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GoCar Announces Subscription Fee for X50, City, Almera, Xpander

GoCarSubs Almera Xpander City

On-demand car-sharing platform GoCar today launched the addition of four brand-new in-demand models to its subscription programme, GoCar Subs.

The expansion of GoCar Subs’ garage is in line with the company’s commitment to offer a practical and more affordable alternative to conventional hire-purchase loans.

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Highly popular amongst Malaysian consumers, the four new models on GoCar Subs’ platform are the New Honda City, New Nissan Almera Turbo, New Proton X50 and New Mitsubishi Xpander.

Under GoCar’s streamlined ‘One Price’ structure, all four models are offered in the EXEC category with the options of one-year, two-year and three-year subscription plans.

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Why buy? Subscribe!

Given the all-inclusive fees under GoCar Subs, customers will enjoy more total savings when they opt for the subscription model as compared to a hire-purchase loan, which does not cover the cost of ownership.

The table below details the total costs in the first year for a 36-month subscription of the four new models vs. a five-year hire-purchase loan – the most common loan tenure as consumers generally tend to purchase a new car after five years.

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Furthermore, customers of GoCar Subs not only benefit from the most affordable multi-brand car subscription programme in the market, they also need not worry about being locked-in to long-term loan tenures and vehicle depreciation costs.

GoCar Subs – Swap Between X50, Almera, City, Xpander

With GoCar Subs’ ‘SWAP’, customers have flexibility of swapping to any model in the garage, with the option of two swaps per year. All they have to do is make a one-time swapping fee of RM250 and they will have access to three different models to suit their needs. The monthly fee and security deposit is adjusted accordingly based on the category of models they select.

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As such, customers are able to experience all the new models available – start with the Almera, then try out the X50 and then move on to the Xpander and City later in their subscription term. Customers can also select any other model available within the garage.

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GoCar to have New Honda City, Mitsubishi Xpander, Nissan Almera, Proton X50

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On-demand car-sharing platform GoCar Malaysia recently announced new additions that are coming soon to its subscription programme (GoCar Subs), and other exclusive deals offering more savings to kick off the New Year.

To start 2021 with some exciting news, GoCar is preparing to introduce a series of new models on its GoCar Subs platform including:

GoCar is also offering 50 percent reductions on selected GoCar Subs monthly plans exclusively through the GoCar Official Store on Shopee, from now until the 31st of January 2021.

Additionally, first time users of GoCar Sharing can also enjoy savings of up to 50 percent. GoCar Sharing offers customers the flexibility and convenience of opting for hourly or daily one-way or round trips depending on their needs.

The offer is valid for the following models:

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Customers can book their preferred model via Shopee on 7 – 31 January 2021 to enjoy these special rates and they have until 28 February 2021 to take collection of the vehicle.

Availability is on first-come, first served basis and customers will also enjoy a 10 percent Shopee coins cashback when they make their booking.

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GoCar Kicks Off 2021 with Upcoming Exciting Updates on GoCar Subs and More Savings for Consumers

Petaling Jaya, 7 January 2020GoCar, Malaysia’s leading on-demand car-sharing platform, today announced exciting additions coming soon to its subscription programme (GoCar Subs) and other exclusive deals offering more savings to kick off the new year.

Starting 7 January till 31 January 2021, GoCar is offering 50 percent reductions on selected GoCar Subs monthly plans exclusively through the GoCar Official Store on Shopee.

Additionally, first time users of GoCar Sharing can also enjoy savings of up to 50 percent. GoCar Sharing offers customers the flexibility and convenience of opting for hourly or daily one-way or round trips depending on their needs.

New exciting models for GoCar Subs

To start 2021 with some exciting news, GoCar is preparing to introduce a series of new models on its GoCar Subs platform including the New Honda City, New Mitsubishi Xpander, New Nissan Almera Turbo and New Proton X50. Customers can look out for more updates and announcements to come on GoCar’s Facebook and Instagram channels and GoCar Subs website.

