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honda s sold a 130 000 civics here

Honda's sold a 130,000 Civics here

The iconic nameplate hits the landmark figure with an accumulation from the seventh generation onwards and continues to lead its segment

Dinesh Appavu Photo

Dinesh Appavu

13 May 2019

The Civic nameplate is a legend in its own right, evoking images of the glorious B-series VTEC engines screaming all the way to stratospheric redlines. It might have grown up a bit lately but the name continues to imply some sense of sportiness in the model and Honda Malaysia has hit a landmark figure with it by delivering the 130,000th unit here.

This is an accumulation from the seventh generation onwards that was officially introduced to the Malaysian market in 2001. That generation recorded more than 9,300 units followed by the eighth generation Civic FD exploding on the scene with close to 50,400 units sold. Next up was the less than stellar ninth gen with only 27,000 units before the current tenth gen launched in 2016 regained the segment with more than 42,200 units so far to holds its position as the C-segment leader with a 77 per cent market share.

Apart from the staggering market share, the current Civic was also the pioneer of Honda’s then new turbocharged engines in the Malaysian market with a 1.5-litre VTEC turbo engine under the Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology banner.

The lucky owner of the 130,000th Civic; Fatihah Binti Abdul Kadir, took delivery of her 1.5L VTEC TC-P variant in Dark Ruby Red at Botanic Auto Mall Sdn. Bhd in Klang.

“I have always been a fan of Honda. Before purchasing this Civic, I previously owned a Honda Stream. I was impressed with the premium and innovative features in the Civic that added more fun to my daily commute. I booked the car early this year and have been waiting expectantly to receive the car. But, to become the 130,000th Civic owner is really a pleasant surprise. I am truly delighted with my Civic and can’t wait to bring it on-the road,” she said at the at the ceremony to receive her car.

In this holy month of Ramadan, Honda is rewarding all new customers with special rewards worth up to RM5,000 as part of the “Enjoy the Special Gifts of Ramadan” campaign. The promotion begins on 1 May 2019 and ends on 31 May 2019.

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