Enter the HR-VPOSTED BY Gary Tay ON 24 januari 2015
EXPECTED to launch early next month, the Honda HR-V will be competing with the likes of the Peugeot 2008, forthcoming Mazda CX-3 and to a lesser extent the Ford Ecosport.
Offered with a sole power train option, yang 1.8 litre i-VTEC mated to a CVT, across 3 trim levels — E, S, and the range-topping V— the HR-V is expected to top out at about the RM120k mark.
This should make it an interesting alternative to the Honda Civic 1.8 for those who prefer its higher driving position and coupe-like silhouette.
Power-wise, the figures will probably not deviate from those quoted in Thailand: 141PS and 172Nm or torque at 6,500rpm and 4,300rpm respectively.
In a strange move that defies the hierarchy of the brand, the V specification comes equipped with LED headlights which are unavailable even on the Accord 2.0 alongside the now familiar Honda daytime running lights.
Convenience features seen on the HR-V at roadshows include keyless entry, kawalan pelayaran, and the substitution of a conventional handbrake lever for a an electronic unit.
While lower spec models should come equipped with two airbags, the V grade model seen here will offer six airbags and a multi-angle rear view camera which can be viewed via a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system.