Published on April 11th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Honda HR-V e:HEV Is Getting A Lot Of Social Media Attention
This is the next generation HR-V which will be coming to Malaysia.
Honda has had sterling sales numbers with their HR-V crossover since its launch 6 years ago in 2015. Despite the rising number of rivals arriving in the past 5-6 years, the HR-V crossover has been a Malaysian best seller.
Recently, there has been a lot of social media attention on their next generation model, which is long overdue. This latest HR-V is not only good looking, it is packed with the latest generation Honda engineering and safety features.
Our first meeting with the HR-V was at its global unveiling in Tokyo and then a year later at its ASEAN launch in Thailand. This followed the Malaysian introduction a few months later and today there are more than 99,000 units running on Malaysian roads.
In January this year Honda Malaysia upgraded the current HR-V to keep up with their rivals. Coming soon will be this all new 2021 model HR-V or Vezel which will also have an electrified version and its called the HR-V e:HEV just like with the latest Honda City RS e:HEV.
PRESS RELEASE: The next-generation HR-V e:HEV achieves a distinctive SUV presence in a compact coupe-inspired design. The new model embodies the brand’s seamless, clean, modern design philosophy seen in other recent new Honda models, that follows the key concepts of function and beauty.
The design includes a new bold integrated grille, while the body shape incorporates a long bonnet and sharper, more vertical sides to ensure there is no impact on interior space. The bonnet centre is low and flat, with a shoulder line that flows to the base of the A-pillars, projecting a sense of stability and security that further enhances the SUV aesthetic.
Exceptional space, comfort and utility
The all-new HR-V achieves a compelling combination of premium SUV styling and exceptional spaciousness thanks to the clever packaging of its hybrid drivetrain components. As a result, the HR-V retains its predecessor’s class-leading interior space, with four adults able to sit in maximum comfort.
As with the exterior, the spacious interior has a solid, premium SUV feel, but with contemporary fabrics and soft-touch materials. The modern minimalist aesthetic, which is initiated by the horizontal sweep of the instrument panel, is the result of an uncluttered interior and dashboard, with each element carefully positioned to contribute to the sense of space. The feeling of airiness and space is elevated by a new air diffusion system that creates a curtain of fresh air beside and above passengers, flowing from unique L-shaped vents positioned in the top corners of the dashboard.
Thanks to Honda’s compact, integrated powertrain technology and centre tank layout, the all-new HR-V also retains the versatile Magic Seats that offer both ‘fold-flat’ or ‘flip-up’ seat flexibility, depending on cargo space required.