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Honda Launches the All-new Honda HR-V, The Premium Sport Crossover

Honda Thailand has launched the all-new Honda HR-V, a premium sport crossover with an integrated sport coupe style for its exterior design with distinctive character lines, LED Daytime Running Lights, and a Panoramic Sunroof.  Its luxurious interior features a full range of equipment including a Double Layer console and a spacious passenger cabin designed for multi-utility functionality. The all-new Honda HR-V is powered by a 1.8-liter SOHC, 4-cylinder, 16-valve i-VTEC engine that provides 141 horsepower plus a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) developed under Honda’s “Earth Dreams Technology” to enhance both driving performance and fuel economy.  The engine is compatible with E85 fuel. Advanced safety technologies such as an Electric Parking Brake and Automatic Brake Hold offer safety and comfort for all driving conditions.

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Mr. Pitak Pruittisarikorn, Chief Operating Officer of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., said, “Today’s launch of the all-new Honda HR-V, a premium sport crossover, will set a new benchmark for the Thai automobile market.  This car will fulfill the various lifestyle preferences of customers in the compact segment.  It is also a new type of vehicle ideal for customers who are looking for a SUV that perfectly matches their various needs, leisure activities and lifestyles.  Honda developed the all-new Honda HR-V by integrating the best in every angle to create the new generation of premium sport crossover. We are sure that the all-new Honda HR-V will receive a very warm welcome from Thai customers and is worth waiting for.”

The all-new Honda HR-V, under the name Honda Vezel, made its world debut in Japan in 2013.  It was well accepted by Honda’s Japanese customers, with over 100,000 units sold within the first year.  The all-new Honda HR-V was then launched in China and the third market to launch it globally is Thailand, which is also the first country to manufacture and sell this model in the ASEAN region.
 
The all-new Honda HR-V was developed based on the fundamentals of a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), adding the sportiness of a coupe and integrating the functionality of a minivan.
 
The exterior design of the all-new Honda HR-V, elegant in all dimensions, is formed by sharp character lines that blend together the sleek cabin and the dynamic lower body. Together with the character lines and rear door handles that are integrated into the side windows, the design reflects the sportiness of a two-door coupe. The front face was designed with a “Solid Wing Face” concept and strengthens the tough look and stylish front grille by using a black colour.  It’s complemented by a Panoramic Sunroof, LED Daytime Running Lights and LED Tube taillights, which add a sophisticated and sporty look.
 
The interior design provides a wide and clear space over the console, combined with a Double Layer console that gives the feeling of a sporty image.  The spacious passenger cabin comes with a full range of modern equipment, including a 7-inch Advanced Touch Screen audio system with Siri voice command (for iPhone 4S and above); Automatic Air-conditioning System with touch screen control panel; 7-color adjustable ambient meter with LCD and Multi Information Display; two USB ports, HDMI and a power outlet. It also features a Multifunction Steering Wheel, One-Push Ignition System, and Honda Smart Key System. Maximum storage is provided by a multi-utility seat that has three adjustable modes – Utility Mode, Tall Mode, and Long Mode – to meet the demands of all lifestyles and uses.
 
The all-new Honda HR-V is powered by a 1.8-liter SOHC, 4-cylinder, 16-valve i-VTEC engine that delivers 141 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and maximum torque of 172 Newton-meters at 4,300 rpm, plus a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) developed under Honda’s “Earth Dreams Technology” to enhance both driving performance and fuel economy.  The engine is compatible with E85 fuel.   The all-new Honda HR-V is more fun to drive with a 7-speed Paddle Shift and the Cruise Control System provides more comfortable driving.

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The full range of premium advanced safety features include an Electric Parking Brake that is easily activated by slightly pulling up the switch on the center console; Automatic Brake Hold that holds the brake automatically so the driver doesn’t have to press the brake pedal all the time when stopped; Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS); Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD); Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA); Hill Start Assist (HSA); Emergency Stop Signal (ESS); plus a 3-angle Rearview camera and six airbags: Driver i-SRS airbag, Front Passenger SRS airbag, i-Side airbags, and Side Curtain Airbags for more confidence in all journeys.

