Friday, October 28, 2016

The Scavenger Hunt Drive 2016 with Honda Malaysia

Recently, I was honoured to be invited to join 'The Scavenger Hunt Drive' in Melaka, organized by Honda Malaysia. We were gathered at Rail Canteen for breakfast and a short briefing before being flag off to Melaka. For this hunt drive, we had the opportunity to drive some of Honda Malaysia's popular model which includes B-segment sedan Honda City, B-segment hatch Honda Jazz and the compact SUV HR-V.

If you're looking for a car that offer comfort, well-designed with class leading safety features, look no further. My 2 days of driving experience with them was pretty good and I can assure you all these 3 cars are worth to invest. Not to mention, it is also value for money and pleasure to drive. The perfect cars for everyone, young executives, young couples, families or even national upgraders, you can't go wrong.

First up, I am behind the wheel of the Honda City. Now let's start our journey to Melaka with my partner in crime, Bowie.

Honda City is equipped with a 1.5L SOHC i-VTEC engine and coupled with the advanced Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) that was developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology. It is a comfortable ride that delivers performance while offer better fuel efficiency too.

The City comes with class-leading features including 2 USB ports, 3 power sockets, 8 Cup Holders and smart storage compartments. To further provide convenience for both drivers and passengers, a 7-inch Display Audio with MirrorLink function (V variant), Smart Entry and Push Start button (E and V variant) and Rear Ventilation Air-Conditioning (E and V variant) whilst the hands free 
steering wheel allows easy telephone & voice recognition controls. 

Safety for driver and passengers is emphasised in every Honda car and the City offers unrivalled safety features comprising 6 Airbags (V variant) (including Dual front SRS Airbags, i-Side Airbags and side Curtain Airbags), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) (E & V variant), Emergency Stop Signal (E and V variant), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and ISOFIX. Did you know the City was awarded 5-Star rating and also named the Overall Winner for Adult Occupant Protection in the ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix last year? So awesome, right?

The colours available for the City are Dark Ruby Red Pearl ,Taffeta White, Modern Steel Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl.

The second car we get to experience was the compact SUV Honda HR-V.

The HR-V, catered for those with a vibrant lifestyle is equipped with a powerful 1.8L SOHC i-VTEC engine. Combined with the Earth Dreams Technology Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT), the HR-V with Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) status, offers fuel efficient performance and a smooth driving experienceIt also features advanced technology such as the Automatic Brake Hold (you don't need to held on your brake when caught in a traffic) and Electric Parking Brake for a seamless driving experience, are available for all variants. 

All 3 HR-V variants also comes with the safety 5-Star ASEAN NCAP rating. For the HR-V, the colours available are Dark Ruby Red Pearl, Taffeta White, Modern Steel Metallic and Ruse Black Metallic.

After a two hour ride, we were finally here at Seafarer Restaurant, Malacca for our scrumptious lunch.

After lunch, it's time to get serious as 'The Scavenger Hunt Drive' officially kick-started. We were divided into two teams, each car was given a theme and the  challenge was to pick the correct item respectively according to the theme and load it into our car effortlessly.

Jazz's Versatile Magic Seats offers four different configuration modes, hence with the highly functional large cabin space, it is able to fit in tall and long equipment. 

Frankly, I am amazed at how much the Jazz could actually load. Wow.... Adventure trip or road trip with this sleek hatchback will not be a problem.

Honda City's large boot space at 536L, was also the largest in its class, hence packing for family road trips will be a breeze.

This is further proof with a side by side comparison with the same class competitor car. It was not possible to fit in all the items that was loaded into the Honda City.

Honda HR-V's Multi-Utility Cargo Space offers various versatile rear seat configurations from Utility Mode, Tall Mode to Long Mode. It is so spacious that I could still sit in with the huge Coleman and few luggages.

We had so much fun grabbing the items into the car. Finally completed our task, can't wait to find out which team will be the winner. Hehehe....