Customers who are interested to find out more can email their details over to subs@gocar.my to sign-up and be one of the first to be updated once these new models are launched.

Save 50 percent on selected GoCar Subs monthly plans

Exclusive on Shopee, GoCar’s Subscription programme – GoCar Subs – is also offering 50 percent reductions on selected monthly plans.

Customers can book their preferred model via Shopee on 7 – 31 January 2021 to enjoy these special rates and they have until 28 February 2021 to take collection of the vehicle. Availability is on first-come, first served basis and customers will also enjoy a 10 percent Shopee coins cashback when they make their booking.

To view vehicles on offer, visit the GoCar Shopee store.

Save more with ongoing NEW2SUBS promotion

New customers who sign up for GoCar Subs can also enjoy additional savings through the NEW2SUBS promotion, which continues in 1 – 31 January 2021 with the following benefits:

  • Free first month subscription fee
  • 50 percent off the second and third month subscription fee
  • Free monthly mileage upgrade from 1,650km to 2,500km
  • SWAP fee waived for the first year

Top three reasons to consider GoCar Subs

There are many reasons that car subscription is steadily gaining popularity with consumers, not just in Malaysia but also in many other countries globally.

The top three reasons that GoCar Subs makes sense for consumers include:

  1. Flexibility to ‘Swap’. Customers who sign-up for a 12-month and above subscription plan will have access to the entire fleet of vehicles in the GoCar Subs garage. After a minimum of three months, customers who are ready to swap can select an alternative vehicle and make a one-time swapping fee of RM250 (waived for the first year of subscription under current NEW2SUBS offer). Customers are allowed two swaps per year, which means they will have access to three different models to suit their needs,
  • More freedom with no long-term lock-ins or loan tenures. As a subscription programme, GoCar Subs customers need not worry about their CCRIS, hefty down payments, loan interest rates, being locked-in to long-term loan tenures and vehicle depreciation costs.
  • No hassle, more savings with all-inclusive costs. All fees are inclusive of comprehensive insurance, road tax, regular servicing and maintenance and independently rated car inspections.

To view the full GoCar Subs garage listing, visit https://www.gocarsubs.com/ourgarage.php.

Get a taste of GoCar Sharing via NEWTOGOCAR

For customers who need hourly or daily use of a vehicle, the NEWTOGOCAR promo code continues for the month of January, offering customers 50 percent off their first booking for round-trips via the GoCar mobile app. The exclusive promotion continues till 31 March 2021.

Download the free GoCar app on App Store or Google Play.

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Honda Sells 60,469 Cars in 2020

Honda Sales 2020

Honda Malaysia today announced that it has achieved total sales of 60,469 units in 2020, and maintained its undisputed leadership position as No.1 in the Non-National Segment for the sixth consecutive year.

This sales achievement was largely contributed by the City which recorded highest sales at 34% of total sales. The second best-selling model is the Civic followed by HR-V at 20% and 17% contribution to the total sales respectively.

The All-New City recorded highest monthly sales in its history with over 5,500 units sold in December 2020. Officially launched in October 2020, the All-New City received positive response from the market with more than 15,200 bookings to date, making it one of the highest booking figures for a newly launched model in Honda Malaysia in the second half of 2020.

Between October and December 2020, Honda Malaysia has delivered close to 10,800 units of the All-New City to customers throughout Malaysia. The 5th Generation All-New City is set to raise the stakes in its segment with an attractive overall package that is beyond the B-segment, complete with pioneering advanced technology, unparalleled performance and stylish design.

Amongst the three variants of the All-New City, the V variant emerged as the most popular variant, capturing 52% of total sales. The highest demand came from the Central region of Peninsular Malaysia, which contributed 48% of total sales received, followed by Southern region at 19% and Northern region at 18%. Based on the sales achieved, the Platinum White Pearl colour appears to be the favourite with customers, representing 26% of the overall sales for the All-New City.

