Honda Malaysia has added the to the HR-V crossover range the HR-V Sport Hybrid i-DCD and HR-V RS. The introduction of the new HR-V Sport Hybrid i-DCD makes Malaysia the only country other than Japan to introduce the intelligent Dual-Clutch Drive (i-DCD) Hybrid system in the Compact Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV).
Launched in 2015, the HR-V has been the segment leader for three consecutive years, commanding an average of 81%* share of the market in the compact SUV segment. Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Toichi Ishiyama said, “The compact SUV market in Malaysia has been growing over the last 3 years, with HR-V being the main contributor towards that growth. HR-V emerged as the top 3 contributors for Honda Malaysia with an average contribution of 20%* towards the overall sales. For that, I would like to thank Malaysians for their continuous support in making this possible.”
Mr. Ishiyama also added, “At Honda, our focus now is to lead the way in introducing Next Generation Advanced Technologies in all our products, providing the Joy of Buying to our customers. We have introduced the Sport Hybrid i-DCD, Turbo engine and advanced safety technology known as Honda SENSING in order to meet the demands and provide the best products to our customers in Malaysia.”
The New HR-V Sport Hybrid i-DCD is powered by a 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine with Direct Injection which provides a boost to the vehicle performance with excellent fuel efficiency. This is combined with 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission and Integrated High Power Motor. The combined output of the engine and motor assisted by the High-Power Lithium-Ion Battery provides Hybrid power that is equal to a 2.0L engine with quick response and an exhilarating drive. The Sport Hybrid i-DCD system enables the vehicle to transfer power from its battery to motor during EV Mode which results in an efficient drive.
The system also includes an Electric Servo Brake System for improved energy regeneration and Fully Electric Driven Compressor air-conditioner system for the comfort of drivers and passengers. Other Hybrid exclusive features include the 3D Illuminated Meter Cluster Multi Information Display, Shift by Wire and Sport Mode.
Besides the Hybrid variant, the RS variant is also introduced to complete the HR-V family (Hybrid, RS, V and E variants). This is the first time the RS is introduced in Malaysia. To-date, Honda Malaysia has received more than 4,600 bookings for the new HR-V.
The New HR-V RS is powered by a 1.8L SOHC i-VTEC engine combined with Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) that delivers a balance of performance and fuel efficiency. It is also equipped with an exciting new feature – Variable Gear Ratio (VGR) steering system for sportier driving. Introduced for customers wanting performance and a Compact SUV, the RS variant also comes with a Sporty 18-inch Dual-Tone Alloy Wheels, Sporty Design Front Grille and black front and rear bumper to further enhance its sportiness.
The new HR-V continues with practical and functional features such as the Multi-Utility Cargo Space which offers class leading cabin space. The New HR-V also setting new benchmark in the Compact SUV segment by introducing value added features such as Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, 8-Way Driver Power Seat (V & RS), full leather seats (V & RS), Honda LaneWatch camera (V & RS), Cruise Control and Paddle Shift. Standard Safety features in the New HR-V include Six Airbags, Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and ISOFIX.
The new HR-V is available in 5 colour options** i.e. Passion Red Pearl (a new colour), Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Ruse Black Metallic, and White Orchid Pearl***.
Offered together with the New HR-V are three accessories packages namely Modulo Package at RM5,737****, Urban Package at RM1,716**** and Utility Package at RM902****. Honda Malaysia continues to offer an 8-years warranty with unlimited mileage for the Hybrid battery.
The new HR-V petrol variants are priced as follows: RM108,800 for E variant; RM118,800 for V variant and RM124,800 for RS variant, while the HR-V Sport Hybrid i-DCD is priced at RM120,800. All prices quoted are on-the-road without insurance.
You can visit any of Honda’s 97 authorised dealers to view, test drive and place a booking for the new HR-V.
*Data from year 2015 – 2018 (up to June)
**Depending of variants
***Surcharge for White Orchid Pearl colour is RM300
****Terms and conditions apply