KLIMS 2018: New Honda HR-V Previewed, Again

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KLIMS 2018: New Honda HR-V Previewed, Again

Odd but true – you can no longer buy the Honda HR-V, despite the fact that it’s still the most sought after crossover in Malaysia. The pre-facelift HR-V was sold out earlier than expected during the zero GST period earlier this year but it’s been five months since Honda Malaysia opened the order books for the new HR-V facelift in July and to date, we still don’t know what the price of the new HR-V is, or when deliveries will begin.

So here at the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show, Honda is once again previewing the new HR-V facelift, in RS (Road Sailing) variant - but this time we get to take a peek at the new interior.   

Among the upgrades fitted to the new HR-V RS are:

  • LaneWatch (Honda’s blind spot detecting camera that’s also found in the Accord and CR-V)
  • Variable Gear Ratio (VGR) steering that adjusts the steering ratio according to vehicle speed
  • Paddle shifters
  • Ivory coloured leather seats
  • 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Ivory leather wrapped dashboard and centre console
  • RS grille
  • New LED headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • New LED tail lights
  • New front and rear bumper

Note that these features are specific only to the RS variant. Specifications for regular HR-V variants have yet to be announced.

Mechanically, it remains unchanged with the same 1.8-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine driving the front wheels via a CVT-type automatic transmission.

Gallery: KLIMS 2018: New Honda HR-V RS



As someone who appreciates cars not just for their horsepower value but also for their cultural significance, he is interested in the art of manufacturing and selling cars just as much as driving them. Prior to swapping spread sheets for a word processor, he spent his previous life in product planning and market research.



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