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.


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.

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