Published on August 27th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
Honda HR-V Sport Hybrid Enhanced For One Last Push In Malaysia
The Honda HR-V Sport Hybrid is being given one last major push before the new model is introduced.
Honda Malaysia are giving the Honda HR-V Sport Hybrid one massive push to get customers interested. They’ve taken the popular crossover and given it even more features than before and it’s actually priced lower than it was at launch thanks to the ongoing SST exemption on locally-assembled vehicles.
The Enhanced HR-V Sport Hybrid i-DCD now comes with LED Headlights, LED Guide Taillights, LED Front Fog Lights, Chrome Door Handles, a 7″ infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, as well as a 3-spoke Leather Steering wheel. All these, and the price is RM113,954.82.
It is available in 3 colours, Platinum White Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic.
Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Ms. Madoka Chujo said, “The HR-V has remained Malaysians’ favourite Compact SUV with its versatility, spaciousness and stylish exterior appearance. Having considered market feedback and demands, we have introduced exterior upgrades to the hybrid variant. With the overall package and attractive pricing, we believe it will be the preferred choice for customers who are seeking a Compact SUV body type with a thrilling hybrid performance.”
Ms. Chujo further added, “As the country is still facing a challenging situation in the fight against COVID-19, Honda Malaysia would like to thank all frontliners for their sacrifices and hard work in battling this pandemic. We strongly believe that “Together As One”, we can overcome this difficult period. We are also thankful that the on-going vaccination program will expedite the process towards achieving herd immunity in the community. In the meantime, selected economic sectors including the automotive sector have resumed business. Honda Malaysia has also resumed operations at our manufacturing plant in Melaka with the standard safety measures and strict SOPs in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our associates at all times. Additionally, we will also continue to adhere to the guidelines and SOPs at our dealerships to ensure customers’ safety when visiting our dealerships. We hope that the resumption of businesses will contribute to the nation’s economic recovery phase and elevate the livelihood of Malaysians.”
Honda HR-V Sport Hybrid Specifications
The HR-V Sport Hybrid comes with a 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine with direct injection. This engine is paired to a 7-speed DCT with an integrated electric motor that feeds off a lithium ion battery located at the rear of the vehicle. The electric motor adds 29hp and 160Nm of torque to the engine’s 130hp and 156Nm of torque output.
Here’s the press release with more
Honda Malaysia (or the Company) today officially announced the price of the Enhanced HR-V Sport Hybrid intelligent Dual-Clutch Drive (i-DCD) at RM113,954.82¹. The Enhanced HR-V Sport Hybrid i-DCD exterior is refreshed with LED Headlights, LED Guide Taillights and LED Front Fog Lights. The Enhanced HR-V Sport Hybrid i-DCD’s outlook is further refined with Chrome Door Handles, giving it a more outstanding and stylish outlook. In terms of interior, the variant is now available with 7” Display Audio that is compatible with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™² as well as 2 USB ports for added convenience. To provide a sporty driving experience, a 3 Spoke Leather³ Steering Wheel has been fitted into the Enhanced HR-V Sport Hybrid i-DCD.
The HR-V was first introduced to the Malaysian market in 2015 and very quickly became a huge success with over 103,000 units currently on Malaysian roads. Continuing its popularity, the facelifted HR-V which was launched in 2019 contributed 18% to Honda Malaysia’s overall sales and emerged as the 2nd best-selling Honda model from January to July 2021. The popular versatile model continues to lead the Non-National Compact SUV segment with a 71% market share as of June 2021.
The Sport Hybrid i-DCD variant in the HR-V 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 powertrain is equal to a 2.0L engine performance that offers quick acceleration response and exhilarating driving feel. This popular Compact SUV is offered with the 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. The Enhanced HR-V Sport Hybrid i-DCD is now available in the Platinum White Pearl colour alongside Lunar Silver Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic in the hybrid colour line-up.
To pre-book the Enhanced HR-V Sport Hybrid i-DCD, customers can log on to prebook.honda.com.my or download the HondaTouch application on their smartphones. For more information, customers can call Honda’s Toll-Free number at 1-800-88-2020 or log on to www.honda.com.my.