Saturday, February 25, 2017

Statement by Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. : Additional Replacement Activities for Takata Front Airbag Inflators

Below is Honda Malaysia's latest update with regards to their on-going campaign for the Takata airbag recall. Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. continues alerting and informing customers of the importance of replacing the affected vehicle’s Takata airbag inflators, via increased frequency of postings on social media and SMS blast. Owners of Honda vehicles affected by the Takata airbag inflator product recall are advised to immediately get their vehicles checked and parts replaced at any Honda Authorized Service Centres, Shopping Mall Hubs or at PETRONAS Stations as soon as possible.

START OF OFFICIAL HONDA MALAYSIA PRESS STATEMENT

Honda Malaysia announced today that it will increase the locations to replace Takata front airbag inflators to provide further convenience to affected customers in its commitment to ensure the safety of customers.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

NEW HONDA CITY MMC IS NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING



1 February 2017 – Honda Malaysia’s best-selling model, the City is once again set to capture the hearts of Malaysians with bookings for the New City now being accepted at all 88 Honda authorised dealers nationwide from 1 February onwards. The enhanced New City is based on the success of the 4th generation model, which has proven itself to be a B-segment leader with more than 100,000 units sold since its launch in March 2014.

With class leading features, outstanding comfort and spaciousness as well as fuel efficiency and modern design, it is little wonder that the City is a hot favourite with Malaysians. The New City will bolster these traits further with more value added features which will appeal to young singles and families.

Powered by Honda’s signature 1.5L i-VTEC engine mated with Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) for all variants, the New City provides the ideal balance of driving performance and fuel efficiency.

The New City comes with new dual tone alloy wheels, further elevating the City’s sleek and stylish design. The V variant includes LED Headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and Front LED Fog Lights to give the New City a fresh exterior appearance. At the rear, the V variant is equipped with a Duck Tail Spoiler integrated with LED Brake Light, LED Taillights and a Multi-Angle Reverse Camera that not only improves the looks but also further enhances the practicality of the New City.

Trunk space remains the biggest in its class at 536Litres, making the New City the perfect sedan that is extremely convenient for road trips for everyone with its ample room for suitcases, baby prams or even golf bags.

In addition, all variants of the New City will be equipped with the Push Start Button and Smart Entry to provide extra convenience to customers. The New City will continue to set the benchmark in the B-segment safety with features such as Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) systems, which come as standard in all variants. VSA stabilizes the New City by reducing under/over steering when driving in unexpected situations or during tight cornering, HSA helps to prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards when the brakes are released on an incline, while ESS makes the rear brake lights and hazard lights flash automatically to warn nearby cars when the vehicle detects sudden braking. The premium V variant will also come with Six Airbags.

With its outstanding record and such value added features, the New City is positioning itself as a Trend Setter, being the sedan car that fulfills the needs of everyone - from design to performance and practicality.

Customers can be the first to own the New City when it is launched in the first quarter of this year by placing an advanced booking now at any authorised Honda dealers nationwide. For more information, please call Honda Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020, or log on to www.honda.com.my

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Honda Malaysia Update : Extension and Addition of Replacement Activities for Takata Front Airbag Inflators

Honda Malaysia today announces that operations at the three Honda Service Central Hubs for Takata front airbag inflator replacement activities will cease on 31 December 2016. At the same time, the company also reaffirms its unrelenting commitment to ensure the safety of customers and make it more convenient for affected customers by providing even more locations for Takata front airbag inflator replacement from the month of January 2017 to March 2017.

1. Closure of Honda Service Central Hubs
Operations at all three Honda Service Central Hubs for the Northern, Central and Southern regions will be available until 31 December 2016 only. These hubs will no longer be operational thereafter. Customers may visit any Authorized Honda dealers to replace the affected Takata front airbag inflators.

2. Introduction of Mobile Caravan for Takata Front Airbag Replacement 
In addition, Honda Malaysia will introduce a mobile caravan to provide further convenience for affected customers to replace the affected Takata front airbag inflators. The mobile caravan will be going nationwide to provide on-the-spot replacements for affected customers and will be available 7 days a week.

