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All-new 2015 Honda Civic Type R Concept Preview

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With the automotive world about to descend on the 2014 Mondial de l’Automobile, Honda has released exciting new details about its eagerly anticipated Civic Type R.

The all-new hot hatch – due in European showrooms next year – will be the most extreme Type R yet, signalling the start of a new performance era for the brand.

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Power will come from a 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series. Developing over 280 PS, it will deliver unmatched performance compared to any previous Type R car. That includes all generations of the Civic, plus the iconic performance-oriented versions of the Integra, Accord and even the NSX.

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While complying with strict Euro 6 emissions regulations, this is a Honda Type R powerplant like no other. While its predecessors were naturally aspirated, the new unit benefits from a turbocharger, boosting low-end power delivery. Combined with the high-end performance that’s synonymous with Honda’s VTEC technology – and much-loved by enthusiastic Type R owners – they will deliver a sensational driving experience.

Suehiro Hasshi, Large Project Leader for the Civic Type R at Honda R&D, commented: “Honda has had four Type R model derivatives – the Civic, Integra, Accord and NSX. The engine in this new Honda Civic Type R is unrivalled against all of them in terms of raw power, torque and engine response.”

Hasshi-san emphasised the car’s appeal will be far greater than a new high-performance engine under the bonnet. A number of engineering innovations and enhancements will make the new Civic Type R a true driver’s car, worthy of wearing the famous red ‘H’ badge.

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For example, the Civic Type R will mark the debut of Honda’s new ‘+R’ button. Located to the side of the steering wheel, once pressed it activates ‘+R‘ mode for the most exhilarating driving experience. The engine response is heightened, with torque-mapping changed to a more aggressive and performance-focused setting. Steering becomes more responsive and, together with the new four-point Adaptive Damper System, delivers the ultimate handling experience.

Hasshi explained: “In default standard mode, the Civic Type R is exceptionally agile, an everyday sports car with an enjoyable and fluid acceleration. The ‘+R’ button brings out a more dynamic and athletic car for the driver, to set pulses racing. The difference in character is immense. The ‘+R’ mode is extreme; the car is ideal for track use and will be appreciated by the genuine sports-driving enthusiast.”

Another example of Honda’s innovative approach is the car’s ‘steer axis’. In order to deliver the power of the turbocharged 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine, the new Civic Type R’s front suspension system includes this additional mechanical system involving two supporting ‘kingpins’. They minimise torque steer and allows the driver to fully exploit the car’s exceptional driveability.

Furthermore, a new four-point Adaptive Damper System has been developed specifically for the Civic Type R. It automatically adjusts the front and rear suspension damping force stiffness in a split second, based on driving conditions. This allows the new Civic Type R to provide a comfortable ride during cruising, yet become firm and agile when high-performance handling is required.

The new Civic Type R will follow in the footsteps of its predecessors with a six-speed manual transmission. The development team selected this option to maximise driving enjoyment.

Hasshi explained: “The manual transmission allows the drivers to select the gear they want, for example, down from fifth to third when approaching a corner. The concept of the new Civic Type R is to be the complete driver’s car so this was the best option.”

The all-new Civic Type R has been developed and engineered for European driving tastes. To be built at Honda’s state-of-the-art plant in Swindon, UK, it will arrive in dealerships during 2015.

To see the latest Honda Civic Type R Concept car, go to the Honda Stand in Hall 3, at the 2014 Mondial de l’Automobile. Honda’s press conference takes place on this stand at 16.45 CET on Thursday 2 October.

Honda Received 6 Awards at the first Asean NCAP Grand Prix Awards

Honda Malaysia received a total of 6 awards at the first ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Awards which was held in Kuching, including the Overall winner for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) for the All-New City. These awards has marked another milestone on Honda’s continuous effort to set a benchmark for the safety of Honda vehicles on the road – a testament to Honda’s top commitment and priority on safety for Honda drivers and passengers.

