2024 Honda City refresh now in PH with advanced safety tech as standard

Updated Jul 13, 2023 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The updated sedan gets a bolder look and enhanced safety for all variants. 

The refreshed 2024 Honda City has officially arrived in the Philippines with four different variants.  The Honda Sensing advanced safety kit is now standard on all four trims, this includes the top-spec RS, V, S, and the new E entry-level variant. 

2024 Honda City RS

The updated 2024 Honda City RS

Honda’s updated subcompact sedan contender also sports a bolder exterior design coupled with new color options. Its interior likewise received tech updates that promise better ease of use. 

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Let’s discuss the new Honda City in detail to see what buyers can get out of this updated sedan. 


The biggest change in appearance for the City sedan is found on its front end. Specifically, its grille was revised with a sleeker look, while its headlamps appear sharper. The RS trim, in particular, gets LED headlamps but all trims come standard with LED daytime running lamps, as well as a headlamp auto on/off function and an auto-off timer. The latter feature turns off the car’s lights 15 seconds after one shuts down its engine.

2024 Honda City V

2024 Honda City V 

Honda’s updated sedan bears the same silhouette if viewed from the side. But on the RS, new is a side sill garnish to give it a wider and sportier stance. The rear meanwhile gets a redesigned bumper with a carbon-style diffuser. It likewise gets LED taillights for all trims. 

Honda City RS rear

The updated City RS from the rear

Other exterior features found on the 2024 City include power folding side mirrors, a set of 16-inch alloy wheels for the RS and V trims, and 15-inch wheels for the S and E variants. Note that the E gets steel wheels, while the rest come with alloys. 

All colors available to the pre-facelift model make a return to the 2024 model. New though, is the Obsidian Blue Pearl color for the RS and V variants. 

A picture 2024 Honda City V with the full modulo kit

The 2024 Honda City V fully kitted out with Modulo parts

Honda Cars Philippines also launched the new Modulo kit for the refreshed Honda City. These give the car a sportier appearance and it allows owners to personalize their rides. These include a front accent garnish, LED fog lamps for the S and E variants, a trunk tray, and a door visor. Likewise available is a front under spoiler, a side under spoiler, a rear under spoiler, and a trunk-mounted wing

2024 Honda City V with the full Modulo kit rear

The 2024 Honda City V with the full Modulo kit from the rear

These Genuine Honda Accessories are available individually or as a package. If bought as a package, the brand says it offers discounts. For more information about the modulo kit, do visit the official Honda Philippines website. 


Step inside the refreshed City and you’ll get the same cabin layout that was optimized for space. The front cabin still has the same dashboard arrangement with a push-to-start button, a 4.2-inch TFT meter and instrument cluster, a tilt and telescopic steering column, and a manually adjustable driver’s seat.

2024 City's front cabin

Check out the 2024 City RS' front cabin

Only the RS variant gets leather seat covers, while the rest get fabric. Inside the RS and V variants, occupants are kept cool with an automatic climate control system. Added comfort and convenience are provided on the top-spec RS thanks to its rear seat armrest and rear accessory power sockets. 

Honda City rear cabin

Refreshed Honda City RS rear cabin

Tech & Safety

New to the 2024 City is an eight-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This screen is paired with four speakers, but the RS gets an additional four tweeter speakers.

According to Honda, the said screen uses an improved LCD display for better legibility. It likewise promises more clarity for the RS and V trim’s reverse camera video feed.

2024 City's updated touchscreen headunit

A closer look at the updated touchscreen inside the 2024 City RS

Handling safety for all four City variants is an anti-lock braking system, stability control, ISOFIX child seat anchors, hill-start assist, and an engine immobilizer. 

Further enhancing safety aboard all 2024 City variants is the Honda Sensing advanced driver-assistive safety suite. This includes adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, lane keep assist, road departure warning, automatic high beams, and lead car departure notification. 


The 2024 Honda City is mechanically identical to the pre-facelift model. Under its hood, it still uses the same 1.5-liter inline-4 i-VTEC engine that makes 119 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. This is then paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with a manual model. Only the RS variant gets paddle shifters. 

Honda City's 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine

The 2024 Honda City's 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine (RS variant shown)

Ensuring ride quality of this Honda-made sedan is a MacPherson strut front suspension and a torsion beam rear suspension. Stopping power meanwhile is handled by a ventilated front disc, rear drum brakes, and a hand-operated manual parking brake. 


2024 Honda City Variants


City E CVT Honda Sensing

Php 973,000

City S CVT Honda Sensing

Php 998,000

City V CVT Honda Sensing

Php 1,073,000

City RS CVT Honda Sensing

Php 1,128,000

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Know more about Honda City 2024

Honda City

The 2024 Honda City is a subcompact sedan. In the Philippine market, its four variants are City E, City S, City V, and City RS—the prices for these range from Php 973,000 to Php 1,128,000. 

Size-wise, the refreshed City for 2024 is 4,580mm long, 1,748mm wide, and 1,467mm in height. The RS trim is a bit longer at 4,589mm. All trims then get a wheelbase length of 2,600mm and a ground clearance of 134mm. 

Under its hood is a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine capable of making up to 119 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to its front wheels via a continuously variable transmission (CVT). 

Locally, the Honda City competes against the Toyota Vios, Mitsubishi Mirage G4, Mazda3, Nissan Almera, Hyundai Accent, MG 5, etc. 

₱ 973,000 - ₱ 1,128,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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