Honda Malaysia recently presented its new Honda City RS e:HEV to Invest Melaka Berhad (IMB) in conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebration of the Melaka State Development Corporation (PKNM). The presentation of the popular B-segment sedan model was done in collaboration with SOCAR Mobility Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
Mr. Sarly Adle Sarkum, President and Chief Operating Officer of Honda Malaysia, presented the Honda City RS e:HEV to Tuan Haji Ramli Bin Mohd Ali, Chief Executive Officer of Invest Melaka Berhad at a ceremony held in Menara MITC, Melaka which was also graced by Chief Minister of Melaka YAB Datuk SeriUtama (Dr.) Haji Sulaiman bin Md Ali, the Melaka Secretary of State and Melaka State Executive Council Members.
“On behalf of Honda Malaysia, we are delighted to be a part of the celebration by Invest Melaka Berhad and to be able to contribute to the development of our local automotive industry. Honda began operations at Pegoh Plant in Melaka over 17 years ago and currently has two production lines with a production capacity of up to 100,000 units of vehicles per year. We are committed to the Malaysian market and the growth of the automotive industry here. We would like to thank the Malaysian Government, the State Government of Melaka, Invest Melaka Berhad and all our valued customers for their continuous trust which enables Honda to be the company that society wants to exist. With the strong support received, we have recently celebrated our remarkable milestone of 1 millionth sales unit. Honda will continue to be committed in giving back to all Malaysians through various initiatives,” commented Mr. Sarly.
The Honda City RS e:HEV is the brand’s top-of-the-line variant for its B-segment sedan. It was launched in October 2020 and represents a game-changing model for its segment, in terms of pioneering technology, and performance.
The City RS e:HEV is fitted with a highly efficient 2-motor hybrid system powered by a 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC (Atkinson cycle) intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) system. The e:HEV system is considered revolutionary as it is able to deliver best-in-class torque of 253 Nm. Power output is rated at 109 PS. Combined with the Electric Continuous Variable Transmission (e-CVT), it manages to deliver powerful and smooth acceleration equivalent to a D-segment naturally aspirated car. Furthermore, the e:HEV system optimises efficiency by switching between the three driving modes i.e. EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive.
The City RS e:HEV is also the first Honda model in Malaysia to be equipped with the Honda CONNECT telematics system. This functions to ensure Safety, Security& Convenience for Honda car owners. The key functions of the telematics technology include Vehicle Diagnostics, Remote Applications, Security Applications, Vehicle Tracking and Support Services, all of which have the purpose to ease the owner’s accessibility to their vehicle and its information whenever and wherever. Additionally, it also allows for features such as Emergency Call (e-Call) which is a one of the 2020 National Automotive Policy (NAP) thrusts i.e. Mobility as a Service (MaaS).
The City RS e:HEV is also fitted with the Honda SENSING driver assistance safety system which incorporates Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and Auto High Beam (AHB). This system is complemented by Honda LaneWatch which displays the vehicle blind spot on the infotainment display when you signal to change lanes.
For more information or to test drive on the Honda City RS e:HEV, you can visit any of the 102 authorised Honda dealers nationwide, www.honda.com.my, or call the toll-free number (1-800-88-2020). You can also pre-book the car online (www.prebook.honda.com.my).