3. Extension of Mobile Hubs in Shopping Malls and Mobile Teams
To continue extending the number of locations and provide more convenience for  affected customers to replace the affected Takata front airbag inflator, Honda Malaysia is increasing the operations of Mobile Hubs to three (3) mall venues every weekend in the Central region, Johor Bahru, Kedah and Penang until March 2017.

Details of the latest locations of the added Mobile Hubs at shopping malls will be available at www.honda.com.my and www.productrecall.honda.com.my.

Apart from that, the Honda Malaysia mobile teams will be visiting used car dealers and corporate companies for on-the-spot Takata front airbag inflator replacements at the Central region.

4. Continuation of Honda Service Dealer Associates going door-to-door
At the same time, 84 Authorised Honda Service dealer nationwide will continue mobilizing their associates to go door to door to approach affected customers at their premises until March 2017. This exercise is to continue increasing the awareness and emphasis on the importance of replacing the affected Takata front airbag inflator to help expedite the free-of-charge replacement activity.

The introduction of the mobile caravan and increase of Mobile Hubs in more locations in shopping malls are in addition to the replacement activities that are available at Honda’s on-ground activities including at every Honda Family Road Trip and Honda Mobile Road Shows. These measures are part of Honda Malaysia’s effort to expedite the replacement of affected Takata front airbag inflators.
*Locations will be updated accordingly for each activity

Honda Malaysia continues to emphasise the urgency of replacing the affected Takata front airbag inflators as the affected (driver/passenger) front airbag inflators manufactured by Takata may deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated. The airbag inflator casing might rupture, which may result in injury or fatality of the driver and passenger.

Honda Malaysia strongly encourages affected customers to make an appointment at any Authorised Honda dealers to avoid any setback for these replacements to be done systematically. Replacement activities at the Mobile Hubs and Honda Family Road Trip do not require advance appointment.

As of 28 December 2016, Honda Malaysia has completed 71% replacement of Takata driver front airbag inflators and would like to reassure that the stock availability for Takata driver front airbag inflators is at 100%. The stock availability for Takata passenger front airbag inflators is close to 70% by end of December 2016. Honda Malaysia hopes to further improve the completion ratio for both the Takata driver and passenger front airbag inflators by providing more replacing convenience to affected customers.

Honda Malaysia will also continue to work closely with the Road Transport Department / Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) to approach current owners of affected Honda vehicles based on JPJ data.

For further enquiry on the Takata front airbag inflator replacement or to make an appointment for the replacement, affected customers may contact Honda Toll Free number 1-800-88-2020. Customers can also check vehicles recall status by logging on to www.honda.com.my or www.productrecall.honda.com.my.

Note :
Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. continues alerting and informing customers of the importance of replacing the affected vehicle’s airbag inflators, via increased frequency of postings on social media and SMS blast. Owners of Honda vehicles affected by the airbag inflator product recall are advised to immediately get their vehicles checked and parts replaced at any Authorized Honda Service dealers, Service Central Hubs or Mobile Hubs as soon as possible.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

MALAYSIA : ALL-NEW BR-V IS NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING AT ALL 88 HONDA DEALERS NATIONWIDE

Petaling Jaya, 1st December 2016 – Honda Malaysia today announced that its much-awaited Full 7-Seater Crossover, the All-New BR-V, is now open for booking at all 88 Honda authorized dealers nationwide. The All-New BR-V (also known as Bold Runabout Vehicle) which was specially developed for the ASEAN region, was first launched in Indonesia followed by Thailand, India and Philippines. The 7-Seater Crossover was well-accepted in all those markets. With the space of a MPV and styling of a SUV, the All-New BR-V is expected to meet the demands of the Malaysian market in the 7-Seater segment for a vehicle of greater value, style, space and practical features.

The All-New BR-V will particularly appeal to families who desire the ruggedness and functionality of a SUV but still require the space for a growing family. Powered by Honda’s 1.5L i-VTEC engine with an output of 120PS, the All-New BR-V takes top position in its segment for engine power. The All-New BR-V appears in Honda’s signature Solid Wing Face design and a sleek Roof Rail that gives the 7-Seater Crossover a bold and stylish appearance. Drivers enjoy a high viewpoint with the highest ground clearance in the segment at 201mm. The trendy exterior is further enhanced with Daytime Running Light (DRL) and 16” Dual Tone Alloy wheels. The All-New BR-V also comes equipped with practical features such as reverse camera and sensors.

