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Honda Delivers 16 Civics to KPDNHEP

Honda Civic KPDNHEP

Following the Royal Malaysian Police and the Malaysian Army, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has also selected the Honda Civic to be used as a fleet vehicle.

A total of 16 units of Honda Civic 1.8 S were delivered by Honda Malaysia to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) on the 24th of December 2020. According to Honda Malaysia, this is the first time a Honda model is going to be used by KPDNHEP.

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Honda Malaysia, Mr. Toichi Ishiyama commented, “On behalf of Honda Malaysia, we are honored that the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has chosen Civic as their preferred car in accomplishing their tasks and duties.”

“We are also appreciative of the Ministry’s crucial role in promoting and sustaining domestic trade in Malaysia, which is important as we are still facing challenges to boost the Malaysian economy which was greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is encouraging to observe that all Malaysians are working together to overcome the setbacks and we sincerely hope that Malaysia will be on the road towards economic recovery soon.”

Since its launch, the Civic has sold more than 10,400 units, capturing 81% market share and leading the C-segment as of October 2020. The Civic is also currently the 2nd best-selling Honda model in Malaysia.

The 1.8L i-VTEC engine offers a maximum power output of 141PS and maximum torque of 174Nm. Additionally, the Civic also comes in a 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged variant which is equipped with the Honda Sensing suite of safety features. The Civic is also certified as Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV).

The Civic is also equipped with features such as Electric Parking Brake (EPB), Walk Away Auto Lock, Remote Engine Start and 7” Advanced Display Audio.

Where safety is concerned, the Civic has been awarded with five-star safety rating by ASEAN NCAP and is equipped with top class safety features such as Six Airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Agile Handle Assist (AHA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA) and Auto Brake Hold (ABH).

Want to know more about the new Honda Civic? Check out our review here.

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Review: Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P – The Car That Can do it All

Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P (1)

With the current SST exemption, many of you would probably be considering purchasing the current 10th generation Honda Civic, but with the unveiling of the all-new 11th generation Honda Civic Prototype, many potential buyers would be wondering if they should wait for it, or to just go for the current one here.

So, let us have a quick look at the current range-topping Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P and see what it has to offer, and whether it is still worth going for.

Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P (15)

The 10th generation Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P that we’re looking at here was updated in September 2019, and has been around only for about a year now, and as much as it looks like it hasn’t changed since the pre-facelift version was launched back in 2016, the car is actually a much more complete product.

Design

Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P (4)

The reason why the 10th gen Honda Civic looks like it has not changed much since 2016 is simply because the updates to the car’s exterior were kept minimal.

The only new features are the new black front grille, a chrome rear bumper garnish, a new spoiler, LED headlights and foglamps, and the addition of a new 18-inch wheel design for the high-spec variant we’re looking at here.

At a glance, the car looks almost identical to the pre-facelift model but if you really put both models side-by-side, the facelifted version actually looks sportier thanks to the black grille and the larger rims.

Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P (14)

However, we can’t deny the fact that the 10th gen Civic’s design is ahead of its time. Unlike the Corolla Altis which looks slightly less exciting, the Civic’s design is much more radical, and it is still quite a looker till now. Plus, it was already a bit over the top. So, it is no surprise that nothing much has changed.

Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P (15)

The only car that looks better than the Civic is actually the Mazda 3 hatchback, but it is priced like RM30,000 more than the Civic.

Powertrain

Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P (20)

Mechanically, the 10th gen Honda Civic has remained unchanged since 2016. Powering the 1.5 TC-P here is still the same turbocharged 1.5-litre engine that produces 173 PS and 220 Nm of torque, paired with a CVT transmission.

Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P (30)

Besides those who sent their cars to tuners to squeeze more power from the engine and regretted, it is safe to say that no owner has faced any catastrophic issues with the engine or the gearbox over the past four years. So, the folks at Honda decided to not fix something that is not broken.

Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P (25)

Plus, you’re getting the same level of performance as a naturally aspirated 2.4 litre D-segment sedan, which means that the Civic is actually a quick car. Can’t you see how the owners are driving them on the out there?

Honda Sensing

This is actually the main highlight of the Honda Civic facelift. The Honda Sensing suite of safety features comprises of eight features – Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow (LSF), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Auto High-Beam (AHB) – all of which will provide Driver’s Cruising Aid, Frontal Collision Deterrence and Side Collision Deterrence.

Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P (26)

The New Civic also offers an innovative safety feature – Honda LaneWatch camera. This is a camera-based technology in favour of blind-spot monitoring that enhances the driver’s view of left side traffic and provides a better view compared to using only the side view mirror.

Thanks to these features, the Civic is not only much safer than it was, but is also capable of driving itself, thanks to the ACC, LSF, and LKAS. All you have to do is just keep your eyes on the road and hands on the steering wheel.

Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P (10)

What we like most about these features is that they are quite easy to use and to get used to. Just by a few touches of a button, the systems will be up and running and the car is basically driving itself, making traffic jams and long distance trips much more relaxing.

Driving it

As mentioned earlier, the Civic 1.5 TC-P is an enjoyable car to drive. First and foremost, there is more than enough power for our roads in Malaysia as the 220 Nm of torque is available quite early in the rev range thanks to the turbocharger.

Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P Seats

Complemented by the low centre of gravity and the 18-inch tyres, the Civic 1.5 TC-P here handles pretty well too. So, regardless of whether you’re on the highway, city roads, or twisty bits, the Civic is a very fun car to drive and also to be in.

Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P Infotainment

Adding to the whole experience is a well-built, quiet and spacious cabin, leather seats that provide adequate support to occupants of all shapes and sizes, a well weighted steering wheel, an impressive sound system, ample storage compartments, charging ports, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Plus, with all the Honda Sensing features working together, it feels safe too.

The Problems

While the low height of the car contributes to good handling and an enjoyable driving experience, it has resulted in seats that are positioned quite low. So, if you’re very tall, old, or have back-related issues, getting in and out of the Civic is going to be a challenge.

Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P rear seats

On top of that, the fastback-ish silhouette of the car has resulted in a low roofline, which means you have to watch your head every time you get into the rear of the Civic, unless you belong in the average Asian height category. Other than that, things are fine and dandy with the 10th generation Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P.

Conclusion

Besides the low roofline and the low seats, there is nothing wrong with the Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P here. Overall, it is actually a very capable car that doesn’t only look youthful and bold, but drives well too.

Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P USB charging

Further complementing the whole package is the spacious and refined cabin, a huge boot, low road tax rate thanks to the 1.5-litre displacement, ample storage space, and the impressive Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assistance features.

Therefore, if you’re one of those who can’t decide if you should just get your hands on this Civic or to wait for the new one, we would say just go for it as we don’t know when the 11th gen model will be arriving here, how much it is going to be sold for, if it is going to have any issues, or what specification and variant it is going to come.

Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P Spoiler

So, since SST exemption will be around for one more month, and the car we’re looking at here has already proven itself to be a hit, just go for it.

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Say Hello to the 2022 Honda Civic “Udang” – There Will be a Type-R too

2022 Honda Civic Prototype

Believe it or not, it has been five years since the 10th generation Honda Civic “Ketam” said hello to the world, and it is already time for its successor to arrive in all its glory very soon, with headlights and taillights resembling the shape of a shrimp a.k.a the “Udang”.

Honda Civic udang

After teasing us for a week, Honda today gave the world its first glimpse of the all-new 2022 Civic in prototype form in a striking new color called Solar Flare Pearl.

Honda also confirmed during the unveiling that there will be a Civic Hatchback, a performance-focused Civic Si which will never come to Malaysia, and the ultimate high-performance Civic Type R.

2022 Honda Civic Prototype face

Aimed at young buyers, the 11th-generation Civic will carry forward the low overall height and low hip point just like the current Civic, and feature a low hood and front fenders, and a low horizontal beltline that grounds the body, accentuating the wheels and tires.

Looking much cleaner than the outgoing model, the new face of Civic features a clean and sophisticated look, emphasizing a low and wide stature with strong horizontal elements, including offsetting the upright grille below the headlights.

2022 honda civic prototype rear

In the rear, the wider track of Civic is complemented by new taillights that emphasize width and on-road stability, and a playfully upswept yet aerodynamically-efficient trailing edge to the trunk lid.

In similar fashion, the all-new Civic will get a fully redesigned interior, inspired by the clean and uncluttered lines of earlier generations of Civic.

2022 honda civic prototype front

From what we can see, the instrument panel is free of visual clutter, minimizing cut lines and breaks to give drivers better visibility.

Stretching the width of the dashboard is a honeycomb mesh accent, which serves not only as a design element, but also conceals the visually busy air vents.