Powered by a new 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC powertrain, and coupled with Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT), the All-New City is able to produce up to 121PS, which is highest in its class and a maximum torque of 145Nm. Besides, the All-New City interior styling features high-quality textures and functional approach, with trimmed Leather Seats and Ivory highlights at inner areas.

The All-New City (V and E variants) also features an 8-inch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connectivity for the added convenience. This is complemented by the Remote Engine Start feature (V and E variants), a first in its class technology, which provides drivers the convenience of starting their car with a simple push of a button on the keyless remote.

Safety-wise, the V variant comes with Six Airbags and Honda LaneWatch. Other standard safety features include Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Rear Seat ISOFIX I-SIZE Type and New Rear Seatbelt Reminder. Meanwhile, Reverse Sensors with Multi-angle Reverse Camera are also offered in the V and E variants.  

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Book a Honda City Now and Get RM2,000 Rebate

2020 Honda City

Honda Malaysia today announced a 12.12 Special Sales with rebate worth RM2,000 for the 5th Generation All-New Honda City S and E variantsin celebration of the year-end festive season and the double 12 sales nationwide.

The promotion will take place from 1st December 2020 to 12th December 2020, receiving bookings from customers. Registration of the cars can take place between 1st December and 31st December 2020. Customers will be entitled for the Special Rebate once they fulfil the booking and registration requirements at any Honda authorised dealerships nationwide.

Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Toichi Ishiyama said, “On behalf of Honda Malaysia, I would like to convey my appreciation to all Malaysians for the unwavering support to the Honda brand. The All-New City have recorded significant sales performance since its launch with more than 9,000 bookings garnered.”

“We are pleased to offer customers the opportunity of owning their dream car and experiencing the ‘Joy of Buying’ with the ‘All-New City 12.12 Special Sales’ in conjunction with the year-end festive season by giving special rebate. In addition to the 12.12 Special Sales, customers can also benefit from the extra savings with the sales tax exemption which is ongoing until 31st December 2020.”

The All-New City S and E variants offer great value in terms of advanced features, overall design and a new powertrain; allowing Malaysians to choose the variant that suits their individual needs and lifestyle.”  

The All-New City S and E variants are powered by the new 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine. It is also coupled with Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT), which provides an ideal balance of performance and fuel efficiency. This new powertrain is able to produce up to 121PS, which is the highest in its class and a maximum torque of 145Nm. The All-New City E variant is also equipped with Paddle Shifts for a fun and thrilling driving experience as well as first in segment advanced Remote Engine Start feature.


Within its interior cabin, the All-New City’s rear passenger legroom has been expanded while Rear Air Conditioning Ventilation now comes standard across both variants for added comfort. The interior styling of the All-New City focuses on high-quality textures and functional approach. Besides, the E variant also comes with an 8-inch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto Connectivity.

Both the S and E variants are fitted with standard safety features which include Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Rear Seat ISOFIX I-SIZE Type and New Rear Seatbelt Reminder. Additionally, the E variant also comes with Reverse Sensors with Multi-angle Reverse Camera.

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2021 Honda City Hatchback World Premiere in Thailand

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Exactly a year after unveiling the all-new City in sedan form, Honda Thailand yesterday launched the 2021 Honda City Hatchback, which also happened to be its world premiere.

Offered in three variants in Thailand (RS, SV, S+), the 2021 Honda City Hatchback in Thailand is powered by the same turbocharged 1.0-litre DOHC VTEC engine as the sedan sold there, producing 122 PS and 173 Nm of torque, and paired with it is a CVT.

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While key features on the exterior include a stylish looking rear, LED lights, new 16-inch wheel design (high spec variant), a shark fin antenna, sporty rear bumper with carbon fibre-ish garnish, the cabin features Honda’s Ultra Seats with 4 different configurations, an eight-inch touch screen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Other features are identical with the sedan.

