Honda Malaysia today officially introduced the enhanced 2021 HR-V with a new feature and exterior upgrades for the Hybrid variant.
In addition to the Platinum White Pearl colour, all variants are now equipped with a new 7” Display Audio that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and two new USB ports in the centre console for added convenience.
Meanwhile, the HR-V Sport Hybrid intelligent Dual-Clutch Drive (i-DCD) variant comes in a refreshed modern appearance with exterior upgrades consisting of stylish LED Headlights, LED Guide Taillights and LED Front Fog Lights. Completing the new styling are the new Chrome Door Handles and 3 Spoke Leather Steering Wheel, giving a sporty driving impression.
The HR-V is available in 4 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).
Besides that, the HR-V RS is equipped with Variable Gear Ratio (VGR) steering system for a sportier driving experience. The RS variant’s bold new look is further complemented by a Sporty 18-inch Dual-Tone Alloy Wheels, Sporty Design Front Grille, as well as Black Front and Rear Bumper.
The prices of the four enhanced HR-V variants are maintained as follows:
- HR-V E – RM104,000
- HR-V V – RM113,422
- HR-V RS – RM118,582
- HR-V Sport Hybrid i-DCD – To be announced
The Company informed that the price of the HR-V Sport Hybrid i-DCD variant will be announced later.
The HR-V Sport Hybrid i-DCD is equipped with 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine with Direct Injection combined with 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission and Integrated High Power Motor. Assisted by the High-Power Lithium-Ion Battery, 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.
Other key features of the new HR-V include the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, Cruise Control, Paddle Shift, 8-way Driver Power Seat, Leather Seats, and Honda LaneWatch.
The new HR-V is also equipped with a host of 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.
To place a booking for the enhanced HR-V, customers can access the New Car Pre-Booking Online Platform at prebook.honda.com.my to pre-book their car or visit any of Honda Malaysia’s authorized dealers.
The HR-V was first introduced in Malaysia in 2015 and there are currently over 98,600 units on Malaysian roads. The facelifted HR-V which was launched in January 2019 continued its popularity with the introduction of RS and Sport Hybrid variants for the first time for this model. In 2020, the HR-V 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% contribution to total sales of the HR-V.
Meanwhile, a large majority of Malaysians presented a preference for the Passion Red Pearl colour which accounted for 30% of the total HR-V sales received. The HR-V remained the favourite amongst Malaysians, maintaining its No. 1 position in the Non-National Compact SUV segment with a 73% market share as at November 2020.