A significant milestone of 10,000 Completely Knock-Down (CKD) Hybrid models units sold in Malaysia has been achieved by Honda Malaysia. In conjunction with the celebration, Honda Malaysia delivered the 10,000th unit which is a City Hybrid to the proud owner, Mr. Saddam Hassan Bin Abdul Salim at Macinda Auto Sdn. Bhd.
Honda Malaysia became the pioneer in introducing Malaysian to the Hybrid technology back in 2004 when they officially brought in the first Hybrid model which is the Civic Hybrid. In line with the Government’s agenda of promoting green technology and the positive market acceptance of advanced Japanese Hybrid technology, Honda Malaysia rolled out the very first CKD Jazz Hybrid at the Pegoh Plant in Alor Gajah in 2012 breaking the record as the first Non-National manufacturer to produce Hybrid vehicle locally. This achievement also included being the third country after Japan and the United States to manufacture a Honda Hybrid vehicle.
Out of the 10,000 units of Honda CKD Hybrid vehicles sold, the Jazz Hybrid achieved the highest sales at over 6,000 units followed by the City Hybrid with more than 3,400 units sold while the latest model in the Hybrid line-up, the HR-V Hybrid sold over 670 units as of June 2019.
Mr. Sarly Adle Sarkum, President and Chief Operating Officer of Honda Malaysia said,“This year marks the 15th year since Honda introduced Hybrid technology in Malaysia. Starting with the Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) technology to the intelligent Dual-Clutch Drive (i-DCD), Honda continues to focus on introducing Next Generation Advanced Technology innovations to the Malaysian market. I am delighted to witness the positive acceptance of Malaysians towards Honda Hybrid vehicles. Our lineup of Hybrid models cater to the different needs and lifestyle of our customers. We are honoured to have reached this 10,000 units of Honda CKD Hybrid sales which is a significant achievement as we have not only offered advanced Japanese technology but also the fun-to-drive element while maintaining its affordability.”
Honda Malaysia gifted Mr. Saddam Hassan with a complete “Protection Package” for being the 10,000th Malaysian to drive home the new City Hybrid. The “Protection Package” includes Ultra Body Coating, Ultra Window Coating, and Wheel Lock Nut. Besides that, Mr. Saddam Hassan will also receive a complimentary Modulo package as a token of appreciation from Honda Malaysia. Mr. Saddam Hassan expressed, “This is such a pleasant surprise for me and it is an honour to be the 10,000th Honda CKD Hybrid owner in Malaysia. I was super excited during my first test drive session. I remember telling myself that this is definitely the perfect car for my family. The City Hybrid is practical and spacious, especially when traveling with my family. I was absolutely impressed with the Hybrid performance, fuel efficiency, as well as excellent safety features. Overall, I am very happy with my new car and the professional services provided by the dealer.”
Test drive or view any Honda CKD Hybrid models at any of Honda’s 98 authorized dealers nationwide. Customers can call Honda’s Toll-Free number at 1-800-88-2020 or log on to www.honda.com.my for more information.