2021 honda city hatchback ultra seats

Like the sedan, the City Hatchback is also expected to come to Malaysia in 2021, but it will not be 100% identical. It is safe to say that the car will be powered by the same 1.5-litre NA engine as the sedan we have here, instead of the aforementioned 1.0-litre turbo engine here.

2021 honda city hatchback

While the Petrol variants of the City in Malaysia (V, E and S) are powered by the new 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC powertrain and a CVT producing 121 PS and 145 Nm, the upcoming RS e:HEV variant will be powered by an intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) powertrain that 109 PS and 253 Nm of torque.

2021 honda city hatchback interior

We are still awaiting the arrival of the City RS hybrid that is slated to take place in January 2021, and for all we know, Honda Malaysia could launch both the City RS sedan alongside the City Hatchback, but nothing is certain as of now.

2021 honda city hatchback

However, what we do know is that the Honda City Hatchback is here to succeed the Honda Jazz in this part of the world, meaning that the funky all-new Honda Jazz we saw at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show will not make it to Thailand, let alone Malaysia.  

2021 honda city hatchback cabin

Come to think of it, it would not be a surprise if at all Honda Malaysia confirms that the City Hatchback will take the place of the Jazz in Malaysia moving forward, as it is going to be impossible to sell the all-new Jazz at an affordable price here, as it is quite futuristic, tech-laden, and of course fully imported.

2021 honda jazz hatchback thailand

Whether Honda Malaysia’s plant in Pegoh, Melaka is ready to locally assemble the all-new Jazz is another question.

So, just like other cool import Hondas that find their way here through grey importers like the Honda N-Box and the Honda S660, the all-new Jazz is most likely to go through the same fate – reconditioned and sold at some nonsensical price.

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2020 Honda City Receives 9,000 Bookings to Date

2020 Honda City

It has been only a month since the all-new Honda City was launched officially, and the company has already received close to 9,000 bookings. The best part is that the most anticipated variant – the City RS i-MMD is not even here yet.

According to Honda Malaysia, the most popular variant out of the three that were launched last month is the V, which recorded 54% of total bookings received. The highest demand also came from customers in the Central region with 44% of the total number of bookings, followed by the Northern region with 22%, and the Southern region with 19%.

2020 Honda City

The most popular colour on the other hand is Platinum White Pearl, representing 28% of the overall sales of the all-new Honda City.

In terms of colour, the Platinum White Pearl colour appears to be the favourite among customers, representing 28% of the overall sales for the All-New City. To-date, more than 2,400 units of the All-New City have been delivered to customers nationwide.

That being said, the All-New Honda City’s price is as follows:

VariantWith Sales Tax ExemptionWithout Sales Tax Exemption
VRM 86,561RM 89,800
ERM 81,664RM 84,800
SRM 74,191RM 76,800

Price of the Honda City RS e:HEV will be announced later

While the Petrol variants (V, E and S) are powered by the new 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC powertrain and a CVT producing 121 PS and 145 Nm, the upcoming RS e:HEV variant will be powered by an intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) powertrain that 109 PS and 253 Nm of torque.

2020 honda city interior

Key features on the exterior include LED Headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), LED Fog Lights, LED Taillights, as well as 16-inch wheels. Inside, the car comes with rear air cond vents, leather seats, as well as an 8-inch touch screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (V and E variants).

In terms of safety, the V variant is equipped with Six Airbags and Honda LaneWatch. Other standard safety features include Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Rear Seat ISOFIX I-SIZE Type and New Rear Seatbelt Reminder.

Meanwhile, Reverse Sensors with Multi-angle Reverse Camera are also offered in V and E variants.

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ALL-NEW CITY IMPRESSES WITH A BREAKTHROUGH BOOKINGS OF CLOSE TO 9,000 UNITS

Honda Malaysia (or the Company) today announced that the 5th Generation All-New City which was launched just a month ago has recorded close to 9,000 bookings to-date. Amongst the three variants launched, the V variant emerged as the most popular variant capturing 54% of total bookings received.

