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Honda Malaysia has announced a new milestone for the company ever since its establishment in the country, by recording a total vehicles sales surpassing half a million units. That’s not all, because the company says it continues to lead in the non-national carmaker segment, and is well on track to achieve its annual target of 85,000 units sold.

“Since our establishment in Malaysia in year 2000, Honda Malaysia has grown steadily and has reached the accumulated sales of 500,000 units. It is inspiring to know that we have spread the joy of driving a Honda vehicle to 500,000 Malaysians. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all Honda customers for their belief in the Honda brand,” said managing director and CEO of Honda Malaysia Yoichiro Ueno.

Of the 500,000 unit sales, the Honda City and Civic is revealed to make up a significant portion of that sum, with the former contributing 209,056 units (40%), and the latter, 79,864 units (15%). The company’s line-up also include the Accord, Jazz, Odyssey, CR-V and the HR-V, the last of which managed to shift 16,115 units since its launch debut in February.

Honda Malaysia also announced that its October 2015 year-to-date sales figure stands at 74,920 units. More impressively, the non-national carmaker also managed to obtain bookings of 12,713 units for the month as well, a record-high.

Since its existence in Malaysia, Honda now has a wide dealer work comprising of 86 dealers nationwide. Its local assembly operations situated in Pegoh, Melaka have also been upgraded to meet increase capacity (by 100,000 units) to meet demand with the opening of the No. 2 Line in January 2014, along with the new pre-delivery inspection (PDI) Yard 3 in August this year.

The company has also continued to fortify its operations and presence in East Malaysia with the establishment of a new logistics hub in Sabah and Sarawak during the month of June 2015. This month, a new regional office was also set up in Kota Kinabalu. Together, these expansions will support its operations in East Malaysia.