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Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Honda Malaysia will be introducing the All-New HR-V in Feb 2015

The All-New HR-V which has been making waves in every country it has been launched, will be hitting Malaysian shores in February 2015. The All-New HR-V (Hip & Smart Runabout Vehicle) is a new generation vehicle that fuses together the dynamic qualities and secure feelings of an SUV, the excitement and personal feel of a Coupe and the functionality and comfort of a Minivan. In essence, the All-New HR-V is a perfect marriage of individuality and usability.

The All-New HR-V is a new segment in vehicle offerings and this Dynamic New Generation Compact SUV is set to be well received in Malaysia as it incorporates spaciousness, user-friendliness and functional in its features. With smart interface features and advanced technology adoptions, this new generation compact SUV is set to deliver dynamic performance that combines elegance and fun while providing top safety.

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Under the hood, the All-New HR-V features a 1.8L i-VTEC SOHC engine built on a new Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology that enhances both driving performance and fuel economy. The new compact and lightweight CVT features high-efficiency electric oil pump and high strength belt, which improves fuel economy and ensures smooth rapid acceleration.

Size-wise, the All-New HR-V measures 4,294 mm in length, 1,772 mm in width and 1,605 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,610 mm. The wide viewing angle was secured through optimization of the width and angle of the front pillars in order to provide good visibility for the driver. With perfect eye point level, drivers have better viewpoint and a greater sense of security. Driving comfort is further enhanced with low centre of gravity. Keeping to its sporty and bold style, the car is fitted with 16” alloy wheels.

This multi-dimensional compact SUV has increased body rigidity and stability with its super high tensile steel including hot-stamped materials installed at appropriate spots. In addition, the front and rear parts of the body were effectively reinforced to realise the lightweight and highly rigid body that generates sportiness and linear driving performance. Driving pleasure is enhanced with reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), by adopting high-performance sound absorbing and insulating materials installed in the rear area and front inner fenders, floor carpets and floor undercover.

The front face is designed to look bold and tough with unified stylish front grille that’s created under the ‘Solid Wing Face’ concept. The strong distinctive character lines on the sides fuse together the sleek cabin of a coupe and the dynamic lower body exudes toughness. Combining the character lines and rear door handles which are integrated into the side windows, the feeling of an elegant and sporty two-door coupe was created.

The interior design of the High-deck Centre Console is made possible for the first time by adopting the Electric Parking Brake, replacing the hand/foot brake. The new design allows drivers to have their own personal space without infringing into the passenger space. Along with the High-deck Centre Console, a new kind of Multi-utility Drink Holder is developed to not only hold drinks but also to store personal items.

In order to enhance the All-New HR-V’s amazing cabin space for driver and passengers, the length of the seat bottom was increased creating ample legroom, while the seatback angle was optimised for better seating posture. This provides optimum comfort and reduces strain to drivers when driving for long hours. The All-New HR-V features high quality material as fabric and soft pad were used for most occupant touch points.

Honda’s original centre-tank layout enabled the realisation of a large cargo space and minivan-like rear seats with ample elbowroom. The All-New HR-V is further supported with the Multi-utility cargo space that allows various configurations of seating. The seat dimensions are set for easy manoeuverability and can be arranged into 3 modes – Utility Mode, Tall Mode, and Long Mode. The tailgate opening is as wide as 1,180 mm while the ground height of the tailgate opening is 650 mm, one of the lowest within the class, providing convenience for easy loading and unloading.

Its smart interface features include a 7-inch Display Audio, One Touch Turn Signal and Touch Panel Air Conditioning for a smooth, at-your-fingertip operation. This innovation supports the smart drive concept that is evident in the All-New HR-V. The speedometer also features an illumination ring, which changes colour based on the driving mode to indicate economical driving.

In effort to provide enhanced protection for vehicle occupants and other road users, Honda has embraced a comprehensive approach to vehicle safety that seeks to provide a high level of active and passive occupant protection along with features such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Daytime Running Light (DRL), ISOFIX and 6 Airbags (Dual Front SRS Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags and Side Airbags).

The All-New HR-V comes with the new Automatic Brake Hold feature that can be easily activated with a push of the switch. Once it’s activated, whenever the driver stops the vehicle by braking, the system automatically holds the vehicle in position without the driver stepping on the brake. This provides convenience to the driver when in a temporary stationary mode. Another new feature introduced in the All-New HR-V is the Electric Parking Brake. It is an advanced parking brake which can be operated by a switch lever. When the conditions (seatbelt and shift position) are fulfilled, the system automatically releases the parking brake with the step of the accelerator pedal.