2022 honda civic prototype interior

The 11th-generation also will introduce multiple new Civic-first technologies, including an all-digital driver’s meter cluster and a new 9-inch full-HD Display Audio touchscreen mounted atop the low-set instrument panel.

The all-new Civic will introduce multiple new active and passive safety systems as well, such as the upgraded version of Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, and multiple new airbag designs.

2022 honda civic prototype back

Furthermore, the new Civic will come with an advanced new version of Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure with both improved occupant and pedestrian collision protection.

Technical details such as the powertrain options, and whether there will be a hybrid, are yet to be revealed, so watch this space for more updates on the all-new 11th gen Honda Civic.

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Honda Civic and Honda BR-V Get New Platinum White Pearl Colour

Honda Malaysia has introduced a new Platinum White Pearl colour option for two of its popular models – the Civic and New BR-V, replacing the White Orchid Pearl colour.

The Platinum White Pearl colour was first introduced by Honda Malaysia in Honda’s model line-up, namely the Odyssey and the 10th Generation Accord.

According to Honda Malaysia, both the Civic and BR-V are dominating its respective segment with substantial contribution to the company’s overall sales.

When the company introduced the Platinum White Pearl colour in the Accord early this year, Honda saw good market acceptance with this colour accounting for 33% of the sales of the model.

Speaking of sales, Honda Malaysia’s second best-selling model – the 10th Generation Civic maintained its No.1 position in the C-segment with a market share of 79%.

Meanwhile, the leader of the Non-National MPV segment; the New BR-V, has sold more than 38,000 units since its introduction in 2017. The Civic in new Platinum White Pearl colour is now available in the market, while the New BR-V in this new colour is expected to be available in November 2020.

Surcharge of the Platinum White Pearl colour introduced in the Civic and the New BR-V is RM 272.73.

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Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Sets New Record at Suzuka

Honda’s most extreme Type R yet – the Civic Type R Limited Edition – has set a new lap record at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan for Front-Wheel Drive cars, with a time of 2 mins and 23.993 seconds.

In case you’re wondering what is different with the Civic Type R Limited Edition, it features lightweight components, suspension and steering upgrades, and a stripped-back, driver-focused interior, making it lighter which of course means quicker.

The record-breaking lap was achieved by a Type R Limited Edition development car as it underwent its final performance evaluation in February 2020.

The development car featured the same technical specifications as the production version, with no modifications or performance enhancements.

Just 100 of the Type R Limited Edition will be built for Europe, each benefiting from the standard Type R’s outstanding driving dynamics and performance.

The new Limited Edition features lightweight 20-inch forged BBS alloy wheels with high grip Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tyres. These are designed exclusively for outstanding circuit performance but still deliver exceptional on-road performance, whilst providing a 10kg weight saving.

Modified dampers optimise this new wheel and tyre combination and, together with recalibrated steering, offer maximum control and feedback.

The Adaptive Damper System’s control software now evaluates road conditions faster, resulting in improved damper reactions for both better handling response and ride quality.

The new Limited Edition model retains the Type R’s 2.0-litre VTEC Turbo engine. Peak power output is 320PS at 6,500 rpm and peak torque is 400 Nm from 2,500 rpm to 4,500 rpm. 0-100 km/h is achieved in 5.7 seconds.

The striking Type R Limited Edition will be available in an exclusive new colour, ‘Sunlight Yellow’, and will feature an exclusive dark chrome Civic badge on the rear hatch and a contrasting gloss black roof.

Gloss black wing mirrors and an intake vent on the bonnet complete its aggressive styling.

The interior of the flagship Civic Type R Limited Edition echoes Honda’s sporting bloodline with red bucket seats and a plaque marking the build number of the car.

The Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and a newly designed teardrop style gear knob provides the driver with a greater sense of oneness with the Type R even on the highly technical Suzuka Circuit.

The track-focused nature of the car means the infotainment and air conditioning systems are omitted to save weight, but the rear seats remain to ensure that that the Limited Edition retains the everyday usability for which the Civic is renowned.

The new tyres and wheels, together with new lightweight components and a stripped-back interior all contribute to a 47kg weight reduction compared to the Type R GT variant.

Meanwhile, the suspension set-up and Adaptive Damper System have also been improved across all Type R models for more responsive, sharper handling and improved ride quality.

