Locally-assembled Honda hybrid models sold 10,000 units

By CARSIFU | 10 July 2019

KUANTAN: 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, Saddam Hassan Abdul Salim at Macinda Auto Sdn Bhd.

"This is such a pleasant surprise for me and it is an honour to be the 10,000th Honda CKD hybrid owner in Malaysia. I was super excited during my first test drive session. I remember telling myself that this is definitely the perfect car for my family," said Saddam.

Saddam was also received a complete 'Protection Package' by Honda Malaysia. The package includes Ultra Body Coating, Ultra Window Coating, and Wheel Lock Nut as well as a complimentary Modulo package as a token of appreciation from Honda Malaysia.

Honda Malaysia 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 the highest sales at over 6,000 units followed by City Hybrid with more than 3,400 units sold.

Honda Malaysia President and Chief Operating Officer, Sarly Adle Sarkum said,“I am delighted to witness the positive acceptance of Malaysians towards Honda hybrid vehicles. Our lineup of hybrid models cater to the different needs and lifestyle of our customers.

"We are honoured to have reached this 10,000 units of Honda CKD hybrid sales which is a significant achievement as we have not only offered advanced Japanese technology but also the fun-to-drive element while maintaining its affordability.”