using Honda Sensing

First from the exterior appearance. There are no significant changes from this hatchback at a glance. Honda also does not provide a special emblem for the use of Honda Sensing. However, as a marker, there is now a camera in the left rearview mirror which indicates the use of Lane Watch. Plus from behind the windshield there are cameras and sensors for various Honda Sensing safety features.

From the front, the City Hatcback RS still uses a grille with black accents with the RS logo. There is a honeycomb air grille coupled with LED headlamps with DRL and fog lamps as well as LED technology. The main light now has an auto headlight feature as an added convenience.

The legs still use 16-inch rims with 185/55 R16 tires of the cross model. Prospective consumers have to bite their fingers, because the size of the rim does not increase to 17 inches. The door handle is still body color and the rear view mirror is black. At the back, the City Hatcback RS still uses a combination of LED lights with the iconic U model.

The First Impression of the New Honda City Hatchback RS Using Honda Sensing

On paper, the dimensions have not changed. This hatchback still offers a wheelbase of 2,600 mm which affects the offer of a seating formation mode that adapts to the needs during driving.

Entering the interior, there is no difference in design with non-Honda Sensing models. However, Honda now embeds a 7-inch TFT screen on the meter cluster for easy reading of information about the vehicle, replacing the monochrome screen on the standard model.

The City Hatchback with Honda Sensing still offers seats with a combination of fabric and suede which get a touch of red accents for a sporty aura.

Other conveniences that are present are digital AC settings, paddle shift and audio steering switches as well as buttons to activate several Honda Sensing features on the steering column, as well as an 8-inch head unit. The entertainment side comes with the ability to play various audio files, Bluetooth connection plus eight speakers throughout the cabin. This head unit screen is also connected to the Lane Watch feature to display the condition on the left of the vehicle as well as a multi-angle rear view camera where the driver can select the viewing angle mode when parking backwards.

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In the second row, the cabin size is spacious for passengers with a height of 170 cm. The corner of the second row of seats is also comfortable, leg room and head room are spacious. Comfort comes from the cup holder on the door, the seat pocket behind the first row of seats and the power socket on the center console.

Honda Sensing on the City Hatchback RS consists of a Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). Another additional feature is the walk away auto lock which complements the security features of the alarm and immobilizer. In addition, there is still the use of the G-CON + ACE frame, six airbags, hill start assist, vehicle stability assist, ABS, EBD + BA, Brake Override System, and an emergency stop signal.

Power is still entrusted to the 1.5L DOHC inline 4 cylinder engine, 16 valve i-VTEC + DBW which makes its performance reach 121PS/6,600 rpm and a maximum torque of 145 Nm/4,300 rpm. Honda provides ECON mode for a more fuel efficient driving character.

Honda City Hatchback RS is available in 6 color options, including Phoenix Orange Pearl, Rallye Red, Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, and Meteoroid Gray Metallic. Prices start at Rp. 333.6 million for the manual transmission variant, Rp. 343, 6 million for the CVT transmission and Rp. 362.6 million for the Honda Sensing variant with CVT.

Regarding this price, the Honda Sensing City Hatchback RS variant is higher than the latest HR-V model, the lowest variant, namely the S CVT which is also Honda Sensing at IDR 358.9 million. This includes the latest BR-V that uses Honda Sensing which is offered at IDR 346.6 million. However, potential consumers of each model certainly have different judgments in choosing according to their needs.

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