The latest Honda and hybrid car in our market, the Honda CR-Z, has been very well received. Launched in early November, Honda Malaysia targeted to sell 100 units by the end of the year, but has received over 300 bookings within a month of the launch.

“Honda Malaysia is very pleased and encouraged by the overwhelming response for the all new CR-Z. We believe that the world’s first 6-speed manual transmission hybrid vehicle has broken new grounds in the automotive choices for Malaysians,” said Yoichiro Ueno, MD and CEO of Honda Malaysia said.

“In our commitment to exceed customers’ expectations, we are pleased to announce that Honda Malaysia will be bringing in three more exciting new colours to add to the CR-Z lineup and to give Honda customers more options,” Ueno san added.

The new colours are Storm Silver Metallic, Milano Red and Crystal Black Pearl, in addition to the original Premium White Pearl. The new colours are expected to arrive by early 2012 and customers can place bookings now. The CR-Z is priced at RM115,000 with a 5-year battery warranty or 140,000 km, whichever comes first. Read our launch report here.

We’re quite happy to hear this update, because the bookings were achieved solely with a manual gearbox variant, a reminder that enthusiasts who love the good old stick shift are alive and (left foot) kicking. For the rest, don’t fret, for Honda Malaysia is looking to bring in a CVT equipped CR-Z sometime in 2012.