Honda having launched the hatchback version of City in Thailand late last month has blessed the car with Modulo accessories that beefs up the look of 2021 City hatchback.
The Modulo kit features front and rear bumper extenders, side skirts and special 15-inch wheels, which can also be paired with blue or red decorative highlights. Other add-ons include a rear spoiler garnish, door handle protectors, door window visors and decorative grills for the front fender, special emblems on side and a protective cargo loading panel along with a boot tray.
Honda City hatchback Modulo package
Since it is a cosmetic package, there are no upgrades made to the engine. Under the hood the City hatchback gets the same 1.0 liter three-cylinder turbocharged unit that comes fitted with the Thai-spec City sedan, delivering 122 hp of power and 173 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to CVT gearbox sending power to the front wheels.
The City hatchback in Thailand is available in three variants called S+, SV and RS. Standard features include manual air-conditioning, keyless entry and push button engine start, idling stop system, 4 speakers and Bluetooth, 4 airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist, Hill Start Assist, ABS, EBD and Isofix child seat anchors. Moving up the trim, the SV gets side mirror with integrated indicators, leather seats, single-zone automatic air-conditioning, white illumination for the MID, a center console storage box, 8-inch Advanced Touch system and a multi-angle rear-view camera.
The range topping RS version comes equipped with 16-inch wheels, combination suede/fabric/leather seats, paddle shifters, cruise control, red illumination for the MID, two more power outlets for rear passengers, a rear arm rest, 8 speakers, Honda Connect telematics and 6 airbags in total. The RS also differentiates itself visually having black front grille, shark fin antenna, tailgate spoiler, door handles, side mirror caps, rear diffuser and fog lamp garnish.
The City hatchback will reportedly be offered as a replacement of the 4th gen Honda Jazz/ Fit in the Asian region. The new Jazz was being criticized for its rather sedate styling while the City nameplate being more popular in this region will have a better chance to give Honda an edge over its rivals with a same car in sedan & hatchback configurations just like Toyota does with Yaris sedan & hatchback.
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