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Honda Civic Retains No.1 Spot in C-Segment

Honda Malaysia has announced that the new Civic, which was officially launched in February this year, remains No.1 in the C-Segment with a captured market share of 70%.

To-date, the new Civic is currently the 3rd best-selling model in Honda Malaysia’s overall sales. While the Central region contributed 44% to the total sales, 17% came from the Southern region, followed by 15% from the Northern region.

The White Orchid Pearl colour appears to be the favourite among customers, representing 42% of the overall sales for the New Civic.

According to Honda Malaysia, the new Civic is receiving positive response from the market with a total of more than 6,500 bookings as of June 2020.

It is also worth mentioning here that the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) took delivery of 425 units of the Civic 1.8S last month to be used as patrol vehicles.

That being said, the delivery timeline for the new Civic is one month waiting period and stocks are available to meet customers demand.

The New Civic’s price list after the sales tax exemption is as mentioned below:

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Honda Malaysia Issues Recall to Replace Fuel Pump

Honda Malaysia today announced a product recall involving 55,354 units of Honda vehicles to replace its fuel pump as a precautionary measure, in line with the Honda global fuel pump recall.

The affected models are mentioned below:

As of today, there are no incidences of crashes or injuries caused by this issue reported in Malaysia.

The replacement of the affected fuel pump is free of charge and all cost related to this replacement activity will be borne by Honda Malaysia.

The replacement stock will be available in stages. As the Honda Toll Free number is undergoing technical maintenance, vehicle owners can obtain more information on this product recall by contacting any Honda authorized dealer or log on to www.honda.com.my to check their vehicle status.

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Sales Tax Relief: Honda Vehicles Price Drops by up to RM9.5k

Honda Malaysia (or the Company) today announced the reduction in prices for Honda cars following the Government of Malaysia’s announcement of
100% sales tax exemption on Completely Knocked Down (CKD) models and 50% sales tax exemption on Completely Built Unit (CBU) models in the Short-Term Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA).

With the relevant adjustments made, the prices of Honda’s CKD models, namely the Jazz, New BR-V, City, HR-V, New Civic, CR-V and All-New Accord will reduce between RM2,788.46* and RM8,545.63. Meanwhile, Honda’s CBU model of Odyssey will be lower by RM9,502.47. The new pricing takes effect from 15th June 2020 to 31st December 2020.

In addition to the new pricing, customers can also enjoy the on-going special treats with their new Honda cars under the “Kita Bersama Deals” campaign.

That said, below is the list of models and the revised price:

Honda Jazz
Decrease: Up to RM3,756
New Price: From RM72,511 to RM85,064

Honda City
Decrease: Up to RM4,010
New Price: RM75,295 to RM87,709

Honda BR-V
Decrease: Up to RM3,507
New Price: RM86,726 to RM93,693

Honda HR-V
Decrease: Up to RM6,245
New Price: RM104,000 to RM118,854

Honda Civic
Decrease: Up to RM4,966
New Price: RM109,326 to RM134,934

Honda CR-V
Decrease: Up to RM7,470
New Price: RM144,629 to RM68,829

Honda Accord
Decrease: Up to RM8,545
New Price: RM178,203 to RM187,754

Honda Odyssey
Decrease: RM9,502
New Price: RM249,393

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This Used Car Ad is so Funny it Deserves an Award

We’ve all seen used car listings – you know, with the usual descriptions like “tip-top condition, accident-free, see to believe, one lady owner, Datuk owner, Nenek owner,” and what not – it’s just the same thing over and over again.

While most listings usually sound the same, there are also some ads that really stand out, even if the car being sold is not that unique, like this particular listing we saw on Mudah.my here, selling a Honda Civic EG.

What makes this ad so memorable is that the amount of thought and effort the seller put in the description of the car is nothing short of mind-blowing, and the ‘Fast N Furious’ themed picture is just the tip of the iceberg.   

Now, if you do not understand Bahasa Malaysia, this would be a good time to either close this window and move on with life, or to acquire the services of good ol’ Google Translate, as the ad is written in BM.

