TechTalk All New Honda HR-V

Published on July 14th, 2022 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


We Interview The Engineer For All New Honda HR-V

Honda answered all our burning questions before the all new Honda HR-V launch.

Before Honda Malaysia officially launches the all new third generation Honda HR-V, they invited us for a Q&A session to answer all our burning questions and we had plenty of questions about the upcoming 2022 third generation Honda HR-V.

While we cannot discuss all the questions asked and their answers which Honda was so kind to provide us with during the Honda HR-V Q&A event, we can share some of the main points Honda’s ‘large project leader in Japan’ made during his presentation and share the answers to couple of the questions asked.

Honda built this car with generation Z in mind and has three main themes, namely, confidence, aesthetics and pleasure and followed the grand concept of ‘Amp up your life’ when building this car too.

Honda made sure that driving the new HR-V would inspire confidence by being safe yet fun to drive. They also made sure the design would be bold and sporty to reflect the driver and lastly, Honda made some improvements to the gearbox and ECU as well as optimized cabin space and more to ensure that driving the new HR-V would always be a pleasant experience.

The new Honda HR-V will also come in three engine options, a Naturally Aspirated 1.5 l Petrol engine, a 1.5 l Turbocharged Petrol engine and an e:HEV hybrid engine with a 1.5 l petrol engine paired to an electric motor.

Honda has also added their full safety suite of Honda Sensing to this new generation of HR-V along with other new features like a hand-free auto opening tailgate, paddle shifters, an air diffuser and Honda Connect, Honda’s advanced integration system which allows you access to your vehicle from your smartphone.

To Find out more, read our article of the Official Launch of the all new Honda HR-V which will cover all the other more technical details and prices which have yet to be announced at the time of this writing.

Now let’s look at the questions we had for Honda starting with “Why did it take so many years for the third generation HR-V to arrive?

Usual product lifespan is about 4 to 5 years.” Honda stated that the lockdown played a major role in this as it would not have made sense to launch a new car when everyone was stuck indoors.

We also asked “Which Honda design team worked on this new HR-V?” Honda let us know that it was their team in Japan that designed this new car, but how different could the new HR-V have looked if the design team from USA, Thailand or Germany had been in charge?

I personally would have loved to see a prototype from Honda Malaysia, would this SUV look sharper or bulkier or completely different? What do you think a home-grown team would make the Honda HR-V look like?

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