Honda Thailand has recently launched the new City Hatchback. As you know by now, it largely shares the same specifications as the Thai-spec City, which means it comes with a 1.0-liter DOHC VTEC Turbo engine. The said engine is more powerful than the one on the current Philippine-spec City, and it provides some degree of sportiness for the City and City Hatch released in Thailand.
Apart from the City Hatch though, Honda Thailand released another set of stuff that local Honda fans might drool over. To make the City Hatch more aggressive-looking, the company also released the Modulo body kits and accessories for the said Honda made hatch.
A non-RS variant City Hatchback with the Modulo package
The Modulo accessories include a Trunk spoiler, fender garnish, a rear panel lining cover, alloy wheel stickers, and LED fog lights. Besides the cosmetic accessories, there’s also the drive recorder which functions as a dashcam.
Its camera is mounted seamlessly on the interior side of the car’s windshield. The said camera is priced at 3,850 Baht or Php 6,110. The most expensive individual Modulo accessory, however, is the spoiler. It’s priced at 5,500 Baht, or around Php 8,729.
Like the locally available modulo kits for Philippine-spec Honda models, the one available for the City hatch can be had as a package or as individual parts.
A view of the rear of a non-RS variant City Hatchback with the Modulo package
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The first package called the Modulo Aero includes two rear under spoilers, two sides under spoilers, and two front under spoilers. It’s priced at 16,900 Baht, or Php 26,824.
The more premium package is the Modulo Aero Sport and it consists of the same pieces as the former, while adding a rear spoiler. In Thailand, this package is priced at 21,500 Baht or Php 34,126.
Overall, the Modulo packages, especially the Aero Sport, can turn even the basic S+ Variant into something that can rival the looks of the RS trims. The spoiler garnish is especially prominent looking as it resembles something that you would see on the thrusters of a Gundam.
The Modulo spoiler for the Honda City Hatchback is particularly cool
That said, the aforementioned kits are only available in the Thai market, just like the Honda City Hatchback – at least for now.
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Know more about Honda City
The entry of Honda Cars Philippines Inc. to the subcompact sedan segment is the City. Now on its fifth-generation model, the City comes with a sleeker exterior design along with a revamped interior and an updated in-cabin features. From the looks of it, this vehicle looks well suited to go up against its rivals in the subcompact sedan segment. The exterior of the Honda City looks sleeker and sportier as compared to the outgoing model. The front end of this subcompact sedan shares a bit of similarity to its bigger sibling, the current Honda Civic. All variants of the new City look identical to one another except for the RS trim. The front end of the City RS comes with full LED headlights, LED fog lamps, a more prominent fog light garnish, a glossy black mesh grille, and a sporty bumper. On the other hand, the non-RS City variants also come with a striking facia but it doesn’t have fog lamps. Moreover, non-RS trims are integrated with halogen projector headlamps. Inside, the new Honda City has a dark cabin theme and it has a restyled dashboard layout. Honda redesigned the City’s aircon vents as well as the climate control buttons. Almost all of the variants of this subcompact sedan is integrated with an 8-inch infotainment system that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Honda Philippines is offering the City on four variants: RS CVT, V CVT, S CVT, and S MT. All variants of the new City comes with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC gasoline engine. The said power unit generates 119 hp and 145 Nm of torque. In addition, all Honda City comes with a continuously variable transmission except for the entry-level S variant that has a six-speed manual gearbox.
Cesar G.B. Miguel
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