Regarding the marketing communications for the all-new Honda HR-V, Mr. Sompop Patipanthada, Marketing General Manager of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., unveiled that, “The marketing communications concept for the all-new Honda HR-V is the Premium X Sport Crossover and conveys a message of premium and sporty integration.  We will present the uniqueness of this car in all dimensions, including the perfect meeting of the sporty exterior design and spacious interior, maximum comfort, premium functions, and high performance that provides the ultimate sporty driving experience backed by advanced safety technology.

“The all-new Honda HR-V is the premium sport crossover with high-class appeal that fulfills the demands of a diversified lifestyle and will be an important new choice for those who are looking for a vehicle in the compact segment, and we expect to achieve sales of 20,000 units within one year.”

The new Honda HR-V is available in three variants, which are the S at 890,000 Baht, the E at 975,000 Baht, and the EL at 1,045,000 Baht.  It comes in five colours – Crystal Black (Pearl), White Orchid (Pearl), Alabaster Silver (Metallic), with two new colours; Ruse Black (Metallic) and Morpho Blue (Pearl).

On the occasion of Honda’s 50th anniversary in Thailand, Honda has introduced a special campaign called “Honda’s 50th Anniversary offers 50-million baht happiness” to express our gratitude to Thai customers for their continuous trust and tremendous support. Customers who purchase any Honda model from today until 31 December, 2014, will get a chance to win one of many prizes every month such as a 1-kilogram gold bar; Honda Mobilio; home theatre and television sets; Honda motorcycles; and iPhone 6 Plus smart phones. In addition, they will also get a chance to win a special prize of a “Family Trip to Japan” for four members of the family. All lucky draw prizes are worth a total value of more than 50 million baht.

Honda Malaysia Unveiled New Civic with Enhanced Features and Look

Honda Malaysia unveiled the New Civic today with value-added features, smart technologies and it comes with a bolder appearance with new front grille design and aggressive-looking lower grille assembly.

The New Civic appears in Twilight Blue Metallic colour 
The New Civic is even more attractive with Honda Malaysia’s announcement of the new pricing, which is a reduction from the current price. The on-the-road price tag for 1.8L S is now at RM113,800, 2.0L S is at RM125,800 and 2.0L Navi is at RM132,800. On top of the price reduction, all three variants of the New Civic attained added features which provide better value to the customers.

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New Enhanced  7” Display Audio  + HDMI / Navigation / MirrorLink

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Honda Malaysia Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Mr.Yoichiro Ueno said, “The upgrades and enhancements in the New Civic are based on our customers’ feedback and from our evaluation of the market expectations. We are determined to deliver customer satisfaction at the highest level by providing high quality products with the best value for money in order to increase the joy of owning a Honda car.”

Incorporating the “Youthful and Premium” concept, the New Civic introduced with smart technologies and safety features is targeting at working adults, young families and urbanites who demands for a stylish yet practical daily companion for their busy, exciting and varied lifestyles.

The engine platform of the New Civic for 1.8L delivers maximum output of 141PS and 174NM while the 2.0L delivers 155PS and 190NM. The trusted SOHC i-VTEC powertrain combined with a five speed automatic transmission gearbox delivers high level driving performance while achieving better fuel economy. The smart ECO Assist function guides the driver to drive more efficiently and the ECON Mode button improves the vehicle’s fuel efficiency with a push of a button.

The New Civic with newly enhanced front grille design and lower grille assembly.
In terms of exterior, the New Civic appears more aggressive with the new front grille and lower grille assembly. The 1.8L variant comes with 16-inch alloy wheel while the 2.0L obtains the 17-inch.

Additionally, an upgrade for the 1.8L S and 2.0L S includes the refinement of its interior door handle where the thickness and quality of material has been improved by 30% and the 2.0L Navi variant is refined with ‘Piano Black Finish’. The 2.0L Navi is also further enhanced with a futuristic cockpit featuring 7” Display Audio with Navigation, HDMI and MirrorLink. All three variants are equipped with the advanced Smart Entry with Push Start button for extra convenience to the customers.

