More and more countries are climbing up the ladder toward a greener tomorrow. France, being one of the first countries to express their plans to go all-electric, told the world that by 2050 no gasoline cars could ever roam the French streets.
While the 1st world countries lead the production of the future eco-friendly armada of cars, more of our neighboring ASEAN countries are also turning themselves in. Among them is Malaysia with the introduction of the Honda City Sport Hybrid i-DCD. This follows the facelifted Jazz with a hybrid variant that was revealed in May 2017.
As for the City, there were no changes on the exterior because the main deal lies under the hood. The hybrid subcompact sedan will be powered by a 1.5 DOHC i-VTEC engine paired with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) and a High Power Motor. This setup generates 137 hp and 170 Nm of torque.
For the driver's convenience, the hybrid City is integrated with a 3D Meter Design that provides information such as the vehicle's energy flow, fuel economy, and ECO display information.
Honda Malaysia has already began the production of the City Sport Hybrid i-DCD, while the availability for test drive is announced to begin mid of August 2017.
Will the Honda Sport Hybrid be available here? More likely and hopefully, yes. We mean, it should right? Considering the recent Hybrid and EV summit that was held here last June 2017, it needs to be here. But there are no certainty for an exact time as of now, as the reveal was only made last week. We'll have to wait until Honda Cars Philippines make a confirmation about its availability in the local market.