New Honda HR-V, champion of the compact SUV class

POSTED BY Yamin Vong ON 12 July 2018

Kuala Lumpur, 12 July


The new Honda HR-V is now ready for booking and deliveries will start from the third quarter of this year. There is also an RS variant for HR-V owners who want a sportier experience.

“We believe that the New HR-V can attract customers who desire a sportier appearance. The enhancement in terms of exterior, features and safety has resulted in this new model being a complete package for customers,” said Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Toichi Ishiyama.

“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 3 to 4 months. Rest assured, Honda Malaysia is working hard to deliver the new vehicle to all the owners,” he said.


  • Honda introduces a new variant in the HR-V family, the RS Variant
  • New HR-V to be launched in Q3 2018

The compact SUV, HR-V was first introduced in 2015. Since its introduction, this Honda has taken the 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’s current second best-selling model, contributing 16% of overall sales as at June 2018.


The New HR-V retains the current 1.8L SOHC i-VTEC engine combined with Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT).

The RS variant wears Honda’s Signature design, the ‘Solid Wing Face’ concept and a new set of LED Headlights with Daytime Running Lights (DRL), LED fog lights and Rear Combi LED guide lights.

Check out the RS variant’s 18-inch
Dual-Tone Alloy Wheels, Sport Design Front Grille, New Front and Rear Bumper.

To further enhance safety in New HR-V, the RS variant is fitted with the 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 comes with standard safety features such as Six Airbags, Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Hill Start Assist (HSA). Additionally, the New HR-V also offers Multi-Angle Rear-View Camera for the convenience of the driver.



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