The event was held for the first time this year and a total of 18 car manufacturers participated. Its purpose is to award the high achievers and to promote competition spirit among car manufacturers to produce safer vehicles.

Honda took home 5 awards in the “Crash Worthiness Performance” category and 1 award in the “Safety Technology” category. The awards are:

Crash Worthiness Performance

ADULT OCCUPANT PROTECTION (AOP)

CATEGORY

MODEL

Overall

City

Small Family Category

City

SUV Category

CR-V

 

CHILD OCCUPANT PROTECTION (COP)

CATEGORY

MODEL

Medium Family Category

Civic

SUV Category

CR-V

 

Safety Technology

CATEGORY

MODEL

LaneWatch Camera

Accord

“All car manufacturers including Honda are now focusing on improving safety of our vehicles which enables people to realize the joy and freedom of mobility. It is our hope that together with organisations like MIROS and a concerted effort by all car manufacturers to build safer cars for the market, we can one day realize the dream of accident-free roads in the world,” said Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Yoichiro Ueno.

Honda R&D centers in Japan and Ohio houses two of the world’s most advanced indoor crash-safety research facilities – the world’s first indoor multi-directional crash-test safety facility and an Automotive Safety Research Facility. The Honda indoor crash test safety facility enables Honda to conduct crash tests from a variety of directions, at various speeds, and between vehicles of different sizes. In fact, all Honda models have been put through vigorous testings for frontal, side and rear crash at the facility. This multi-directional test capability is key to better understanding, designing, and protecting against the consequences of real-world collisions.

Besides the multi-directional crash tests, Honda was also the first automaker in the world to develop pedestrian crash test dummies. The dummies are designed to replicate the behavior of the human body in a collision to help with analyzing the effects accidents have on the human body and with identifying locations of damage to vehicles.

Both R&D centers are able to provide Honda with a deeper understanding of what happens in real-world collisions as the basis for developing new technologies that enhance safety. This is a strong reflection of Honda’s commitment in providing safety for everyone—that means crash protection not only for its own drivers and passengers, but also for the occupants of other vehicles, and injury mitigation for pedestrians. Honda is dedicated in identifying and implementing advanced designs and features that will help to enhance the safety of vehicles on the road.

Honda’s LaneWatch Camera system which received an award under the Safety Technology category is another of Honda’s driver-assistive visibility technology which is currently available in the Honda Accord 2.4 VTi-L. The LaneWatch Camera system is a blind spot camera at the passenger side mirror which is activated when the left signal is indicated and enhances the view of passenger side traffic.

“At Honda, we have a dream. We dream of a collision-free mobile society where our customers and everyone sharing the road, can safely and confidently enjoy the freedom of mobility. We are dedicated to identifying and implementing safety improvements through vehicle technologies, safety education and telecommunication networks that can connect everyone sharing the road. This dream is summed up in our Honda Global Safety Slogan, “Safety for Everyone” where we ultimately can help people to realize the joy and freedom of a mobile and sustainable society where people can truly enjoy life,” added Mr. Ueno. 

All New Honda Jazz 2014 Officially Launched in Malaysia. Price starts from RM72,800

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The wait is over! Honda Malaysia has officially launched the all new 2014 Honda Jazz. Available for viewing / test-drive / booking in all Honda showrooms nationwide. The all new Honda Jazz is now available in 3 variants – S, E and V variants. 

All 3 variants of the new Honda Jazz comes with the 1.5L SOHC i-VTEC engine which produces 120PS at 6,600rpm and 145Nm of torque. What’s excitingly new in this new model of Honda Jazz is the newly developed ‘Earth Dreams’ technology CVT gearbox. It is reported to claim 17.81km/L of fuel consumption. 

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Though the interior is similar to the current Honda City model, there are still slight differences that you can on the Jazz apart from the City’s interior. On the Jazz, there’s no ECON mode / button, cruise control and also no paddle shifts. What’s special is the rear seats that is able to fold in almost every way. Apart from folding it flat down, you can also have the option to lift up the base of the seat to insert tall items into the car. Both the front seats can also be reclined flat for long items inserting from the back. 