With safety being a commitment and priority for Honda, the New Civic will be equipped with highest safety specifications as all three variants comes with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system that combines with Motion Adaptive EPS (Electronic Power Steering) system to stabilize the vehicle and driving controls during understeer and oversteer conditions. Through the innovation of Honda’s Advance Compability Engineering (ACE) body structure, it provides improved crash compatibility between different sizes of vehicles. The New Civic is now equipped with 6 Airbags (2.0L S and 2.0L Navi variants). Customers of the 9th Generation Civic would be pleased to note that the Civic is known for being a safe family sedan with a 5-star ASEAN NCAP achievement.

Sales target for the New Civic is 7,500 units a year which is an increase of 44% compared to when it was first launched in 2012. Moreover, the 9th Generation Civic has contributed more than 16,900 units of sales as of October 2014. The much loved Civic in Malaysia has sold more than 75,000 units since the introduction of the 7th Generation in 2003.

The New Civic will feature a new colour (Twilight Blue) added into the lineup of existing colours of Taffeta White, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl. Currently, the waiting period for the New Civic is one month upon booking.

The New Civic will also carry one of the most attractive after-sales service packages of 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage, service interval of 10,000 km and free labour service up to 6 visits for every alternate paid service until 100,000km.

RON97 Unleaded Petrol Down 20sen From 19.11.2014

The price of RON97 Unleaded Petrol in Malaysia will go down by 20sen to RM2.55/litre from today.

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The feel of a Porsche with the fuel consumption of a compact car

The new Cayenne S E-Hybrid proofs that these two characteristics don´t exclude each other. During the course of an international road test event for the media at the end of October, the world’s first premium SUV plug-in hybrid was put through its paces for the first time. Over a total distance of more than 4,200 kilometres it consumed just 5.6 l/100 km. The best result was even as low as 1.4 l/100 km, thus two l/100 km below the NEDC fuel consumption level of 3.4 l/100 km.

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In addition to the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the Panamera S E-Hybrid was also driven along the same routes. Thanks to its weight advantage, rear-wheel drive and lower wind resistance, the plug-in hybrid model of Porsche’s grand tourer also impressed with average fuel consumption of 5.4 l/100 km.

Both plug-in hybrids were driven along the routes around Frankfurt am Main – these included sections through villages, along country roads and on motorways, in part with no speed limit. It was also confirmed on these different routes of between 36 and 56 kilometres that the all-electric range of 36 kilometres with fuel consumption of 0.0 l/100 km and zero local emissions is achievable in practice, not just in the NEDC on a test bench.

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid provides system power of 416 hp (306 kW), accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds and has a top speed of 243 km/h. It has been available from dealers since October 2014. Porsche is thus the first carmaker with three plug-in models in its portfolio. In addition to the new Cayenne S E-Hybrid and the Panamera S E-Hybrid, launched in August 2013 as the first plug-in hybrid in the luxury segment, the 918 Spyder super sports car underlines Porsche’s expertise in the field of plug-in hybrid technology.

BMW Group Malaysia Introduces The New MINI 5-Door

MINI Malaysia today introduced the second body variant of the third generation MINI, the New MINI 5-Door. Redefining urban driving fun, the latest MINI is represented as the first ever five-door model in the small car segment. Carrying forward the trademark MINI go-kart feeling with its iconic MINI design, the New MINI 5-Door will further underscore the British premium brand’s unrivalled driving excitement, efficiency, comfort, safety and connectivity with complete practicality.

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Introducing the New MINI 5-Door, Mr. Alan Harris, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “With the introduction of the New MINI 5-Door, we at MINI Malaysia are now more than ever excited to continue providing our loyal customers a wider range of the most exciting premium small car brand in the world. We believe that the New MINI 5-Door will further demonstrate superior qualities of the brand’s hallmark driving excitement particularly with its evolutionary exterior design advancements and characteristic brand styling.”

Harris added that the New MINI 5-Door will appeal to Malaysians who are looking for a truly unique, one of a kind car in their driveway. He said, “MINI is the most unconventional premium small car brand in the world and the New MINI 5-Door will enable fans that grew up with the MINI brand and its iconic appeal to continue to grow with MINI even into a new generation. The new MINI 5-Door is the perfect car for the small urban, modern Malaysian family for everyday use. Be it as a daily commute to work after dropping the kids off at school or the weekend out with family and friends. The only difference now is that you would be driving and travelling in style!”