The All-New HR-V will be available for booking at all 77 dealers nationwide from 6 January 2015 onwards. In conjunction with the upcoming All New HR-V launch, Honda is also organising roadshows at the following locations:

6-11 January 2015
Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur
West Lobby (Starbucks)

9-11 January 2015
Sunway Carnival, Penang
Sub Court

12-14 January 2015
Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur
Sub Court

16-18 January 2015
Paradigm Mall, Petaling Jaya
Walkway

16-18 January 2015
KSL Mall, Johor Bahru
Sub Court

23-25 January 2015
Village Mall, Sungai Petani
Entrance

For more information, please call Honda’s Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020, or log onto www.honda.com.my.

Honda Malaysia initiates flood relief programme for affected customers

Honda Malaysia has initiated its Flood Relief Programme to aid Honda customers whose cars are affected by the flood.

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Honda Malaysia is providing parts discount of 50% off all genuine parts that were affected by the flood with immediate effect and will run until 31 March 2015.This effort is to help Honda owners affected by the severe flood, which has now distressed nine states in Malaysia.

Customers are advised to bring along their police report on the damaged car and insurance cover note to any Honda dealers in the affected areas to have their car assessed and damage repaired once the flood situation has subsided.

Honda Malaysia’s thoughts and prayers are with the many affected people and this programme is a small effort to assist their customers and help ease the burden of repairs for their cars.

Customers can call Honda’s Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020 for more information on this Flood Relief Programme.

Honda Malaysia Introduces New Range of Genuine Engine Oil

Honda Malaysia introduced its new range of genuine engine oil, which now comes in a whole new packaging. The new range of genuine engine oil has been approved by Honda Research and Development (R&D) for its quality and performance while also meeting the latest specification standard set by the American Petroleum Institute (API).

SN 0W-20 engine oil

The new line-up of genuine engine oil is formulated to fulfill all requirements of the Honda engine. Through technological advancements, Honda has managed to develop low viscosity engine oil that not only provides protection but also enhance the smoothness of the engine. This in turn leads to better fuel efficiency without sacrificing on performance. The upgraded genuine engine oil is suitable for *all Honda models.

With the introduction of the new engine oil line-up, the SN 0W-20 engine oil has the lowest viscosity, providing the ultimate combination of protection, performance and better fuel efficiency for better mileage and cost savings.

The line-up of Honda’s current and upgraded genuine engine oil is shown below:

EXISTING LINE UP

NEW LINE UP

SL 10W-30

Mineral

SN 10W-30

Mineral

SM 5W-30

Semi-Synthetic

SN 5W-30

Semi-Synthetic

SM 0W-20

Full-Synthetic

SN 0W-20

Full-Synthetic

SL 5W-40

Full-Synthetic

SN 0W-30

Full-Synthetic

Honda also announced the implementation of a bulk system for the SN 0W-20 engine oil which will be expanded to authorized Honda dealers nationwide. The SN 0W-20 is the first genuine engine oil to implement the bulk system and will now be sold by actual usage. Besides its obvious benefit of less bottle disposal and reduced wastage of unused oil, the bulk system also ensures volume accuracy which increases efficiency at service operations.

The introduction of the bulk system is an effective step towards achieving Honda’s Global Environment Goal of Triple Zero (Zero CO2 emissions, Zero waste & Zero energy risk). Through the Triple Zero concept, Honda aims to create a zero-impact society by engaging with climate change, energy and resource issues through its technology and business activities.

In order to meet the growing needs of Honda customers in Malaysia, Honda is targeting to increase the number of authorized Honda dealers to 90 by 2015, with dealers at every major town in Malaysia. Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and coupled with well-trained service advisors, all Honda customers are encouraged to bring their cars to be serviced at any authorized Honda dealers nationwide.

Honda is committed to continue providing the best products and services at affordable prices to its customers and the new range of Honda Genuine Engine Oil is Honda’s way to help customers care for their vehicle and prolong its lifespan.

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.

Civic 1.8L S

Civic 2.0L S

Civic 2.0L Navi

Smart Entry with Push Start Button

Auto Headlamp

-  Cruise Control

-  Chrome Handle

-  Side Curtain Airbags (6 Airbags)

-  Auto Headlamp

-  Side Curtain Airbags
(6 Airbags)

-  Auto Headlamp

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

Table: Upgraded features of the New Civic

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.