So, here it is…

[ATTN: CIVIC LOVERS] HONDA CIVIC B16A DOHC VTEC SR4/EG8/FERIO 1.6 (M) UNTUK DILEPASKAN DENGAN HARGA KASIH SAYANG

“Bayangkan boss ku, kereta Honda Civic ni digunakan dalam cerita Fast & Furios part 1 dulu. Tapi bukan 4 doors macam yang saya nak jual ni, dia pakai 2 doors punya. The point is kereta model ni memang power sampai boleh masuk filem box office tu. Dalam citer tu, kereta geng racer tu guna untuk merompak treller yang bawa barang berharga dekat hiway. Pi ler check citer Fast & Furios part 1 tu … baru paham saya cakap apa.”

“Pasai apa dia power boss ku? Sebab kereta ni pakai enjin B16A, lejen enjin tu. Apa yang hebat sangat dengan kereta yang saya nak let go ni? Jom kita tengok …”
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–> ENGINE B16A VTEC
“B16A ni memang power engine dia. VTEC (Variable valve Timing and Electronic lift Control) ni memang teknologi Honda dan memang terkenal dengan enjin kecik dan power. Tak macam American car dalam citer Fast & Furios tu, engine besar dan tersembul keluar dari bonet kereta, tapi kalah jugak dengan kereta Jepun. Tapi sebab omputih buat citer Fast & Furious tu, dia bagi la American car menang.

–> ENGINE BARU OVERHAUL
“Tak cukup dengan B16A VTEC engine, engine pulak baru lepas OVERHAUL boss ku. So, masalah engine ni memang tak wujud la lepas ni sebab dah buat dah major overhaul, bukan top overhaul tukar topping dekat atas engine tu. Cer check gambar yang ada engine atas lantai tu, tu lah mekanik tengah dok posing sebelum overhaul. Habis beribu-ribu jugaklah pasal overhaul ni…”
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-> AIR COND SEJUK
“Yang ni bukan cakap kosong sebab nak jual, memang dah tukar sistem air-cond tu atas nasihat mekanik. So, compressor, condensor dan drier memang dah baru. Memang sejuk.”
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–> MANUAL TRANSMISSION
“Mana ada kereta sport pakai automatic transmission. Nak pick up memang kena pakai manual transmission. Ada nampak kereta dalam citer Fast & Furious pakai automatic transmission … tak ada kan?”

–> RIM 16 INCI
“Ada orang cakap rim kecik baru kereta laju. Rim besar ni buat kereta jadi slow. Hmmm… kalau macam tu, rim kereta Formula 1 kena kecik lah kalau dah teori macam tu. Mana ada rim kereta F1 kecik kecik? Semua besar-besar sebab nak stable dan laju. Rim 16 inci ni dah cukup bagus untuk kereta Civic ni. Kereta nampak cantik, laju dan terletak cantik dekat kereta tu.”
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–> GLASURIT RED FERRARI
“Apa binatang Glasurit ni? Cat Glasurit ni biasanya diguna pakai dekat kereta-kereta mahal. Cat dia berkualiti dari Jerman. Memang mahal harga cat ni. Tapi, kesan dia, bila basuh kereta dan lap, tak payah nak wax dah. Dah boleh suluh muka dah dia punya reflection. Ada sijil Glasurit waranti 10 tahun kalau tak percaya.”
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–> TIP TOP CONDITION
“Yang ni bukan ayat menjual. Memang la kalau tengok iklan-iklan orang lain, semuanya guna ayat macam ni. Tapi, yang ni memang ikhlas. Body memang PADU … interior dalam kemas … cuma adalah karat sana sini sebab kereta lama … 1994 boss ku, bukan 2014!.”
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“So, PADU kan kereta Honda ni. Tak cukup dengan tu lagi boss ku, ni dekat bawah ada BONUS tambahan kalau boss angkat kereta ni.

Impressive, isn’t it? Let us know if you have seen something funnier!  

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PDRM Get New Honda Civic 1.8S Patrol Cars

Honda Malaysia has presented 425 units of the new Civic 1.8S to the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) to be used as new mobile patrol and enforcement vehicles.

Locally assembled, the Civic being presented here is the latest model which was launched in February 2020, featuring a new front bumper, a new grille, new 16-inch alloy wheels, as well as new automatic wiper and Front Sensor.

Powered by a 1.8L i-VTEC engine mated with Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT), the New Civic 1.8S offers delivers 141 PS and 174 Nm of torque.

Awarded with five-star safety rating by ASEAN NCAP, the new Civic is also equipped with safety features such as 6 airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Agile Handle Assist (AHA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA) and Auto Brake Hold (ABH).

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