The All-New BR-V is poised to be the smart choice for families being the 7-seater with class-leading boot space of 223 litres with all seats up. The space increases to 539 litres when the third row seats are folded. Seats in the All-New BR-V are designed for multi-configuration, enabling the space to be easily manipulated for the users’ convenience. The second row seats adjusts with an easy One Touch Tilt & Tumble in a 60:40 configuration while the third row seats comes in a 50:50 split configuration and Full Tumble. Comforts of passengers are enhanced with leather seats and rear air-conditioning which are included in its features. One can only imagine the adventures the family can go on with the space, versatility and comfort that the All-New BR-V has to offer.

The Full 7-Seater Crossover is expected to be officially launched in Malaysia in Q1 2017.

For more information, please visit any of the 88 Honda authorized dealers nationwide or call the Honda Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020, or log on to www.honda.com.my or visit the on-going roadshow venues to discover more about the exciting features of the All-New BR-V.  


Thursday, October 27, 2016

HONDA MALAYSIA DEBUTS UNI-CUB β MOBILITY DEVICE AT ISETAN THE JAPAN STORE


Starting from October 27th (2016), malaysians will now have the never-before opportunity to ride on Honda’s personal mobility device, UNI-CUB β, at ISETAN The Japan Store in Lot 10 Shopping Centre for a limited time.

The UNI-CUB β is making its debut in Malaysia in a collaboration between Honda Malaysia and ISETAN The Japan Store. The public can have a first-hand experience of this Honda advanced technology through a ten-minute ride on the UNI-CUB β. The demonstration and ride-on sessions start from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm from 27 October to 24 November 2016 at the Technology & Promotion section of ISETAN The Japan Store located at Ground Floor in Lot 10 Shopping
Centre.

The name UNI-CUB is derived from the "UNI" in "unique," "universal" and "unicycle" while the "CUB" comes from Honda's well-known Cub series of motorcycles, signifying that UNI-CUB is a convenient device that anyone can use.

A personal mobility device designed for harmony with people featuring the World’s First Omni-Directional Driving Wheel System (Honda Omni Traction Drive System), the UNI-CUB β provides freedom of movement going forward, backward, side-to-side and diagonally by shifting body weight. The combination of this unique wheel system with a compact size, comfortable saddle and Honda's proprietary balance control technology gives the rider the same freedom of movement that people enjoy when walking. The balance control technology of UNI-CUB β is part of the Honda Robotics family of technologies, which originates from Honda's research into humanoid robots, including ASIMO.

One of the advanced technologies from Japan, the UNI-CUB evolved from the U3-X which was demonstrated in Honda’s showcase during Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS) in 2010. Introduced in May 2012, the UNI-CUB aimed to offer ease of control and a high degree of mobility to riders in barrier-free indoor environments such as offices, shopping mall, airport, museum and library.

In 2013, Honda announced the enhanced version, the UNI-CUB β, designed to be even more user-friendly for a wider range of people. The UNI-CUB β is smaller and lighter than its previous version. A new design and materials were adopted to enhance the senses of unity of the user with the UNI-CUB β. In order to enhance usability, the ease of getting on and off the device was improved through the addition of a stand function. In April 2014, Honda began the UNI-CUB β rental service for business customers in Japan.

For more information on UNI-CUB β, please log on to http://world.honda.com/UNI-CUB



 

Monday, August 1, 2016

THE NEW HONDA ACCORD IS NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING

Honda Malaysia announces that the New Accord is now open for booking, starting 1 August 2016 onwards at all 88 Honda authorised dealers nationwide.

Since its global launch in 1976, the Accord has continuously set the benchmark in its segment in terms of advanced technology, sophisticated styling and safety. Over the last 40 years, the Accord has consistently lived up to its recognition as the flagship model of Honda that provides owners with premium features and high level of driving performance. With Honda DNA and Accord values retained, the refined version of 9th Generation Accord will be offering best-in-class value which provides a balance of premium quality and fun-to-drive element.

