Friday, November 6, 2009
Honda claimed that their new MPV is a 7 day coupe clearly highlights the Sportiness of the vehicle. The biggest challenger to the Stream MPV in Malaysia is the Toyota wish but the latest incarnation that looks very much shrunken estima/previa has not arrived on our shores yet. This will perhaps give Honda Malaysia to attract customers yearning for a fresh product in that segment.
Back to the new Stream RSZ which is powered by 1.8-litre i-VTEC engine pumping out maximum power of 140ps (103 kW) at 6300 rpm with maximum torque of 174 Nm coming at 4300 rpm. The RSZ features drive by wire technology & the engine is paired with a 5-speed transmission with paddle shifters.
The front suspension is the usual Macpherson Strut with what Honda call Reactive Linkn Double Wishbone at the rear for better comfort & handling. Safety wise the Stream RSZ has Dual-front airbags, vehicle stability assists (VSA), Electronic Brakeforce distribution (EBD) & Traction Control.
Honda Malaysia is asking for RM 154,714.10 (w/o insurance)for the Stream in the Peninsular which is quite high considering a full size MPV Mitsubishi Grandis goes for RM 160,557.80 sans insurance. I have included the brochure in pdf format.