Honda Hybrid Family Road Trip to Johor Bahru

3 days 2 nights with Honda Civic Hybrid and Honda CR-Z Hybrid

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Honda Hybrid Family Road Trip with Honda Hybrid CR-Z Manual

Last weekend I was driving the Crystal Black Pearl Honda Civic Hybrid from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru which is the latest addition of the Honda Family. The other 3 Hybrid siblings were the Jazz, Insight, and CR-Z. For upcoming weeks, the team from Honda Hybrid Family Road Trip 2013 will be travelling around Malaysia.

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Honda Hybrid Family Road Trip with Honda Hybrid CR-Z Automatic

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Honda Hybrid Family Road Trip with Honda Civic Hybrid

One of the most exciting news is, Honda Malaysia is having a special promotion now- You can have an exclusive opportunity to test drive a Honda Hybrid for 3 days 2 nights. Yes, you can drive wherever you wish for 3 days and enjoy a short getaway with Honda Hybrid. At the roadshow here in Tebrau Johor Bahru, there were lots of activities lining up during that weekend: Car exhibition, test drive session, games, eco green bazaar and performances from local artists.


The Drive

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The Landmark

The drive from Kuala Lumpur was truly smooth and was just terrific. We started at 10am and arrived in Johor Bahru at about 2pm. I was a nice strolled and i like mu drive as I was accelerating within the speed limit. But did make a bit faster at certain stretch of the drive. I noticed there was a petrol saving when using this hybrids.

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Our Arrival

Upon our arrival we make sure we took a group photos as path of out experience in this drive. Something to remember about, we frove t Johor Bahru on the Honda Hybrids.

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Myself with Honda Civic Hybrid

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My Co-Driver Ashley

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I almost hugged the Honda Hybrid CR-Z Automatic

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The gals Ashley, Cynthia and Jillian

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The line up consist of Samuel, Jillian, Ashley, Suresh, Cynthia and myself

it was a fantastic and enjoyable drive that we even took time to line up to take a snap shot !

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The Red Honda Civic Hybrid & Purple Honda Civic Hybrid

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The Honda Jazz Hybrid Piloted by The Official Radio Station

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Visitors Get to Test Drive The Honda Hybrid

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Can Take the Toyota Hybrid Home for 3Days 2Nights

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When I saw those banners, I realised that Honda Hybrid’s electric motor recharges automatically whenever you press on the brake pedal and another great news is, it’s given 8-years warranty, making Honda the one and only company that offers the longest warranty term in Malaysia. This truly fantastic.

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Honda’s Green Auto Technology Milestone

Honda’s eco-friendly automobile technology began as early as 1970. Till 2013, it introduces a whole new Hybrid family- Jazz, Civic, CR-Z and Insight- the widest range of Hybrid cars in Malaysia, with the longest battery warranty period in Malaysia.

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The Hybrid Home Theatre

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Tandem Bicycle, the Power of Two

At the exhibition a Tandem Bicycle was showcased. It showed that Tandem Bicycle have to work together to generate power and speed, therefore the Honda’s i-VTEC engine is assisted by an Intelligent Motor Assist (IMA) to generate powerful acceleration and impressive performance.

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The Hybrid Challenge

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The Hybrid Showcase

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A Classic Toyota Jazz Hybrid

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Let Intuition Lead Your Conscience with Civic Hybrid

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The Honda Civic Hybrid Engine

The 1.5L i-Vtec + IMA system engine has a great pick up power compare to the Honda City 1.5L Vtec. When the 1.5L i-Vtec engine works together with an electric motor to produce an impressive power to the Civic Hybrid that helps to safe fuel consumption. As Honda uses Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) in order for the car engine to work smoothly with the electric motor in which it helps to achieve harmony between fuel efficiency & performance. This is achievable by producing more torque with an infinite number of effective gear ratios. With this system, fuel efficiency is improved and excessive RPM is limited when ECON mode is activated.

Their new improved Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery now can help to increase output of 33% and only weighs 9kg lighter than the previous civic’s hybrid battery. Definitely a sure winner. As for this Honda Civic I find it very comfortable and the body is rather spacious. So how can one not resist of not jump into this car.

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The Honda Insight Hybrid

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The Hybrid Test Drive

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Eco Green Market Bazaar

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A Showcase of Honda Accessories

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By the Night The Carnival Begins

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Our Steamboat Dinner – Eat All You Can Feast

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Our Brunch at The Toast

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Our Heritage Visit to Taman Botanic DiRaja Johor

Passing by lots of heritage landmarks around Johor Bahru town and drove into Taman Botanic DiRaja Johor. I saw this old strong and bold building landed on the hill top that make me realised that preserving is truly important. How to continue preserving the beauty of historical city? That’s the reason why Honda Hybrid play it’s part too in — Save Fuel, Less Pollution, Greener Environment.


The Honda Hybrid at Taman Botanic DiRaja Johor

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Departed Johor Bahru and Head Back to Kuala Lumpur

One sweet experience while driving the Honda Hyrid, by making my fuel efficiency top priority with the ECON Mode button, the car is able to maximise the full potential of Honda’s Hybrid Technology. Everytime I brake, the engine will automatically turn off and the electrical motor will take over the job. It is just fabulous. Definitely the car to drive especially price of petrol just went up by 20cents.

One comment

  • September 6, 2013 - 10:14 pm | Permalink

    nice trip in nice car!!! steamboat with bunch of ppl is fun!
    Jean´s last blog post ..STGCC 2013 – 新加坡玩具、电玩与漫画展

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