When in Malacca, how could you miss out on the Chicken Rice Ball? Thus, we had our dinner at Ee Ji Ban Chicken Rice Ball, the best comfort food after an exciting day.

The fun then continues with a drinking session with #HondaHunt2016 team at Hard Rock Cafe before we call it a night. 

Our crib for the night was the amazing 'River Suite' at 1825 Gallery Hotel.

Oh my..... Check out the stunning bath tub with a view. 

Yay.... we nailed it! We are the winning team and our prize was this adorable blue bag. Hmm... this makes the perfect gift for the next adventure with Honda Malaysia. *hint* Lol

All good things must come to an end. It's time to head back home and I'll be driving the sporty hatchback Honda Jazz. Love its sleek headlights, alloy wheels and rear combi lights, it is a good choice for young adults looking to own their first car. It is equipped with the 1.5L SOHC i-VTEC engine, Jazz works seamlessly with the Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) to provide dynamic performance and better fuel efficiency. 

The Jazz continues to lead in the B-segment hatchback with its class-leading features such as nine cup holders, smart storage compartments, 7” Display Audio, USB & HDMI Ports and Touch Panel Auto Air-Conditioning for everyone in the car. In the Jazz, safety features are unrivalled with 6 Airbags (V variant; including Dual Front SRS Airbags, Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) (E & V variants), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and ISOFIX.

All 3 variants of the Honda Jazz have 5 colours available which include Carnival Red, New Tinted Silver, Taffeta White, Crystal Black Pearl and Modern Steel Metallic. 

Thank you Honda Malaysia for organizing such wonderful and fun-filled hunt drive. It's been a pleasure driving experience with Honda HR-V, City and Jazz. Geez.... Now, I'm tempted to own a Honda too, especially with the attractive new service package whereby new car will be covered for 5 years warranty with UNLIMITED mileage.

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  1. Honda HR-V, City and Jazz three of this cars is looks so good! and so spacious too! really good ^^

  2. They look so spacious and the 2 usb port sounds great! I like the exterior of the HR-V! ^^

  3. I love how big the boot space is. Great option for family with small kids. family with kids often travel with so many things

  4. i love this honda hrv. gonna buy it :D

  5. Congrats on winning the treasure hunt. I'm curious to know what's inside the blue bag.

  6. All cars look spacious, yet they do not look big on the outside! Love the red ones!

  7. I love how spacious of the car boot are even can fit 2 big guys! hehe This hunt drive is so amazing and exciting with Honda!

  8. Not bad - all the cars look pretty spacious, plus the design looks great too Elana dear :)

  9. I love the ample of space the car has got and good for family with kids.

  10. this look like a whole lot of fun and the car is definitely spacious and awesome...

  11. that's a lot of stuff and that's a lot of space! wow! i need that space!!!

  12. wow....nice car!!!! the space also very big can put a lot of stuffs~

  13. Proud owner of Jazz myself and I really love my Jazz so much. So spacious!

  14. You look absolutely fabulous..and I'm digging the spacious interior of the cars

  15. wow, nice car, even 2 guy can fit in. Suitable for family, nice picture!

  16. So good that I can bumped into you guys at malacca !!

  17. Must have been a fun trip. The car booth wahhh so specious. And the hotel bath tub!!!!

  18. looking good there elana! :) so much fun with honda, the power of dreamssss.

  19. Looked like so much fun! Love the Red City color

  20. wow, Gorgeous Car Model with the Honda City. Nice Hotel too...

  21. The spirit of adventure was palpable throughout the story, the captivating photography further bringing it to life. The dash of excitement, sense of community, and the enticing element of the unknown reminded me of those trips to the suspension shop, where every discovery has a unique tale of its own. Elana's post is an unforgettable exploration of the allure of the road less traveled, bound to inspire even the most armchair of adventurers. Kudos to the writer for such an emotionally resonant piece that illustrates the essence of thrilling journeys and unexpected discoveries.