HONDA Malaysia announced that it is taking in bookings for the new HR-V from today, at all its 95 authorised dealers nationwide. The company also announced a new RS variant (pix) for the HR-V, the company’s segment-leading compact SUV.
The HR-V was first introduced in 2015 and since then it has received overwhelming interest and response from customers. It retains its No. 1 position for three consecutive years in the compact SUV segment and has sold more than 72,000 units as at June 2018. The HR-V is also Honda Malaysia’s current second best-selling model, contributing 16% of overall sales as at June 2018.
Honda Malaysia managing director and CEO Toichi Ishiyama said: “On behalf of Honda Malaysia, I would like to thank Malaysians for their continuous trust and support towards Honda. We have received overwhelming bookings during the zero-rated GST period of June 2018. Due to the surge in bookings, waiting period for certain Honda models is between three and four months. Rest assured, Honda Malaysia is working hard to deliver the new vehicle to all the owners.”
“We believe that the New HR-V can attract customers who desire for a sportier appearance. The enhancement in terms of exterior, features and also safety has resulted in this model to be a complete package for customers”.
The new HR-V is powered by a 1.8L SOHC i-VTEC engine combined with Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology continuous variable transmission that delivers a balance of performance and fuel efficiency. It maintains the effortless multi-utility cargo space by keeping maximum space utilisation in mind. The large trunk space can be adjusted through versatile rear seat configuration modes known as the Utility Mode, Tall Mode and Long Mode. These modes allow new HR-V users to obtain their desired space for their daily and long distance travel usage.
Standard safety features include six airbags, emergency stop signal, vehicle stability assist and hill start assist. Additionally, there’s a multi-angle rear-view camera for its driver’s convenience.
RS, the sportier HR-V
Exhibited during a Hari Raya open house for the media today was the new variant – the RS, which “exudes a bold and powerful expression made possible by the overall exterior design”. The RS variant appears sportier and attractive with an exciting new exterior featuring, Honda’s signature design, the “Solid Wing Face” concept and sporting a new set of headlights including the newly-designed LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, LED fog lights and rear combination LED guide lights.
Further enhancing its sportiness, the RS variant comes with a new sporty 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, sport design front grille, new front and rear bumpers. New detailing such as a dark chrome outer handle, black chrome license garnish, sport black side sill and even mesh fog garnish provides a fresh and vibrant feel to the RS variant. Honda Malaysia has introduced a new colour for the new HR-V – Passion Red Pearl, which is the first in the company’s colour line-up.
As safety is always Honda’s top priority, the HR-V RS is fitted with Honda LaneWatch, a camera system mounted on the passenger side mirror. The passenger side view of the adjacent lanes next to the vehicle including blind spots will be displayed on a display system in the car. This allows a better viewpoint and provides safer driving condition for the driver.
The new HR-V is targeted to be launched in the third quarter of this year, which means anytime from now till end of September. To appreciate Malaysian customers for their continuous support, Honda Malaysia will be rewarding all customers who place a booking for the new HR-V with a Petronas Gift Card worth RM1,000*.
*Customers need to register their new HR-V no later than Oct 31 to be entitled for the Petronas Gift Card. Terms and conditions apply.