Petaling Jaya, 24 December 2020 – Honda Malaysia (or the Company) today announced the delivery of 16 units of the Civic 1.8S to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP), which has selected the Honda Civic to be used as fleet vehicles for the Ministry. This marks the first time that Honda Malaysia is presenting a Honda model to 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.”
The facelifted 10ᵗʰ Generation Civic was introduced in the Malaysian market in February this year, offering D-segment features in a C-segment model. Since its launch, the Civic has sold more than 10,400 units¹, 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, well-known for its dynamic performance, excellent fuel economy and attractive looks.
The 1.8L i-VTEC engine offers a maximum power output of 141PS and maximum torque of 174Nm, which provides a balance of fun driving feel and excellent fuel efficiency. Additionally, the Civic also comes in a 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged variant which is equipped with the Next Generation Advanced Safety Features, the Honda SENSING. The Civic is certified as Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV).
Widely popular for its sleek exterior design and fastback styling, the 10ᵗʰ Generation facelifted Civic appears sporty and bold. To complete its overall package, the Civic is equipped with advanced features such as Electric Parking Brake (EPB), Walk Away Auto Lock, Remote Engine Start and 7” Advanced Display Audio.
Honda has always prioritised in developing vehicle safety to reach the ultimate goal of a collision-free future. 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).
For more information on the Civic and other Honda cars, customers are invited to visit any of the 102 Honda Malaysia authorized dealerships nationwide, call Honda’s Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020 or log on to www.honda.com.my.
¹As of November 2020
Honda Malaysia presents 16 units of the Civic 1.8S to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP)