On 1st November 2010, Honda Malaysia announced that in line with the government’s decision to extend the tax incentives for hybrid vehicles until 31 December 2011, the Civic Hybrid would now cost RM 21,000 less than the current price.
“As the pioneer in introducing the hybrid technology to the Malaysian market, we are pleased with the government’s decision to allow full exemption of import duty and excise duty as announced in the recent Budget 2011. The move will make hybrid vehicles more accessible for environmentally conscious Malaysians. These exemptions are certainly timely as Honda is looking into expanding its hybrid vehicle line-up in Malaysia,” said Honda Malaysia President and Chief Operating Officer, Encik Rohime Shafie.
“With the revised pricing, customers can now purchase the Civic Hybrid with a on-the-road price of RM108,980 in Peninsular Malaysia and RM109,980 in East Malaysia,” added Rohime.
Honda Malaysia believes that the tax incentives offered by the government will encourage more Malaysians to opt for environmentally responsible technology that is also fuel-efficient.
Building on its pioneer role in the introduction of the Hybrid technology to Malaysians, Honda will continue to educate and build awareness on advanced green technologies amongst Malaysians. The urgency to promote advanced technology that are fuel-efficient and reduce fuel consumption is a worldwide need to decelerate climate change and also lessen dependency on fossil energy. As such, globally, Honda is committed to continue developing technologies which are gentle on the environment yet fun to drive.