• Honda CR-Z 1.5 Hybrid Now Available With CVT In Malaysia

    Today, Honda Malaysia announced the CR-Z is now available with Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) with 7-Speed Paddle Shift in Malaysia. The CR-Z CVT with 7-Speed Paddle Shift extends the offering option of the sleek hybrid vehicle to a wider audience of car enthusiasts.

     

     

    The CR-Z CVT is available in 4 stylish colours of Premium White Pearl, Storm Silver Metallic, Milano Red, and Crystal Black Pearl. The on-the-road price tag of the latest CR-Z CVT with 7-Speed Paddle Shift is RM 119,000.

     

     

    Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Yoichiro Ueno said, “Being the pioneer of hybrid technology in Malaysia, we are constantly studying the market to fulfil their demands. As the feedback to bring in the automatic version is overwhelming, we are now proud to introduce this CVT version to the Malaysian market. We will continue to bring in more hybrid options for Malaysians in the future. The introduction of the CR-Z CVT adds another variant to the Honda Hybrid Family in Malaysia which has Insight, Jazz Hybrid and the 6-Speed manual CR-Z.

     

    “The market acceptance of hybrid vehicles in Malaysia is growing, largely due to the government’s support and effort to promote green technology especially in the automotive sector. As the response to the CR-Z since its launch in November 2011 has been overwhelming, we are confident that this CVT version of the CR-Z will not only reflects as a stylish hybrid but will also appeal to a wider audience and exceed their expectations,” said Mr. Ueno.

     

    The Honda CR-Z CVT is powered with the same 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine coupled with Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) Hybrid System that gives a combined power of 123 PS. This efficient combination enables drivers to have a responsive and exciting driving experience. The overall engine performance provides exceptional fuel economy and a fun-to-drive performance. The CR-Z CVT retains the versatile 3-Mode Drive System, which allows the driver to switch the mode to SPORT, NORMAL and ECO depending their driving style and road conditions.


  • Honda CR-Z Available To View at All Honda Showrooms in Malaysia

    Honda Malaysia launched the award-winning hot-hatch hybrid known as Honda CR-Z in Malaysia on November 3, 2011. Malaysia is the first country in Southeast Asia to launch the world’s first 6-speed manual hybrid vehicle.

     

    2011 Honda CR-Z Malaysia

     

    Now, you can inspect the all-new Honda CR-Z in all Honda showrooms nationwide from today. So, don’t missed out. At my first sight, I felt the rear seats are too tight but I am excited and can't wait any longer for the media test drive unit.

     

    Technically, the CR-Z is designed to deliver exceptional fuel economy while offering an entertaining and engaging driving experience. It combines an efficient 84kW (114PS) 1.5L SOHC i-VTEC engine, a 10kW (14PS) electric motor and a sophisticated Intelligent Power Unit (IPU). The flexibility of the IMA Hybrid System means that it can be used with a manual gearbox. The 6-speed manual gearbox is considered the optimum gearbox for a responsive drive.

     

    2011 Honda CR-Z Malaysia

     

    The intelligent manual transmission CR-Z is also equipped with the Hill-Start Assist function, a confidence-enhancing feature that helps prevent roll back when starting from a stop on a hill. The technology is able to determine the degree of incline and maintain brake pressure temporarily to prevent rollback when the driver lets up on the pedal.

     

    To further enhance the driving experience, the All-New CR-Z is the first model to feature Honda’s versatile 3-Mode Drive System, which enables the driver to choose and switch modes seamlessly depending on their driving style and road situation. The three modes in the CR-Z alters the responses of the throttle, steering, idle stop timing, climate control and the level of assistance provided by the IMA Hybrid System. The individual modes are also indicated on the Illuminated Advance Sports Meter as glowing coloured rings of light.

     

    For Malaysian market, the All-New CR-Z comes in Premium White Pearl. With the benefit of full exemption of import duty and excise duty for Hybrid models until December 2013, the on-the-road price with insurance for Honda CR-Z is only RM 115,000.00 in Peninsular Malaysia.

     

    This car comes standard with 3-years warranty or 100,000km* and 6 months free service or 10,000km*. In addition, Honda Malaysia offer 5-years warranty or 140,000km* for IMA Battery and 2-years warranty or 40,000km* for standard battery. * – whichever comes first

     

    Official Price List

     

     

    Photo Gallery: 2011 Honda CR-Z at Honda Showroom in Malaysia

     

    Photo Gallery: 2011 Honda CR-Z Launching in Malaysia