Introduced in Malaysia in 2001, this flagship model has since sold more than 75,000 units as at 30th July 2016, of which the 9th Generation Accord which was launched at the end of 2013 accounted for more than 23,000 units on Malaysian roads. The multi-award winning Accord has also won 10 honours in various Car of the Year awards from 2003 to 2015 in Malaysia – a testament of its popularity among Malaysians.

High in performance and value, the New Accord will be available in three variants to provide options for Malaysians at their level of requirement; 2.0 VTi, 2.0 VTi-L and 2.4 VTi-L. The New Accord embodies its concept of premium and stylish to offer a more sophisticated  yet masculine exterior headlined by new front and rear bumpers. From the front, the New Accord has a sleek forward front look with solid wing face design. The elegant sculptured New Accord comes with new extended LED Daytime Running Lights and new lighting design for the front headlights that gives a more fresh and aggressive front look. The new LED rear combi lights bars complete the overall dynamic outlook. The overall appearance of the New Accord has also been further refined with new alloy rim designs. 

The highly anticipated New Accord with refined design and value added features will be launched in the third quarter of 2016. The New Accord is expected to continue to lead its class with quality and performance that will further extend its position as the premium executive sedan of choice that is designed for both male and female who are driven to succeed and appreciate advanced technology.

The New Accord is the first Honda model to be offered in the brand new colour of Obsidian Blue Pearl. Other new colours that will be introduced to the New Accord lineup are White Orchid Pearl and Lunar Silver Metallic. The New Accord will also be available in Modern Steel Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl.

Honda Malaysia believes that the New Accord will attract many Malaysian consumers, be it existing or potential owners who are planning to upgrade their lifestyle and driving. 

The New Accord will be on a road tour from 12 August 2016 to 4 September 2016. Updates on locations of the road tour are available on www.honda.com.my.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

McLaren Honda driver Fernando Alonso puts new Honda NSX through its paces at Circuito Estoril


McLaren Honda driver Fernando Alonso puts new Honda NSX through its paces at Circuito Estoril
  • McLaren Honda star Fernando Alonso takes to the wheel of Honda’s new NSX at historic Estoril circuit in Portugal
  • Spanish media experience exclusive ‘ride along’ with Alonso as part of its European launch activities
  • Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna, who was involved in the development of the original NSX over 25 years ago, took his maiden win at the Portuguese circuit
  • New NSX features a 3.5-litre V6 twin turbo, three motor hybrid power unit coupled to a nine-speed DCT gearbox, manufactured at Honda’s Performance Manufacturing Centre (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio
  • Order books are open for NSX across Europe, with deliveries starting this autumn
Star of McLaren Honda Formula 1 team Fernando Alonso took a break from racing to take the wheel of Honda’s new NSX hybrid sports car.

In an exclusive event for Spanish media, Fernando Alonso took the NSX on the historic Estoril circuit (Lisbon, Portugal), giving journalists the chance to ride along with the double world champion.

During the post-drive press conference, Fernando commented, “In terms of driving what really has surprised me are the brakes, the feelings are not so far from what we feel driving in F1.”. He added, "Driving the NSX is softer and sweeter than an F1 car because you are not searching for every little fraction of an inch, as you do in races. It is like the difference between artistic drawing and technical drawing".

The venue of Estoril was a poignant one, due to its strong link with Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna. Senna took his maiden grand prix victory at the track in 1985, and was strongly involved in the development and launch of Honda’s original NSX during the late 1980s. The track has been a happy hunting ground for other Honda powered racers, both on four wheels and two.

Honda's hybrid sports car features a new longitudinally mounted, twin-turbo, six-cylinder DOHC engine, combined with dual clutch transmission (DCT) and nine speeds, developed specifically for this model. A rear Direct Drive Motor, housed between the engine and gearbox, enhances performance during acceleration, braking and gear changes. In addition, the front wheels of the NSX are powered independently by two parallel high-performance electric motors, which provide instant torque. The combined power unit has a maximum output of 581 hp.

The NSX is manufactured exclusively at the Honda Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio (United States), where 100 production experts are responsible for manufacturing the full bodywork, paintwork and final assembly.

European order books opened in April this year, with the first deliveries commencing from autumn.