Since its launch, the All-New City received high demand from customers in the Central region, which contributed the highest number of bookings at 44% of the total bookings, followed by Northern region at 22% and Southern region at 19% respectively.

In terms of colour, the Platinum White Pearl colour appears to be the favourite among customers, representing 28% of the overall sales for the All-New City. To-date, more than 2,400 units of the All-New City have been delivered to customers nationwide.

Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Toichi Ishiyama said, “The 5th Generation All-New City is very well received in the market and the bookings has increased by an additional 80% within a month of its official launch.”

This outstanding Honda model continues to capture the hearts of Malaysians be it working adults, young executives or young families. We are very grateful to have received positive feedback from Honda customers and we would like to thank our customers for their continuous support.

Many customers also took the opportunity to purchase their new car during the sales tax exemption period. The attractive pricing of the All-New City in addition to the advanced features are plus points which resulted in the encouraging bookings received.”

“As we are still undergoing Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) period, our nationwide dealerships remain compliant with all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) set by the Government which was put in place since we started operations in May 2020 to ensure the safety of our customers and Honda associates. Customers who are interested to test drive may visit their nearest Honda authorised dealerships to do so.”

The outstanding All-New City was designed to project ambition and confidence. The design is further complemented with features such as New LED Headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), New LED Fog Lights and New LED Taillights which has given the V variant its top spot in terms of popularity amongst the three variants of the All-New City. To top it off, the V variant also comes with 16-inch Alloy Wheels to add to the stylish appearance.

The All-New City is offered in four variants, the RS e:HEV, V, E and S. The Petrol variants (V, E and S) are powered by the new 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC powertrain which provides an ideal balance of performance and fuel efficiency.

Coupled with Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT), this new powertrain is able to produce up to 121PS, which is the highest in its class and a maximum torque of 145Nm.

Meanwhile, the RS e:HEV variant will be powered by an intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) powertrain. The i-MMD powertrain is revolutionary as it is able to deliver 109PS and a best-in-class high torque of 253Nm.

The All-New City (V and E variants) is also equipped with Paddle Shifts for a fun and exciting driving experience and first in segment advanced Remote Engine Start feature.

In terms of cabin space, passenger legroom has been expanded and Rear Air Conditioning Ventilation now comes standard across all variants for added comfort.

The interior styling of the All-New City emphasizes high-quality textures and functional approach, trimmed with Leather Seats and Ivory highlights at inner areas. Additionally, the V and E variants are also available with an 8-inch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connectivity.

In terms of safety, the V variant is equipped with Six Airbags and Honda LaneWatch. Other standard safety features include Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Rear Seat ISOFIX I-SIZE Type and New Rear Seatbelt Reminder. Meanwhile, Reverse Sensors with Multi-angle Reverse Camera are also offered in V and E variants.

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2020 Honda City Launching Soon in Malaysia

The battle of the B-segment is about to get heated once again with the arrival of the 2020 Honda City.

While the Toyota Vios is having a good time raking in sales with the SST-exempted price, Honda Malaysia swiftly released a teaser of the 2020 Honda City which actually took us by surprise.

2020 Honda City Malaysia

Just launched in Thailand and India, it is safe to say that the 2020 Honda City will be launched within the next few months before December during the SST exemption period. Otherwise, why would they tease the arrival of the 2020 Honda City?

2020 Honda City Malaysia Rear

Anyways, while the 2020 Honda City comes with a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder VTEC Turbo engine making 122 PS and 173 Nm of torque in Thailand, it is powered by an updated version of the current 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine making 121 PS and 145 Nm in India.

Knowing our market, the 2020 Honda City, once launched, would probably get the same engine 1.5-litre as the one we have now, but don’t take our word for it as nothing is certain for now.

2020 Honda City Interior

All we know is that this funky red colour you see here, will be available. So, watch this space for more updates on the 2020 Honda City.    

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