Honda Malaysia announced that its Completely Knock-Down (CKD) Hybrid models have reached a significant milestone of 10,000 units sold in Malaysia. In conjunction with the celebration of 10,000 Honda CKD Hybrid on Malaysian roads, 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.
Back in 2004, Honda Malaysia became the pioneer in introducing Malaysians to Hybrid technology, officially bringing in the country’s first Hybrid model - a Civic Hybrid. Honda Malaysia then 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 vehicles locally. This achievement also included being the third country after Japan and the United States to manufacture a Honda Hybrid vehicle.
From the 10,000 units of Honda CKD Hybrid vehicles sold, the Jazz Hybrid achieved highest sales at over 6,000 units followed by City Hybrid with more than 3,400 units sold. Next is the latest model in the Hybrid line-up, HR-V Hybrid which sold over 670 units as of June 2019.
Honda Malaysia President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Sarly Adle Sarkum 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.”
In 2017 (City Hybrid and Jazz Hybrid) and 2019 (HR-V Hybrid), Honda Malaysia continues to lead as the only country outside of Japan to introduce the Sport Hybrid i-DCD system. When the HR-V Hybrid was introduced early this year, it was the first hybrid in the compact SUV segment in Malaysia. The HR-V Hybrid powered by 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine with Direct Injection enhances the vehicle’s performance with excellent fuel efficiency.
Being the 10,000th Malaysian to drive home the new City Hybrid, Mr. Saddam Hassan was gifted with a complete “Protection Package” which includes Ultra Body Coating, Ultra Window Coating, and Wheel Lock Nut. Also complimentary was the Modulo package.