Honda Malaysia (HM), together with Kah Motor, has opened the biggest Honda 4S centre in Malaysia, which is located in Tebrau, Johor (No.20, Jalan Kencana Emas 2, Kawasan Perindustrian Tebrau III). Built with an investment of RM40 million, the facility comes with a total build-up area of 142,389 square feet.

It features 37 service bays which are capable of servicing up to 36,000 units per year, as well as 14 body repair bays. Amenities include a large lounge with a cafe counter, an executive lounge, complimentary Wi-Fi services, kid’s corner and a surau.

According to HM, the Southern region (Johor, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan) contributed about 20% of its total sales in 2016 with more than 18,600 units, and was the second highest sales contributor. Johor accounted for 70% of the region’s sales last year, and the City was the best-selling model in the state.

The increased sales in Johor has resulted in higher service intakes, with more than 128,000 units in 2016, an increase of 15% from 2015. “The opening of this new, expanded 4S Centre with more facilities is indeed very timely to support the increasing demands and provide more convenience to our growing customer base,” said Honda Malaysia president and chief operating officer, Roslan Abdullah.

“With Kah Motor’s enlarged service capacity of 100 vehicles per day, we will be able to serve customers’ after sales service requirements even more efficiently. At the same time, the expansion to integrate a Body and Paint Centre into one location adds further convenience for customers,” he added.

In the first quarter (Q1) of 2017, HM recorded a 45% year-on-year increase in sales compared to the same period in 2016. It continues to maintain its number one position in the non-national segment and second position in overall total industry volume (TIV). HM also achieved a market share of 20.5% in March this year, the highest market share in its sales history.