GALLERY: 2022 Honda Metropolis 1.5 V petrol sedan vs Metropolis Hatchback 1.5 RS e:HEV hybrid; RM91k – RM110k
Launched in Malaysia last December, the Honda Metropolis Hatchback arrived as a bodystyle that rather more intently resembles the Metropolis sedan, not less than from the entrance, as the present, fourth-generation Honda Jazz has not discovered its manner formally into the Malaysian market.
Why not the Jazz? In keeping with Metropolis Hatchback giant mission chief Rei Sakamoto, the Metropolis nameplate has change into a well-built model, and growth of each sedan and hatchback fashions have been integrated to maximise effectivity and to construct each fashions on the identical platform, and this resolution was made for the regional market.
Subsequently, it’s the Metropolis nameplate in each sedan and hatchback kinds that we obtain within the Malaysian market, and right here we’ve got introduced collectively an instance of every – a City 1.5L V sedan and a City Hatchback 1.5 RS e:HEV.
The Metropolis Hatchback right here in RS trim packs the e:HEV hybrid powertrain, which packs a 109 PS/253 Nm electrical motor for propulsion, and is charged by an Atkinson-cycle 1.5 litre engine making 98 PS at 5,600 rpm to six,400 rpm and 127 Nm from 4,500 rpm to five,000 rpm; the latter also can clutch in to enhance the e-motor for added drive at increased speeds the place it’s at its most effective.
The Metropolis sedan and Metropolis Hatchback intently resemble one another, particularly seen from the entrance, albeit with variations in tools for the hatchback in RS trim that brings a honeycomb grille in black with a gloss black grille bar, darkened inner sections for its LED headlamps, entrance fog lamp surrounds with prolonged louvres and a fake diffuser insert for the rear bumper.
For comparability, the entrance fascia of the Metropolis sedan in 1.5 V trim will get a chromed grille bar, horizontally-slatted grille and regular-sized foglamp encompass inserts, together with a body-coloured decrease consumption edge (that is black on the hatchback’s RS trim).
Transferring alongside to the perimeters, the 1.5 V sedan will get aspect mirror covers in its physique color whereas these on the 1.5 RS e:HEV hatch are in gloss black. Rolling inventory on the 1.5 RS e:HEV are 16-inch two-tone machine-finished alloy wheels shod in tyres measuring 185/55, whereas the Metropolis 1.5 V sedan wears identically sized wheels and tyres, although with the previous in a single-tone end.
Essentially the most obvious variations between the Metropolis sedan and Hatchback are positioned behind the entrance seats, although there are variations between the 2 to be present in entrance as properly.
Dashboard structure is similar between the sedan and hatchback, with element variations introduced by their respective trim. packages. The RS trim of the Hatchback brings gloss black trim for steering wheel inserts, air-conditioning vent surrounds and contrasting purple inserts on its leather-based and suede upholstery together with purple distinction stitching on the steering wheel.
By comparability, the black leather-based upholstery within the 1.5 V sedan is offset by cream-coloured panels, matching distinction stitching and silver air-conditioning vent surrounds.
At first look, the rear passenger compartment of the Metropolis Hatchback and the sedan seem largely related when the seats are in place. The flexibility of the Hatchback turns into obvious when the Extremely seats could be folded to accommodate tall objects within the cabin, with the seat base folding rearwards to create space on the cabin flooring for cargo.
The rear seats within the Metropolis sedan fold down too, albeit with a smaller aperture as a result of fastened rear bulkhead. By way of outright baggage capability, the Metropolis 1.5 V sedan holds 519 litres (409 litres for those who plump for the RS e:HEV hybrid on account of its clever energy unit), whereas the Metropolis Hatchback holds 289 litres with its seats in place, or 841 litres with the rear seats folded. Loaded as much as its roof, the Hatchback will take 1,189 litres.
As of July 1, 2022, these are priced at RM90,600 (with out Sensing suite) and RM109,800, respectively, following the brand’s adjustment of prices which now include SST. Each the Metropolis Hatchback and Metropolis sedan are lined by a five-year, unlimited-mileage guarantee and include 5 occasions free-labour servicing. On hybrid variants, the lithium-ion battery will get its personal eight-year, unlimited-mileage guarantee.
2022 Honda Metropolis Hatchback RS e:HEV
2022 Honda Metropolis 1.5V