Published on December 16th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair


First Malaysian Honda Civic e:HEV RS Owner Gets RM4K Of Merchandise

Honda Malaysia throws a little party for the first Civic e:HEV RS owner.

The Honda Civic has been a dominant C-segment entry for generations now, particularly in Malaysia where no other manufacturer has enough volume to justify local assembly. In its latest iteration, the new ‘hero’ model comes with an RS bodykit and is powered by a 2.0L e:HEV hybrid system. This version of the Civic was made available for booking back in mid-October. The first Malaysian customer was Mr. Chin Kok Fung.

As a token of appreciation, Honda Malaysia held a little ceremony for Mr. Chin at their authorised dealership, MH Prestige Auto. The company also gave Mr. Chin RM4,000 worth of official Honda Merchandise.

Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hironobu Yoshimura said, “We are delighted to have launched this new variant. This is the first time the Civic has been introduced with a 2.0L e:HEV powertrain and for Honda Malaysia, this 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.”

“In addition, we would like to express our gratitude to our customers who have placed their support and trust in the Honda brand. Honda Malaysia is doing our best to deliver new models on a timely manner while ensuring the highest quality of our products and services. A huge thank you to our customers for their unwavering support, patience and understanding during this period,” added Mr. Yoshimura.

Present at the ceremony, Mr. Chin Kok Fung said, “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 the thrill of owning this exciting e:HEV technology and to test the car’s potential.”


About the Honda Civic e:HEV RS

The Civic e:HEV RS offers a sporty design while continuing to familiarize the RS styling with the addition of Chrome Ring Insert Headlight and Front Grille, Black Half Chrome Door Handle, 18-inch Dual Tone Alloy Wheels, Single Tailpipe Finisher as well as the unique Blue H Mark and e:HEV emblem.

Honda Malaysia introduced the 2.0L e:HEV powertrain that combines two electric motors coupled with an Electric Continuously Variable Transmission (e-CVT) and an Intelligent Power Unit (IPU), providing a maximum power output of 184PS and 315Nm of torque that is unmatched in its segment.

Another unique feature that has been introduced to the e:HEV RS variant is the Power Flow Display. It supports eco-friendly driving by showing the flow of energy in the car and can be accessed through the 9-inch Advanced Display Audio which is also equipped with Wireless Apple CarPlay™.

Within the interiors, Honda Malaysia introduced a 10.2-inch Full TFT Meter alongside Wireless Charger and Key Card which are all exclusively offered in the Civic e:HEV RS. Offering advanced technologies, the Civic e:HEV RS will capture working adults, young families and urbanites who demand a stylish and practical model with top-notch safety features.


For more information, customers can visit any of the 102 Honda authorised dealerships nationwide or call Honda’s Toll-Free number at 1-800-88-2020 or log onto or download the HondaTouch application.

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