Get on the Rock with the new Honda City in Tafetta White!!

Honda Malaysia launched the 3rd Generation all new Tafetta White Honda City few days back & I was blinded by the sheer breeee—-lliance of it……..

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Eerrr…, I meant the colour ok. 😉

Yes, I get all excited with anything in WHITE.  My current car is white. My favourite pair of jeans is white.
I’m thinking of buying a WHITE Blackberry (only if it is WHITE ). I have 30 white tops. Ok, you get what I mean.

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There was a lot of hooha on Twitter when I tweeted that Honda launched the Tafetta White Honda City. Most wondered what’s with the grandeur of the launch for a same model, same specs car with the only differentiating factor being its colour. Well, I think WHITE is sexy, and I do know some car owners that paid extra for the colour of their newly purchased car, and more often than not; it’s for the colour WHITE.

I have included the specs below for any motoring enthusiasts out there. Differences between both Grades are highlighted.

Grade S
from RM85,480
Grade E
from RM90,480

Engine Type 4 Cylinder 16 Valve SOHC i-VTEC 4 Cylinder 16 Valve SOHC i-VTEC
Fuel Supply System PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection) PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection)
Bore & Stroke (mm) 73.0 x 89.4 73.0 x 89.4
Displacement (cc) 1,497 1,497
Compression Ratio 10.4 : 1 10.4:1
Maximum Horsepower [PS (kW)@rpm] 120 (88)@6,600 120 (88)@6,600
Maximum Torque [Nm (kg-m)@rpm] 145 (14.8)@4,800 145 (14.8)@4,800
Drive-by-Wire (DBW)
Transmission Type 5-speed Automatic with Shift Hold Control 5-speed Automatic with Shift Hold Control
Gear Type Rack & Pinion with Electric Power Assist (EPS) Rack & Pinion with Electric Power Assist (EPS)
Overall Ratio 15.89 15.89
Turns, Lock to Lock 3.29 3.29
Turning Radius (m) 5.0 5.0
Front Ventilated Disc Ventilated Disc
Rear Solid Disc Solid Disc
Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Rear Torsion Beam Axle Torsion Beam Axle
Length (mm) 4,395 4,395
Width (mm) 1,695 1,695
Height (mm) 1,470 1,470
Wheelbase (mm) 2,550 2,550
Tread (Front) (mm) 1,490 1,475
Tread (Rear) (mm) 1,475 1,460
Ground Clearance (mm) 150 (unloaded) 150 (unloaded)
Weight (kg) 1,140 1,160
Wheel Size 15 x 5 ½ J 16 x 6 J
Tyre Size 175/65R15 185/55R16
Fuel Tank Capacity (litre) 42 42
Boot Capacity (litre) 506 (VDA Method) 506 (VDA Method)
Seating Capacity 5 5

Back to the launch….

Honda has incorporated a rock climbing competition themed Get On The Rock! with Honda City. Running from 7th Oct to 7th Nov, the rock climbing competition is in support of “Advancement in Life, inspired by City’s four qualities of Performance, Style, Practicality and Best of Class.

Details and mechanics of the Get On The Rock! with Honda City is here-

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Breaking it down to simpler points, there are basically 2 categories in this competition.

1. Open Category
– above 21 years old
– submit One (1) climbing photo shot that best interprets one of City’s unique qualities
– an adventure filled climbing trip on the limestone cliffs in Krabi worth RM3,500 and a year membership at Camp5.

2. Pro Climber category
– above 21 years old
– submit four (4) photos that truly reflect all of City’s qualities.
– A chance to meet Reini Scherer (one of the world climbing champions) in a climbing clinic in Austria worth RM13,000 + RM2,000 cash prize for the winner!

Duration of contest:
– 8th Nov till 7th December 2010.

Submissions will be evaluated via an online public voting system. A total of 25 teams from the Open category and 20 from the Pro category will be shortlisted for the finale show down to be held in Camp 5 at 1 Utama Shopping Centre on December 18 2010.

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More pictures of the TAFETTA WHITE HONDA CITY:

Honda’s famed i-VTEC engines..

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16 inch rims..

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The trunk space (506 litre) that can fit in 2 golf bags..

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Spacious leg room at the rear seats & foldable Seats with 60:40 Split where you can create a larger space for an extended luggage area. Seats are water repellant as the new cushion is designed with a protective material.

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The dashboard and steering wheel..

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More under the bonnet…

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So, with the launch of the new Tafetta White, Honda City are now available in four (4) colors; in addition to the current Alabaster Silver, Polished Metal & Crystal Black Pearl.

Details and mechanics of the Get On The Rock! with Honda City is here-

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. lotsofcravings

    damn the new city looks so much than the old 1 i drive back home..

    looks like the white is the new black..good luck to the 1 washing the car though.

    1. rebeccasaw

      Oh yes!
      White is the colour now! And car wash are gettin cheaper nowadays! 😉

  2. Leo

    Honda City is reliable and spacious.. not forget to mention fuel efficient! My wife drives the previous generation (pre-facelift) model and never had once she faces major breakdown 🙂
    The new one is sexy but too bad they discontinues with the i-dsi engine and only go for Vtec!

    1. Rebecca

      Yes, Honda cars alws been reliable!
      A good brand to work with!

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