BMW Group Malaysia Introduces The New MINI 5-Door

The unmistakable proportions of the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door receives a defined expansion in exterior dimensions in comparison to its original three door model, the new MINI 3-Door. While retaining its distinctive MINI design elements such as short overhangs as well as front shell-shaped bonnet, the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door is 16 cm longer than the original MINI hatch to further accentuate the car’s character of offering more space and the additional door option. The body of the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door stands at 3,982mm long, 1,727mm wide and 1,425mm high – all of which will benefit the additional two doors as well as easier accessibility for back-seat passengers who will experience convenient ingress and egress movements. Additionally, the extended body length of the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door also increases the luggage compartment volume by 67 litres for a total of 278 litres in comparison to the MINI hatch.

In its looks, the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door’s unmistakable appearance is further accentuated by the car’s hallmark brand styling and can be recognized by its radiator grille with a honeycomb pattern and classic elliptical headlamps. The New MINI 5-Door is also fitted with LED daytime driving lights as well as LED headlights and fog lamps, which provides the light source for both low and high beams for the car, as well as Park Distance Control function at the rear.

In terms of wheel offerings, the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door sports run-flat tyres with 17” Roulette Spoke two-tone rims.

In engine offering, the heart of the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door offers a 2.0-litre MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology petrol engine which delivers a maximum output of 141kW/192hp and 280Nm of torque to enable a much sportier driving performance than ever before. This is the same power plant introduced in the new MINI 3-Door earlier this year. Coupled with a six speed automatic sport transmission, the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door accelerates from 0-100km/h in just 6.8 seconds with a top speed of 230km/h. These figures are combined with an average fuel consumption reading of 5.5 litres per 100km with C02 emissions level reading of 129g/km.

Extra helpings of fun urban driving can be further experienced as the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door also combines a sports automatic transmission with the automatic engine start/stop function. This prevents unnecessary fuel consumption caused by idling at junctions or in congested traffic.

Internally, the New MINI 5-Door continues to offer premium interior ambience while further emphasizing precise lines, high-end colour and material combinations as well as modern functionality, making the New MINI 5-Door a true and complete 5 seater!

In its interior offering, the new MINI Cooper S 5-Door features Leather Cross Punch Carbon Black Upholstery as well as sports seats for both the driver and front passenger. The Black Checkered interior surface, Chrome Line Interior and headliner in Anthracite are used to further accentuate its interior ambience and stylish feel. Completing the car’s inside sporty feel is the MINI John Cooper Works multifunction leather steering wheel with paddle shifters, rain sensor and automatic lights control, non slip leather rims with perforations, Chilli Red contrast stitching and the JCW logo embedded into the 6 o’clock position.

The New MINI Cooper S 5-Door also features the ideal basis for safe, intuitive and convenient control of the driver assistance, infotainment and comfort systems – all of which are offered from the hallmark MINI central instrument panel. MINI Connected for example, offers an extensive integration of smartphones in the car, allowing the use of internet-based services in the area of infotainment, communications and driver experience. These can be operated in typical MINI style through a 6.5” MINI Visual Boost LCD display with 5-key controller.

The innovative display and operating concept of the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door is also supported by the lighting design of the central instrument panel which is unique to MINI. The interior of the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door is not just a daytime head-turner but its unique lighting concept now also turns any night-time drive into an authentic experience, particularly with the MINI Excitement package which allows the instruments and operating modules – including the door trim and centre console area – to illuminate.

The New MINI Cooper S 5-Door will be available in eleven exterior paint shades, with the addition of Electric Blue as a new MINI colour exclusive to the new MINI 5-Door. The roof, exterior mirror caps and bonnet stripes are also available in two colour options of white or black.

The new MINI Cooper S 5-Door also arrives packaged with the MINI Service Inclusive program which offers comprehensive MINI after-sales care for 3 years or 50,000KM and will be available at all authorised MINI dealership nationwide from the weekend of the 15th and 16th November 2014.

Estimated retail prices (on the road for personal registration, without insurance) of the new MINI Cooper S 5-Door is:

MINI Cooper S 5-Door – RM 238,888.00