Kuala Lumpur, 14 July 2022 – The new HR-V launched today was developed with the concept “AMP YOUR LIFE”, has been transformed featuring new styling, advanced powertrain and innovative features. It comes in four variants with starting price of RM114,800*⁵.
“The HR-V was designed to always stay one step ahead. The popularity of the HR-V is undeniable and it is the same for this new model. Since it was opened for booking, the new HR-V has gathered positive reviews from media and overwhelming response from the public. I am pleased to inform that the All-New HR-V has received more than 20,000 bookings. With the high-demand of this new model, we would like to update that the waiting period is 12 months, depending on the availability of selected variant. However, rest assured that Honda Malaysia is doing our very best to deliver the new cars to our esteemed customers in a timely manner,” said Hironobu Yoshimura, managing director and CEO.
“On another note, the extension of sales tax exemption by the Malaysian Government has also boosted Honda car sales. On behalf of Honda Malaysia, I would like to thank the Malaysian government for this initiative to support the automotive industry during the pandemic period,” he added.
The exterior of the new HR-V has received a full transformation to appear stylish and premium compared to its predecessor. The front appearance is dominant with a New Sporty Front Grille Design while the rear is further elevated with a bold design comprising LED Taillight Strip. The attractive aesthetics of this new model consist of Front LED Sequential Turn Signals², Full LED Headlights with Daytime Running Lights (DRL), Front LED Fog Lights¹ and 18-inch Sporty Alloy Wheels² complete the new look.
It continues to raise the bar in the Compact SUV segment with the introduction of 3 powertrains for customers to choose from based on their lifestyle and preferences. First introduced in the City and City Hatchback, the e:HEV technology gained good market acceptance and will be expanded to the HR-V RS to cater to customers who prefer highly efficient hybrid powertrain in a compact SUV body type. The 1.5L e:HEV system with 2-motors delivers 131PS of power and 253Nm of torque. The unique and advanced Honda’s 2-motor hybrid system regulates between three modes of driving: EV, Hybrid and Engine drive, that will switch alternately in accordance to driver’s driving conditions.
Customers who seek a thrilling performance will have the powertrain option of 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged Engine (V & E variants) which able to deliver 181PS and 240Nm of torque for an exhilarating and responsive driving experience. The RS, V and E variants will be offered with a drive mode options of NORMAL, SPORT, and ECON, which can be switched easily with Drive Mode Selector. The S variant will be equipped with 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine producing 121PS and maximum torque of 145Nm.
The interior has been designed to provide comfort and added modern feel and stylishness. The RS variant now features leather upholstery*³, Sports Pedals, Dual Zone Auto Air Conditioning and Deceleration Selector Paddle. The RS, V and E variants features 7-inch Interactive TFT Meter Cluster and 8-inch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™*⁴ Connectivity. Within its sophisticated interiors, Honda has introduced the Air Diffusion System in the All-New HR-V for better cooling circulation for all passengers. Additional standard feature in this new model is rear air conditioning ventilation.
It is equipped with a full set of advanced safety technologies namely Honda LaneWatch*² and Honda SENSING. As an added value in protection for Honda customers, Honda SENSING, is made standard across all variants.
The colours offered are Ignite Red Metallic, Meteoroid Gray Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic and Ruse Black Metallic.
*¹ E, V & RS Variants only
*² V & RS Variants only
*³ Combination leather
*⁴ Android Auto™ will be available upon its official launch of the service in Malaysia
*⁵ On-the-road price without insurance. Prices are subject to change without prior notice