Honda Civic e:HEV RS hybrid – more than 180 units delivered in one month since launch

Honda Malaysia recently held a special ceremony at the MH Prestige Auto dealership for the delivery of the first hybrid Civic e:HEV RS in the nation. As owner number one in Malaysia, Chin Kok Fung received RM4,000 worth of exclusive Honda accessories and merchandise as a token of appreciation from the carmaker.

Speaking at the ceremony, Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hironobu Yoshimura said, “[The Civic e:HEV RS] is definitely a leap forward in our effort to offer the most advanced hybrid technology to Malaysians. To-date, we have delivered more than 180 units of Civic e:HEV RS to Malaysians, and today we are celebrating the memorable occasion with the first owner, Mr. Chin Kok Fung.”

He adds that the company is doing its utmost to ensure timely delivery of new cars to customers. “A huge thank you to our customers for their unwavering support, patience, and understanding during this period,” Yoshimura added.

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On his choice of the Civic e:HEV RS, Chin commented, “I have always been a fan of performance driven cars. When Honda introduced a 2.0L e:HEV powertrain, I was immediately impressed with the technology and performance it offers. I am looking forward to experience [sic] the thrill of owning this exciting e:HEV technology and to test the car’s potential.”

The Honda Civic e:HEV RS made its debut in Malaysia roughly a month ago, taking the spot as the model’s range-topping variant at a price of RM166,500. Underneath the bonnet is one of Honda’s most powerful e:HEV hybrid powertrain, consisting of a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine and a dual-motor set-up for a total output of 184 hp and 315 Nm – all of which mostly coming from the Traction electric motor thanks to Honda’s unique series-parallel hybrid layout.

The Civic e:HEV RS was also recently awarded Best Performance Car in the 2022/2023 Japan Car of the Year awards. For more details on the hybrid Honda Civic e:HEV RS in Malaysia, check out our launch coverage here.


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