Here goes the end of the 4 SEATER marketing theme by Honda today.
The much-awaited Honda's premium compact 7-seaters MPV has finally reached Malaysian after it hit the Japanese market with great success on its debut on 22 April 2010.
We are invited to the Honda Freed Media Launching together with my team member from FastMotoring.com
The All-New Freed incorporates with some of the best-in-class specifications including dual automatic sliding doors, flat floor design and a walk-through cabin.
There is ample storage space, including centre tray, glove compartment, door pockets, backseat hook and seven cup holders spread out conveniently in easy to locate places.
This stylish and contemporary looking compact MPV houses the renowned 1.5L i-VTEC engine under its hood. Capable of producing 118PS at 6600rpm for maximum power and 146 Nm at 4800rpm for maximum torque, the 4-cylinder, 16 valve SOHC engine is one of the better known technologies in the industry. The i-VTEC engine is known to produce a perfect balance between power and fuel economy.
The engine is also fitted with ecological solutions that include an airflow meter and linear air fuel ratio sensor as part of the Honda’s mission to reduce its product’s impact on the environment. It also meets the EURO 4 emission standards.
The All-New Freed engages a 5-speed automatic transmission (5AT) and a drive-by-wire (DBW) torque control system, which guarantees a smoother ride.
In the safety aspect, the All-New Freed scores 6 stars in the JNCAP crash tests for both the driver and passengers. The proprietary G-Force Control Technology (G-CON) helps disperse the crash impact across the body frame while the advanced compatibility engineering (ACE) gives better crash compatibility with other cars, thus minimizing injury.
Other safety features available on the All-New Freed are ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electrical Brake-force Distribution), BA (Brake Assist) and Grade Logic Control embedded in the Shift-Hold Control. The latter reduces the shift of extra transmission during cornering.
Available in Brilliant White, Polished Metal and Crystal Black, the different colors of the All-New Freed exude a universal confidence and vibrancy.
The car was previously speculated to be priced at around RM120,000. However, the official price for Honda Freed is selling at RM112,980. So, is cheaper than expected. :)
For more detailed review of Honda Freed, kindly read-on at http://www.fastmotoring.com/index.php/2010/04/honda-freed-the-4-seater-style-review/