There’s little doubt that the City moves the compact sedan segment to places it’s never been before, and in CarBuyer’s experience it’s very clearly a segment leader: One that can deliver a superb experience when compared to its competitors and even when compared to cars a segment up. Yet that’s also its problem, with a pricetag close to the latter.
With COE prices on the up, compact sedans and hatches will be the first to decline so if you really like the idea of a City, it’s best to move in right now.
|Engine||1,498cc, inline 4|
|Power||121hp at 6600rpm|
|Torque||145Nm at 4300rpm|
|VES Band / CO2||B/ 135g/km|
|Price||S$94,999 with COE|
|Verdict||The obvious class leader, but running at the front comes at a cost|