Comes base in all variants includes halogen headlamps, LED tail lamps, ABS, EBD and also brake assist. Grade S will feature a manual air-conditioning system, single-DIN head unit and only 4 speakers, dual airbags and 15″ steel wheels with plastic covers (not sport rims).

 Grade E, on the other hand, will come with much more accessories. Touch panel auto-aircond system, a console box with armrest, leather wrapped steering wheel, 15″ sport rims, 4 speakers, standard double-DIN audio system head unit, dual airbags. The grade E variants adds in hill-start assist, emergency start-stop signal and also VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist).

As for the top ranging Grade V, packed with whole lot of accessories such as 6 airbags, 16″ alloy wheels, 7-inch touch screen with HDMI connectivity, steering is mounted with a hands-free telephone control.

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You can now have an option to customize your Honda Jazz with either Modulo Package or the Mugen Package. The Modulo Package will include bodykit, sport pedals at only RM2,650. Adding on further customization, you can add on foot lights, cargo tray, trunk organizer and side step illumination at only RM1,250. As for the Mugen Package, it will include bodykit, spoiler and Mugen badge at RM4,900

OTR price for the all new 2014 Honda Jazz would be :-
Jazz (Grade S) - RM72,800
Jazz (Grade E) - RM79,800
Jazz (Grade V) - RM87,800

The all new Jazz will be available in few colors – Tinted Silver (new), Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic, Tafetta White, Crystal Black Pearl and Modern Steel Metallic. 5 years warranty with unlimited mileage included. 

Check out the 2014 Honda Jazz gallery below :

All-new Honda Jazz will be launched in Malaysia this month!

The All-New Jazz that is due to arrive this month in Malaysia. The 3rd Generation All-New Jazz maintains its well-loved and popular design concept of being practical, stylish and compact while offering an enhanced powertrain and completely new redesigned body. Meanwhile, the interior comfort, fuel economy, styling and driving performance is brought to a higher level.

The Jazz is not without its own following and fans worldwide. It captured the hearts of many from the day it was launched in 2001, with over 4.87 million units sold worldwide to-date. Both the first and second generations were also accorded numerous awards which is testament to its design excellence and wide acceptance.

The 3rd Generation All-New Jazz

Since the introduction of the CKD Jazz Petrol last July, Honda Malaysia have sold more than 6,770 units in less than one year. Comparatively, the CBU Jazz Petrol sales for 5 years prior to 2013 averaged at about 650 units a year. This big jump in sales clearly indicate that Honda Malaysia’s strategy of expanding its production capacity and locally assembling the Jazz is indeed in the right direction with the current market sentiment. This can only mean one thing, that the cost savings has been translated to the end users, without compromising on the quality of the Jazz.

The All-New Jazz will be available in three variants namely the Jazz S, Jazz E and Jazz V. All 3 variants are powered by the enhanced 1.5L SOHC i-VTEC engine (maximum power 120PS @ 6,600 rpm and maximum torque 145Nm @ 4,600 rpm) coupled with the advanced new Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) that was developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology to provide the perfect combination of driving performance and fuel efficiency.

Measuring 3,955 mm in length, 1,524 mm in height with a width of 1,694 mm, the All-New Jazz epitomizes Honda’s philosophy of “Man Maximum, Machine Minimum”, providing overwhelming space and comfort for both driver and passengers that is ahead of its competitors. Known for its innovative features such as central fuel tank and easily-transformable Ultra Seats with rear seat reclining, the 3rd Generation All-New Jazz is developed based on the concept of “Best Functional Compact” to capture the hearts of customers who demand for a car that is fun yet versatile and functional to meet the needs of their multi-faceted lifestyles.

