Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Honda Malaysia's new Freed MPV to be launched soon....pricing expected to be nudging slightly under RM120k!


Although a certain top official from Honda Malaysia was so evasive and tight-lipped about their new Freed mini/compact MPV when enquired upon recently, their dealers' sales representatives are currently busy undergoing product raining at their Melaka plant office.

Details are still sketchy about the actual date of launch (expected sometime April 2010), but prices are expected to be steep with the higher grade to be tagged closed to RM120,000! Imagine a Honda City SW (that's stationwagon in plain speak) with a third row of seats thrown in. Heck, it even carries over the ubiquitous, mass-produced 1.5 i-VTEC lump found in the Jazz/City duo. Sourced from Indonesia - with AFTA/CEPT and whatever tariff breaks bullshit factored in - and yet this one is expected to hover dangerously close to an imported Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0GTS Ralliart (fully CBU from Japan, 2.0L class)!

Suddenly makes the national mini-MPV Perodua Alza 1.5 so much more an excellent buy...no?







6 comments:

lowprofile said...

huh? way too high for a car this small. imagine, built in ASEAN and priced so much higher than the grand livina... doesn't make sense. in singapore, it is priced much more competitively.

BMW.Toyota said...

Car prices in Bolehland have never made sense.

Cutester said...

The two power sliding doors are pricey! Any news for the upcoming new Avanza from Toyota?

drlong said...

Then do away with the power sliding doors lah...

lowprofile said...

don't think they can re-engineer the doors... will be even more pricey after re-engineering. best to maintain the doors but they can disable the auto door function which i think costs quite a bit. they can also disable the key fob function to open the doors. sliding doors aren't very expensive due to the relatively simple construction in my humble opinion.

Muhamad azlan daud said...

btw i dont think so alza is a better choice.. exora is better la..