HONDA CIVIC HYBRID NEW PRICE RM125,000 to RM130,000 – COMPLETE DETAILS SPECIFICATION – Price Revised by Honda Malaysia
Petaling Jaya, October 20, 2008 – Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd today announced that the Civic Hybrid will now cost between RM125,000 to RM130,000 after taking into consideration the exemption of 100% import duty and 50% excise duty on new hybrid CBU vehicles below 2,000cc as announced in the Budget 2009.
“With this revised pricing for the Civic Hybrid, we are also increasing our sales target for the Civic Hybrid to 30 units per month, from the original target of 5 units per month,” said Mr Atsushi Fujimoto, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
“Globally, there has been overwhelming demand for the Civic Hybrid and Honda Motor Co. Ltd., Japan is currently facing a shortage of supply to meet the increased demand. Customers who have placed orders for the Civic Hybrid can expect to receive their cars by February 2009. The actual price of the Civic Hybrid can only be determined in February when the first batch of the Civic Hybrids arrive in Malaysia,” Mr. Fujimoto added.
With the revised pricing for the Civic Hybrid, Honda Malaysia believes that it will encourage more Malaysians to opt for environmentally responsible technology that are also fuel-efficient. The Civic Hybrid can give up to 31 km/litre, significantly more than most conventional engine vehicles.
As the pioneer in introducing Hybrid technology to Malaysians, Honda will continue to educate and build awareness of the Hybrid technology amongst Malaysians. The urgency to promote advanced technology that are fuel efficient and reduce fuel consumption is a worldwide need to decelerate climate change and also lessen dependence on fossil energy. As such, globally, Honda is committed to continue developing technologies which are gentle on the environment yet fun to drive.
Hybrid Technology Engine Integrated Motor Assist
There’s something special about the Honda Civic Hybrid, and that is the 4th generation IMA system. It is Honda’s most powerful and efficient hybrid development to date. The Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system consists of an ultra thin DC brushless electric motor and it’s mounted between the gasoline engine and the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), and an Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) that stores electric power in a compact battery box and controls the flow of electricity to and from the electric motor.
Discover the Performance
The Civic Hybrid is made to drive like a conventional car, except not.
The outstanding aerodynamics and a lightweight body delivers highly responsive acceleration and sharp handling. The innovative IMA Technology powers the Civic Hybrid, which gives you more miles and economical fuel consumption. And as you’re saving fuel, it also decreases CO2 emissions to help save the planet.
The IMA system runs hand in hand with the i-VTEC engine, generating a combined output of 115PS (85Kw) with 167Nm of torque, which is comparable to any 1.8 class car.
Continously Variable Transmission (CVT)
The CVT allows you to choose the way you want to drive, offering 3 different modes.
Select (D) mode for a smooth, easy drive. The (S) mode gives you that extra kick when you’re driving within urban areas. And the (L) mode limits the amount of changes, so driving over steep hills or towing will become smoother and safer.
And the Drive by Wire (DBW) produce greater response, fuel economy and drivability with minimum adjustment and maintenance.
CVT is fuel-efficient, making the Civic Hybrid even more economical to drive.
The underside diffuser improves the Civic Hybrid’s performance by smoothening underside flow, which provides for less drag effect and good fuel-efficiency.
The double wishbone rear suspension enhances riding comfort by defining the wheel movement during driving to provide maximum accuracy. The MacPherson Strut configuration soaks up bumps and road disturbances effectively, thanks to its long spring travel.
Actual model may vary in detail from images shown.
Specifications may vary and are subject to change without prior notice.
HONDA CIVIC HYBRID FUEL CONSUMPTION
The Honda Civic Hybrid is engineered to provide amazing performance and excellent fuel consumption. In a real test drive, It gives around 18.18km/l to 15.38km/l (5.5-6.5 litre/100km) and you can get a more powerfull car engine output similar to 1.8 litre engine car.
This is achieved through an electric motor installed between the engine and the transmission. It engages as you accelerate or go uphill, boosting engine power until you reach cruising speed. The motor then adds necessary additional power to accelerate. However, at low speed cruise, the car runs on power from the motor alone. As you raise the acceleration, the engine switches to a higher power output and the motor provides a stronger, powerful acceleration.
When it decelerates, the IMA battery will be in recharge mode.
Meanwhile, all the electric power created by the electric motor will be stored in a compact battery box that is called the Intelligent Power Unit. It controls the electricity to and from the electric motor.
The 3-Stage i-VTEC + IMA
How is the 4th Generation IMA any different than the previous ones?
The newly developed IMA works hand in hand with the 1.3 i-VTEC engine to output more power, better fuel- efficiency, and lower emissions without even compromising the performance.
The Intelligent Power Unit
An Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) stores electric power in a compact battery box and controls the flow of electricity to and from the electric motor.
The Hybrid Dual Scroll Air Conditioning Compressor
The Honda Civic Hybrid uses a dual scroll air-conditioning system. It reduces the load on the engine by using a combination of engine power and electric motor to drive two air-conditioning systems.
On normal days, the engine-driven compressor acts as the sole source of air-conditioning and the motor-driven acts when the car is idle-stopped.
On hot days, both compressors will provide maximum cooling by using the petrol engine and the electric motor. But, the Honda Civic Hybrid’s idle-stop feature will be temporarily disabled.