Honda new models 2016

Honda Malaysia has announced that it will introduce two new CKD (locally assembled) models in the country this year. No prizes for guessing the two, of course, seeing that the all-new 2016 Honda Civic and the Accord facelift have both been announced in Thailand recently.

Of the two, one is a brand new replacement model (i.e. the new Civic), while the other is a Minor Model Change (MMC), which clearly hints at the updated Accord. “We will continue to offer advanced features, excitement and value for money with these new models,” said Honda Malaysia CEO, Yoichiro Ueno.

The company is on an all-time high at the moment. It sold a total of 94,902 units in 2015, topping the non-national brand segment with a total market share of 14.2%. That’s a 22% increase year-on-year, and it even managed a new monthly record in December 2015, moving 10,741 units.

Honda sales 2015

For 2016, Honda Malaysia targets to sell 90,000 units, which is marginally lower than in 2015. However, it expects the Malaysian Total Industry Volume (TIV) to drop by as much as five percent, to 630,000 units.

To maintain the momentum, Honda Malaysia will be expanding its network of sales outlets from 87 to 95 this year, while increasing the number of Body and Paint Centres from 14 to 20, nationwide.

GALLERY: 2016 Honda Civic (US-spec)

GALLERY: 2016 Honda Accord facelift (Thai-spec)