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Following the reveal of the new price for Honda’s CR-Z, a check on the company’s website reveals that the Honda Civic Hybrid is now listed with a new price tag of RM185,500, on-the-road with insurance.

Let’s put that new price into perspective, shall we? Instead of a C-segment Honda Civic Hybrid, you can plonk down more or less the same amount for a D-segment vehicle, which includes the Mazda 6 2.5, Toyota Camry 2.5 and Ford Mondeo 2.0 EcoBoost. Even Honda’s own Accord 2.4 fails to break the RM180k barrier.

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The massive jump reflects the now obsolete full import tax and excise duty exemption for CBU hybrids with an engine capacity of below 2.0 litres. Currently, only the locally-assembled Honda Jazz Hybrid, Mercedes-Benz S400 L Hybrid and the facelifted Nissan Serena S-Hybrid are entitled for hybrid inducements.

No changes under the hood – the Honda Civic Hybrid continues on with a 1.5 litre four-cylinder engine offering 93 hp and 121 Nm of torque, mated to an IMA electric motor system and lithium-ion battery – the combo brings total power output to an official figure of 110 hp and 172 Nm. Transmission is that of the CVT variety.