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June 14, 2024

Honda Cars PH Launches New City Hatchback For 2024 (w/ Specs)

After updating the City sedan last year, Honda Cars Philippines has now done the same with the hatchback variant. The new City Hatchback brings a subtle refresh along with added tech and safety features for 2024.

Only available in the RS trim, the City Hatchback receives a facelift with a new bumper (with carbon fiber like detailing) and front grille. The bumper itself integrates a more unique fog lamp housing, while the grille has a sportier mesh insert. Full LED headlights flank it. The side skirts and 16-inch alloy wheels (still in Berlina Black) have been redesigned, and like the sedan, the rear bumper now has an integrated diffuser design but differentiated with the same carbon fiber accents.

In terms of colors, the City Hatchback comes in five colors: Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic, Meteoroid Gray Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Ignite Red Metallic, and new for 2024, Sonic Gray Pearl.

Inside, the City Hatchback continues with its unique ULTR (Utility Long Tall Refresh) rear seats. Other than that, it gets extended leather coverage on its seats, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for its 8-inch infotainment system, a new 4.2-inch TFT meter cluster for the driver, and standard Honda Sensing.

Mechanically, the City Hatchback remains unchanged. The 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine continues to offer 121 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque mated to a CVT. The engine is Euro 5 compliant and is compatible with up to 10 percent bioethanol. It still rides on the tried-and-tested MacPherson Strut / Torsion Beam Axle combination along with front vented discs and rear drums. The handbrake remains a manual hand-type.

The all-new Honda City Hatchback 1.5 RS retails for P 1,189,000, and is now available at all authorized Honda dealerships nationwide.

2024 Honda City Hatchback Key Specifications
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 4,369 mm x 1,748 mm x 1,488 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,600 mm
  • Front / Rear Tread: 1,495 mm / 1,483 mm
  • Turning Radius: 5.0 m
  • Curb Weight: 1,143 kg
  • Cargo Capacity: 289 liters (2nd row up), 841 liters (2nd row down)
  • Engine: 1.5-liter (1,498 cc) DOHC PGM-FI i-VTEC
  • Maximum Power: 121 PS @ 6,600 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 145 Nm @ 4,300 rpm
  • Compression Ratio: 10.6:1
  • Drive-By-Wire
  • CVT w/ Paddle Shfiters + AT Shift Lock
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 40L
  • Econ Button
  • Eco-Coaching Ambient Meter
  • Recommended Fuel: 91 RON
  • Emissions Rating: Euro 5
  • Bioethanol Compatibility: Up to 10 percent
  • Front Suspension: MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: Torsion Beam Axle
  • Front Brakes: Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes: Drum
  • Parking Brake: Hand Brake
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Leather Steering Wheel w/ Tilt/Telescopic Adjust
Exterior Features
  • Auto On/Off LED Headlights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Front Fog Lights
  • LED Taillights
  • Intermittent Front & Rear Wipers
  • 185/55R16 Tires w/ Berlina Black Alloy Wheels
Interior Features
  • Black w/ Red Trim Interior
  • Day/Night Rearview Mirror
  • Leather Shift Knob
  • Sport Pedals
  • 8-inch Touchscreen Audio w/ Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, USB Ports x 2, Bluetooth
  • 4 Speakers w/ 4 Tweeters
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Rear AC Vents
  • 4.2-inch Full Color TFT Meter Cluster
  • ULTR Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Smart Entry w/ One Push Start System
  • Speed-Sensing Door Locks
  • Walkaway Auto Door Lock
Safety Features
  • 6 SRS Airbags
  • Seatbelts: 3-pt ELR x 3
  • ABS with EBD
  • Vehicle Stability Assist
  • Agile Handling Assist
  • Reverse Camera
  • Honda Sensing: Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Auto High Beam (AHB), Lead Car Departure Notification (LCDN)


  1. Decent pricing for a hatchback version of the Honda City Sedan
    MG3 and Mazda 2 are its closest segment rivals

  2. Refreshed refresh from a few months ago.
    Hope this sells this time.
    Theres just too many options out there for the 1.20M pricepoint. Especially CUVs and mild hybrids.

    1. They are probably not super-hungry for sales (since they will just be given whatever the Thailand factory is able to produce)


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