Few weeks ago, I was invited by Honda Malaysia for the Honda Civic Blogger Drive and I brought Ming Yue along with me for the event.
The meeting point for the event was in Publika and everyone was pretty stoked about what’s gonna come up next. Some were already tweeting and posting photos of the events & the awsm Honda Civic already.
So it was light lunch, briefing and a group photo before we took off for our Honda Civic drive on the road.
This is us checking out the 9th Generation of the Honda Civic before we took off.
Did you know that the Honda Civic is the first petrol engine vehicle that comes with ECO Assist function? If you don’t know what’s ECO Assist, it’s a guide that helps you achieve best fuel-economy in the long run through your driving style (the way we step the accelerator and the brake pedal).
We went through normal roads, bumpy roads, jungle roads, small one-way roads, highway sprint just to test the performance of the Honda Civic. The i-VTEC SOHC powertrain is capable of unleashing up to 155PS worth of raw revving power. Although it’s powerful, it doesn’t mean that its fuel consumption is high thanks to the ECO Assist function.
There is also the Hybrid version of the Honda Civic which is the pioneer of hybrid vehicles in Malaysia. Many people were concerned about the maintenance of a hybrid vehicle before buying them, however fret not. As far as after-sales is concerned, you service and maintain a hybrid vehicle the same as you would for a conventional vehicle. That’s not it, Honda Malaysia even extended its warranty on the IMA battery to 8 years in order for you to have a complete peace of mind getting a hybrid vehicle like the Honda Civic Hybrid.
We had pitstops in between before reaching our destination (Desa Park City) to switch drivers. I had Ming Yue on my team as well as two other bloggers.
So we finally reached Desa Park City for our driving exercise that Honda Malaysia have prepared for us. We went through some proper safety briefing then moved on with 3 different exercises to highlight 3 different functions in the Honda Civic.
The Honda Civic is best in class in its Advance safety systems that include Honda-exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure and a long list of standard safety equipment.
Amongst the safety features are the VSA and the ABS. VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist) is a form of an Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) which ensures full stability of the vehicle. When the vehicle is going into instability, EPS will also carry out mild corrective assist in the form of counter steer during oversteer. During understeer, it prevents the steering wheel from over-cutting (reducing the turn).
Apart from that, there is the ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) which I’m sure many of you had heard of it before. It helps the vehicle to steer away from an obstacle even while carrying out full braking. On the other hand, a vehicle without ABS will understeer (or continue moving straight ahead) while the driver carries out full braking as the brakes are completely locked. With ABS, braking is done intermittently to enable steering of the vehicle, away from the obstacle.
So after all the car exercises, it was getting late and we headed back to Publika.
It was time for dinner and all the teams were supposed to gather up the video footages shot during the day and compile it into a video during that time. It’s like all the Same-Day-Edit videos during weddings, if you get what I mean?
We had a screening of all the videos that night and prizes were also given out to all the winners during the car exercise in Desa Park City. The night ended with many happy faces walking home happily.
Do check out the video below that me and Ming Yue compiled for the event. It’s a vlog kinda video so hope you enjoyed the craziness? :p
Till next time, cheers!