As a replacement model for one of the most popular hatchbacks in Indonesia, the Honda City Hatchback RS is claimed to appear more sporty with richer features and a more powerful engine. Is it true? This was our impression when we first saw the physical form of the Honda City Hatchback RS, at the HPM factory in Sunter, Jakarta, last weekend.
Starting from Design and Dimensions
By design, the Honda City Hatchback RS does look sportier. Because this car is based on a sedan, it is visually flatter than the Honda Jazz.
In comparison, the Jazz has a length of 4,035 mm, a width of 1,694 mm, a height of 1,524 mm, and a wheelbase of 2,530 mm. While the City Hatchback RS is 4,349 mm long, 1,748 mm wide, 1,488 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,600 mm.
Honda City Hatchback RS is equipped with full LED headlights, supported by LED Daytime Running Light and LED Foglight. The taillights also use LEDs, but the turn signal and reverse lights are still ordinary bulbs.
Another detail on the exterior, there is a glossy black color on the Front Upper Grille, Side Door Mirror, Shark Fin Antenna, and 16-inch dual-tone rims, which are mated to 185/55 profile tires.
Oh yes, this car is also equipped with an exclusive RS Aerokit, such as a Rear Bumper with Diffuser, Fog Garnish, Front Bumper Lower Mesh Grille.
The Honda City Hatchback RS comes with a myriad of modern features, one of which is Remote Engine Start. With this feature, the car engine and cabin air conditioner can be turned on from outside the car by simply pressing the hold button. The method is quite easy, press the lock button and then immediately press the hold button until the machine starts. With this feature, the driver and passengers will immediately feel comfortable when they enter the car cabin.
For your knowledge, this feature is similar to premium models such as the All-New Honda Accord, New Honda Civic, and New Honda CRV. And it should also be noted, the Remote Engine Start feature is only available in the automatic variant City Hatchback RS (CVT), while in the manual variant (M / T) this feature is not available.
One Push Ignition System feature
Not only that, there are other interesting features such as One Push Ignition System, Cruise Control, Audio Steering Switch, and Hands-free Telephone (HFT) Switch with Voice Recognition. Especially in the CVT variant, there is also a paddle-shift lever to simulate gearshift in the style of a manual transmission.
The car’s instrument panel is designed with a Sporty Meter Cluster with Red Accent integrated with an 8-inch touch screen. This headset can run the Smartphone Connection feature, in the form of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The Honda City Hatchback RS is also equipped with 8 speakers at the front and rear of the cabin and Auto A / C with Red Illumination. Another feature is the Multi-Angle Rear View Camera which can display 3 views: Normal View, Wide View, and Top View.
Interior and Accommodation
Move to the cabin area, you can immediately feel a sporty aura when you first sit on the seat. This car seat uses a combination of Suede-Fabric-Leather Combi Trimmed seat layers.
There are many original stitch accents with sporty red threads, starting from the seats, steering wheel, door trim, dashboard, and even the cover of the transmission lever. Not only are the seats black, but the roof of this car also uses black.
So it must be admitted, the feel of the cabin of this car feels a little cramped. The detikOto tester, which has a height of 165 cm, is still quite comfortable sitting in the front seat. However, when sitting in the second-row seats, the headroom is only about 4 fingers.
But about utility, this car doesn’t need to be doubted. The cabin of the Honda City Hatchback RS features an Ultra Seat, where passengers can set 4 different modes on the front and rear seats, consisting of Utility Mode, Tall Mode, Refresh Mode, and Long Mode.