Honda Malaysia has officially launched the enhanced HR-V with a new feature and exterior for the Hybrid variant. The well-known Compact Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) is set to deepen its prosperity with exciting new upgrades. All variants are now equipped with a new 7” Display Audio that is compatible with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™¹ connectivity plus fitted with 2 new USB ports in the centre console for added convenience.
The HR-V Sport Hybrid intelligent Dual-Clutch Drive (i-DCD) variant comes in a new appearance with exterior upgrades consisting of stylish LED Headlights, LED Guide Taillights and LED Front Fog Lights and touched with Chrome Door Handles and 3 Spoke Leather³ Steering Wheel, giving a sporty driving impression.
The HR-V was introduced in Malaysia in 2015 and there are now more than 98 thousands units on Malaysian roads. The facilitated one was launched in January 2019 to pursue fame with the introduction of RS and Sport Hybrid variants for the first time for this model.
Last year, it emerged as the 3rd best-selling model, contributing 17% to Honda Malaysia’s total sales. The V variant recorded the most promising sales numbers with 41 percent contribution to total sales of the HR-V.
Toichi Ishiyama, the Honda Malaysia Managing Director said “Honda Malaysia is excited to introduce the enhanced HR-V to Malaysians. This enhanced model is a result of customers’ feedback as we continuously strive to introduce products that meet the needs of customers.”
The HR-V is available in four variants; namely the E, V, RS and Sport Hybrid i-DCD. The E, V and RS variants are powered by a 1.8L SOHC i-VTEC engine combined with Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) that gives a balance of performance and fuel efficiency.
The HR-V RS comes with Variable Gear Ratio (VGR) steering system for a sportier driving experience. It looks even bolder by a Sporty 18-inch Dual-Tone Alloy Wheels, Sporty Design Front Grille, as well as Black Front and Rear Bumper.
The HR-V Sport Hybrid i-DCD is readied with 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine with Direct Injection incorporated with 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission and Integrated High Power Motor. The combined output of the engine and motor provides Hybrid power that is equal to a 2.0L engine performance with quick response and an exhilarating drive with the High-Power Lithium-Ion Battery.
Other features of the enhanced HR-V are the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, Cruise Control, Paddle Shift, 8-way Driver Power Seat, Leather Seats and Honda LaneWatch.
The enhanced HR-V is also featured with standard safety features such as Six Airbags, Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Automatic Brake Hold (ABH), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Rear Seat ISOFIX.