Exterior wise, the All-New Jazz carries Honda’s new design identity of the “Solid Wing Face” which was developed based on the “Exciting H Design!!!” concept. On the interiors, the All-New Jazz offers a sophisticated futuristic cockpit with thoughtful and practical interior features as a result of the new design concept. Some of the first-in-class features that customers can expect are 7-inch Display Audio, Touch Panel Auto Air Conditioning and 9 Cup Holders.

The All-New Jazz has all the important and necessary safety features you will expect from a Honda car. With safety features such as 6 Airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Emergency Start Stop signal and Hill Stop Assist (HSA), owners of the All-New Jazz can have a peace of mind and focus on the joy of driving the car!

The All-New Jazz will be available for bookings from 1- 15 July 2014. With a low interest rate of 2.53% and a chance to win a trip to the Maldives, Honda Malaysia is leaving no room for excuses!  Book the All-New Jazz now and wait to be surprised!

All New Honda City 2014 Launched in Malaysia. Price starts from RM75,800

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Honda Malaysia have officially launched the all-new Honda City earlier today. We’ve all seen the preview of the all new Honda City last month. This time, Honda Malaysia is ready to push the highly-anticipated car to the Malaysian market. 

The 4th-generation Honda City will come in 4 variants in our Malaysian market. Starting from Grade S (lowest spec), Grade S+, Grade E and Grade V (highest spec). All 4 models spots a 1.5L i-VTEC engine that produces 120PS at 6,600rpm and 145Nm of torque at 4,600rpm. What’s new is the brand new CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) gearbox that replaces the previous generation’s 5-speed automatic gearbox. No manual transmission introduced for the Honda City unlike the Toyota Vios. 

The advanced new Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) that was developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology to provide the perfect combination of driving performance and fuel economy. Additionally, for the first time, the ECON mode is now a standard feature in the All-New City across all variants to further improve the vehicle’s fuel usage with the push of a button. 

The Honda City does 0-100km/h between 10.5seconds to 10.8seconds. 10.8seconds is for the heavier tyred top ranged Grade V variant. Top speed for all is said to be 190km/h. 

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What differs all 4 of the variants are the accessories that are equipped with. The All-New City is equipped with advanced features such Smart Entry and Push Start button (E and V variant). Wheel size are also different for all 4 models – 15″ steel wheel with cover for S variant, 15″ Alloy rims for S+ and E variant while 16″ Alloy rims will be fitted into the top ranging V variant. 

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A 7″ Display audio system is fitted in Grade V while S+ and E will only get a Standard audio system (like previous generation) and Grade S will spot a Single Din audio player. What’s great is that Honda has equipped 8 speakers into the top ranging Grade V being the most in its segment. While the other variants (S, S+ and E will only get 4 speakers. Multi Information Combination Meter,Rear Ventilation Air Conditioning (E and V variant), 2 USB Jacks (V variant), 3 Power Sockets (E and V variant), 8 Cup Holders and smart storage compartments. The advanced Steering Wheel Hands Free Telephone Control (S+, E and V variant) and Steering Wheel Voice Recognition Control (V variant) are connected with the vehicle’s infotainment system to provide convenience at the driver’s fingertips. 

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Safety wise, the All-New City also offers top safety features that prioritize driver and passengers.It has class-leading 6 Airbags (V variant) (including Dual Front SRS Airbags, i-Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) (E and V variant), Hill Start Assist (E and V variant), Emergency Stop Signal (E and V variant) and ISO Fix features. 

All-New City is available in 5 colours: Modern Steel Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Taffeta White, Crystal Black Pearl and a new attractive colour of Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic. 

Price starts from RM75,800 for the S variant and RM78,800 for the S+ variant, RM83,800 for the E variant. The top ranged V variant is priced at RM90,800.

Honda Malaysia offers 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage and service interval is 10,000km to provide further ease to customers to make the City the vehicle of their choice. 

 The All-New City will also come in 2 accessory packages consisting of Honda’s Genuine Accessories (RM1,700) and Honda’s Modulo Package (RM3,200) to enable customers to customize their vehicle. 

Hit the jump for more photos on all variants of the new Honda City

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